Roger Williams University

One Old Ferry Rd, Bristol, RI 02809-2921
Tel: (401)253-1040
Private not-for-profit | 4,769 students
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.

School Overview:

Roger Williams University
CountyBristol County, RI
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
319 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment4,769 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
3,952 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
817 students137 students
# Undergraduate Students
4,392 students 1,507 students
# Graduate Students
377 students129 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted77%64%

School Notes:

  • Roger Williams University is a progressive, student-centered university with a growing national reputation. US News & World Report has chosen us in the top tier of comprehensive, private, liberal arts colleges in our region for three consecutive years. We provide exemplary educational opportunities through our commitment to an academic range of liberal arts and sciences and professional programs.
  • Roger Williams University has dedicated itself to principles advocated by our namesake education, freedom and tolerance.
  • The University owns and operates three distinct library facilities, each dedicated with the same mission: to ensure that you'll have a helpful, comfortable, and well-equipped environment in which to pursue your studies.
  • Located on a breathtaking, 140-acre waterfront campus in the historic town of Bristol, Rhode Island, Roger Williams University is nestled on Narragansett Bay. Our modern, safe campus make this location one you will never forget, and never want to leave. Roger Williams University is located about 30 minutes from the state capital of Providence, and just minutes from the famous historic seaport of Newport.
  • Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The Ralph R. Papitto School of Law received full approval from the American Bar Association (ABA) in February, 1997 - the highest accreditation status granted.
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