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Johnson & Wales University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 668 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 27 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

57% Women
43% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Great Northeast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $54,377)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $53,182)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 28 - - -
Basketball 16 12 - -
Golf 10 - - -
Ice Hockey 34 - - -
Soccer 23 21 - -
Softball - 15 - -
Tennis 12 12 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 9 12 - -
Volleyball 14 15 - -
Wrestling 31 - - -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 8.3%
Hispanic 8.7%
Non-resident alien 10.3%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 17.7%
Two or more races 2.9%
White/non-Hispanic 50.3%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Performance Arts
  • Dance
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 9
Liquor Law Violation 2
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Laura from South Salem, NY
  • 5
  • so much fun! for culinary students, i suggest you dorm in harborside. all other majors, dorm in the downcity campus. always a party in the dorms, but beware of the…

  • Jan-31-2012 Read More
  • Madison from Allentown, PA
  • 4
  • JWU has great options for dorms. There are 6 dorm options on Downcity campus and 5 on Harborside campus. The great thing about JWU's dorms is they have something in…

  • Jun-15-2012 Read More
  • Tyler from New Haven, CT
  • 3
  • the dorms were a bit small in certain buildings. i'm not sure if i would like the size of it. however, it is good that you are required to keep…

  • Jan-19-2012 Read More
  • Ryan from Harwich, MA
  • 5
  • Live in a dorm your first couple of years so you can experience it because the dorns at JWU are awesome. I have a 3 bedroom with a full kitchen…

  • Mar-21-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Jintana from Eureka, CA
  • Jun-09-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    It's nice to have an area for dining and buy food within the dorms because we don't have to out of campus for those things which saves students a bit of money.

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  • 3
  • Andrew from Tiverton, RI
  • Apr-07-2014 I am a current student here

    I feel as a a school that is known for there Culinary program, that Johnson and Wales could offer a higher quality of food for their students.

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  • 4
  • Prospective Student
  • Apr-01-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I am very interested in studying new foods and fine dining is always good in my book!

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  • 5
  • JWU Student
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    Johnson and Wales has a wonderful culinary program and the students who are Culinary Arts majors often work in the dining halls, so to say the least the food is generally phenomenal!

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  • 4
  • BL from New Jersey
  • Jan-12-2014 I am a current student here

    Good, but would expect it to be much better considering our culinary expertise. Several options available with quite different atmospheres which is nice. Don't feel like eating on campus, step outside our gate to a variety of options the city of Providence has to offer!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • JWU Student
  • Feb-23-2014 I am a current student here

    As a member of Greek Life on campus, I believe it is an excellent opportunity for students to improve as a person. It gets students involved in community service, on campus activities, and networking. Members of Greek organizations tend to have higher GPAs because it means a lot to them and they also have very strong values. I also promote Greek Life to prospective students.

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  • 0
  • JWU Sophomore
  • Mar-12-2013 I am a current student here

    I recently joined Greek Life and it was an awesome decision everyone is so nice and helpful and truly care about one another.

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  • 0
  • taz
  • Jan-08-2013 I am a current student here

    seems very stereotypical but, you have to look into it more

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  • 0
  • Alexandra from Elm Grove, WI
  • Jan-02-2013 I am a past student here

    There are 5 different sororities on the providence campus and many different fraternities. One of the sororities just started this past spring trimester and just welcomed their first pledge class to JWU.

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