Best Rhode Island Colleges

Ranking top Colleges and Universities in Rhode Island for 2022

There are 11 colleges and universities in Rhode Island enrolling 74,255 students. Explore the list of top colleges in Rhode Island below to begin your college search. The CollegeSimply rankings are objective and data-driven in order to help you find good matches for you. Learn how the Best Colleges rankings are calculated on our ranking methodology page. Whether you're searching for a good public, private or community college, this guide to universities in Rhode Island offers a comprehensive view to the state's higher education options.

 Rhode Island is home to nationally ranked institutions like Brown University, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence College and Bryant University. The highest ranked college in Rhode Island is Brown University and the top rated public state college is University of Rhode Island.

Local college options can be explored in Providence or other cities.


11 results

List of the Best Rhode Island Colleges

Brown University
B
Providence, RI
Brown University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#1 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 9,948enrollment
  • $27,659net price
  • 8%acceptance rate
  • 1440-1560SAT range
  • 33-35ACT range
  • 3.94Estimated Avg GPA
Rhode Island School of Design
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island School of Design

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 2,227enrollment
  • $40,048net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • 1250-1470SAT range
  • 27-32ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA
Providence College
P
Providence, RI
Providence College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 4,821enrollment
  • $37,284net price
  • 54%acceptance rate
  • 1210-1360SAT range
  • 27-31ACT range
  • 3.47Avg GPA
Bryant University
B
Smithfield, RI
Bryant University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#4 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 3,674enrollment
  • $39,919net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1120-1280SAT range
  • 25-30ACT range
  • 3.43Avg GPA
University of Rhode Island
R
Kingston, RI
University of Rhode Island

Public 4 Year

5 reviews

#5 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 17,649enrollment
  • $15,386net price
  • 76%acceptance rate
  • 1090-1260SAT range
  • 23-28ACT range
  • 3.56Avg GPA
Rhode Island College
R
Providence, RI
Rhode Island College

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#6 Best Colleges in Rhode Island

  • 7,072enrollment
  • $10,557net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 870-1100SAT range
  • 18-25ACT range
  • 3.08Estimated Avg GPA
Johnson & Wales University Providence
J
Providence, RI
Johnson & Wales University Providence

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 5,676enrollment
  • $29,560net price
  • 87%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
New England Institute of Technology
N
Warwick, RI
 
New England Institute of Technology

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 2,031enrollment
  • $33,681net price
  • 69%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Community College of Rhode Island
C
Warwick, RI
 
Community College of Rhode Island

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 13,684enrollment
  • $5,702net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA
Roger Williams University
R
Bristol, RI
Roger Williams University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 4,702enrollment
  • $34,890net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.42Avg GPA
Salve Regina University
S
Newport, RI
Salve Regina University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

 

  • 2,771enrollment
  • $35,620net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.45Avg GPA