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
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
Johnson & Wales University is ...
Private not-for-profit
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

Academics

Professors
B-
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.169 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.168 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,185Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
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  • Hard working
    34%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    19%
  • Just assuming they'll succeed
    14%
  • 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.191 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.232 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to the Students
    43%
  • Enjoyable
    23%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    10%
  • Career Oriented
    8%
  • Great School but defiantly needs work!
    7%
  • I am a transfer, but I have been helped immensely
    4%
  • 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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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!
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Johnson & Wales is a unique university that gives its students a myriad of sources to help them achieve whatever your heart desires. From sponsorships from local businesses and alumni that help students develop and launch new products and companies, to internal and external internships. It is clear that this is a university that looks out for its students and only wants the absolute best for them. Being a culinary school, the food here is excellent. There are so many meal plan options and a variety of food choices whether you are a vegetarian, gluten-free, kosher, and they cater to food allergies well. No complaints here!
Attending Johnson & Wales as a Culinary Arts student under their ACCESS Program was one of the greatest experiences of my life. The education was incomparable, the chefs truly cared about your success in the commercial kitchens of the real world. I learned more living there for 3 years then I have all the other places I've lived up to this point! I recommend the program and school to anyone with a true passion for culinary arts. You will get your money's worth and be glad you did it.