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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    C
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
About Johnson & Wales University - Denver...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Independent Far West Region
Address
7150 Montview Blvd
Denver, CO 80220
From Johnson & Wales University - Denver

Located at the base of the Rockies, JWU’s historic 26-acre Denver Campus is perfectly situated for big-city excitement and outdoor exploration. Our diverse range of student programming includes:

40+ recreational, cultural and professional clubs and organizations

Social events like Greatest Day of Fun, Spring Fling, Frightmare, comedians, bands, entertainers and world-class speakers

15 NCAA Division III varsity sports, including men’s and women’s basketball; men’s and women’s cross country and track; men’s and women’s soccer; men’s and women’s lacrosse; men’s and women’s golf, and women’s volleyball

Intramurals, fitness classes and adventure trips for all interests

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Johnson & Wales University - Denver Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
84%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,202/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,442/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
52%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.33 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,042Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
76
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
12%
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    Campus Life

    Freshmen Live On-Campus
    74%
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    What one word or phrase best describes your school?
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    • Small
      29%
    • Completely worth it
      26%
    • Prestigious
      21%
    • Love
      10%
    • Wow
      5%
    • Comical
      2%
    • Disappointing
      2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $38,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    57%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%

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    I actually really enjoy attending college here because it is a small campus and easy to get around. The culinary labs are very fun and the hands on experience helps me learn a lot. The only problem is, there aren't enough pastry instructors. We only have about 6 baking and pastry instructors. There is one instructor in particular who gets bad reviews but the school is unable to fire her because we are short staffed. Another problem I have is the dining hall. We are know to be a culinary school but the food in the dining hall is not what you expect. It is very disappointing.
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    The Denver Campus is very beautiful and looks very prestige and traditional.The class sizes are typically pretty small, but they are very diverse, and for the most part the professors are pretty good at what they do. The food on campus is definitely not the the best tasting and is definitely not the healthiest either. The freshman facilities are not the best, there is no air conditioning in the dorms, the heaters often do not come on when it is freezing, but turn on when its reasonably warm, and my suite mates and I have had to take cold showers basically everyday for the last 6 months. There are programs to get involved with on campus but not a lot, and with the majority of the clubs you have to be a part of a specific major or select group in order to get in. Over all I feel like Johnson and Wales is very average in a lot of ways, and is not worth the $45,000 dollar investment that most of us can not afford.
    I love how beautiful the campus is. It truly is one of the best looking JWU campuses. The campus is a good size, and rooms are never too hard to find. The professors are all really kind and understanding, there seems to be mutual respect on all sides. I wish there was better food, especially considering it's a culinary school. I would also like more diverse class options. Often when I choose my courses I feel really limited with not much freedom really excel in my major.