Roger Williams University
Bristol, RI 02809-2921

Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Roger Williams University is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 9,829 applications and 7,790 students were granted admission. Roger Williams University is at the #77 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Admission Requirements and Recommendations

Roger Williams University uses the following list of admission requirements and recommended documents when evaluating students applications. All documents listed under the "Required" sections must be submitted with your application but those listed under the "Recommended" section are optional.

Please double check with the school to verify the current and complete admission requirements.


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations


  • Secondary school rank
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

  • Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Fall 2016 Applicants Statistics

The following table details the number of students who applied, admitted and erolled in Roger Williams University, in Fall 2016.
Men Women Total National Avg.
Applicants 4,445 5,384 9,829
Admitted students 3,306 4,484 7,790
Enrolled students 554 657 1,211
Acceptance rate 74.4% 83.3% 79.3% 64%
Yield 16.8% 14.7% 15.5% 35%

Accepted Credits

The following table outlines which college prepartory work and life expreaince will earn you credits at Roger Williams University.

Advanced placement (AP) credits
Dual credit (college credit earned while in high school)
Credit for life experiences

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students

Admission Deadlines

January 15

  • Early action applicants will be notified

February 1

  • Regular application
  • SAT Reasoning / ACT scores

April 1

  • Transfer application (regular)

May 1

  • Students must reply to acceptance offer
  • Housing deposit

November 1

  • Early action application

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