Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI

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RWU is a nonprofit private institution located in Bristol, RI and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. RWU has a yearly student enrollment of approximately four thousand.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs RWU offers:

  • Security And Protective Services
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Architecture
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, school records, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may provide either the SAT or ACT exam scores to be considered for admissions at Roger Williams University. A score within the range of 1005 - 1190 on the SAT, or 22 - 26 for the ACT is usually submitted among accepted students. 78% of those who apply are admitted to RWU, of which 17 percent choose to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $34,000 annually, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's net price calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $7,800. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is usually scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Roger Williams University "Hawks" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Roger Williams University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Roger Williams University is about 4,800, where graduate students make up roughly 21% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $30,000-$36,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,200 to $1,500 per unit
  • Some programs may have a frozen tuition rate, which means the tuition will stay the same for up to five years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid96%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$13,680
Receiving Student Loans65%$10,835

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Roger Williams University may offer services to students like:

  • Online course work available
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Roger Williams University is around 63%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years50%
Graduating in 5 Years7%
Graduating in 6 Years5%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Roger Williams University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Basketball (Commonwealth Coast Conference)
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Equestrian
  • Sailing

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)


Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Roger Williams University for official up-to-date information.

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