“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/29/18 @ 9:10 AM

Name of College:

Roger Williams University

Name of Representative:

Kyler Jesanis

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 401-254-3805

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

President Obama’s library architects came to campus.

Justice Ginsburg was on campus last week.

Fall and Spring Concerts.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

Vast majority, over 80% live in campus housing

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

Tuition guarantee, new Residence Hall, New School of Engineering, improve diversity, housed first CDO

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Comprehensive private university, waterfront campus, opportunities for every student.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

20 minutes to Providence, Newport, and Fall River

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

1-½ hour drive

What are your most popular majors?

Marine Biology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Marketing, Engineering

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Architecture, Historic Preservation, Construction Management, Public Health, 3+3 Law Program, MBA, Cyber Security, Forensic Science.

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Performing and Visual Arts, 4+1 MBA.

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

Not at all.

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

There is not.

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

We don’t do interviews.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?


What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

We meet full need for 75% of our families.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

They should come to campus and see it for themselves.

FAFSA Only - CSS no longer needed.

If student doesn’t submit, they must pass the Praxis in first 2 years @ RWU.

4+1 MBA where students only need to minor in a business program.