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ACCEPTANCE RATE

92.72%

FINANCIAL AID RATE

99%

STUDENT TEACHER RATIO

18:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.

$17,079

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Johnson & Wales University

1150 Douglas Pike, Smithfield, RI

Johnson & Wales University, commonly referred to as JWU, is a private institution that offers unique educational opportunities to over 17,000 students annually. The school has four campuses located in Florida, Rhode Island, Colorado, and North Carolina.  The school was founded in 1914 in Providence, by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales to provide a business education. Over the years the school has expanded its locations and offerings, eventually receiving accreditation to offer undergraduate and graduate files.

Students at JWU will be able to choose from a variety of programs to begin their education. The school’s dedication to career preparation is a cornerstone of its educational offerings. Skill development and training is part of the curriculum taught by educated and experienced professionals in order to provide the best education possible. Programs are augmented by internship and other opportunities that provide practical experience to assist in future employment.

Programs offered include:

  • Business
  • Culinary Arts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Hospitality
  • Equine Studies

Smithfield Location

The Smithfield branch of Johnson & Wales University is located at 1150 Douglas Pike. Close to two thousand students graduate from this campus each year. This location provides services for students in the form of job placement options for students after graduation, career counseling for students in need of assistance, and remedial education courses for program or licensure preparation. Students may learn more, including the school's consumer disclosures, by visiting jwu.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the candidates Johnson & Wales University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Johnson & Wales University is around 7,400 students, with undergraduate students making up about 91% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $33,000-$40,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $220-$270 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$19,852
Receiving Student Loans83%$9,201
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Johnson & Wales University may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 2000)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Johnson & Wales University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division III without football classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Great Northeast Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Great Northeast Athletic Conference)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Other Sports
  • Equestrian
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Programs Offered

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

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