Tuition & Fees

$36,978

$36,978

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
42%
500-599
51%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
54%
400-499
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
64%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
64%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,875
Declined + 1,272
Total Received 9,147
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Private (nonprofit)

4,537

undergraduate students

323

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Marketing
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3729
ACT 3814

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Location

School Facts

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

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 4,860
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: 22,290), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
13%
Top 1/4
35%
Top 1/2
72%
Bottom 1/2
28%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
42%
500-599
51%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
34%
500-599
54%
400-499
6%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
20%
24-29
40%
18-23
36%
12-17
4%
30-36
5%
24-29
64%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
10%
24-29
64%
18-23
25%
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 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required of some

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,875
Declined + 1,272
Total Received 9,147

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
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
P: 800 458-7144
F: 401 254-3557
admit@rwu.edu

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,916

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $36,648
Room $8,696
Board $3,682
Additional fees $330
Books & supplies $900
Total $50,256
Average Financial Aid - $22,916
Total with Avg. Aid $27,340

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,909,422
State $204,750
Institutional $37,921,375
Other external $860,937
Total $41,896,484

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $14,884,591
Other external $599,094
Total $15,483,685
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 458-7144, extension 3100
F: 401 254-3356
finaid@rwu.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Tracy M. DaCosta
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Retention
finaid@rwu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Men's

crew, ice hockey, lacrosse, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural/Recreational Sports

ballroom dancing, basketball, dance, dance team, dodgeball, floor hockey, futsal

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Athletic Directors

Kiki Jacobs (men's)
Director Of Athletics, Intramurals, And Recreation
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Intercollegiate Sailing Association, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association
Mascot
Hawk
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Anthropology/Sociology
Applied Mathematics
Architecture
Art/Architectural History
Art/Historic Preservation
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
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
Liberal Arts
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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Marketing
  3. Psychology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

4,860

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

4,537
students

Female
52%
2,344

Male
48%
2,193

7%

323
students

Female
56%
182

Male
44%
141

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

87%

3,962
students

Female
52%
2,042

Male
48%
1,920

13%

575
students

Female
53%
302

Male
47%
273

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Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
75%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
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

46%

Transfer applicants accepted

50%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
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
  • 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
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

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

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 29
Countries most often represented Canada
China
El Salvador
Japan
Saudi Arabia
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

William Abbate
Associate Director for Admissons/Coordinator of International Admissions
401 254-3500
babbate@wu.edu

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