Johnson & Wales University

Providence, RI

Website: www1.jwu.edu/providence/

Private
Co-ed
8,718
Undergraduate
Students
(59.8%) 5,210 Women
(40.2%) 3,508 Men
736
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
82% of 11,971 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$32,441
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$23,037
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
294
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
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Campus Life

Providence Population
178,432
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
44% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
12.6% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.5% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students
9.1%
First-Year Students Returning
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language    
Social Studies 2  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
8 Abbott Park Place
City, State, Zip
Providence, RI 02903-3703
Phone
(401) 598-1000
Fax
(401) 598-1835
E-mail
pvd@admissions.jwu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for some freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
82% of 11,971 applicants were admitted
Women
83% of 7,638 applicants were admitted
Men
80% of 4,333 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
2,551 (26%) of 9,807 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,533 (24%) of 6,359 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,018 (30%) of 3,448 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
12%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
22%
2.50 - 2.99
30%
2.00 - 2.49
11%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$32,441
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
 

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
pvd.admissions@jwu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003404
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
1,944 (95.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,579 (81.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,577 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
247 (15.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$23,037
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,414 (89.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,048
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,396 (88.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,303
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,560 (98.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
315 (15.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $9,619

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
7,814 (95.9%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
5,787 (74.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5,764 (99.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
711 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
67%
Average Award
$20,636
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4,987 (86.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,553
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,083 (88.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,726
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 5,255 (91.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,481 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,305

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership, Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Quarter
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Baking and Pastry Arts/Baker/Pastry Chef
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other
  • Culinary Arts/Chef Training
  • Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Equestrian/Equine Studies
  • Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Finance, General
  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
  • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Information Science/Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Investments and Securities
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General
  • Public Finance
  • Public Relations/Image Management
  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager
  • Security and Loss Prevention Services
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Family and consumer sciences, Parks and recreation
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Not reported
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
294
Part-Time Faculty
323
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 10% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 23% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 12% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 31% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 54% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
50-59 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Not reported
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Education, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education, Doctor of Occupational Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Educational Leadership and Administration

Location and Setting


Providence Population
178,432
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
47 acres

Weather

Temperature
19.1 average low in January, 76.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Providence
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Providence

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
44% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
56%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Wildcat
School Colors
Scarlet and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf x   x  
Sailing x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Volleyball x   x  
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Sailing x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
baseball, equestrian sports, ice hockey

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
8,718
Women
5,210 (59.8%)
Men
3,508 (40.2%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
8,145
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.7% Asian
12.6% Black/African-American
11.8% Hispanic/Latino
8.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.5% White
4.7% Unknown
International Students.
9.1%
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
736

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
77.7%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
46.0%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
53.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
55.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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