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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B+
  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 4,042 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.
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
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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
82%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$36,862/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,685/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

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
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,042Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
661
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
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  • All of the above
    31%
  • Upper middle class white kids
    29%
  • Rich White Underachiever
    20%
  • Involved and Dedicated
    11%
  • Diverse
    3%
  • Milidly care about your learning. Depends on major
    3%
  • Not diverse
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life.65 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.88 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
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  • Beautiful
    30%
  • Rich, white, underachievers, and ocean views
    28%
  • I work hard academically
    13%
  • Beautiful and hard workers
    10%
  • Adequate
    5%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Party hard now, study later maybe
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
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
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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.
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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.