Roger Williams University: Statistics

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#2243 of 14,131 In the World
#657 of 2,597 In North America
#602 of 2,496 In the United States
#6 of 12 In Rhode Island
#1 of 2 In Bristol
#489 of 1,000 For International Law

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
86%
Avg. cost to attend
$34,890 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
4,346
Graduates
356
Male:Female Ratio
48:52
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree
Website
www.rwu.edu

Roger Williams University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 86% 82% 89%
Applicants 8,775 4,061 4,714
Admissions 7,547 3,337 4,210
Freshmen enrolled full time 989 485 504
Freshmen enrolled part time 10 6 4

4,052 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

150 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 3492 (74%)
Hispanic 449 (10%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 364 (8%)
Black or African American 145 (3%)
Two or more races 113 (2%)
Asian 85 (2%)
Nonresident Alien 44 (0.9%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 (0.1%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 2 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$34,890/year
Average aid awarded
$20,242
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $31,601
$30-48K $32,930
$48-75K $33,796
$75-110K $36,087
$110K+ $38,029

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $37,944$17,016
Tuition in-state $37,944$17,016
Tuition out-of-state $37,944$17,016
Fee in-district $330$900
Fee in-state $330$900
Fee out-of-state $330$900

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 2,992
Combined charge for room and board $15,698
Room charge $8,870
Meal charge $6,828

Roger Williams University Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Architecture 95 47
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement Administration 2 96 20
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 77
Business Administration and Management, General 54 19
Psychology, General 72
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 31 25
Financial Planning and Services 53
Construction Management, General 41 4
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 39
Elementary Education and Teaching 38
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography 33
Mechanical Engineering 28
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 23
Public Administration 8 14
Graphic Design 21
Political Science and Government, General 21
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 21
Economics, General 18
Environmental Science 16
Communication and Media Studies, Other 15
Public Health, General 14
Accounting 13
Social Sciences, General 5 3 5
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 12
Forensic Science and Technology 12
History, General 12
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels 12
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Other 11
Civil Engineering, General 10
International Business & Trade & Commerce 10
Computer Science 9
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 9
Historic Preservation and Conservation, General 4 5
International Relations and Affairs 9
Dance, General 8
Applied Mathematics, General 7
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 7
English Language and Literature, General 7
Operations Management and Supervision 6
Computer Engineering, General 5
Forensic Psychology 5
Journalism 5
Organizational Leadership 5
Art & Art Studies, General 4
History Teacher Education 4
Sociology and Anthropology 4
Chemistry, General 3
Engineering, General 3
Architectural History and Criticism, General 2
Biochemistry 2
Computer and Information Systems Security & Auditing & Information Assurance 2
Creative Writing 2
Cyber & Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism 2
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 2
Mathematics, General 2
Philosophy 2
American & United States Studies & Civilization 1
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1
Emergency Medical Technology & Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1
Environmental Chemistry 1
Foreign Language Teacher Education 1
Health & Health Care Administration & Management 1
Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 1
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Musicology and Ethnomusicology 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 1
Web Page, Digital & Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1
Grand Total 39 1,011 137
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 69% 64% 73%
  • Full-time retention rate - 81%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,090
Citations
24,703

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
509 / 4,059
Business
235 / 4,555
Political Science
202 / 561
Law
172 / 232
Environmental Science
170 / 12,229
Psychology
168 / 3,702
Biology
131 / 3,084
Economics
95 / 334
Social Psychology
93 / 2,413
Sociology
92 / 926
Computer Science
85 / 2,339
Engineering
79 / 1,108
Accounting
75 / 674
Ecology
66 / 3,565
Medicine
62 / 724
Communications and Public Relations
54 / 631
Art & Design
54 / 590
Mathematics
50 / 259
Demography
49 / 798
Geography and Cartography
35 / 3,860
Criminology and Criminal Justice
34 / 402
Wildlife and Fisheries Management & Conservation
32 / 904
Marketing
32 / 907
Physics
31 / 601
History
29 / 27
Zoology
29 / 713
Law Enforcement
25 / 254
Education Majors
25 / 476
Finance
24 / 62
International Law
23 / 26
Math Teachers
22 / 193
Chemistry
22 / 220
Investment Banking and Stock trading
21 / 187
Environmental Management
19 / 3,065
International Business
19 / 214
Development Studies
18 / 39
Public Policy / Administration
18 / 33
Geology
17 / 1,664
Actuarial Science
16 / 46
Management
16 / 409

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1994 1 1
1995 2 1
1996 5 3
1997 6 9
1998 6 12
1999 18 11
2000 18 7
2001 22 33
2002 23 57
2003 23 97
2004 40 128
2005 47 245
2006 45 377
2007 51 449
2008 121 674
2009 55 899
2010 59 1109
2011 74 1423
2012 71 1665
2013 81 1910
2014 57 1911
2015 74 1955
2016 71 2069
2017 68 1993
2018 49 1981
2019 62 2515
2020 74 2657
2021 60 3230

Notable alumni

  1. Shane McMahon

    Shane McMahon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    professional wrestlerentrepreneur
    Biography

    Shane Brandon McMahon is an American professional wrestler and businessman. He is best known for his tenure in WWE, where he is a wrestler, producer and minority owner. He is the founder and executive vice-chairman of Ideanomics, formerly Seven Stars Cloud Group.

  2. Jerry Remy

    Jerry Remy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-2021 (aged 69)
    Occupations
    sports commentatorbaseball player
    Biography

    Gerald Peter Remy was an American professional baseball player and sports broadcaster. Remy played in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a second baseman for ten seasons — three with the California Angels (1975–77) and seven with the Boston Red Sox (1978–84). After retiring from professional play, he served for 33 years as a color commentator for televised Red Sox games until his death.

  3. Bob Wylie

    Bob Wylie
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1951-.. (age 71)
    Occupations
    coachAmerican football player
    Biography

    Robert "Bob" Wylie is an American football coach who most recently served as the offensive line coach for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He served as the offensive line coach for the Oakland Raiders and the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL), both under head coach Hue Jackson. He also held the same position for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL.

  4. Jason Mattera

    Jason Mattera
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalist
    Biography

    Jason Joseph Mattera is an American writer, conservative activist, radio host, and Emmy-nominated journalist. Originally from New York City, Mattera started in conservative political activism as a student at Roger Williams University. In 2010, Mattera released his first New York Times bestseller, Obama Zombies. Mattera's second book, Hollywood Hypocrites, was published in 2012, and his third book, Crapitalism, was published in 2014, all by Simon & Schuster. Mattera was editor of Human Events magazine from 2010–12, and from 2010–13 hosted a weekend talk show on the New York City radio station 77 WABC.

  5. Tunde Sobulo

    Tunde Sobulo
    Years
    1957-2015 (aged 58)
    Biography

    CP Benedict Tunde Sobulo, (Aka Super Cop, AKA Operations), (December 31, 1957 – October 2, 2015) was a Nigerian Policeman born in Abeokuta, Ogun State in Nigeria. He enlisted in the Nigerian Army immediately after secondary school and rose to the rank of warrant officer before leaving for the United States where he met and married an American, Zera Blonese Lancaster, who bore him his first son Robert Sobulo.

General info

Alternative names RWU
Founded 1956
Motto Magna est veritas
Truth is Mighty
Colors royal blue, gold, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 890
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs

Location and Contacts

Address One Old Ferry Road
Bristol, Rhode Island, 02809-2921
United States
City population 22,000
Phone 4012531040

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