Roger Williams University is a private, nonprofit school located in the small town setting of Bristol, RI, less than an hour from Boston.
Founded in 1956, the institution currently enrolls around 4,702 students a year, including 4,346 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
Roger Williams University's endowment was valued at $64,172,550 in 2021. For each full-time student, Roger Williams University spends about $20,171.
Acceptance rate: 86%
Average GPA: 3.42
Mean ACT score: 24
Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:
Admission to Roger Williams University is moderately difficult. Roger Williams University accepts around 86 percent of applicants each year.
Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.42 out of 4.0. The mean ACT scores is 24.
In 2021, 492 applicants were waitlisted and 47 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.
Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of the 1,149 students who started at Roger Williams University as first-time freshman, 708 graduate within four years.
Around 69 percent of students who started at Roger Williams University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 53 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $47,192 a year. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $47,043 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Roger Williams University is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Roger Williams University is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Roger Williams University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into Roger Williams University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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Wondering what life at Roger Williams University is like? There are approximately 4,838 students enrolled at Roger Williams University, including 4,523 undergraduate students and 315 graduate students. 89% percent of students attend school full-time, 22% percent are from RI and 78% percent of students are from other states.
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