Best colleges in Rhode Island

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March 23, 2022

Best colleges in Rhode Island

Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions a person will make for their education, impacting everything from future earnings and employment to potential student loan debt and social circles.

While every student wants to get the best education they possibly can, there are myriad other considerations to take into account: location, size, diversity, areas of focus, study abroad opportunities—the list goes on. While best college lists are often topped with the same handful of expensive Ivy League schools, the U.S. is home to more than 4,000 degree-granting schools spread out across all 50 states and several territories, with amazing education offerings for students of every age.

Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in Rhode Island using rankings from Niche. Keep reading to see the best schools in your state.

#6. University of Rhode Island (Kingston)
- Acceptance rate: 75% (1050-1240 SAT)
- Net Price: $19,652

#5. Salve Regina University (Newport)
- Acceptance rate: 74% (1020-1190 SAT)
- Net Price: $36,646

#4. Bryant University (Smithfield)
- Acceptance rate: 71% (1050-1220 SAT)
- Net Price: $40,038

#3. Providence College (Providence)
- Acceptance rate: 47% (1210-1350 SAT)
- Net Price: $35,796

#2. Rhode Island School of Design (Providence)
- Acceptance rate: 26% (1230-1470 SAT)
- Net Price: $39,791

#1. Brown University (Providence)
- Acceptance rate: 7% (1440-1570 SAT)
- Net Price: $27,218

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