Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

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Tuition & Fees

Not Reported

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

40%

male

60%

female

20

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

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

8,718

undergraduate students

736

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Johnson & Wales University, founded in 1914, is a private university that focuses on experiential education opportunities for students, providing industry specific labs on campus through international internship programs. Its comprised of four campuses in Rhode Island, Florida, Colorado, and North Carolina. Its 69-acre campus in Rhode Island is located in Providence. As one of the first colleges founded by women, Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales, a progressive and pragmatic approach to learning has defined the education model since 1914.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 9,454
Established in 1914
Coeducational Coeducational

69-acre campus in Providence (population: 180,393); branch campuses in North Miami, FL; Denver, CO; Charlotte, NC. 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.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: T.F. Green

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
44%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no

Moderately Selective

81%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Not Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
academic GPA
interview
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Sailing
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

crew, rugby, track

Club Sports - Women's

equestrian sports, rugby, track

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Football, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
Business Administration and Management, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
Culinary Arts/Chef Training
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Equestrian/Equine Studies
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Investments and Securities
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
Nutrition Sciences
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
Public Finance
Public Relations/Image Management
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
Security and Loss Prevention Services
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Systems Engineering
Tourism and Travel Services Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Freshman honors college
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

9,454

total students

19%

in-state

81%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

8,718
students

Female
60%
5,210

Male
40%
3,508

8%

736
students

Female
60%
441

Male
40%
295

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

93%

8,145
students

Female
60%
4,855

Male
40%
3,290

7%

573
students

Female
62%
355

Male
38%
218

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 46%
Student 5 year graduation rate 8%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

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
10%
Hispanic/Latino
55%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
7%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

472

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions no
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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