Roger Williams University (RWU)

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RWU can be found in Bristol, RI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 5,100 students enrolled per year at RWU.

Roger Williams University accepts about 80 percent of those that apply per year. Of those that are accepted, about 15 percent continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall RWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Roger Williams University was reported as 81.0% in Fall 2013 with over 9,020 college applications submitted to RWU. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Roger Williams University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 61.2%
  • 2010-2011: 78.8%
  • 2011-2012: 77.7%
  • 2012-2013: 77.1%
  • 2013-2014: 81.0%
  • Projected RWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 77.7%

How Does RWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for RWU is forty-six percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Salve Regina University67.1%
Rhode Island School of Design27.3%
Providence College59.8%
Wheaton College67.4%
Bryant University76.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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