Roger Williams University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law

Roger Williams University School of Law is an institution on the move. Our faculty hail from the nation’s top law schools, boasting an academic productivity that quantifiably outstrips the competition, while bringing a wealth of hands-on experience – regional, national and international – in virtually every area of the law to the student-teacher experience. RWU Law students reap the benefits of this dynamic through high bar-pass rates and excellent professional placements. By attending Rhode Island’s only law school, they gain unparalleled access to the state’s most sought-after judicial internships and the undivided attention of a state bar that functions in many ways as a de facto extension of our fast-growing alumni base. Our students are regularly exposed to top legal minds. Leading members of the state and federal bench and bar teach here as adjuncts. Nationally known legal experts lecture at our podiums, both as permanent faculty and distinguished guests. Each year, the full panel of the Rhode Island Supreme Court sits to hear final arguments in our internal moot court competition.

Contact Info


Website: http://law.rwu.edu/
Address: 10 Metacom Ave, Bristol, RI 02809
Admission Phone: 401-254-4555
Admission Email: [email protected]

2016 Quick Overview

The Below Data Compiled By: The American Bar Association 

Students370
Student-faculty ratio25:1
Tuition $34,742 per year (full-time, in-state)
$34,742 per year (full-time, out-of-state)
N/A per year (part-time, in-state)
N/A per year (part-time, out-of-state)
Tuition Guarantee Program0
Estimated Living Expenses$17,500
Founded In1995
ABA AccreditedYes
Application deadline04/01/17
Full-time program application fee$ 60
Financial Aid Deadline03/15/17
Can first years start other than fall?No

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Roger Williams University School of Law

Real Time Applicant Admissions Data

Roger Williams University School of Law

Real Time HIC User Applicant Status Admissions Data

Actual(A)/Practice(P)

Username LSAT GPA Status Scholarship Sent Received Decision Updated
jgolicz 149 A 3.10

Accepted

Yes - - - 10 months ago
klm2559 154 A 3.13

Accepted

Yes 01/23/17 01/23/17 01/26/17 11 months ago
Pm67 155 P 3.42

Interested In Applying

- - - 4 weeks ago
mcnealus18 145 P 2.86

Interested In Applying

- - - a month ago
lindsayap 151 A 2.90

Interested In Applying

- - - one year ago
sfortes95 156 P 3.80

Interested In Applying

- - - 2 years ago
cnastasia 137 P 3.50

Pending

- - - 8 months ago
Total Full-Time Part-Time
Number of Applicants8569520
Number of Offers5895890
Number of Matriculants1581580
75% GPA3.473.470
Median GPA3.133.130
25% GPA2.832.830
75% LSAT1451450
Median LSAT1481480
25% LSAT1531530
2016 Scholarship Data
Total Number of Students370
Total Students Receiving Grants215
% of Students Receiving Grants58.1
75% Grant Amount$25,344
Median Grant Amount$16,896
25% Grants Amount$8,448
Scholarships awarded based on maintaining a certain academic performance
Offering Conditional Scholarships:Yes
Students Entering With a Scholarship103
Eliminated (Students who lost scholarship)34
% of Students Who Lost Scholarship33%

  • % of Total Less Than Half Tuition (29.2)
  • % of Total Half to Full Tuition (26.8)
  • % of Total Full Tuition (1.4)
  • % of Total More than Full Tuition (0.8)

2016 Ethnicity Statistics

  • White (298)
  • Hispanics (38)
  • Black or African American (33)
  • Asian (13)
  • American Indian / Native (2)
  • Other (40)
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Total (1)
  • Two or more races Total (18)
  • Nonresident Alien Total (1)
  • Race and Ethnicity Unknown Total (20)


  • Total Women% (51.7)
  • Total Men% (48.1)
Roger Williams University School of Law Bar Exam Statistics
YearTakersPass%State Average%Average Pass Difference%
2015 126 73.33% 74.46% -1.13%
2014 167 76.03% 80.18% -4.15%
2013 166 80.30% 82.58% -2.28%

Total Graduates 2016

  • Employed Bar Exam Required (187)
  • Employed J.D. Advantage (12)
  • Employed Other (20)
  • Unemployed (47)
  • Pursuing Graduate Degree (8)

The Above Data Compiled By:  The American Bar Association