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Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University


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Campus Location

Roger Williams University


One Old Ferry Road

Bristol, RI 02809 


Phone: 401-254-3500

Toll Free: 800-458-7144 x3500


Transfer Admissions Email:









Classification: Private, 4 year 

Setting: Suburban

Year Established: 1956

Accreditation: New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor's

Undergraduate Enrollment: 3,735

Tuition: $29,976

Room and Board: $14,546

Total Enrollment: 4,844.

Transfer Requirements: College Transcript, Spring Deadline: Nov. 1, Fall Deadline: Apr. 1

Annual Transfer Enrollment: More than 100



UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES: B.A., B.F.A., B.S., Certificates.



Accounting, American Studies, Anthropology, Architecture, Architectural History/Criticism, Art History/Criticism/Conservation, Biology, Business Administration/Management, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer/Information Sciences, Construction Site Management, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama/Theater Arts, Economics, Elementary Education, Engineering, English Literature (British), Finance/Banking, Fine/Studio Arts, Foreign Language & Literature, Forensics/Networking & Security, Graphic Design, History, Historic Preservation/Conservation, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Law & Legal Studies, Law Enforcement Administration, Management Information Systems, Marine/Aquatic Biology, Mass Communications/Media Studies, Marketing Management, Mathematics, Natural Resources & Conservation, Networking & Security, Paralegal/Legal Assistance, Philosophy, Political Science/Government, Psychology, Public Administration, Secondary Education, Security Assurance Studies, Sociology, Visual Arts.


Special Features: 

Roger Williams University—what will you do?

Roger Williams University (RWU) is a medium-sized university with huge opportunities – and they are all open to you. With 43 majors to choose from, along with minors galore, your course of study can be almost anything you want it to be. Small classes (19 student average) and low student to faculty ratio (14:1) allow for personalized attention and ultimately, a personalized educational experience. 

Are you interested in a class that you don’t see offered? Create it! At RWU, almost anything is possible.


Maybe community service is more your speed? In the last year alone, RWU students performed more than 65,000 hours of community service. Community Connections is a freshman day of service that will bring you closer to your classmates and your new home in Rhode Island. Nearly 1,500 students, faculty and staff members take on tasks at 80 sites around the state in the single biggest day of service at the University. 


Of course, service at RWU extends far beyond the local community. From alternative spring break to tax help for senior citizens and serving as eco-reps to help us become a carbon neutral campus, RWU students are improving the community and world around them.


Improving the world around RWU and beyond also means preparing for future careers. Faculty/student research projects give students the opportunity to learn from hands-on experience with faculty members. In addition, many students travel the country and beyond to present their research at major industry conferences. RWU students are often published researchers long before they are graduates. Of course many of them also choose to pursue internships as career preparation, and find placements in locations around the world. And RWU students are studying abroad on every continent but Antarctica – with RWU providing the passport for those who qualify.


But let’s get real. You’re actually in the classroom for 15 hours a week. The college experience is everything that happens in the rest of those hours – living away from home, doing your own laundry, getting involved on campus and defining the person you want to be. RWU has more than 60 clubs and organizations and 20 NCAA varsity athletics teams, everything from Wiffleball to our national champion coed sailing squad.


Then there’s the location. You’d be amazed how many people have seen pictures, but still can’t believe how beautiful the campus is. Located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, RWU is surrounded by water. It's got that old New England charm with all the modern amenities of a big city school. RWU is conveniently located just 30 minutes from both Providence (Rhode Island's creative capital) and Newport (Rhode Island's beach haven), one hour from Boston and just three hours from New York City.


RWU students are training to become teachers, psychologists, lawyers, architects, engineers, business leaders and more. But most of all, they are learning to think on their feet and are becoming citizens of the world. They are making a difference every day. 


So…what will you do?

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