Roger Williams University Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

Roger Williams University
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With an acceptance rate of 79 percent, Roger Williams University in Rhode Island is a largely accessible college. Applicants with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges shown by Cappex data have a good chance of being accepted to the school. For complete application instructions and requirements, be sure to visit the school's website. You can also contact the admissions office for information.

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Admissions Data (2016)

Roger Williams University Description

Named after the seventeenth-century founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University shares Williams' dedication to education, freedom, and tolerance. The university sits on an attractive 140-acre campus overlooking Mount Hope Bay in Bristol, Rhode Island. Roger Williams takes advantage of its waterfront setting. The school has a winning sailing team, and students can take out one of the university's kayaks during a break. Student life as a whole is active, and students can choose from nearly 100 clubs and organizations.

On the academic front, students can choose from over 40 majors, and the curriculum is supported by a 12 to 1 student/faculty ratio and an average class size of 19. In athletics, Roger Williams sponsors 18 varsity sports. The Hawks compete in the NCAA Division III Commonwealth Coast Conference for most sports.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 5,193 (4,902 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46 percent male / 54 percent female
  • 84 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $32,100
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,086
  • Other Expenses: $2,810
  • Total Cost: $50,896

Roger Williams University Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 95 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 92 percent
    • Loans: 66 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $14,213
    • Loans: $11,102

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Architecture, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Marketing, Media Communication, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83 percent
  • Transfer-out Rate: 29 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 55 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 64 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Wrestling, Track and Field, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Golf, Track and Field

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics