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Roger Williams University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

4,680 Students

82% Admitted

  • 5,024 full time
  • 856 part time
  • 1,917 men full time
  • 1,907 women full time
  • 8,849 applied
  • 6,876 admitted
  • 1,171 enrolled

4,703 Undergraduates

$29,976 Tuition/Year

  • 370 Graduates
  • $29,976 in state
  • $2,124 fees
  • $16,232 room & board
  • $900 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: New England Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • T from Stoughton, MA
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  • 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.…

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  • Meghan from Londonderry, NH
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  • Roger Williams is a great school academically, and the location is beautiful. As a business student, I have had so many opportunities to connect and expand my network. The campus…

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  • Gabriella from Middletown, CT
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  • 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…

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  • Anna from Newtown, CT
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  • Roger Williams University is a medium sized school with a small school feel. I enjoy being able to walk around and almost always see a familiar face. Not only that…

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  • Rachael from Haddonfield, NJ
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  • All professors are excellent, knowledgeable, and always willing to help. The housing department is difficult to work with and the housing placement process is very confusing. There are…

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Mission Statement

Roger Williams University is an independent Liberal Arts University that combines the unique strengths of small liberal arts colleges and those of larger comprehensive universities and where liberal and professional education are enhanced by their integration and the recognition of their unity.

At the foundation of the institution is a set of core values that play a central role in guiding a respectful, diverse, and intellectually vibrant university community:

-Love of learning as an intrinsic value
-Preparation for careers and future study
-Collaboration of students and faculty in research
-Commitment to community service
-Appreciation of global perspectives

Roger Williams University
  • Located in Bristol, RI
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 4,680 students enrolled
  • 82% admitted
  • $29,976 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • Jeronima from Providence, RI
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is beautiful and a good size to get from class to class but also being able to see different people everyday. I am a student of color so it was a culture shock coming into a predominantly white school. Although it is predominantly white the students here are very welcoming and many have also come from very diverse high schools as well. Most dorms have a view of the ocean and/or the beautiful bridge. Everything is within walking distance but not too close.

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  • Martin from Laurel, MD
  • I am a current student here

    I am a big fan of RWU it is like my second home. I love most of my professors and deans are very helpful. The deans are instrumental in maybe just a simple question or even helping you with a personal problem. I am in the outing club and the parkour club.

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  • 5
  • Samantha from Philadelphia, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The campus is absolutely gorgeous and its pretty easy to find something on campus to do. There are many clubs and organizations on campus that are varied and are about a ton of different interests. These clubs often sponsor events on campus too. Even if there isn't some type of planned event going on, it is usually easy to find something to do, especially with the water being only a small walk away. The school also provides undergraduates with a free RIPTA pass, which means you can ride into Providence, Newport and anywhere else that RIPTA goes.

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  • 5
  • Jessica from North Attleboro, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Roger Williams is a beautiful campus right on the waters of Narragansett Bay and there are always things going on at the school. It may be casino night one night and then transvestite bingo the next. The dorms are all comfortable and filled with fun times and the food was voted one of the best out of every college, if not the best. It is definitely an exciting and quite a learning experience to come to Roger Williams University.

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  • Jaclyn from Mount Sinai, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I love the friendly atmosphere, and the people. From orientation on i have been able to make great friends. I love walking to class and watching people play football or frisbee in the quad. Students are all dedicated to the school and so involved, it really is a family away from home! You will never feel left out!

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