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.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Branch Campuses of Johnson & Wales University- Providence
Johnson & Wales University- Providence Rankings
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Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.177 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.176 responses
Most Popular Majors
Culinary Arts and Food Service582 Graduates
Restaurant and Food Services Management471 Graduates
Baking and Pastry Arts325 Graduates
Hospitality and Tourism Management222 Graduates
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies195 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration92 Graduates
Fashion and Apparel Merchandising92 Graduates
Counseling Psychology56 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.199 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.240 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.107 responses
Johnson & Wales University- Providence Reviews
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!
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.