Skip to Main Content
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B+
Roger Williams is a private university located in Bristol, Rhode Island in the Providence Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,124 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Roger Williams acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Paralegal, Architecture, and Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration. Graduating 64% of students, Roger Williams alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,500.
About Roger Williams University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Commonwealth Coast Conference
Address
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Website
Work Here? Claim Your College

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
79%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Is your score good enough? We guarantee you'll score higher, or your money back.
  • Prep with our team of teachers who are ready to answer your questions.

Cost

Net Price
$35,275/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $26,050/ year
  • $30-48k
    $29,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $32,185/ year
  • $76-110k
    $34,022/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,071/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Simple, straightforward student loans with an easy application
  • Flexible repayment options, and strong borrower protections
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses
Do You Work at Roger Williams University? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,124Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Upper middle class white kids
    30%
  • All of the above
    27%
  • Rich White Underachiever
    21%
  • Involved and Dedicated
    12%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Milidly care about your learning. Depends on major
    3%
  • Not diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Beautiful
    32%
  • Rich, white, underachievers, and ocean views
    29%
  • I work hard academically
    13%
  • Beautiful and hard workers
    11%
  • Adequate
    5%
  • Party hard now, study later maybe
    5%
  • Conceited
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$48,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses
Colleges like Roger Williams University
More

Roger Williams University Reviews

861 reviews
All Categories
Roger Williams has an unprecedented amount of untouched potential to not only be a great academic school but a great school for the community. Because of the blatant lack of diversity on the campus, Roger Williams falls short of being a dynamic and inclusive community to their students. The campus does not reflect what the world looks like which only hinders the students. With a majority of the students being the same skin color, growing up in the same communities and having similar backgrounds, it impacts the students that don't fall in the same catergories. Roger Williams has a high retention rate and one of the biggest reasons is because of the lack of diversity, the school's board does minimal to fix it. Education wise, the school hires professors that do their job well. The professors are professionals in their field and it shows during class. Students will be well equipped with knowledge of their field by the end of their four years.
Start Your Review of Roger Williams University
Rate It!
My first year at RWU was challenging, memorable and rewarding. Not only did I learn in the classroom but I learned about myself as well. RWU gave me so many opportunities to better myself and advance in my major by allowing me to attend Model UN conferences with my peers which not only allowed me to meet people from many backgrounds but helped me become a better public speaker as well. Experiential learning was something I was thankful to be apart of my first year. For my public administration course, my classmates and I started our own sustainability club to promote environmental awareness. We sought a need for change in the way RWU handled sustainability and believed that as students we could make this change happen. We created something the university never had before and learned about public administration by being administrators in our club. We promoted sustainability which appealed to students and helped start a movement for different preservation efforts on campus.
After spending one semester here, transferring is a must. Overall the school is decent. The only good aspects are the food and views on the bay. The teachers are ok overall. In my first semester, I had great professors and some terrible ones. The academics were easy to handle almost too easy. The worst part is the students. All rich, white, underachievers with no goals. Some think they are the kings and queens of campus. Social life is decent at best. The parties can be ok but they make my high school parties seem better. Nothing to do on campus so everyone goes to low-end clubs thinking its the best.