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50 Years in Bristol

The RWU Difference

An important milestone

On Sept. 29, RWU marked the 50-year anniversary of the first opening day on our Bristol Campus. We’ve launched a year-long celebration to honor our half century in Bristol and invite you to share your images and memories using #RWUBristol50 or email us at

The RWU Difference

Explore RWU's history in Bristol

As part of our year-long ’50 Years in Bristol’ celebration, we’ve launched a special website showcasing key moments in the evolution of RWU’s Bristol Campus. Explore a half-century of history in our timeline and photos, hear from faculty and alumni, share your own stories, and more.

Facts at a glance

  • 6,500

    Undergraduate, Graduate, Law, University College

  • Providence and Bristol campuses.
    2 campuses

    One on the water in Bristol, RI and one in the heart of RI’s Capital city, Providence

  • 15:1

    Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio

  • Student with project in SAAHP.
    96% Receive Financial Aid

    RWU has increased its institutional financial aid undergraduate budget by over 50% in the last five years.

  • 70+

    Plus 24 Varsity Sports to meet every interest

  • Professor in classroom.
    12+ Masters and Certificate programs

    We offer Graduate programs on campus and online with several accelerated options for Undergraduate students

  • Students at the Providence campus.
    Flexible & Convenient

    University College offers a variety of educational opportunities and methods for career enhancement

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