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.
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- 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.176 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.175 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.198 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.239 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 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!
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!