Johnson & Wales University Providence Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Providence, RI
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With an acceptance rate of 88%, Johnson and Wales University in Providence is a largely accessible school. Students interested in applying to the school will need to submit an application and high school transcripts--check out the school's website for more information. SAT and ACT scores are not required.

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Admissions Data (2016):

  • J&W Acceptance Rate: 88%

Johnson & Wales University Providence Description:

Johnson & Wales has four campuses in the United states -- the original campus in Providence, Rhode Island, and other campuses in Miami, Denver, and Charlotte. The Providence campus is the largest with students coming from all 50 states and 71 countries. JWU is a career-focused university with a focus on business, culinary arts, hospitality, technology and education. The curriculum includes hands-on training, leadership opportunities, and other forms of experiential learning. Students in many of the programs can expect to gain real-life experiences working in several hotels operated by the university.

The JWU faculty brings to class lots of industry experience. Academics are supported by a 20 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Johnson & Wales is not the best choice for students who are unsure of their career plans, for a defining feature of the university is that students take courses in their majors from day one (at a liberal arts college, in contrast, students explore a wide range of fields during their first year or two).

Campus life at Johnson & Wales is active with over 90 clubs and organizations, and the school has numerous fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the JWU Wildcats compete in the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference for most sports. The university fields ten men's and seven women's intercollegiate sports.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 9,324 (8,459 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 40% Male / 60% Female
  • 93% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,746
  • Books: $1,500 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,672
  • Other Expenses: $2,000
  • Total Cost: $46,918

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

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99%
    • Loans: 91%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $17,185
    • Loans: $9,187

Academic Programs:

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 78%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 2%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 48%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Wrestling, Soccer, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Baseball, Track and Field, Basketball, Tennis, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Volleyball, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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