Tuition & Fees

$31,508

$31,508

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1
21

teacher

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,608
Declined + 1,917
Total Received 16,525
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Private (nonprofit)

8,459

undergraduate students

865

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
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
47%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
47%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%
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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 9,324
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: 179,219); 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
45%
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
8%
500-599
32%
400-499
47%
300-399
11%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
9%
500-599
34%
400-499
42%
300-399
13%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
7%
500-599
29%
400-499
47%
300-399
15%
200-299
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
(may be waived if filed online)
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

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,608
Declined + 1,917
Total Received 16,525

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

Amy Podbelski
Director of Undergraduate 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
equestrian sports
field hockey
golf
ice hockey
lacrosse
sailing
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/Marketing Communications
Applied Psychology
Baking/Pastry Arts
Baking/Pastry Arts/Food Service Management
Biology
Business Administration
Business Studies
Computer Graphics/New Media
Computerized Drafting
Counseling
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts/Food Service Management
Culinary Nutrition
Culinary Science
Cyber Threat Intelligence/Defense
Dietetics/Applied Nutrition
Educational Leadership
Electronics Engineering
Engineering Design/Configuration Management
English/Writing/Literature
Equine Business Management/Non-Riding
Equine Business Management/Riding
Equine Science
Fashion Merchandising/Retailing
Finance
Financial Management
Food/Beverage Entrepreneurship
Global Studies
Global Tourism/Sustainable Economic Development
Graphic Design
Health Science
Hospitality Administration
Hotel/Lodging Management
Human Resource Management
Information Security/Assurance
Information Technology
International Business
Liberal Studies
Management
Marketing
Media/Communication Studies
Network Engineering
Operations/Supply Chain Management
Organizational Leadership
Organizational Risk/Cyber Security Management
Physician Assistant Studies
Political Science
Restaurant/Food/Beverage Management
Robotics Engineering
Social Media/Web Technologies
Sociology
Software Engineering
Special Education
Sport Leadership
Sports/Entertainment/Event Management
Teacher Education
Teaching
Teaching/Learning
Tourism/Hospitality Management
Web Site Development
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Undergraduate

91%

8,459
students

Female
47%
3,975

Male
53%
4,484

Graduate

9%

865
students

Female
59%
512

Male
41%
353

undergraduateFull-time

93%

7,899
students

Female
47%
3,654

Male
53%
4,245

undergraduatePart-time

7%

560
students

Female
58%
321

Male
42%
239

Student Break-down

7%
Nonresident aliens
12%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
53%
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

Transfer Admissions

86%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
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

quarter hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

quarter 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

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 749
Countries most often represented China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Taiwan
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes

International Student Contact

Jerry Czub
Director of International Admissions
401 598-5197
jerry.czub@jwu.edu

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