Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University is a forward-thinking private university committed to strengthening society through engaged teaching and learning. RWU combines the tenets of a liberal arts education with professional studies, offering 45+ majors through its college of arts & sciences and five professional schools, with campuses on the coast of Bristol and in the heart of Providence, R.I.At RWU, small classes, direct access to faculty and a wide range of community-engaged work and experiential-learning opportunities provide students with a transformative education that goes beyond the classroom and out into the real world. Roger Williams is building the university the world needs now, holding the line on cost for students and families through the University's Affordable Excellence initiative and ensuring that students graduate with the ability to think critically along with the practical skills that today's employers demand.

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School Details

school_type year_founded religious_affiliation academic_calendar year_2016_endowment address telephone
Private, Coed 1956 N/A Semester $63.0 million + One Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 (401) 253-1040
overall score total score state city online paying global
64 100.0 Rhode Island Bristol 115


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The The student-faculty ratio at Roger Williams University is 14:1, and the school has 46.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Roger Williams University include: Architecture and Related Services; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 82 percent.

Faculty & Classes

Title Value
Classes with fewer than 20 students 46.6%
20-49 53%
50 or more 0.4%


  • Architecture and Related Services,
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences,
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services,
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services,
  • Psychology,

Academic Programs & Offerings

  • Historic Preservation (MS/JD)
  • Business Law 3+3
  • Architecture 4+2 (BS/M. Arch.)
  • Legal Studies 3+3 (BS/JD)
  • Historic Preservation 4+1 (BS/MS)
  • Criminal Justice 4+1 (BS/MS)
  • First-year experiences - 14%
  • Service learning - N/A
  • Senior capstone or culminating academic experience - N/A
  • Writing in the disciplines - N/A
  • Undergraduate research/creative projects - N/A
  • Learning communities - N/A