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RWU is a degree mill and nothing more,Not so brightAccounting
RWU is a degree mill and nothing more, students are simply started, and then finished. Students who should fail classes, are passed, and then fail worse as they have not obtained the knowledge required to move on. The instructors seem to care, but the people in charge do not, they just seem to want more and more graduates.

The student services at the school are atrocious, financial services are one of the worst, employing staff that has no previous experience in the financial field. I had to fill out loan paperwork repeatedly simply because the staff member had lost it (at least they admitted it). Student housing is expensive and cramped, and odds are you are going to be with someone who is on drugs, or has another substance abuse problem.

Avoid this school!

2nd Year Female -- Class 2007
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I transferred into Roger Williams hoping to findNot so brightEnglish
I transferred into Roger Williams hoping to find a school which cared about their students and wanted every one of them to do well without setting impossibly high standards which, unless you are a TOTAL loser and spend all your time in the deep dark lairs which Roger Williams call their dorm rooms, you cannot achieve. I feel that RWU prides itself on failing students- it seems to me that they it makes them feel good about themselves that they have won another victory everytime they manage to outsmart their students. I have NEVER taken a test that i would consider straightforward. The tests at this school are filled to the brim with trick questions and misleading choices for answers, and overall are designed to confuse you to death. When it comes to finals, i have NEVER seen people more stressed out than finals week at RWU. It seems they make it a goal to out-do their previous tests every semester. I think professors get a sick thrill out of watching their students stress over these tests. Enough about that...

Onto social life. Simple- there is NONE. Unless you join a fraternity or sorority, you willl NOT be able to find a social life, and you just about have to leave campus any time you want to experience any of it. Notice i said "fraternity or sorority" and not "housing groups." Yes, housing groups... nowhere else in the world will you encounter these greek letter-wearing groups which do absolutely nothing to earn them and have a total lack of tradition. They prey on young incoming freshmen falsely fronting their greek letters causing them to question which groups are fraternities and which are not, a question which is not encountered at any other instution of which i have ever heard. To move on... beyond the greek system, there is no social life. The town is a ghost-town. There is one small movie theater in "downtown" Bristol and an outlet mall 15 miles from the school. If you are looking for night life or any life at all, avoid this place!So my overall point is if you are looking for life-fulfilling, fun-filled, enjoyable college experience, RWU is NOT the place for you. Do like I should have done and RUN AWAY! Unless you would like to live life in a bubble for the next four years of your life, look somewhere else. However, if lack of a social life, teachers who enjoy failing students, and complete boredom interest you, then RWU is the place for you!

2nd Year Female -- Class 2006
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I've always sworn that if I could sueComputer Science
I've always sworn that if I could sue for my tuition money back, I would do so. Hind sight always being 20/20 I realize I should have quit this school and looked elsewhere - even losing a whole year of study would haven been worth it to attend a program with a better focus on their students, instead of the cosmetic and superficial appearance of the school at large (why pray tell do they have a 2 MILLION dollar President's mansion, and lack luster of professors?) It's just such a shame that what went on INSIDE of it when I was there was so disappointing. I've heard that things will turn around with a new President, once they get rid of Nirschel, but they have got a LOT of work to do to regain confindence in their school from me. Honestly, I list this degree just as proof I completed something - but in all reality, I'm still embarrased by it.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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