Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

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Tuition & Fees

$35,169

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
36%
500-599
47%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,601
Declined 1,305
Total Received 8,906
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Private

4,523

undergraduate students

315

graduate students

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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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 4,838
Established in 1956
Coeducational Coeducational

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.

  • Campus Setting: Small town
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI
02809

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Dance Club
  • WQRI 88.3 Radio Station
  • Inter Class Council
  • E Sports
  • Campus Entertainment Network

Top Events

  • Student Involvement Fair
  • Spring Concert
  • Spring Block Party (Carnival)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Rave Guardian Emergency Communication App

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
12%
Top 1/4
34%
Top 1/2
66%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
36%
500-599
47%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
29%
500-599
54%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
30-36
11%
24-29
50%
18-23
33%
12-17
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.49

Not Selective

85%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,601
Declined 1,305
Total Received 8,906

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record

Important

extracurricular activities
level of applicant's interest
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

alumni/ae relation
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 27
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,612

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,789
Room & board $15,390
Additional fees $2,380
Books & supplies $900
Other fees $1,539
Total $52,998
Average Financial Aid - $4,612
Total with Avg. Aid $48,386
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Equestrian sports
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

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

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading, crew, rugby, ultimate Frisbee

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Gymnastics, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Cheerleading, Football, Gymnastics, Sand volleyball, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Construction Management
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
Creative Writing
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Elementary Education and Teaching
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Graphic Communications, General
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Historic Preservation and Conservation
History Teacher Education
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial Technology/Technician
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
International/Global Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics Teacher Education
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
Operations Management and Supervision
Philosophy
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Administration
Public Health, General
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology and Anthropology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional

4,838

total students

22%

in-state

78%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

4,523
students

Female
51%
2,311

Male
49%
2,212

7%

315
students

Female
54%
171

Male
46%
144

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

4,022
students

Female
51%
2,039

Male
49%
1,983

12%

501
students

Female
55%
272

Male
45%
229

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 60%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
76%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

73

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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