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Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI

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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI  02809
United States
Contact Amy Tiberio
AVP for Enrollment Management and Marketing
Email: admit@rwu.edu
Phone: 800-458-7144

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Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural History And Criticism, General Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Marine Biology And Biological Oceanography Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Construction Management, General Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
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Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Operations Management And Supervision Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication And Media Studies, Other Checkmark
International And Intercultural Communication Checkmark
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Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Graphic Communications, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
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Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
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Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Hispanic And Latin American Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General 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
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cultural Studies/critical Theory And Analysis Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
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
Corrections And Criminal Justice, Other Checkmark
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Cyber/computer Forensics And Counterterrorism Checkmark
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
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Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Musicology And Ethnomusicology Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,774
Applied
7,427
Accepted
4,206
Enrolled
85%
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Female Admissions

4,713
Females Applied
4,131
Females Accepted
88%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

4,061
Males Applied
3,296
Males Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.43
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Other requirements: Portfolio for architecture and visual arts majors

Application Deadlines

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

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 588 550 640
SAT Math 572 530 620
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

27,722
Avg. Financial Aid Package
27,440
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
18,678
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,356
Avg. Loan Aid
16,361
Avg. Grant Aid
19,868
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
82%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,206
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
79%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 9.89%
Black or African American 3.54%
White or Caucasian 74.56%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.24%
Asian 2.09%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.05%
Two or more races 2.78%
Other 6.06%

Gender

Male (50.36%)
Female (49.64%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Men-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 72%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Student Involvement Fair, Spring Concert and Dance Club Show

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Dance Club, Campus Entertainment Network, Alternative Entertainment (AE), WQRI 88.3 FM and InterClass Council

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
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
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
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark No
Lacrosse No 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 No 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
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
Gymnastics Checkmark No No
Ice Hockey No Checkmark 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 No Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

530
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 195
Part-time - 335
Male - 284
Female - 246
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