Johnson & Wales University

2,566 reviews
  1. Providence, RI
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  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 rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.156 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.164 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.163 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 103 responses
Report
  • Hard working
    35%
  • Dedicated
    24%
  • This is a very career based school so people care
    17%
  • Just assuming they'll succeed
    14%
  • Friendly, open-minded
    3%
  • Stuck-up
    3%
  • Stupid
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
84%
Poll
49%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.186 responses
Poll
56%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.227 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 106 responses
Report
  • Dedicated to the Students
    43%
  • Enjoyable
    23%
  • Good school for the major, but needs improvements
    9%
  • Career Oriented
    8%
  • Great School but defiantly needs work!
    8%
  • I am a transfer, but I have been helped immensely
    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%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.107 responses

Reviews

2,566 reviews
  • Excellent
    439
  • Very Good
    899
  • Average
    1011
  • Poor
    133
  • Terrible
    84
Being so far way has been tough. I am from California and I am currently attending school in Rhode Island. Johnson and Wales University has been great so far! I am really enjoying the food, friends, and my classes. So far my favorite class is Communication Skills. My Professor , who teaches Communication Skills, is vey outstanding. Professor Gaines interacts and shows exactly what we will accomplish after taking this course. My school is unique due to the fact we do not have school on Fridays and sometimes we have classes outside from the classroom. This gives us the opportunity to have class in a dining to get one on one attention with the Professor.
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago
I am really enjoying Johnson and Wales University. I so far have taken two fashion classes and have met many great guest speakers who have attended Johnson and Wales University. These have been my favorite memories so far because it is awesome seeing people who have attended your school that are so successful in your career field. I think what makes my school unique is the trimester schedule. I love that I have three rounds of classes throughout the school year, not like most schools. I also love that as a freshman I am already in my major classes. It is because of the trimesters, the professors and my class selection that I have received a 4.0 gpa the first trimester. If I could choose my school again I would definitely pick Johnson and Wales because I believe that I am being offered the best education and will come across many opportunities here!
  • College Sophomore
  • 11 months ago
Johnson & Wales was the perfect choice for me. My first college experience was a dreadful one. I ended up getting bullied, becoming depressed and struggling to succeed. Johnson & Wales gave me a second chance to prove to myself that I am capable of everything I dreamed of as a child. I am now a 3rd year student working on a Bachelor's in Counseling Psychology. I am thankful to this university for taking me in despite my past college experience and providing me with inspirational professors who are more than happy to support and guide me. My GPA is rising every trimester and my goals seem reachable. I love my school and the new me!
  • College Senior
  • July 15 2015