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College is a time for exploration, action and discovering what makes you, uniquely you. At RWU, it happens not by accident but by design.

A Roger Williams University education sets you on a path to success in your life and career. Join a community that will help you discover yourself and be challenged to achieve more than you ever thought possible.

The RWU Difference

Your Passion,
Your Path

Across all our majors, RWU creates innovators, thinkers and problem solvers. Develop a love of learning by following your passion and applying what you know to where it’s needed in the world.

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Mind, Body and Spirit

With 70+ organizations, competitive athletics, 30+ monthly events, and historic Bristol and Providence easy trips from campus, you will engage in activities that will forge lasting memories.

Great Value

Our Commitment to Affordability and Excellence

In recent years, we’ve doubled our investment in merit and need-based financial aid – with 98% of students receiving RWU scholarships or aid valued up to $24,000.

Quick Facts


of graduates are employed or in graduate programs within only six months of graduation


Ranking among four-year colleges and universities in Rhode Island by

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Of students are awarded scholarships and/or need-based financial aid.

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45+ Majors/70+ Minors

Blend them to launch your career in any direction
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7,000 students university-wide

With an average class size of 19 students

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We’re located in a safe town

Bristol, RI is ranked as one of the safest college towns in the country by

We're test-optional and do a holistic admission review

Don't worry about testing and pass/fail grades.


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A Foodie Campus

RWU Dining consistently ranked one of the best in the country.


Study Abroad

Students take advantage of study abroad through a variety of semester, year-long, or shorter-term faculty-led programs and service trips.


Hours of tutoring and academic support provided every year.


Of classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants.


companies work with RWU to provide internship and job placement opportunities.


Make a Difference in the Community

Students don’t just make a difference in the classroom, on the field or around campus. They work with partners to solve real-world problems, both in Rhode Island and across the world.

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Learn Through Doing

Learning outside the classroom allows you to hone practical skills, build relationships and strengthen your resume so you can hit the ground running in your career.

Life-Long Success

Our curriculum and individualized mentoring and advising with alumni, students and faculty ensures your personal and professional success.