Tuition & Fees

$30,746

$30,746

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

40%

60%

male

female

1
15

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,807
Declined + 2,164
Total Received 11,971
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Private (nonprofit)

8,718

undergraduate students

736

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Culinary Arts
  2. Hospitality Management
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Codes

SAT 3465
ACT 3804

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
43%
300-399
17%
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School Facts

Johnson & Wales, founded in 1914, is a private university. Its 69-acre campus is located in Providence.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 9,454
Established in 1914
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Providence, RI

69-acre campus in Providence (population: 177,994); branch campuses in Charleston, SC; Norfolk, VA; North Miami, FL; Vail, CO; and Worcester, MA; and abroad in Gothenburg, Sweden. Served by bus and train; major airport serves Boston (50 miles); smaller airport serves Warwick (11 miles). School operates transportation around campus. Public transportation serves campus.

Johnson & Wales University
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
84%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
8%
500-599
36%
400-499
39%
300-399
16%
200-299
0
700-800
1%
600-699
5%
500-599
34%
400-499
43%
300-399
17%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,807
Declined + 2,164
Total Received 11,971

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Maureen Dumas
Dean of Admissions
P: 401 598-2310
F: 401 598-2948
pvd@admissions.jwu.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC Hockey (Division III), Great Northeast Athletic Conference (Division III), New England College Wrestling Association (Division III), North Eastern Collegiate Volleyball Association (Division III)
Mascot
Wildcat
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Advertising/Communications
Applied Computer Science
Baking/Pastry Arts
Business Administration
Computer Graphics/New Media
Computer Technology
Computerized Drafting
Culinary Arts
Design/Configuration Management
Educational Leadership
Electronics Engineering
Fashion Merchandising
Financial Management
Food Service Management
Food/Beverage Management
Hospitality Administration
Hotel Management
Information Sciences
International Business
International Hotel/Tourism Management
International Trade
Management
Marketing
Network Engineering
Organizational Leadership
Restaurant Management
Special Education
Sports/Entertainment/Event Management
Teacher Education
Web Management/Internet Commerce
Web Site Development
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Undergraduate

92%

8,718
students

Female
60%
5,210

Male
40%
3,508

Graduate

8%

736
students

Female
60%
441

Male
40%
295

undergraduateFull-time

93%

8,145
students

Female
60%
4,855

Male
40%
3,290

undergraduatePart-time

7%

573
students

Female
62%
355

Male
38%
218

Student Break-down

9%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
56%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
8%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

95%

Transfer applicants accepted

43%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.75
College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

114

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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