Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Admissions

Costs, Financial Aid Graduation Rates & More

Charlotte, NC
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Johnson & Wales University Admissions Overview:

Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte has an acceptance rate of 82%, meaning that it is a largely open university. Students with good grades and an impressive application have a decent chance of being admitted to the school. To apply to Johnson & Wales, students will need to submit an application through the school's website, and will also need to submit official high school transcripts. For more information about applying (and to fill out the online application), be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office for more information. Visits to the campus are always welcome, and students are encouraged to tour the campus and get a feel for the school before applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

Johnson & Wales University Description:

A part of the Johnson & Wales University--a career-centered university with four campuses in the United States--this school is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Charlotte, with a population of 800,000, is a bustling city, with plenty of great restaurants, culture, and events for students to enjoy while not busy studying. Academically, the school focuses on career-oriented academics, with Associate and Bachelor degrees offered in areas of study like hotel management, culinary arts, fashion merchandising, and engineering. Academics at the school are supported by a 23 to 1 student / faculty ratio. JWU Charlotte has an active student body, with a number of clubs, organizations, and fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the JWU Wildcats compete in the United State Collegiate Athletic Association as an independent. Popular sports include basketball, soccer, and volleyball. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,101 (all undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 33% Male / 67% Female
  • 98% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,746
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $13,242
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $47,488

Johnson & Wales University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 96%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,117
    • Loans: $8,274

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Foodservice Management, Hotel Management, Fashion Merchandising, Parks and Recreation/Leisure Facilities Management, Culinary Arts

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 36%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 46%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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