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Want to pursue your education your own way? At UC, You Can

University College is a place where first-time students can engage with education on their terms. If the traditional 4-year residential student experience doesn't neatly fit your life or vision of what college should be, UC is a place where you can get your educational needs met in ways that meet the demands of your life and prepare you to get ahead in life. UC is organized to serve learners from all walks of life in engaging and culturally relevant ways. Whether you are trying to get ahead or trying to catch up at a full or part-time pace, we meet you where you are and work with you to overcome whatever barriers you face and develop a plan that will get you where you want to go.

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At UC, our focus is on you and your experience with us. We offer personal attention and the support that comes with our small size. Here, you can create your own experience and you'll engage with our community on first-name basis – whether they are other students, administrators, faculty or the business and community leaders the school partners with. Whatever you’re looking to do, our programs – ranging from professional certificates to bachelor's and graduate degrees – are tailored to help you to meet industry demands in high-growth fields, getting you the best value for your education.

With us, you'll explore courses that give you strong foundations in critical thinking and analyzation while also getting opportunities to take courses where you'll get real-world project experience, like starting a nonprofit or working with community partners on an issue they are facing. You'll be networking and learning from faculty who are not only experts in their field but have the professional experience to prove it.

With UC, you'll gain the skills you need to get ahead and make a change in your life and your community. All you have to decide is the path that's right for you.

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“I never looked forward to going to school until now. I’m changing my life and I know I’m changing it every day that I’m learning here. I’m affecting my future. I’m progressing.”

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We Offer the Support to Help You Thrive

Transitioning to the academic demands of higher education is challenging. Here, you'll find whatever support you need to succeed - whether that's career advisement or family help.

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We Offer Classes that Fit Your Schedule

If you have a part-time job, play sports, or volunteer at camps, we will work with you to find a schedule that works. We offer day, evening, night and online class options because our class schedules are meant to fit your life.

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We Have Faculty Experts Here for You

No big lecture halls. No getting lost. Faculty and staff are here to lend you their expertise and connections. You will develop personal relationships and learn skills from experts who know their fields inside out.

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We Are an Affordable Private School Experience

A degree from Roger Williams University comes with the recognition of having succeeded at a high-quality private university. That value is more affordable than you think.

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Why UC?

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Because Our Students Are Creators

Get a taste of what it's like being an entrepreneur. Start a campus club or organization. The experience provides key skills, like project management or leadership, that you can use to secure jobs.

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Because Our Students Are Change Makers

Our student experience is packed with hands-on projects, real-world opportunities, and unique program offerings.

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Because You'll Get Started on Your Dreams

Take the first steps toward success and discover the UC difference. Every aspect of our school is designed to help you succeed.

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