However, Rhode Island School of Design applicants need more than good grades and test scores to be admitted. If you look at the red (rejected students) and yellow (waitlisted students) in the graph, you'll see that quite a few students with impressive numbers did not get in. At the same time, you'll notice that some students got in with grades and test scores that are below the norm. This is because admission to RISD is based on much more than numbers. The school asks applicants to submit two essays and they also recommend one or more letters of recommendation. Most important, all applicants must submit two drawings and a portfolio of 12 to 20 images.
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