Johnson & Wales University – Providence

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Johnson & Wales University (JWU) is a non-profit, private, career-oriented university with its main campus located in Providence, Rhode Island. JWU currently has four operating campuses located throughout the USA. In 1914, Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales founded JWU as a business school. Today the school has roughly 17, 000 students enrolled in technology, hospitality, equine management, engineering, education, culinary arts, counseling psychology, and business across its four campuses.

JWU, through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C).

General Information

Admission Office

8 Abbott Park Place

Providence, RI 02903-3703

(401) 598-2310

(800) 342-5598

Fax: (401) 598-2948

[email protected]

Contact: Al Seitz

Director of Admissions
Main Address

8 Abbott Park Place

Providence, RI 02903-3703

(401) 598-1000

Total undergrads: 9,395

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,555

Degree-seeking undergrads: 9,395

Graduate enrollment: 1,093


Urban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: Free

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 71%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 74%

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Equestrian/Equine Studies A,B
Farm/Ranch Management A,B
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Entrepreneurial Studies A,B
Fashion Merchandising A,B
Finance/Banking A,B,C
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Hotel/Motel Management A,B
International Business B
Investments/Securities A,B
Marketing Management A,B
Public Finance A,B
Tourism/Travel Services A,B
Travel/Tourism Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising A
Communications/Rhetoric A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A
Computer Systems Analysis A,B
Information Sciences/Systems B
Web/Multimedia Design A,B
Web/Multimedia Management B


Computer Engineering – General A,B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology A,B
Robotics A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Nutrition Sciences B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Parks/Leisure Facilities Management B
Sport/Fitness Administration B

Personal & Culinary Services

Baking/Pastry Arts A,B
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,B
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,B
Food Service A,B
Restaurant/Catering Management A,B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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