RWU

Roger Williams University

1 Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, United States
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  • Currently Enrolled
    29
  • Previously Enrolled
    40

Overview of Roger Williams University (RWU)

About this school

Roger Williams, founded in 1948, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Business, and Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Its 140-acre campus is located in Bristol.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,703
    • Men:2,216 (47.1%)
    • Women:2,487 (52.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (RWU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Not reported

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
4
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
2
3
Academic Electives
2
3

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
February 1
SAT Only
Considered if submitted
February 1
ACT Only
Considered if submitted
February 1
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Not used if submitted
February 1
SAT Subject Tests Only
Not used if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1 Old Ferry Road
City, State, Zip
Bristol, RI  02809
Phone
(401) 254-3500
Fax
(401) 254-3557
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15
Early Action Notification
Not reported

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio review, audition, specific preparatory courses for visual arts studies, graphic design communications, architecture, creative writing, dance and theater recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 9,515 applicants were admitted
Women
85% of 4,962 applicants were admitted
Men
79% of 4,553 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,284 (16%) of 7,830 admitted students enrolled
Women
629 (15%) of 4,234 admitted students enrolled
Men
655 (18%) of 3,596 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.25
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
25%
2.50 - 2.99
16%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
588 average |540-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
54%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
593 average |550-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
4%
• Score 600 - 700
45%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |24-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
15%
• Score 24 - 29
64%
• Score 18 - 23
20%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (RWU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $32,510 (60.9669192108619%)
  • Room & Board: - $15,564 (29.18760783137049%)
  • Other Expences: - $900 (1.687795364188733%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,350 (8.157677593578876%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Roger Williams University accepts deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003410
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,017 (89.6%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
826 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
819 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
88 (10.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
84%
Average Award
$19,985
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 375 (45.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,297
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 709 (86.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,688
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 819 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
185 (16.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,516

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
3,168 (78.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
2,596 (81.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,517 (97.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
308 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
88%
Average Award
$22,130
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,600 (63.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,413
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,834 (72.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,717
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,338 (92.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
537 (13.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,898

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
61%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$44,225
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (RWU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


217

Part-Time Faculty


321

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


37%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 30% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 40% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
721,333

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
100
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Roger Williams University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


79.4%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


55.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


63%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


64.5%

Programs & Majors (RWU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chemistry, Other
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Health Teacher Education
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Historic Preservation and Conservation
  • History, General
  • Industrial Technology/Technician
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International/Global Studies
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology
  • Operations Management and Supervision
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Public Administration
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services, Architecture

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Studies in Law, Master of Arts, Master of Public Administration

Master's Programs of Study (12)


  • Architectural History
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Education--General
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Historic Preservation
  • Law
  • Public Administration

Campus Life (RWU)

Location & Geography

Population


49,144

Nearest Metropolitan Area


140 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Boston

Weather


Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
15 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Bus Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
15 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


76% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


24%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Hawk
School Colors
Blue, white, and gold

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Equestrian Sports
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Roger Williams University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, campus entertainment network, dance club, wqri 88.3 radio station, habitat for humanity

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,042

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,703
Women
2,487
Men
2,216

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 1.5% Asian
  • 2.4% Black/African-American
  • 6.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 75.2% White
  • 11.9% Unknown

International Students


2.5% from 56 countries

Average Age


22

Number of Graduate Students


321

Student Resources (RWU)

Study resources