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. Roger Williams University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) as well as a plethora of independent agencies. In the last decade, the University has achieved unprecedented successes including recognition as one of the nation’s greenest universities by The Princeton Review and a College of Distinction by Student Horizons.
RWU offers opportunities that students at larger universities can only dream of. From classes taught exclusively by faculty members (no TAs or TFs here!), hands-on research projects and conference presentations to study abroad locations on every continent but Antarctica and the ability to craft your own major, RWU is small in size but big in opportunity.
Our graduates have gone on to start their own non-profits and become CEOs of major advertising firms. They've landed killer graduate and law school placements (think Harvard, Brown, MIT and NYU) and work for top companies like Google, Deloitte Touche, United Technologies Corporation and Rem Koolhaas/Office of Metropolitan Architecture, London. What will you do?
An RWU education promotes engaged learning, linking classroom-based theory with practical learning experiences for students across all majors. These hands-on, project-based experiences give our graduates an immediate competitive advantage over others and inevitably lead to great careers and great lives.