Experience Bristol, our Hometown
There's so much to discover in Bristol RI, the quintessential New England town that RWU calls home.
There's plenty to explore just minutes from RWU's Bristol, RI, campus. The historic shipbuilding town is filled with unique shops, waterfront dining and galleries, with miles of bike paths and Colt State Park close by. In 2019, Bristol was ranked as one of the top 25 Best Small Towns in America by Architectural Digest. In 2022, Bristol was ranked the #1 Safest College Town in America by Safewise.com.
Bristol, RI, is steeped in history. Did you know the town's Annual Fourth of July parade, established in 1875, is the oldest continuous celebration of its kind?
Our Bristol campus is just a half-hour drive to Providence and Newport, Rhode Island's beach capital, and a 60-minute drive to Boston. New York is just three hours away.
Our Providence campus is located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island's capital city.
Students find that in Providence, as in all of Rhode Island, adventure awaits. Dubbed the Creative Capital, the city is home to amazing restaurants, concerts, festivals, and the internationally-acclaimed WaterFire. It’s consistently rated as one of America’s favorite food cities by Travel + Leisure magazine and is filled with great shops and a thriving music scene.