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.
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Evening Degree Programs
- 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.56 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 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.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 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
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.
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.