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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
82%
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, 2020 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
79%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
5,024
Total Number of Undergrads
4,703
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
48%
20-39 Students
50%
0
100
56%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
64%
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
$35,100
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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.
$33,221
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.
$33,221
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.
$16,232
Books and Supplies
$900

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
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.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$13,685
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.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$3,861
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$13,084

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.
69%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$12,106
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.
$19,000
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.
$276
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
47%
53%
Student Organizations
75
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
75%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawk
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
$56,000
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What Students Are Saying

4.03 Average Rating
RWU is a fantastic school that thrives on building a student's academic performance. The staff and professors genuinely care about their students and will help them reach their life goals. It is truly a great place to learn.
T from Stoughton, MA
The Architecture school is amazing and probably one of the best, if not the best program at the school. The campus is beautiful and is well maintained. However some of the people at school are stuck up but there are plenty of nice, normal people.
Kerri
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
Great school with a beautiful campus, helpful and caring faculty and staff, and so much to offer to students!
Great financial aid and scholarship options, plus locked tuition rates to help make college affordable!
Excellent for academics and involvement!
Anonymous
RWU is a university that is there to help the students succeed. RWU has many great programs that can help the student to achieve their desired degree/ profession in a shorter amount of time. Also, RWU is a camps community and is there for their students for anything.
Shelbie from Westerly, RI
The campus is absolutely beautiful and one of the major reasons I fell in love with this school, but because we are directly on the water, there is a lot of rain. The teachers are willing to help whenever and wherever possible and are actually interested in your education. As for the last sentence...The food is incredible and rated number one in the country by students for multiple years; fresh fish, organic, vegetarian, fresh made, options, what more could you want?
Rachel from Durham, CT
Roger Williams is an academically challenging university. It provides fantastic support systems for incoming freshman during the tough transition phase. Roger Williams has a great social life for those who are not interested in involvement with drugs and alcohol.
Girl from MA

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