Tuition & Fees

$29,976

$29,976

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

48%

52%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,532
Declined + 2,065
Total Received 9,597
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Private (nonprofit)

4,555

undergraduate students

253

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
58%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
43%
12-17
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
64%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%
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School Facts

Located on a 140-acre campus Roger Williams University, founded in 1956, is an independent, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Bristol, Rhode Island.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,808
Established in 1956
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ACCE (American Council for Construction Education)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Bristol, RI

140-acre campus in Bristol (population: 22,954), 20 miles from Providence; branch campus in Providence. Air, bus, and train serve Providence; major airport serves Boston (75 miles). School operates transportation to downtown malls and to bus and train stations. Public transportation serves campus.

Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
21%
500-599
58%
400-499
19%
700-800
2%
600-699
30%
500-599
54%
400-499
14%
700-800
1%
600-699
22%
500-599
56%
400-499
19%
300-399
2%
30-36
11%
24-29
44%
18-23
40%
12-17
5%
30-36
6%
24-29
46%
18-23
43%
12-17
5%
30-36
4%
24-29
64%
18-23
31%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

78%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,532
Declined + 2,065
Total Received 9,597

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Amy Tiberio
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 458-7144, extension 3500
F: 401 254-3557
admit@rwu.edu

Cost

Tuition $29,976
Room $7,990
Board $3,508
Books & supplies $900
Total $42,374
Average Financial Aid - $20,356
Total with Avg. Aid $22,018

Financial Aid

84%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$20,356

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,787,222
State $103,198
Institutional $32,272,837
Other external $900,765
Total $36,064,022

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $5,897,285
Other external $61,224
Total $5,958,509

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
diving
equestrian sports
golf
lacrosse
sailing
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Commonwealth Coast Conference (Division III), Pilgrim Wrestling League, Intercollegiate Sailing Association, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association, U.S. Polo Association
Mascot
Hawk
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Applied Mathematics
Architecture
Art/Architectural History
Art/Historic Preservation
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Law
Business Management
Chemistry
Clinical Psychology
Communication/Media Studies
Community Development
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Construction Management
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice
Cybersecurity
Dance Performance
Economics
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
Engineering
English Literature
Environmental Science
Finance
Foreign Languages/Cultures
Forensic Psychology
Forensic Science
Global Communication
Graphic Design Communications
Health Care Administration
Historic Preservation
History
Humanities
Industrial Technology
International Business
International Relations
Journalism
Law
Leadership
Legal Studies
Legal Studies/Law
Literacy Education
Marine Biology
Marketing
Mathematics
Music
Networking/Security
Operations Management
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Political Science
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Secondary Education
Security Assurance Studies
Social Science
Social/Health Services
Technology Leadership/Management
Theatre
Visual Art
Web Development
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Undergraduate

95%

4,555
students

Female
52%
2,350

Male
48%
2,205

Graduate

5%

253
students

Female
51%
128

Male
49%
125

undergraduateFull-time

86%

3,956
students

Female
52%
2,057

Male
48%
1,899

undergraduatePart-time

14%

599
students

Female
49%
293

Male
51%
306

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

49%

Transfer applicants accepted

45%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Not Required/Recommended
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 33
Countries most often represented Brazil
China
Saudi Arabia
Turkey
Venezuela
The Dominican Republic
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Amy Tiberio
Dena of Admission
401 254-3500
atiberio@rwu.edu

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