Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

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Tuition & Fees

$38,274

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,547
Declined 1,228
Total Received 8,775
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Private

4,929

undergraduate students

389

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 5,318
Established in 1956
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

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: Large town

Roger Williams University
1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI
02809

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
75%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
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

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required of some SAT Subject Tests Not used

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,547
Declined 1,228
Total Received 8,775

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Admission test scores

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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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Financial Aid

93%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$14,592

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $37,944
Housing $8,870
Food $6,828
Additional fees $330
Books & supplies $900
Total $54,872
Average Financial Aid - $14,592
Total with Avg. Aid $40,280

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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Equestrian yes
Field hockey yes
Golf yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Other sports yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA (Division III), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference, Commonwealth Coast Conference, Intercollegiate Sailing Association, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
American/United States Studies/Civilization. yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architectural History and Criticism, General. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes
Clinical Psychology. yes
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other. yes
Communication and Media Studies, Other. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes
Computer Science. yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes
Construction Management, General. yes yes
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other. yes
Creative Writing. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes yes yes
Criminal Justice/Police Science. yes
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism. yes
Dance, General. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Education, General. yes
Educational Leadership and Administration, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes yes
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic). yes
Engineering, General. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
English/Language Arts Teacher Education. yes
Environmental Chemistry. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Financial Planning and Services. yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes
Foreign Language Teacher Education. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Forensic Psychology. yes
Forensic Science and Technology. yes
Graphic Communications, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes
Health/Health Care Administration/Management. yes
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General. yes
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General. yes yes
History Teacher Education. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
International and Intercultural Communication. yes
Journalism. yes
Legal Assistant/Paralegal. yes yes
Legal Professions and Studies, Other. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography. yes
Marketing/Marketing Management, General. yes
Mathematics Teacher Education. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Musicology and Ethnomusicology. yes
Operations Management and Supervision. yes yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Philosophy. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Pre-Law Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Public Administration. yes yes
Public Health, General. yes
Reading Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels. yes
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design. yes

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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

5,318

total students

16%

in-state

84%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

93%

4,929
students

Female
51%
2,522

Male
49%
2,407

7%

389
students

Female
55%
215

Male
45%
174

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

84%

4,159
students

Female
51%
2,104

Male
49%
2,055

16%

770
students

Female
54%
418

Male
46%
352

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Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
71%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

3%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: May 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

75

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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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

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