B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
Roger Williams University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Address
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Website

Roger Williams University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Roger Williams University

Cost

Net Price
$36,025/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,798/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,389/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,395/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,026/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,904/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,030Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class white kids
    32%
  • All of the above
    29%
  • Rich White Underachiever
    19%
  • Involved and Dedicated
    13%
  • Milidly care about your learning. Depends on major
    3%
  • Not diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.61 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    31%
  • Rich, white, underachievers, and ocean views
    28%
  • I work hard academically
    14%
  • Beautiful and hard workers
    11%
  • Adequate
    6%
  • Party hard now, study later maybe
    6%
  • Conceited
    3%

After Roger Williams University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

Roger Williams University Reviews

819 reviews
All Categories
It's a great day to be a Hawk! I enjoyed my time at RWU. 95% of the professors I've had at this school are just incredible people and so full of knowledge. I loved the classes I took and most were pretty engaging. Commons though... the dining hall is actually really good. Some meals were a little iffy, but usually you could count on Commons to have some really good, hearty and healthy meals that definitely don't feel like your typical college food. Athletics is alright. I worked in athletics and liked watching our teams play, but they're not exactly a gathering point. I'd say school spirit is a little lacking in that manner. The location of the schools is so great. Right on the bay and the view of the bridge never gets old. But the wind and rain is real. It's 30 minutes from Newport which is so nice in the summer, early fall, and spring. It's also 30 minutes from Providence. Bristol itself is a nice quaint town, and Colt State Park is a great place to study.
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On Wednesdays and Thursdays most people on to the clubs/bars. On Friday and Saturday most people go to parties on and off campus. The best and biggest parties are definitely off campus, but other good parties are at bayside, almeida and new res! I suggest getting a fake id. Also, younger boys sometimes have trouble getting into big parties but thats at every school, so if you want to go I suggest bringing a couple girls! Also, don't show up to parties with 10+ people, it is obnoxious
This is an amazing, well rounded, beautiful university. The academic diversity is outstanding with so many different majors to choose from. The staff and professors genuinely care about the students at Roger Williams, they will go out of their way to help you and to see you succeed. Even the dining staff goes above and beyond for their students, they make the RWU experience worthwhile. I really love this school. I wanted to go to a huge college, with a football team and greek life, however, after attending Roger Williams I am thankful I chose here. I wouldn't trade it for the world. I love the friends I've met here, everyone is so nice and funny. I have so much fun on the weekends at parties (some are better than others- you have to find the good ones). I would recommend RWU to anyone and everyone that cares about their academics and also wants to have a good time!