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B-
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
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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
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.

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
Acceptance Rate
88%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,746/ 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
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.179 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.178 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!

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 118 responses
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  • Hard working
    32%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • 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
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.201 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.242 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 120 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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    Johnson & Wales University- Providence Reviews

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    I am an online student for JWU and am having an excellent experience so far with this university. My boyfriend is an alumni of the Providence campus and always has wonderful things to say about it. I think that was a strong contributing factor as to why I registered for their online program. Aside from the fact that they were able to offer a specific program that fulfills my interests, they have a very strong reputation for their academic successes. I am enrolled in their Sports, Entertainment, and Event Management program (SEEM) and I love it! My academic advisers, finical advisors, and professors have been very helpful along the way.
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    Love the program and the staff, instructors, and chefs are great! They are very dedicated to their field and ensuring student success! Also, there are lots of ways to get involved on campus and in the city of Providence.
    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!