Providence, Rhode Island Colleges & Universities

Home to some of the nation’s top colleges and universities, Providence is the academic hub of Rhode Island. Here you’ll find Brown University, Johnson & Wales University, Providence College, and Rhode Island School of Design. University of Rhode Island is just a short drive from downtown Providence. Whether you’re in town for a campus tour, an alumni event, or to visit student friends and loved ones, you’ll find comfort, convenience, and value at Providence Marriott Downtown.
Brown University. Brown University, an Ivy League school, offers students a legacy of higher education that spans two centuries. Brown is the seventh oldest university in the United States and the third oldest in New England. The university was founded on the principles of freedom of thought and expression, as practiced by Roger Williams who founded Rhode Island in the 1600s. Brown University is best known for its unique curriculum - the only major research university where undergraduate students design their own major. Visit www.brown.edu.  [Top]
Providence, Rhode Island Hotel Local AttractionJohnson & Wales University. Johnson & Wales University was founded in 1914 as a business school. The Providence college has since evolved into four main campuses and now offers degrees in business, technology, hospitality, and culinary arts. Johnson & Wales’ College of Culinary Arts is one of the most renowned cooking schools in the country. The University’s highly regarded International Baking & Pastry Institute was the first of its kind in the world. The Providence campus is the largest Johnson & Wales campus. Visit www.jwu.edu.  [Top]
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Rhode Island School of Design offers 17 graduate majors and 16 undergraduate majors in various disciplines of art and design. Majors include such areas of concentration as illustration, interior architecture, textiles, apparel design, photography and sculpture. Rhode Island School of Design also offers various opportunities for continuing education for the public through lectures and workshops, certificate programs, and professional development. Visit www.risd.edu. 
Visiting RISD? Book the Art, Food & Wine package. It includes:
  • Deluxe accommodations
  • Breakfast for two
  • Bottle of wine upon arrival
  • Admission for two adults to the RISD Museum of Art
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Providence College. The liberal arts Providence College is the only college in the United States operated by Dominican Friars. The small, private Catholic college opened in 1919 with just 71 students. Enrollment today stands at approximately 4,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Providence College athletics compete at the NCAA Division I level. Visit www.providence.edu.  [Top]
 
Rhode Island College. Rhode Island College in Providence is a public university that offers undergraduate and graduate coursework. Degrees are offered through five Rhode Island College schools: Feinstein School of Education and Human Development, School of Management, School of Nursing, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Social Work. Rhode Island College is also renowned for its outstanding performing and fine arts community programming. Visit www.ric.edu.  [Top]
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Rhode Island School of Design offers 17 graduate majors and 16 undergraduate majors in various disciplines of art and design. Majors include such areas of concentration as illustration, interior architecture, textiles, apparel design, photography and sculpture. Rhode Island School of Design also offers various opportunities for continuing education for the public through lectures and workshops, certificate programs, and professional development. Visit www.risd.edu.  [Top]
University of Rhode Island. University of Rhode Island offers four campuses throughout the state to help students reach their undergraduate and graduate studies goals. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate degree sought by University of Rhode Island students. URI comprises the following colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, Continuing Education, Engineering, Environment and Life Sciences, Human Science and Services, Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Graduate School of Oceanography. Visit www.uri.edu.  [Top]

 

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