RWU ranked No. 31 in university ranking list

Adam Zerman, Business Manager

U.S. News and World Report recently put out its 2021 college and university ranking list. On their lists, Roger Williams University ranked No. 31 among 176 universities in the northern region. However, that ranking comes in at a tie with Suffolk University and Salve Regina University.

“I think it is amazing that we are ranked 31. RWU is a smaller school that not many people know about outside the East Coast. We’ve got great programs and everyone at this university works so hard to make this school a great place,” said junior Justine Monsell.

In the ranking for best value schools, RWU came in at 52 out of 73 schools.

“I’m honored to go to a school ranked that [high],” said sophomore Joshua Rowlands.

“Roger Williams offers a wide variety of programs for its students to study. Most of their programs are fantastic and well run. I came to this school specifically for [its] international business program which not a lot of schools offer. While getting my degree, I’ve been able to explore other aspects of the business world as well,” Monsell said. “RWU is dedicated to helping their students achieve their educational goals by giving us resources and experience. With the school having a lower population, it is easier for students to connect with professors one on one and they help them to understand the material. Smaller classes allow people to feel more comfortable among peers and ask more questions.”

Last year, RWU advanced 15 spots to rank No. 28 on U.S. News and World Report’s rankings list for best regional universities in the North. The university remained on the list for best value schools in this year’s report.