Roger Williams University
One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809
Phone: (401) 254-3500
$30,908 tuition and fees
February 1 application deadline
February 1 accepted
Roger Williams University is a private institution that was founded in 1956. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,310, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 140 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Roger Williams University's ranking in the 2012 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (North), 46. Its tuition and fees are $30,908 (2011-12).
Located on 140 acres overlooking Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, R.I., Roger Williams University is a short trip from Providence, R.I.; Boston; and New York. Freshmen admitted to the university are required to live on campus but can move off campus after their first year. More than 60 percent of the student body does live on campus. Students at Roger Williams have the opportunity to join the more than 80 clubs and organizations available, including the Campus Entertainment Network, which is a standing committee of the Student Senate that plans and programs entertainment events. Known as the Hawks, Roger Williams fields 20 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division III.
Roger Williams promotes personal attention between students and instructors, which has resulted in the university offering no teaching assistants for any course. Each class is prepared and presented by a faculty member of the university. The Spiegel Center for Global and International Programs at Roger Williams University offers students opportunities to study abroad in more than 30 countries, including the United Kingdom, France, Brazil, and Hong Kong.
School mission (as provided by the school):
Roger Williams University is a regional leader in the liberal arts strengthened by professional schools. The 140-acre coastal campus lies in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, and is easily accessible from Boston and New York. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the university draws 3,771 full-time undergraduates. Forty liberal arts majors and professional programs blend the traditional and innovative, cultivating multiple areas of expertise. The university also offers graduate programs and the state's only law school. The campus includes modern facilities, recreation, athletics and social opportunities. Students gain the tools to succeed in careers and further study.
School type - private, coed college
Year founded - 1956
Religious affiliation - N/A
Academic calendar - semester
Setting - suburban
2010 Endowment - $58,560,000
Selectivity - selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate - 79%
Application deadline - February 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by - February 1
Class sizes -
Student-faculty ratio - 12:1
4-year graduation rate - 47% - Medium
Five most popular majors for 2010 graduates -
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 20% Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 11% Psychology 10% Architecture and Related Services 9% Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 8%