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  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 7,899 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 62% of students, Johnson & Wales alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
About Johnson & Wales University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903
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Johnson & Wales University 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

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Cost

Net Price
$28,227/ 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
    $23,101/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,468/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,542/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,767/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,925/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.176 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
7,899Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 115 responses
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  • Hard working
    33%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    19%
  • 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.198 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.239 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 117 responses
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  • Dedicated to the Students
    42%
  • Enjoyable
    23%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    10%
  • 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
$36,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
62%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
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 Reviews

2,666 reviews
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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!
While I am not attending at present, I have seen promising things from this university. Their baking and pastry arts program, which I will major in, involves much hands-on learning with only a few extra classes like English or mathematics. I really like how JWU lets the student take classes related to his major the first year. And the instructors for the culinary program have past experience in 5-star places!