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Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI, USA
4.03 Average Rating

Roger Williams University is a private institution located in Bristol, RI, that was named for a 17th century visionary who advocated for religious liberty, equality, and a government free of religion. What began as a junior college back in 1956 is now comprised of three campuses, two in Bristol and one in Providence, that feature nine schools and colleges offering more than 75 programs. RWU puts emphasis on experiential learning, particularly through the Feinstein Center for Service Learning & Community Engagement. RWU is also home to the only Law School in the state. 

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
86%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15, 2019 December 15, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020 May 1, 2020
Spring Regular Decision December 1, 2019 May 1, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
12%
Out-Of-State Students
87%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
4,860
Total Number of Undergrads
4,537
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
51%
0
100
48%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
62%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
14:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$37,138
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$36,978
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$36,978
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,390
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
84%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Aid Per Year
$15,116
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
99%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,605
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$14,303

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
71%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$12,567
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$279
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
48%
52%
Student Organizations
75
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
76%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawks
School Colors
Blue/Gold/White
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Providence
Boston
New York
Hartford
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$48,900
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What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
Roger Williams is a well rounded University with a diverse set of Majors ranging from Architecture to Marine Biology. It is located in the most beautiful landscape I have ever seen of any college; with the ocean, hills, greenery, and gardens/lawns all around. I also have to say the food is the best I have ever had from a college, nothing can compare to the Mongolian grill.
Shane from Pepperell, MA
RWU is a university that has it all with its perfect balance of educational and social opportunities. With a variety of clubs, sports, and intramural activities, not to mention its geographical surroundings, there is surely something for everyone. Each student and faculty member I met during my visits to the campus were so friendly and I can't wait to attend in the Fall!
Gabriella from Middletown, CT

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