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 5,300 students enrolled per year at RWU.

Roger Williams University accepts about 90 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 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Roger Williams University was reported as 85.3% in Fall 2020 with over 8,910 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 on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 79.3%
  • 2017-2018: 82.3%
  • 2018-2019: 86.1%
  • 2019-2020: 85.3%
  • Projected RWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 78.3%

How Does RWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for RWU is fifty percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

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Salve Regina University73.8%
Rhode Island School of Design25.8%
Providence College47.5%
Wheaton College73.9%

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 2020)

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