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Roger Williams University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1956
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,348
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $80,161,000
Admissions Address

1 Old Ferry Road
Bristol, RI 02809

Website

http://www.rwu.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@rwu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.1
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gail McNiece
Admissions office telephone: (401) 254-3500
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: November 15
Early action
Send application by: N/A
 
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? No
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $350 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab 2 2
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 3
History 2 3
Academic electives 2 3
Total academic units 22 26

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 68%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 86%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 67%
Total applicants: 7,200
Total acceptances: 4,868
Total freshman enrollment: 1,028
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 3,364
Male acceptances: 2,214
Male freshman enrollment: 517
 
Female applicants: 3,836
Female acceptances: 2,654
Female freshman enrollment: 511
Out-of-state freshmen: 93%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 933
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 228
Students enrolled from waiting list: 42

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 12%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 30%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 75%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 56%
Average high school GPA: 3.1
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 490 – 570
Math: 510 – 600
Combined: 1000 – 1170

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.5% 2.0%
600-699 14.8% 24.6%
500-599 56.4% 55.1%
400-499 27.0% 17.6%
300-399 0.3% 0.6%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 5%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 21 – 25

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
24-29 42.6% 42.6% 42.6%
18-23 50.0% 50.0% 50.0%
12-17 3.7% 3.7% 3.7%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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