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

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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. Check out this video to see how RWU takes your education beyond the classroom and how easy it is to get involved!

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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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Mindy, 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.

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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

  • 98%
    Of students are awarded RWU scholarships and/or need-based financial aid.Find Out More
  • 50/70+
    Blend our 50 majors and 70+ minors to launch your career in any direction.Find Out More
  • 98%
    of our 2019 graduates are employed or in graduate programs within 6 months of graduation.See Career Outcomes
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A Successful Academic Year

We pride ourselves on a strong response that kept our RWU community safe. This included twice-weekly testing, increased safety and cleaning protocols, and mandatory mask-wearing. These measures led to us meeting our goal of remaining open for in-person education for the entire 2020-21 academic year.

Why #MakeSmartChoices kept us on campus

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Holistic Admission Review

At RWU, we understand each student's potential shines in different ways. RWU has been test-optional for the past 10 years. We do a holistic review of every individual application. This means that we look at each and every piece of information, accomplishment, and involvement - and always in the context of your personal, school, and local environment. You are SO much more than just a test score. 

Learn about the five areas we review

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RWU Ranks No. 1 Among Four-year Colleges in Rhode Island

We're proud of being ranked No. 1 among four-year colleges and universities in Rhode Island, by

Check out why we're ranked first!

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Explore On-Campus and Virtual Visit Options

We're open for campus tours Monday through Friday. Join us to explore RWU in more detail. Virtual options are also available

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Learn More About Our Location

Whether you're studying by the water, shopping downtown, or having a picnic at the park, Bristol offers you an amazing small town feel while keeping you 30 minutes from Providence and the city life! 

Learn about beautiful Bristol, RI


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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.

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Life-Long Success

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

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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.