4,703
Students
Financial aid thermometer
22,130
Avg. Financial Aid
82
7830/9515
Acceptance Rate
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Overview

Roger Williams University is a Comprehensive institution located in Bristol, RI, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809
United States

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Hispanic And Latin American Languages Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,515
Applied
7,830
Accepted
4,703
Enrolled
82%
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Female Admissions

4,962
Females Applied
4,234
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,553
Males Applied
3,596
Males Accepted
79%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.25
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Portfolio review, audition, specific preparatory courses for visual arts studies, graphic design communications, architecture, creative writing, dance and theater

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan November 15th Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 593 550 630
SAT Math 588 540 630
ACT Composite 26 24 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

30,326
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Fees

2,184
Full-time student fees
15,564
Room & board
8,310
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

22,130
Avg. Financial Aid Package
19,985
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
12,081
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,533
Avg. Loan Aid
12,898
Avg. Grant Aid
14,413
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
97% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
88%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
12%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,703
Total undergrad students
2%
International Students
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.42%
Black or African American 2.3%
White or Caucasian 73.38%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 1.51%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.11%
Two or more races 2.04%
Other 11.63%

Gender

Male (47.12%)
Female (52.88%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 76%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Spring Week/Winter Weekend, Midnight Madness and Student Involvement Fair

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Campus Entertainment Network, Dance Club, WQRI 88.3 Radio Station and Habitat for Humanity

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Rave Guardian Emergency Communication App

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

538
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 217
Part-time - 321
Male - 300
Female - 238