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
    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%
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
$35,755/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $28,376/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,072/ year
  • $49-75k
    $33,332/ year
  • $76-110k
    $33,773/ year
  • $110k+
    $35,751/ year

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
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,956Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
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
96%
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 College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
64%
National
48%
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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Roger Williams University Reviews

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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.
Roger Williams is a great school not only academically but socially. The professors are fantastic and make it their mission to get to know each one of their students on a personal level. They notice when a student is feeling down and are always there for comfort. Along with the professors, Roger Williams provides many resources and help for students who may have questions or concerns. If a student is struggling in a course, the school provides a tutoring center open all day so the struggling student can get the help needed to understand the material. By providing career and job fairs, I am sure that when I graduate I will be able to get a job that I love and am enthusiastic about. Overall, Roger Williams is a fantastic school which really makes it a mission of theirs to make sure all their students get the proper education so that they can graduate and survive in the real world.
Roger Williams University provides both the support and encouragement needed to successed academically. The professors have the students best intrest in mind, as they truly care about your success. The small class size allows one to create close connections with peers and professors. Not only are the professors and academics wonderful, the location of Roger Williams is breathtaking. Looking out your window, to gaze at the sunrise across the bay is absolutely spectacular. This school is a great fit for anyone who strives to successed academically and hopes to gain lasting bonds with peers and staff.