Johnson & Wales University-Denver Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

Johnson & Wales University in Denver
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Johnson & Wales University Admissions Overview:

Johnson & Wales University in Denver has an admittance rate of 85%; students with good grades and an impressive application are likely to be accepted to the school. For more information about applying, including requirements and deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website or get in touch with the staff at the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

  • Johnson & Wales University Acceptance Rate: 85%

Johnson & Wales University Description:

Johnson & Wales University is a career-centered university with four campuses in the United States -- Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. The Denver campus is home to three colleges: the College of Business, the Hospitality College, and the College of Culinary Arts. Culinary Arts has the highest enrollments. Students come from 49 states and 9 countries. Johnson & Wales approaches academics differently than many schools, and it may not be the best choice for students who are uncertain about their career direction.

Unlike many colleges and universities that view the first year or two as a time of academic exploration and discovery, Johnson & Wales gets students started on courses in their majors from the first year. JWU's curriculum emphasizes real-life applications of learning, hands-on experiences, internships, and other forms of professional engagement.

Academics are supported by a 25 to 1 student / faculty ratio. On the student life front, Johnson & Wales has dozens of clubs and organizations and an intercollegiate athletic program. The JWU Wildcats compete in the NAIA Association of Independent Institutions. The university fields three men's and three women's intercollegiate teams. Located on a 26-acre campus in a historic neighborhood of Denver, JWU provides students with easy access to the attractions of the city as well as nearby skiing and outdoor recreation.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,278 (1,258 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,746
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,961
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $46,207

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 93%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,148
    • Loans: $7,884

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Culinary Nutrition, Food Service Management, Hotel Management, Marketing, Sports and Entertainment Management.

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 71%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 44%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 54%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Soccer, Track and Field, Cross Country, Basketball
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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