Established in 1956, the Roger Williams University is a private liberal arts university providing students with degree programs. It has been known for bringing forth some of the best artiste and workplace professionals, as it is a buzzing hub of students from numerous countries around the world. More than 13 languages are spoken in the campus and nearly 2,000 USD per student financial aid is awarded each year.
Integrating a liberal education that teaches students to read intelligently, think critically and write effectively, Roger Williams University is leading and serving with its motto. It is located in the heart of Rhode Island, United States.
|Location||Bristol, Rhode Island, United States|
|Admission Helpdesk||+1 401-253-1040|
|Faculty to Student Ratio||1:14|
|Percentage of International Students||32%|
|Mode of Program||Full-Time|
University offers its incoming students with a wide array of affordable programs that will help them meet their educational and career goals. Programs offered by the Roger Williams University includes undergraduate, graduate, law, and university college programs. Over 51 majors are offered with 7% of students graduating with a double major.
Students can explore the numerous programs offered by the 9 different schools that are all accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Some of the most sought after courses include Art and Architectural History, Business Law, Criminal Justice, Cybersecurity and Networking and Digital Forensics.
RWU operates on two campuses in Rhodes Island. Both campuses are home to a tight-knit community of students from different backgrounds, all flourishing under diverse learning experiences and opportunities. The main campus is located in Bristol which is vouched for its 143 acres of sheer beauty and overlooks the Mount Hope Bay. The main campus is just minutes away from downtown Bristol which is home to the finest restaurants, Parks, shops, and much more.
Followed by this is the- Providence Campus which is just a short ride north from the campus in Bristol. It is located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island's capital city. This campus is home to the University College and School of Law’s Experiential Campus.
Almost all the students that apply at RWU, opt to live on campus. This can be attributed to the fact that it is located on the shores of Mt. Hope Bay and nearly 42% of the rooms have a view of the bay. The residence halls provided by the university offer the students with a wide array of living options, including single rooms, doubles, triples, and even a few quads and quints.
Roger Williams University also has several apartments and suite-style living arrangements. Amongst these the Cedar Hall, Maple Hall, Willow Hall, and the Stonewall Terrace are offered to first-year students. Rest Almeida Apartments, North Campus Residence Hall, and the Baypoint Residence are also great options for other students.
Application Portal: Applicants can fill out the online application at the Common Application Portal
Admission Requirements: All academic records/transcripts from the previously attended institution(s) can be mailed from your high school in a sealed and signed envelope or sent digitally through a secure electronic source and evaluated by WES, RWU declaration of financial support form, and a portfolio
Additional requirements: Copy of the Biographic Page of the Passport, Bank Statement, ID Proof, Financial Documentation to support I-134 and RWU Supplemental Form, Valid student Visa.
Tuition fee charged per year is tabulated below:
|Fee Type||Standard Cost||For Engineering Programs||For Architecture Programs|
|Tuition||36,648 USD||38,160 USD||40,944 USD|
|Student Activity Fee||330 USD||330 USD||330|
|Per Credit tuition rate||1,527 USD||1,590 USD||1,706 USD|
Following are the yearly accommodation cost that a student enrolled at Roger Williams University has to pay:
|Fee Type||Yearly Cost|
|Standard Room||8,696 USD|
|Meal Plan (Gold)||6,694 USD|
|Health Insurance (if applicable)||1,767 USD|
Scholarships and grants are awarded to students to directly offset costs and do not need to be paid back. These are awarded to the winning students either by the university or by the federal or state government or sometimes even by outside agencies.
Financial Aid is available for full time and part-time students taking as little as one credit per quarter, and students can receive over 2,000 USD in grants and scholarships. At Roger Williams University, following types of aids are offered:
Upon entering RWU’s Federal code, 003410, in the appropriate box on the FAFSA, one will be able to apply online for the same at FAFSA website.It is a yearly subscription and needs to be renewed. Students must wait for at least 10 working days to check if their FAFSA results have arrived at RWU.
Students also get other opportunities to pay for their tuition through other types of aid such as the following scholarships:
The Roger Williams University is famous for its well established RWU Alumni Association which helps in providing meaningful opportunities for its graduates to engage with and also develop a lifelong partnership with the University.
Be it assisting future students in discovering RWU for the first time or guiding current students with their career choices or even meeting up with other alumni, the RWU Alumni Association Membership is free and available to all students upon graduation. The college arranges special events, provide networking opportunities, and keep our alumni aware of continuing education opportunities.
Few Notable alumni include- Shane McMohan who is an American Businessman and a professional wrestler and Joseph Almeida, who has an American politician and Jerry Remy who is an American Major League Baseball broadcaster and a former Major League Baseball second baseman.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$32,232 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Roger Williams University Enrollment||5819|
|Average Graduation Rate||52.0%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$32,232 / Year|
|Post Graduate Program||$18,168 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$900 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$15,564 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$2,900 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$4,740 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$2,540 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$2,356 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$2,426 / Year|
|New England Association of Schools and Colleges|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
based on 1 student ratings
I chose Roger Williams University because of the location. Not only was it on the water which made the school very appealing, but it was also a nice distance from my hometown. Another reason why I chose this school was because of the Gabelli School of Business which attracted me since it is a great business school.
I like the course curriculum that is offered at my school. There is a wide variety of courses offered at Roger Williams University. The requirements for a business major are very standard and are helpful with understanding all aspects of business, not just the classes that are required for a specific business major.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary