Admission & Aid

Welcome! Roger Williams University is a comprehensive university that focuses on hands-on learning and real work experiences in partnership with our local communities.

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Hear From Students

Our students are passionate about being here. Hear what they love most and why they chose RWU.

Why I Chose RWU

"Teachers and students reached out even before I was accepted and made me feel included." – Andrea Arriaga Cota, International Relations, Class of 2023 

The Personal Connections at RWU

“I chose RWU because of a personal connection with a professor here before I was even actually accepted.” – Devlin Welch, Chemistry Major, Physics Minor, Class of 2022

The RWU Community

“RWU  is my home away from home. The small class size means you get to build really strong relationships with professors.” – Erica Woolen, Communications Major, Marketing Minor, Class of 2022

Take a Tour of Campus

Our campus is currently open for in-person tours following all COVID safety protocols, including social distancing and mask wearing at all times. Please check your own state's current travel policy for appropriate guidance when determining if a an on-campus visit is possible. Tours are available on both weekdays and weekends. Your student tour guide will show you all the highlights around campus. Bring your questions!

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  • Undergraduate

    Connect with us through one of our numerous in-person and virtual visit experiences Register for a visit
  • UG First-Year Students

    We consider the whole person when reviewing applications and are test-optional What We Look For
  • UG Transfer Students

    Find out about our seamless credit transfer process and free Rapid App Apply Now
  • International Students

    We welcome students from all over the globe, providing a personalized and supportive community Learn More
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Stay in the Know!

Join our mailing list to learn more about RWU and keep up-to-date with our application deadlines, visit opportunities and exciting news from campus!

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Safe, Beautiful Waterfront Campus

Bristol, RI, is ranked as one of the safest college towns in the country by safewise.com, and recognized by Architectural Digest as one of the top small towns to visit in the United States.

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Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid

As part of our comprehensive financial aid packaging, we offer institutionally-supported merit scholarships, ranging from $10,000 to approximately $24,000. All students are considered for merit-based scholarships, with no separate application required!  

Plus, these scholarships will renew all four years, you just need to remain in good academic standing at the university.

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Meet Your Admission Counselor!

Our admission team is here to help you at every stage of the college admission process. Your dedicated admission counselor can answer any of your questions - from the little things to your bigger questions. Your admission counselor can also help put you in touch with other resources across the university, including athletics and academic support services. We look forward to getting to know you and your family!

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Learn More About Applying

Are you a first-year applicant? Our comprehensive, holistic review means that the Admission Committee reads and weighs all the pieces of your submitted application. Learn more about our approach and the latest COVID related policies for admission for Fall 2021. 

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Take a Virtual Tour of Our Campus!

Grab a sneak peek of RWU with this fully narrated tour across our waterfront campus. You'll be able to take a closer look at each academic and student life building! This comprehensive tour is a perfect primer for a visit to our campus. 

Take a Virtual Stroll Across Campus
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The Latest RWU News

  • Roger Life: Feminists Forging Ways to Connect, Inspire, Empower

    "I’ve learned the importance of still being able to connect with friends, peers, and club members. I’m grateful that we can meet in-person at Roger and have access to rooms that are COVID-friendly. It brings some normalcy back to college life. We can spread our mission statement across campus and educate others on intersectional feminism, and still put on events," Feminists United President Maggie McKinnon said.

  • Roger Life: Making Multiple Plans for One Goal - Spring Week

    Sophomore Sydney Holmes and Senior Rees Harold, Campus Entertainment Network Traditions Chairs, have been working hard to plan RWU's annual Spring Week this week: “It’s been a huge learning experience. Every event has a Plan A, B, C, and D. It takes a lot of meetings, a lot of talking, and a lot of planning,” Harold said. “I really wanted to finish in person, graduate, and see all the events I wanted to do last spring come to fruition.”

  • Roger Life: Audrey Corcoran is Building a Strong Foundation for Women in Construction

    “Gathering as Women in Construction brings a strong force together. It gives women extra confidence to remember that we know what are doing and that we belong here. The stereotypical mentality in the field is that women don’t belong in construction, but here, we have a support system," says Sophomore Audrey Corcoran, president of RWU's Women In Construction club. "It helps to know that you have a supportive force behind you.”