Roger Williams University located in Bristol, R.I., is a leading independent, coeducational university with programs in the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community- and globally-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning.

Top 3 reasons to study here

  • We collaborate with one another and with constituencies outside the University to promote individual learning and to help address community needs.
  • We provide an educational environment that bridges theory and practice, enhancing the ability of students to fulfill their potential.
  • We are nimble in developing and piloting changes for the continuous improvement of learning, service and all other aspects of University life.

About

History

In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the best colleges in the nation by Forbes, a College of Distinction by Student Horizons, Inc. and as both a best college in the Northeast and one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review.

Education

With more than 45 programs of undergraduate study, more than a dozen graduate programs, a 15:1 student to faculty ratio and an average class size of just 20 students, academics is the heart of the Roger Williams University experience. The University offers a liberal arts education paired with education for the professions. Our students become community- and globally- minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning.

Research

Our faculty maintain active research programs and are committed to providing opportunities for students to become involved in undergraduate research in Biology and Marine Biology. As an undergraduate institution without graduate programs in the sciences, all of our science facilities and equipment are available for use for student research.

Career

The Center for Career & Professional Development prepares our students and alumni for life after college by helping individuals understand their personal and professional values and interests and acquire the skills necessary to obtain professional employment or admission into graduate school.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

Services

Student services

The Student Conduct & Community Standards program serves to support the development of our students' personal, social and academic abilities. Students join with faculty and administration in creating this learning environment. Education and human development are our primary values and intended outcomes.
The Office of Student Finance and Records provides both Registrar and Bursar services.This office maintains the official accademic records for current and former students.

Housing services

Rhode Island is a popular tourist destination, especially in the spring and summer months. Please make arrangements well in advance of your stay and be sure to compare rates carefully.

Library services

The Roger Williams University Library is the institution’s academic and intellectual center, proactively contributing to teaching, learning, and research in order to prepare the learner, support the scholar, and foster discovery and lifelong learning for all students, faculty, and staff.

Medical services

Health care and health insurance is often a concern of parents as their sons and daughters depart for college. We at Roger Williams University are actively involved in the health and well-being of our students. Use of the Student Health Services is covered by undergraduate student fees. All full time undergraduate day students have access to Student Health Services.

Student Life

Campus life

Roger Williams University was originally founded in Providence in 1956. With a growing student population, the hunt was on for a new, larger location, and in 1967, groundbreaking began at the University's current location. Formerly Ferrycliffe Farm, a dairy farm owned at the time by Mary Howe DeWolf and Marshall Fulton, the location was -- and remains -- convenient to Boston, Providence and Newport.

Sports facilities

Recreational Services provides opportunities for our students, staff and faculty to engage in a wide variety of healthy activities or informal recreation. We strive to provide an outlet to the daily rigors of collegiate life and allow the campus community to reenergize themselves. Our programs are designed to complement the academic experience through development of the whole person: social interaction, team building, leadership, respect, physical and mental wellbeing.

Student clubs

Student Organizations

  • RWU Law Student Bar Association
  • Honor Board
  • Law Student Division of the American Bar Association
  • Military and Veteran's Law Association
  • Moot Court
Student Chapters of State, National, and International Organizations:
  • Law Student Division of the American Bar Association
  • Phi Alpha Delta (international legal fraternity)
  • RWU National Lawyers Guild
  • Student Branch - Rhode Island Association for Justice (SRIAJ)
  • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Student Chapter

Accreditation

Accreditation is a process used in higher education to evaluate colleges, universities and educational programs for quality and to assess their efforts toward continuous quality improvement. There are six regional accrediting organizations in the U.S. that review degree-granting nonprofit and for-profit institutions within their regions. Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Bristol, Rhode Island, United States

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