Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

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Tuition & Fees

$38,274

not including room and board

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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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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.

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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
94%
Percent 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-prepatory 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
Room $8,870
Board $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
Basketball
Equestrian
Field hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Other sports
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field x country
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 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.
American/United States Studies/Civilization.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architectural History and Criticism, General.
Architecture.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Clinical Psychology.
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Construction Management, General.
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
Creative Writing.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Criminal Justice/Police Science.
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism.
Dance, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic).
Engineering, General.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Chemistry.
Environmental Science.
Financial Planning and Services.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Language Teacher Education.
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General.
Forensic Psychology.
Forensic Science and Technology.
Graphic Communications, General.
Graphic Design.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Humanities/Humanistic Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International and Intercultural Communication.
Journalism.
Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician.
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.
Organizational Leadership.
Philosophy.
Political Science and Government, General.
Pre-Law Studies.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Reading Teacher Education.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Sciences, General.
Sociology and Anthropology.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
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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 transfered

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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