Admission & Aid

Your undergraduate degree sets you up for many of your future successes. We're here to help you navigate the process.

Welcome to RWU!

Our commitment is to your safety, well-being, and intellectual and social development. Here, you’re not a number, you’re a multi-dimensional learner, leader, community member, and difference-maker. RWU is here to help you reach your goals and support you along the way.

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    Students University-Wide

    Across two campuses, on the coast in Bristol and in the heart of Providence, our students discover their path and passion while making a meaningful impact within the community and around the world.

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    Of students are awarded scholarships and/or need based financial aid.

    An RWU education can be more affordable than you think. Our commitment is to work with you to develop a financial pathway to and through the university.

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    Be Automatically Considered For Scholarship

    All students are automatically considered for up to $25,000 in RWU merit-based scholarships and aid.

We know your college search and admission process has undoubtedly been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are some commonly asked questions and updates to help you during this time.

Connect With Us

We provide a variety of ways for you to explore our waterfront campus virtually (in-person visit opportunities will resume on January 5). We invite you to choose the type of visit that best meets your needs. From student-led tours to detailed financial aid sessions, the more you interact with us, the more you’ll get a feel for what makes RWU unique. Numerous visit experiences are available. 

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Meet Us!

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. 

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Career Success

We are committed to the success of our students. 98% of our 2019 graduates are employed or have enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.

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Safe, Beautiful Waterfront Campus

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

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Create Your Path

With over 45 majors and 70 minors, you will the opportunity to combine academic programs from different disciplines. More than 80% of students graduate with more than a single major!

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RWU supports freedom of expression

RWU supports the right of students to exercise freedom of expression through peaceful protests and demonstrations. Our namesake, Roger Williams, fearlessly advocated for freedom of conscience, equality, and tolerance to help improve his community. Thus, our values embrace intellectual exchange, critical thinking, inclusiveness and innovation as a means of improving a free society.
Nonviolent activism that is reported as disciplinary action will not, in its own, disadvantage applicants in any way during our admission process.

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Majors & Minors

With over 45 majors and minors we have the right program to fit your passion and prepare you for success.

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Financial Aid

Whether this is your first time through the college process or the fifth, you will have questions and concerns that are specific to your circumstances and specific to Roger Williams. We’re here to help.

Learn more about Financial Aid
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Visit RWU Virtually

Join us for live streamed information sessions weekdays at 2 and 5 p.m. EST. Join admission counselors and a couple current RWU students for Q&As Monday through Friday and Sundays at 4 p.m. EST.

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