A fine arts and design college located in Providence, Rhode Island, RISD has been ranked among the best art and design universities in the United States. The RISD campus is contiguous with the Brown University campus; The two institutions share social, academic, and community resources and offer joint courses. Applicants to RISD are required to complete RISD's famous two-drawing "hometest", one of which involves the trademark RISD bicycle drawing.
RISD includes about 350 faculty and curators, and 400 staff members. About 1,880 undergraduates and 370 graduate students enroll from all over the United States and 50 other countries. It offers 16 undergraduate majors and 17 graduate majors. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), a consortium of thirty-six leading art schools in the United States AND also maintains over 80,000 works of art in the RISD Museum.
Learn more: http://www.risd.edu/