Johnson & Wales University

2,549 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
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
Website

Johnson & Wales University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$25,972/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,831/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,452/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,141/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,743/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,165/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
24:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.109 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.113 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.112 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,529Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 62 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    40%
  • Dedicated
    32%
  • Just assuming they'll succeed
    15%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    6%
  • Stupid
    5%
  • Stuck-up
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
48%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.147 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.181 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to the Students
    50%
  • Enjoyable
    28%
  • Great School but defiantly needs work!
    12%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    4%
  • Meh
    4%
  • Horrible
    2%

After Johnson & Wales University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$35,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
57%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
82%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.51 responses

Reviews

2,549 reviews
  • Excellent
    429
  • Very Good
    886
  • Average
    1006
  • Poor
    132
  • Terrible
    84
As a freshman at Johnson and Wales University I have to say that I am so glad this is where I chose to go. From the faculty, administration and friends I have met, this school has enabled me to start on the right path. Being in downtown Providence, RI JWU is in the center of everything, also allowing for many job opportunities outside of school. The clubs and extra curricular activities are abundant also. JWU is a great University and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
  • Freshman
  • 23 hours ago
I attend Johnson & Wales University Online. The entire program is fast-paced. One thing I would change is cost, it is very expensive.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
The school atmosphere is great.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago