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C+
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
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  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

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.174 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.173 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 113 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
    13%
  • Friendly, open-minded
    4%
  • 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.196 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.237 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to the Students
    42%
  • Enjoyable
    23%
  • Career Oriented
    9%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    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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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!
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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!
Johnson & Wales is a diverse business school located in the heart of Providence right inside down city. The school also has a Harborside Campus located in northern Providence. The scenery of the school is very nice and students have the opportunity to meet and network with all kinds of people. I highly recommend the school to anyone who is seeking a degree in Culinary or some type of business major. Also if you’re someone who enjoys being around diverse group of people this school is for you. People come from all over the world and get to meet all kinds of individuals. The professors are a huge help to students success and there are plenty of resources on campus for students who may be struggling with a particular subject or assignment. The school provides library resources such as tutors that are your peers and librarians. Also, the school provides students with an online database that's filled with plenty of resources that students may find useful.