Tuition & Fees

$33,076

$33,076

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
14

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,790
Declined + 2,039
Total Received 9,829
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Private (nonprofit)

4,902

undergraduate students

291

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Architecture
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Marketing
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Codes

SAT 3729
ACT 3814

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
55%
400-499
20%
700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
52%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
30-36
7%
24-29
62%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
66%
18-23
24%
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 5,193
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
95%
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
3%
600-699
22%
500-599
55%
400-499
20%
700-800
2%
600-699
28%
500-599
54%
400-499
15%
300-399
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
20%
500-599
56%
400-499
21%
300-399
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
52%
18-23
31%
12-17
5%
30-36
7%
24-29
62%
18-23
28%
12-17
3%
30-36
9%
24-29
66%
18-23
24%
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

79%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,790
Declined + 2,039
Total Received 9,829

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 $31,152
Room $8,310
Board $3,544
Additional fees $1,924
Books & supplies $900
Total $45,830
Average Financial Aid - $21,104
Total with Avg. Aid $24,726

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$21,104

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,623,657
State $219,800
Institutional $35,469,162
Other external $862,402
Total $39,175,021

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $6,679,796
Other external $66,950
Total $6,746,746

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 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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Undergraduate

94%

4,902
students

Female
54%
2,661

Male
46%
2,241

Graduate

6%

291
students

Female
57%
165

Male
43%
126

undergraduateFull-time

84%

4,124
students

Female
54%
2,222

Male
46%
1,902

undergraduatePart-time

16%

778
students

Female
57%
439

Male
43%
339

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
69%
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

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

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
  • 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 30
Countries most often represented China
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Turkey
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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