Roger Williams is a private university located in Bristol, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,042 undergraduate students. The Roger Williams acceptance rate is 82%. Popular majors include Paralegal, Architecture, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 65% of students, Roger Williams alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,600.
Roger Williams University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
Most Popular Majors
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration81 Graduates
Financial Planning50 Graduates
Marine Biology and Oceanography38 Graduates
Elementary Education34 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Roger Williams University Reviews
So far, so good! Deposit made. Housing chosen. Off we go! Everyone we have had the pleasure in dealing with throughout this preliminary period, has been wonderful! Beautiful school...the counselors, professors, and students that have answered questions and done tours, etc., have been outstanding! The N/As below are only because she hasn't started yet, so can't rate at the moment.
Beautiful campus and wonderful humanities department. There is much to do on site, and the food is one of the top selling points. Despite all of the colleges promises coming true, there are some experiences that were unanticipated. My experience in athletics was as emotionally demanding as it was physically. Additionally, as someone originating from nearly 1,500 miles from the area, the New England "vibes" and stigmas are glaring, as the campus is home to a vast population of homogenous, well-to-do, East Coast inhabitants. While I do not despair socially and have found a fine circle of friends, my overall experience thus far favors the academic aspects over the social ones.
After two years here, I feel that I can now make a good review. Honestly, this is a really average university. The only majors I would say are worth is architecture and marine biology. If you're interested in any other major, I'd recommend going somewhere else. The culture here is toxic, many people act quite immature, and it feels like I've gone backwards since high school. The social scene isn't awesome, and quite a few people don't come back after freshmen year. There isn't a ton to do in this area, so most people become apathetic and sit around. Professors are very hit or miss, I've had some incredible ones, I've had some awful ones. Food is good, but gets old. Dorms are fine overall. This school is way to expensive, and I got a huge scholarship to come here. My honest recommendation, find a different school if you're not going for the majors I already listed. Don't be fooled by tours, it's all designed to make the school look and sound better than it actually is.