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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    C+
Johnson & Wales is a private university located in Providence, Rhode Island. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 7,267 undergraduate students. The Johnson & Wales acceptance rate is 88%. Popular majors include Culinary Arts and Food Service, Restaurant and Food Services Management, and Baking and Pastry Arts. Graduating 63% of students, Johnson & Wales alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,900.
About Johnson & Wales University- Providence...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903

Johnson & Wales University- Providence Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
88%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,165/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,879/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,110/ year
  • $49-75k
    $25,189/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,243/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,850/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
19:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.177 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.176 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,267Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
443
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
45%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    33%
  • Dedicated
    22%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    20%
  • Just assuming they'll succeed
    13%
  • Friendly, open-minded
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    3%
  • Stupid
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
83%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.199 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.240 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to the Students
    42%
  • Enjoyable
    23%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    11%
  • Career Oriented
    9%
  • Great School but defiantly needs work!
    7%
  • I am a transfer, but I have been helped immensely
    3%
  • Horrible
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.107 responses
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I am a graduate student at the JWU Physician Assistant Studies program, and the staff and facilities are incredible. I moved up from Virginia to attend this program, and I have loved every minute of it. Providence is incredibly fun and I would definitely recommend it!
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I love Johnson & Wales University! As part of the Culinary Nutrition program, I feel challenged and pushed to my limit every single day and in every one of my classes and labs. I love the campus, my work-study job, the surrounding communities, and all the extra fun activities that happen within and around the city. All of the staff and faculty want nothing more than to see you succeed and will do anything they can to help you. It is one of the best places anyone can go to for support!
Johnson & Wales is a really good college if you go for anything culinary, business or hospitality. The majority of teachers and chefs are very nice, understanding, and want you to succeed-- Especially in culinary/baking labs. The class sizes are wonderful as they are small and students are able to get one on one time with their professors. However, the food and meal plan options are not great along with some of the dorms on the Harborside Campus (south hall). Students here wish that there were more options and better food as we do go to a culinary school so, it is expected that we would be able to at least eat well. The last thing that could be changed is the parking situation on the Downcity Campus, there is really nowhere to park and for students that do commute or have cars have to pay for parking in the garage even if they have a parking pass.