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Roger Williams University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Roger Williams University

Roger Williams University

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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.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2011):

  • Total Enrollment: 4,844 (4,451 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Scholarships for Roger Williams University (powered by Cappex.com)

Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $31,618
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,990
  • Other Expenses: $2,628
  • Total Cost: $49,136

Roger Williams University Financial Aid (2010 - 11):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 85%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $11,303
    • Loans: $9,435

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Criminal Justice, Marketing, Media Communication, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Roger Williams University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.rwu.edu/about/mission/

"Roger Williams University is an independent liberal arts University that combines the unique strengths of small liberal arts colleges and those of larger comprehensive universities and where liberal and professional education are enhanced by their integration and the recognition of their unity."

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