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Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade A minus
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

About

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
From Johnson & Wales University- Providence

At Johnson & Wales University, we want you to imagine everything your future can be. And then we’ll help you work toward it—because when you work, so does your education. And your options are as open as your potential.

Since 1914, our goal has been for students to make the most of their time at college—to bring out their potential and turn it into a career. Through education that instills a love of learning to industry connections that put that love into practice, we work by your side to turn your passion into a life.

More than 7,300 students live, work and play at JWU’s flagship campus where life is nonstop through clubs, organizations, social events and over 20 varsity sports competing at the NCAA III level. Situated in an equally vibrant city, Providence, RI has a thriving arts and music scene, professional sports and access to 400 miles of nearby coastline.

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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

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
93%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,922 / 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
$21,210 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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. 185 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 184 responses

Majors

Home to Over 30 James Beard Award Finalists

Through our bachelor’s degree program in Culinary Arts, you’ll learn the craft of culinary arts in top-notch labs under the guidance of expert chef-instructors. Our graduates have established some of the best restaurants, and this year over 30 alum were nominated as finalists for the James Beard Foundation Awards, the culinary world’s version of the Oscars. Want to be the best? Apply to JWU today!

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    1%
  • None
    85%
  • Some
    13%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,767 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
356
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 123 responses
  • Hard working
    32%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    21%
  • Just assuming they'll succeed
    12%
  • Friendly, open-minded
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    3%
  • Stupid
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 207 responses
Poll
57%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 248 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 126 responses
  • Dedicated to the Students
    41%
  • Enjoyable
    22%
  • Career Oriented
    11%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    10%
  • Great School but defiantly needs work!
    6%
  • I am a transfer, but I have been helped immensely
    3%
  • Horrible
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$38,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
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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