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Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI
Roger Williams, founded in 1948, is a private university. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Business, and Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences. Its 140-acre campus is located in Bristol.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 4,902
   Women 2,661 (54.3%)
   Men 2,241 (45.7%)
Graduate Students 291
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 79% of 9,829 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.34
SAT Math 561 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 548 average
490-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $50,972
  Tuition and Fees $31,850
  Room and Board $15,412
Average Percent of Need Met 81%
Average Freshman Award $19,829
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 206
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Bristol Population 49,144
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 75% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Hawk
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.4% Asian
2.8% Black/African-American
6.7% Hispanic/Latino
1.9% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.8% White
7.2% Unknown
International Students 3.4% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 54.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported