Private 4 Year

Roger Williams University

Bristol, Rhode Island

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Roger Williams University overview
Location Bristol, Rhode Island
Online rwu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Roger Williams University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Roger Williams University, named after the founder of Rhode Island, is a private liberal arts university situated on a suburban, waterfront campus in Bristol, Rhode Island. The institution was established in 1956 and offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with architecture, engineering, and marine biology among its more notable academic offerings. Roger Williams is characterized by a moderately selective admissions process, catering to a diverse study body that benefits from the University's commitment to personalized learning and small class sizes. The campus features a picturesque setting with several buildings reflecting modern and historic architectural styles and provides on-campus housing options for students. Its proximity to Providence allows for access to urban culture and resources while still retaining a peaceful, coastal college environment. Roger Williams does not have a particularly high profile in intercollegiate athletics and is therefore not distinguished by its sports teams.

In the most recent statistical year 8,163 prospective students applied, and 7,427 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,003 enrolled in the school.  3,990 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 539 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2021/2022, excluding room and board, is $39,264 plus fees of $330.












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Admission Standards

Roger Williams University overview
GPA 3.43

Applications Accepted

Roger Williams University overview
Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $55

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Roger Williams University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$900
Other Fees$330
Room and Board $16,012
Budget for Other Expenses$3,350
Total One Year Cost$59,856

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$53,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

59% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Roger Williams University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 11%
Communication 8%
Architecture 7%
Psychology 6%

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