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  • 06/20/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    38 out of 39 people found this review useful. 1 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to do well in highschool now, because they give out HUGE scholarships and campus awards to people that got good HS grades. I didn't even go to a vocational school in HS, and I'm doing baking & pastry, and they gave me almost 16K for the four years, plus 10K just for this year. I can't stress this enough.

  • 07/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    23 out of 25 people found this review useful. 2 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Goal oriented and hardworking are two traits that are very helpful at this university; among creative, calm under pressure, and acting with common sense.

    Tips for prospective students

    Dorm life is rather convenient with the majority of the freshman in one place as well as being very close to the class rooms, kitchens, one of the dinning halls and the recreation center. Last year all freshman we're allowed to have a car on campus too, for $50. But between the JWU bus system and free RI Public Transportation that may not be necessary. Fraternities and Sororities are mostly students from the downcity campus, being the business and hospitality majors, but you can still easily join if that interests you.

    Bang for the buck

    All depends on how much financial aid you're receiving, and there is a lot offered. There are three academic scholarships available, and their qualifications can be found on the JWU website. $2,500, $5,000, and $7,500 per year. The last one does require you to become a member of the Collegiate Honors Society, which costs about $50 per year and has volunteer service attached to it. There are also multiple scholarships based on club memberships and involvement, such is FBLA, DECA, and FCCLA. These do require you to join the National Student Organization, but will renew annually from there. There are no athletic scholarships, because it is a Division III school. There are a number of jobs you can get as a freshman, on and off campus. One example employer being Brown University, which needs employees for its dinning halls and banquets. On campus you can apply to work through the work-study program, but if you do not qualify you will have to find a job off campus.

    Am enjoying being here

    The dining halls have a tendency to be less then what is expected of them for a culinary university, but you can always move to off campus housing and cook for yourself. Also, being a city with a large number of colleges makes it a great place for college students. There are a lot of low budget apartments throughout the city that change out yearly should you wish to live off campus. The city is full of stores and restaurants that tailor to the needs of college students and their budgets. There are also a number of preforming arts centers and concert halls as well. But, if you wish to save up your money there are a number of fine dining restaurants that are well worth their prices. There is a very active athletic department at JWU, containing baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball, and wrestling. In addition, JWU has a number of different intramural tournaments and clubs going on throughout the year.

    Am learning a lot

    The goal of college is obviously to obtain a good paying job and make a career out of it. With that said, the Culinary and Pastry Arts are as they say blue collar jobs with white collar degrees. Because it is a blue collar profession, a willingness to work hard and work experience are your two biggest tickets to a good job. Johnson and Wales cannot give you very much in the experience category, but what they can do is provide a platform to start from and work connections to jobs that you otherwise could not have gotten. These connections come either from the school itself, through the culinary instructors and their connections, or through fellow students. This school will not teach you great recipes, but moreover it will teach you cooking techniques and the sciences behind it. They will also teach you professionalism and management. If you have any of these skills already you will likely find that portion of the classes east and possibly feel as if you are wasting your time.

  • 06/08/2009

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    13 out of 17 people found this review useful. 3 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business & Culinary

    Tips for prospective students

    Do scholarships!!! it's a pricey school, but it is worth the money!

  • 01/19/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 13 people found this review useful. 4 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Hard working students who are passionate about cooking or baking.

    Tips for prospective students

    - Get to know your professors and chefs! - Don't be shy. Meet new people. Don't hang out in the dorm all day. - Get involved. - Don't slack off. - Make sure culinary is really what you want to do. It's hard and it's frustrating for those who don't have a passion for culinary or baking & pastry. - Be prepared to work really hard in your 6 hour lab. - Know how to iron before you get here! Seriously.

    Bang for the buck

    I wanted to give this 4 1/2 stars. I am definitely learning a lot and using some great equipment that I do not have access to at home, but there never seems to be enough of each piece of equipment for each student to use. I certainly don't mind sharing, but it can get frustrating to only have 5 saute pans in a class of 20 students. There is a new building opening up that is extremely nice and it has brand new equipment. And maybe this is all a planned part of the training they're providing!

    Am enjoying being here

    I love being here at J&W, but I do get homesick and sometimes I can't find anything to do. Usually during the week I am doing homework or hanging out in the dorms with my roommates or friends. But having a 3 day weekend can get long and boring if you have nothing to do. I usually hang out with the same people every weekend, but if they go home or are busy with something else, I find that I have nothing to do and I usually watch TV, do homework or read. I will have to work on this and I'm confident I will be busier as the months move forward.

    Am learning a lot

    I am learning so much here at Johnson and Wales! It's so interesting to discover how very much you can learn in a 9 day lab (granted the labs are 6 hours each day!). I believe that the different skills and techniques I am learning at J&W I wouldn't be able to learn easily at home. It's wonderful to have the professional chefs help you every step of the way. The chefs are really nice when you ask them questions; most of them explain things over again if needed.

  • 11/23/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 5 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Culinary arts enthusiasts Career oriented students (TONS of job fairs throughout the year) Students who want to be exposed to different cultures. (JWU has a huge international program)

    Tips for prospective students

    This school is great for students who are career oriented and also want to have the college experience (where you cannot get at community college or vocational school) Culinary Majors is either a hit or miss, freshmen either love the program or they hate it.

    Bang for the buck

    Johnson and Wales is a private university but gives out a lot of aid per year. Having between a 3.0 and 4.0 GPA can get you anywhere from $5,000/year to full tuition. (minus room and board). There are also many opportunities for working on campus (as a work study) or as a Student Assistant in a computer lab or at the gym which can gain a student hourly wage PLUS a $1,000 scholarship per trimester. ALSO THE APPLICATION IS FREE AND NO RECOMENDATIONS NEEDED!

    Am enjoying being here

    There is many options for students in their time outside of class. The downcity campus is a 10 minute walk to the Providence Place Mall, The Dunkin Donuts Center (where the Providence Bruins play in the winter), and close to all attractions geared towards young adults. Night Clubs are two blocks away from freshman dorms, where as the frat houses are a 10 minute bus ride on the RIPTA. (near Providence College) Oh yeah, they do not hold classes on Fridays.

    Am learning a lot

    Johnson & Wales is NOT JUST A CULINARY SCHOOL. There are two campuses three miles apart from each other, I am attending the downcity campus studying Sports/ Entertainment/ Event mangement. Jwu takes a different approach and puts students right into their major classes in the first trimester. It is a great school for students who know what career path they would like to pursue in the future. All the teachers have had experience in the industry on the subjects they teach which helps students relate topics being learned to real world experiences.

  • 01/04/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 8 people found this review useful. 6 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for culinary majors and tech majors

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to get the best grades possible before you graduate high school, be prepared to do alot of work this is college, and also be prepared for the best 4 years of your life

    Bang for the buck

    All I can say is do good in high school they give out plenty of scholarships for good grades, plus they have great academic advisers that can help you along the way money-wise so don't get discouraged by the cost

    Am enjoying being here

    I cant lie i have a great time being here, besides school work I've joined other organizations on campus and i encourage anyone who plans to attend this school to do the same it gives you the whole college experience

    Am learning a lot

    I think so far I've learned alot here not just about school work and my profession or major, but about life and being an adult at this school due to the many organizations this school offers.

  • 04/21/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 7 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    students who couldn't get into another school but want to go to a private school, students who want to get experience in there major

    Tips for prospective students

    enjoy it while it last, and APPLY TO BE A RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANT. i couldn't tell anyone enough, also a big prepare tool that most people don't realize till its to late, WORRY ABOUT YOUR LOANS BEFORE THE LAST FEW MONTHS meaning if you start school in Sept. start to work on your loans in June

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly i love the school but the price is fairly on the higher end. even at that they continue to charge for anything they can. sometimes i feel there more interested in money over our educations. they say they help out allot and that's true. but they charge an arm and a leg to go here

    Am enjoying being here

    at Johnson & Wales University there is never a dull moment, there is always something to do. every year they host the Wildcat wahoo which is a carnival for the students its free and its really fun. this year we will be having rapper Snoop Dogg come preform at the wildcat wahoo. Johnson & Wales University really tries when keeping us entertained

    Am learning a lot

    Johnson & Wales University is a university that is more focused on the money and preparing us for our jobs over many crucial things. I belive the work is fairly easy and most people say so. overall i love the school and it will defiantly help get that degree

  • 10/13/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 8 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Students who know what they want to do and are looking for a career college. This college sets you up with internships starting sophomore year so you can start your career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you stay caught up on your work and you will do fine.

    Bang for the buck

    This is definitely a bang for the buck. You can choose from 8 resident halls to live in, you can chose resident halls if you want your own private bathroom, there are many dining halls here to chose from that have all different types of food, all the companies give out student discounts, there are two gyms, no classes on Friday, and you can ride the RIPTA bus system for free.

    Am enjoying being here

    I LOVE IT HERE! It is such a good environment. Everyone is really nice and helpful. Plus the downcity campus is right in the city so you can walk anywhere you really need to, you don't have to worry about taking a bus everywhere when you can just walk there. The Harborside is also very nice and the food at all the dining halls is delicious. There are alot of options for food and you can also swipe at City Burger and Starbucks with your ID card which is also good. All the companies around the college to will also give you a discount if you show them your student ID card. Plus there are no classes on Fridays!

    Am learning a lot

    All of the classes I am taking I have been learning a ton! I was a little shocked at first by all the things that were being thrown at me, but I am getting used to it. All the professors are really understanding and they will help you pass. They want everyone in their class to do good and to get good grades so they can get a job. The classes are small so they teachers will know who you are which is always a good thing. I am learning more than I think I would at any other school because I am starting classes right from my major in freshman year, rather than other colleges you don't start classes from your major till junior year.

  • 03/27/2010

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    4 out of 7 people found this review useful. 9 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Did enjoy being here

    Providence is a very pricey city. I loved the school but I was too far away from home. I couldnt get a job because I wasnt 18 yet and I always had to call home and ask my mom for money. The food in the dining halls could have been better especially when the school is known for its Culinary Arts program.

    Did learn a lot

    I felt that it isnt a good school for the Fashion Merchandising and Retail Marketing majors. It wasn't as hands-on as other schools.

  • 01/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 10 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Goal oriented students who want to be someone in life. If you are planning on skipping classes don’t bother coming to this school, you will only waste your parents’ money. They keep track of attendance so you’ll be screw and fail at everything (including life). Also, I think this school is good for both the academic and party type of student because it is so goal-oriented and still has a lot of things around it to make it fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do really good in high school because they give out a lot of scholarships. These past two years in this school I have gotten around 35,000 in scholarships so do good in high school AND don’t forget to apply for the FAFSA.

    Bang for the buck

    Yeah, you get a lot of opportunities in this school to actually do good and get your degree. The computers (MAC) for graphic design are always up to date in everything: software and hardware wise. The facilities are well maintained and the bathrooms are always,at least 98% of the time, freaking-shly clean. The only thing that I don’t really like is the fact that during the winter some of the classrooms in certain buildings are cold, as in leave-your-sweater-on-cold but that might just be me though because I get easily cold.

    Am enjoying being here

    Yeah, I really like being here. I’m a commuter student but I go and hang out with my friends that live on campus. Since I’m a graphic design major my school of technology is in the downtown area (and the dorms are too) so there’s always something to do over there. There’s a skating rink in walking distance, the city’s mall, and there are a bunch of stores and restaurants around the area. Also, there are a bunch of clubs almost directly behind the freshman dorms that will be full of students during the weekend. The school also provides free transportation within the state RIPTA (Rhode Island buses). The transportation does become in handy because the main in-state (Rhode Island) bus station is right in the downtown area which is within walking distance. I usually leave my car at home and just take the bus to save gas and time so I don’t have to look for a parking space. Also, there are private Johnson and Wales buses just for students that will take you to the buildings where your classes are if you live in certain dorms and to the parking lots at harbor side.

    Am learning a lot

    This university is very goal oriented and I’m actually learning a lot about my chosen career at this school. I’m a sophomore graphic design major and I have gotten a lot of ‘hands on’ training that I’m sure will help me in the future. The professors are very nice and usually go out of their way to help you understand something that you didn’t understand in class. The great majority of them won’t let you just crash and burn. Also, there are tutors available at the university and certain groups (clubs) that can help you with homework and/or understand things you did not get in class. If you actually manage to fail a class in this university it would be your own fault because the school provides help and professors are usually willing to help you.

  • 01/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 11 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    although the campus is located in a not-so-safe location, safety and security really patrol the area and do their job well. especially on weekends when students are coming in from clubs and parties along with the local crowd.

    Greek Life

    as in every school, all the cool kids are in frats and sororities. if you're not cool you won't be allowed into the frat and sorority apartments. to be honest, their really full of people who had to pay to have friends. a lot of people don't like them up here.

    Clubs and Activities

    this university doesn't feature a football team. we also don't have a homecoming, which is quite disappointing. if you're really big on going to school games, this school doesn't really have it.

    Great for these types of students

    johnson and wales is great for social, easy going, outgoing people. this school is a big party school. anyone who wants to start their social life over again is given the opportunity here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the halls always have cute little events. snowden once gave the students the opportunity to pie an ra for $2, and an rd for $3. all the money went to a local fundraiser.

    Bang for the buck

    johnson and wales is really for people who are social. the classes are really hands on, you work in groups a lot. the culinary program is fantastic, there's a lot of on campus jobs in the dining halls that will hire you if you qualify!

    What to do for fun

    go to the providence place mall, there is a ton of shopping there! there's also waterfire, which is fun to see in september with your new friends! also, i love going to thayer st. near brown university to go out to eat!

    Food and Dining

    the food in the dining halls are really far from what i expected from a culinary school. the food is really disgusting sometimes, but i would say marketplace, located in the downcity campus, is my favorite.

    Dorm Life

    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 ra's!

    Academic Rigor

    the academic classes are pretty easy. although, someone may also find the classes hard. the professors are really flexible and relaxed.

    Tips for prospective students

    providence isn't the safest area. i suggest to always walk in groups of people. since there are a lot of robberies, shootings and stabbings around the campus, i wouldn't stay out too late or walk on any not well lit streets. always take precaution.

    In three sentences

    johnson & wales university attracts a huge party crowd. since providence is mostly populated of college kids, there is a lot going on. you really learn who you are up here, meet people who you'll never forget, and you'll make the best decisions you will ever make.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 12 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Each campus has a Safety & Security office that works around the clock 365 days a year. They keep the students of the university safe with cameras, safety call buttons, and a phone number that can be reached at any time. Providence is a city and many people would feel uneasy being alone there, but safety and security is always around to walk you home or pick you up, making you feel at ease.

    Greek Life

    Our Greek Life is fantastic. The school holds them to high standards to set good examples for the student body. Each Greek organization has a completely different feel to it and if there's one you're interest in, it's probably the perfect fit. I personally am a sister in a sorority and the experience is one of the many reasons I will never go to another university.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are over 100 clubs and organizations on campus for literally every type of person. There's not a single person I know that isn't involved in something. Our clubs and orgs range from every type of interest and offer students something outside their normal class routine.

    Great for these types of students

    go-getters. JWU is a university for the go-getters in the world. You need to have a passion for what you do and a drive to do it to be successful at this university. They'll give you tips and show you how to do so, but you need to want it to succeed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Sitting in Gaebe commons when the weather's nice is definitly a JWU tradition. No matter what time of day it is if there is nice weather everyone comes together on Gaebe. People who otherwise live off campus are found there, dorm life is there, and even professors making their way to the library for coffee can be found walking around it. It's just a great area that is unique to the campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Regardless of the fact that this school offers great financial aid, JWU is really money well spent. It's an affordable college experience that still gives you things to do on the weekdays and weekends that other schools wouldn't. They offer a lot to their students all for the price of tuition.

    What to do for fun

    University Involvement Board, along with many other clubs put together a variety of events for students. Inflatable days, bands, comedians, and a carnival at the end of the year just to name a few. There's always something to do on campus and all you need to do to find it is read the signs that are covering the walls.

    Food and Dining

    Many options are available to students through food services. Snowden, Marketplace, City Burger, Red Sauce, and even more are all available on the meal plan. The options will satisfy anything you're craving. We even have a Starbucks and two convenience stores for that quick morning or late night food run!

    Dorm Life

    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 everyone's price range and you'll never be board when surrounded by the people of your res hall. It's a great atmosphere that is a quintessential part of college life.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are much more personalized than your average university. Being on a name basis with professors helps students to feel more comfortable in approaching them and allows for more direct learning that you can't find in a lecture hall. Overall the classes aren't Ivy league difficulty but it's mainly because you're learning from people who actually have the experience who don't just teach by the book. It makes it easier to comprehend and allows you to learn just as much information- but more easily absorb it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Develop your own opinion. JWU is a great school, has an excellent track record, and can really set you up for your industry of choice. But make sure it's what you want, not every school is the right fit for everyone so take a visit and learn for yourself!

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales (or JWU) is the perfect school if you're looking for city life on a welcoming scale. The medium sized student body allows for individual attention from professors and more hands on experience. As a whole the campus comes together making for a perfect college experience.

  • 02/17/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 4 people found this review useful. 13 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who love city life!

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive college but the resources here are unbelievable and they give our tons of money!

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is fun and always has something going on. The city is busy and has tons of off campus events when you're not in the books!

    Am learning a lot

    The teachers are really focused on making sure you do your best. They go out of their way to provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to be successful here. They're so dedicated!

  • 05/15/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 14 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Don't spend too much time partying, studying is key at this school.

    Bang for the buck

    The tuition is the lowest I've seen and the school looks great. You can tell they put great effort into making the residence halls look great and make sure the food is always fresh. Well worth the money.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is a lot to offer when it comes to activities at Johnson & Wales. Each week there is at least two or three events anyone can attend. From mini-golf and trips to amusement parks to other things like movie night and bingo. It's a great social experience

    Am learning a lot

    Johnson & Wales does a great job at having various interesting classes to take. There is something for everyone. It is easy to love the classes and the professors due to the great learning environment.

  • 08/14/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 15 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    ~Culinary Arts and Baking and Pastry. ~Business ~Hardworking and dedicated students.

    Tips for prospective students

    ~Apply for EVERY scholarship ~Don't always party because studying is important especially is a teacher decides to give a pop quiz (yes they do, do this). ~Get involved in different and meet new people. Don't be afraid to talk to someone everyone is nice. ~Get to know you chefs they can get you connections outside schools sometimes. ~Prepare to do more work than you did in college. Also they don't really accept anything late so make sure everything is in on time. ~Make sure you know how to iron good and shine your shoes. Starch works amazing on your uniforms. If your a culinary major Chef Fuchs is REALLY strict about uniforms and he will confront you if somethings wrong with it. ~Make sure you don't miss more than 2 days of a lab because after the 2nd day you are dropped from that lab and are going to have to take it over.

    Bang for the buck

    It is definitely worth it here. Yes it is expensive (about 33,000 for tuition and then you include your dorm fees) but it also all depends on what you have for financial aid. But you learn different tricks and tips and the school helps you find jobs after you graduate. Sometimes your internship can turn into your actual job for the rest of your life or for how long you wanna stay there. You also can choose from a variety of different resident halls and dining halls so your options aren't really limited. A final thing is apply for every and any scholarship you find because it will help you out in the long run. But there are jobs on and off campus that are easy to get.

    Am enjoying being here

    Honestly I love it here. Everyone is so friendly and yes I do get homesick sometimes but i get over it when I am hanging out with people. The dorms are very nice especially the upperclassmen ones because they are like an apartment style (good thing to look forward to) but they can be pricey. The food on campus isn't always that great but there are alot of places around the campus to eat at. Also you use your ID card to swipe for food. You get 15 swipes a week and 5 guess swipes a trimester so use it wisely. There's also a Starbucks on both the Harborside and Downcity Campus. There are many of different clubs, organizations, and sports to do so i recommend getting involved in something because you meet alot of new people that way.

    Am learning a lot

    Almost everyday you are learning something new, whether it's in academics or a lab. Even though the labs are only 9 days long you retain ALOT of information in those day. You will spend about an hour doing lecture in the beginning of class then for the rest of the 6 hours you are learning hands on work and you get to try what you eat. The chefs work with you so you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. As for academics you spend almost 2 hours learning the same stuff you learn in high school but sometimes in a fun and interesting way.

  • 06/15/2011

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Fast-paced Organized Love the city of Providence, RI Ready for the work force

    Tips for prospective students

    Check out the campus first... If you don't like the city you might not like this school....

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition, I found, was on the cheaper side. The average out-of-state cost was $36,600. Their average financial aide is $18,300 a year. So all in all you'll be paying around $18,300 that includes room and board!!

    Will enjoy being here

    I love Providence and having JWU right in the heart of Providence, RI is both exciting and amazing!

    Will learn a lot

    This school, when I went to their Wildcat Weekend, I learned so much. They have you learn about what they offer and they do it efficiently, with little to no boring parts.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who wants to learn from a great culinary arts & baking/pastry program but wants to also have a good,fun time away from home.

    Tips for prospective students

    Keep your grades and GPA's high so that you can gain scholarship money.

    Bang for the buck

    JWU's tuition,books,uniforms and rooms all together is a high number around 30,000-39,000 but filing for financial aid early can help. Do scholarship applications so you wont need to take out student loans.

    Am enjoying being here

    After going to orientation and staying there, I honestly feel the JWU is the right fit. There are so many things to do so there is no way that you can have boredom.

    Am learning a lot

    JWU helps you in the field of your choice as soon as class begins. You learn what is expected of you as the year begins and puts you in a good spot for when you begin your job/career.

  • 10/19/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 18 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Am learning a lot

    Classes really encompass a lot of information and teachers are all very willing to help whenever it is needed, they want to see people learn and do well.

  • 11/26/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    Even though its a lot of money its definitely worth the money. There are many benefits you wont receive else where. The room and board charges are ridiculous but other wise, everything is good.

    Am enjoying being here

    For the most part the school is decent. The only thing to do on weekends is to go clubbing but since I don't club, that leaves me with nothing to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Since I am an engineering major and have never taken a computer class before, I am learning something new everyday.

  • 01/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 20 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Johnson and Wales University is excellent for culinary students. Their culinary arts, baking and pastry as well as their nutrition programs are top-notch and you're almost guaranteed to have a successful career in the field if you apply yourself. Johnson and Wales University is also great for CE students and Adult Learners who have full-time jobs during the day. Their night classes are taught by some of the most knowledgeable and interesting professors. The 3 hour class time will just fly by.

    Bang for the buck

    JWU's Day division costs aproximately $25,000 per academic year. You're allowed up to 18 credits per term and you get all the accoutrement that comes with being a regular college student. However, for the best bang-for-the-buck, their CE program is where it's at. CE students are not allowed to study abroad, hold work-study jobs, or represent JWU in sports. But you'll barely realize that because you'll be too dumbfounded by the fact that your tuition costs is less than half of the Day division. A 12 credit CE term costs $3,000.

    Am enjoying being here

    As a CE student, there's not much collegiate life to be had. You get in, you get out. JWU rarely fosters their CE community as much as they do their Day division.

    Am learning a lot

    Professors are knowledgeable, classwork is easily understood and applied to real-life, and the majority of the students are consistently focused and ready to learn.

  • 01/19/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 21 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    on the tour, the food and dining was awesome. they offered a variety of foods and even a section serving gluten-free foods. the cafeteria was really comfortable.

    Dorm Life

    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 your room decent and neat.

    Academic Rigor

    i have personally had a conversation with one of the business professors. the material that is being taught really makes you think and go about things in a more hands on approach.

    In three sentences

    i love the way the faculty showed us around the university. they gave me a clear understanding about the business classes that i was interested in. i look forward to attending jwu this fall.

  • 03/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 22 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Security is great. You learn that right from the Orientation before you move in. They are always there if you need them nomatter where you are or what the circumstances. They watch out for the student body and don't go over-board with the police type attitude.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is big. I did try to pledge and almost made to Rush week but wound up leaving the Frat due to some problems with they way the frat was treating it's pledges. But most of the frats and sororities are great. And there is a large variety of fraternities and sororities.

    Clubs and Activities

    JWU has a very large variety of clubs, Greek Life, athletics and more. There is always a variety of things going on that will appeal to everyone at the school.

    Great for these types of students

    I'd compare JWU to a high end techinal university. I am not a good test taker and this University is perfect for those type of students. The school is geared more to a hands-on, participation type of structure. You do have to go to class and do have to participate in class project so that is not an option.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Love Rush week. I pledged a fraternity but left because, unfortunately, it wasn't what I expected but it is fun to see what go on during Rush week. They also have great mentoring programs. Currently I am working at a travel agency in Newport, RI and, before that worked at T F Green Airport doing mentoring and internships. I love the tri-mesters, which is unusual. We get to pick a large variety of courses and the year goes by very fast.

    Bang for the buck

    I transfered to JWU from a Massachusetts college after changing my major from Sports Mgmnt to Travel and Tourism. I live on Cape Cod and have worked in the resort business for the past 5 years. I figure, why not make that my major since I love the work. JWU has exactly what I need to get me started and get me out there. I also want to travel and am heading to Paris for an internship next month. I can definitely see why graduates of JWU have no problems getting placed after graduation. I feel very comfortable here and fit right in. That helps with getting up in the morning and starting each day...

    What to do for fun

    What isn't there to do?? We live in the middile of this awesome city. Right around the corner from the main buildings is the main street with theatres, pubs, live music, etc. JWU constantly has something going on for the students at the Harbor Side Campus. I play flag football with an actual team that plays against other local colleges. You'll never want for something to have fun doing at JWU!

    Food and Dining

    Are you kidding, JWU is known for it's Culinary College. Our dining halls and variety of on-campus restaurants are second to none. Most college students lose weight, I have gained weight because the food is so good. Unfortunately, we only get 3 swipes a day so we have to utilize those swipes very wisely....

    Dorm Life

    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 and a double decker garage. We are about 1/2 mile from campus and utilize the many shuttle buses available to all students. Dorms are clean, my room is very big and they have extras like lots of games rooms, laundry facilities and study rooms. I am a Junior and still in a dorm because I dont want to be worried about renting an apartment and not having access to the shuttles and getting to my classes on time.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, the JWU instructors are very student oriented in that they are not into the testing as much as they are class participation and hands-on projects. We go in tri-mesters, as opposed to the typical 2 semesters, thus we are able to have more of a variety of classes through out the school year. If you go to class, pay attention and participate, you will have a great time at JWU.

    Tips for prospective students

    Definitey get a dorm on-campus your first 2 years. The Shuttle buses run constantly, which take you everywhere. You don't need a car! Local public transportation is also free with your ID Badge. You won't be complaining about the food at JWU that's for sure... Classes are small, the instructors are awesome and they all have a hands-on attitude and will help in anyway they can, if needed. Being in the middle of a large city is a plus. You'll love JWU!

    In three sentences

    Love this University because it caters to it's students as far as the advisers going out of their way to help in anyway they can. We have the best meal plan in the country due to the culinary that run the many choice on-campus restaurants. The Providence campus is built around the city and it's a great place to live and experience; while also allowing friendships with neighboring colleges.

  • 05/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 23 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety and Security is round the clock and they make you feel very safe.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very big on campus. All of the people in greek life are very friendly and fun to be around and they do a lot for the school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that can help you progress in your academics and majors.

    Great for these types of students

    You must be very outgoing. Having a big personality will get you far!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are not really any unusual traditions. Students have a lot of school pride. Since campus is located in the heart of downtown providence and it spread out throughout the city, it is not a typical campus which makes the whole thing unusual.

    Bang for the buck

    Johnson & Wales is worth every penny because of the value of the education you recieve.

    What to do for fun

    Living in providence, there is always something to do. There are restaurants, museums, events and shopping everywhere you look. You will never be bored!

    Food and Dining

    The food is mainly cooked by the culinary students on their internships and all of it is very good. It is also interesting to watch them progress in their culinary careers.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is the best thing to do as a freshman. You make friends that will be with you for life. The dorms are gorgeous and they are run by people that make you feel safe and are very helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    You jump right into your major courses as well as your general education courses. You see from the start what your major is like. To get good grades just go to class, pay attention and do your work, its that simple. All of the information you learn is valuable.

    Tips for prospective students

    It has amazing programs for all different majors especially in the hospitality and culinary industries. You will have a great experience as long as you make the most of it and don't lose sight of your goals.

    In three sentences

    An amazing school to experience college life in. It is a great school is you are planning on majoring in the Hospitality industry. You will learn things that will last you a lifetime.

  • 12/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This college is great for students pursuing the art of culinary who also want a business background, so they can start their own business.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you get lots of scholarships and learn how to IRON!!!!!

    Bang for the buck

    JWU is quite costly, but you are given a great education.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love it here at JWU! I have made many great friends and am getting a great education. There are also many great clubs and sports to be a part of.

    Am learning a lot

    I am definitely learning a lot at school. The labs have taught me so much information on food and sanitation.

  • 01/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 25 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great safety, unless its on a weekend.

    Greek Life

    I wouldn't know.

    Clubs and Activities

    Get involved in them, you kind of have to.

    Great for these types of students

    Culinary Majors.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Starbucks!

    Bang for the buck

    Besides not liking the dorm and campus dining, I am getting what I paid for, just wish it was cheaper.

    What to do for fun

    Providence Place Mall, Seasonal events (haunted houses, Christmas tree lighting, etc.), Thayer Street, Water Fire and the movie theater.

    Food and Dining

    Harborview is decent when they have chocolate chip pancakes.

    Dorm Life

    Don't do it. An apartment is less expensive. Forget the meal plan, it is not worth it.

    Academic Rigor

    I do not know what that means.

    Tips for prospective students

    College Visit is a must!! Sign up for scholarships.

    In three sentences

    Includes an expensive tuition. Lousy Dorm accommodations. Great Teachers.

  • 01/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 26 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Providence Place Mall!

    Food and Dining

    Multiple food options including Starbucks!

    Dorm Life

    Downcity Gaebe area dorms are very nice.

    Academic Rigor

    Average class difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    Live on campus at least your first year. Join clubs and get to know people. Prepare time to prepare for your first year.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a professional and hands on school. You jump right into your major and don't take just general ed classes. The surrounding area looks for JWU students to hire due to the high standards JWU has.

  • 01/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    traveling around providence

    Tips for prospective students

    be determined to work hard. do not be lazy. do not be someone you're not.

    In three sentences

    amazing instructors that are determined to see you succeed. circulum is very well organized i am willing to graduate and be top in my class

  • 01/29/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    it is in the city so it seems like there is a lot to do. the mall is amazing.

    Food and Dining

    we ate very well there the weekend i was there. they have many choices to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    you can choose to have one room mate or three.

    Tips for prospective students

    before you decide if you want to go check out one of their wildcat weekends! it was awesome!

    In three sentences

    i went to visit this school in november 2011 and i really enjoyed the school and all the people that were there. they were very helpful in answering questions that i had.

  • 02/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 1 person found this inaccurate. 29 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    i always feel safe on the campus. campus safety is always around. there's also a hotline you can call if you need anything! there are well lit pathways all of the time, and i've never felt scared when walking at night.

    Greek Life

    there is one sorority, i don't know much about it. i think they're trying to expand but for now it's not that big. which a lot of people find to be a good thing, it's not a greek ran school for sure.

    Clubs and Activities

    they have a lot of things you can do! i listed some of the things earlier but cab (campus activity board) has tons of things to do every week, then there's always tons of clubs you can join. if you don't find something you like, you can always and are encouraged to make one! one of my friends the other day created a happiness club.

    Great for these types of students

    students that know what field they want to go into, motivated students because the work load is sometimes a lot, and students that are fun and outgoing you'll fit in with everyone here!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    music plays on campus all of the time, it's really nice when walking to class.

    Bang for the buck

    you can't find many schools that are so industry relevant. the school has a main goal of not just finding that first job, but developing a career. the connections you make, and knowledge you learn is worth the money.

    What to do for fun

    there are tons of things to do. denver is an awesome location. if you run out of things to do on campus (which is hard) there's always something going on if it's coffee house, movies in the jpa, or comedy corner. we're about an hour away from mountains, and 15 minutes from downtown.

    Food and Dining

    they have great food compared to other colleges. they also have healthy and vegetarian options. sometimes they'll also have guest chefs make their specialty dish, which is always really good. the food is always varying so you don't really get bored, and is almost always made in front of you!

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love the dorm life! everyone always has their doors open, the ra's are usually really awesome, everything is pretty laid back, the dorms are bigger than any other college i visited. i strongly suggest living on campus at least one year, it's so much fun and you meet tons of people. students hang out in the common rooms all the time, you'll always find someone either watching tv, playing ping pong or pool, and of course cooking something delicious in the kitchen!

    Academic Rigor

    i'm a marketing major, so don't be scared away because you think it's a culinary school! i love the professors, they're very understanding and want you to do well. all assignments are extremely industry relevant, i haven't found myself thinking, why am i learning this yet. the university also strongly believes in working in groups along with having guest speakers. it really prepares you for the real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for a small school, you know pretty much everyone in your class which i like but just make sure you consider that. also it really helps to know what you want to go into when coming to the school, because the university starts you in your major's classes from day one you'll find out fast if you want a career in that.

    In three sentences

    johnson and wales is super friendly and welcoming, i always find myself saying hi or being welcomed where ever i go. the professors are extremely nice and care about your success. this is a small school though, there are definite pros to going to a small school, but make sure you consider the cons!

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 30 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    standard security- some areas out side are not the best to travel in especially at night.

    Clubs and Activities

    ski, sailing, business, sorority/fraternity - you find the rest

    Great for these types of students

    varied, even have equestrian

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    book store very expensive, its hours and hours of city close early; like their emblem of wild cat

    Bang for the buck

    private school - not cheap, do the fasfa.gov, get involved, keep up grades, find ways to keep busy and have study time- every thing has an additonal fee attached

    What to do for fun

    restaurants, movies, tiny mall, theather , sports, you find the rest they hype it up at orientation

    Food and Dining

    standard

    Dorm Life

    4 dorms - 2 standard - 1 is a suite with kitchen and bathroom

    Academic Rigor

    varied

    Tips for prospective students

    only guarentee room for the first year- fight for your grants in comparison to other school acceptances- network out of the box for scholarships -bus transportation is sporatic on time frame, let you get a taste of your major early on

    In three sentences

    small , diversified majors, in a tiny city, community service oriented, re: waterfire, proud - known for their culinary - but very good business school, trimesters, no pool, no music- marching band, clubs small

  • 02/27/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 31 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    campus safety knows how to take care of the campus. they are always just a call away and there for you when you need them.

    Greek Life

    i am not apart of greek life but it is something i would love to be apart of. the girls and guys in the sororities and fraternities are always having the best time around campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    there are a numerous amount of clubs and activities to join here at johnson and wales and most of them help you to further your education and help you in your future plans with your career.

    Great for these types of students

    if you do not do well in lecture classes then this school is for you. the classes are the perfect size, not too big and not too small.

    Bang for the buck

    tuition is pretty high at johnson and wales but for the campus being in the city the cleanliness and security is always on its a game. the residential halls are always kept nice and fresh.

    What to do for fun

    when i am around campus, there is always something to do. when the weather is nice enough to be outside, there are always people outside playing sports. and if you like sports and school spirit there is always the chance to go to a school basketball game.

    Food and Dining

    for the majority of the school being culinary the food is not the best. coming to a primarily culinary school i was expecting beyond amazing food and that is not what we get. some of the meals are delicious, but i would say more than half of the meals could be much better.

    Dorm Life

    i absolutely love living in the residential halls. they always have activities going on for everyone to participate in throughout the week and on the weekends. the ra's are so friendly and are more than helpful with any situation you are in.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are not too difficult but not too easy. the professors give you enough freedom to feel like you are in college and on your own but at the same time give enough structure and support to succeed!

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are looking to go to johnson and wales in the future i would be sure to know what major you are interested in, and shadow the school in that preferred major.

    In three sentences

    johnson and wales has an amazing campus right in the city of providence. while not in the comforting setting of the classroom, there are plenty of fun and exciting things to do during the day and night.

  • 02/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 32 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    greek life is fun. it's what you make of it.

    Great for these types of students

    jwu is great for culinary art students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    unusual traditions depends on you. i'll put it this way, whatever you were doing at home positive, you should continue to do away from home. whatever you did negative at home, you should leave it at home. if you had a positive religion when you were home, you should stay with that religion no matter where you are. i won't advise going anywhere alone if you're not familiar with your environment. just be you and keep your common sence.

    What to do for fun

    what i do for fun sometimes is, take the university bus to the malls or other campuses to visit my other friends or i'm on the computer talking to good friends and family. my roommates and i also play harmless jokes on each other, go to lunch together or watch a little tv.

    Tips for prospective students

    my tips for prospective students are: be sure of any major you choose to be your future career interest. always ask questions about anything you don't understand or aren't sure of. don't be afraid to step away from your family to better yourself and education (your family will always be there for you any way they can). try to stay focused on your goal/reasoning for being in college. never forget the sacrifices someone has made for you to get where you are. your accomplishments will greatly reward all those who have made sacrifices for you to be in college. never follow the in-crowd; unfortunately, it often turns out unpleasant. follow your own heart. try not to get wrapped in too serious of a relationship, as that could possibly break your focus (you have years to look forward to a relationship after college). always check your school e-mails for notices and try to have some sort of cell phone (some colleges aren't allowing landlines any longer). stay positive, keep in touch with your family and good friends. staying in touch with family and good friends, helps to keep you from becoming too homesick. try to find good campus friends or buddies that you may be able to relate with and possibly help you out if you ever needed any help.

    In three sentences

    i feel johnson & wales university is excellent in all culinary art majors. johnson & wales univerisity has helped me develop my independence and decrease my parent dependency. i have learned so much more about culinary arts within the little time i have been attending johnson & wales university. johnson & wales university will certainly strengthen/toughen any weaknesses or shortcomings you may have.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 33 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    we are in the middle of the city, but campus security is great.

    Clubs and Activities

    great :)

    What to do for fun

    there are plenty of clubs to join! and lots of student activities weekly, nicely spaced out and differences between events.

    Food and Dining

    the cafe could be better, but it is not terrible. i would like to see more diversity in the food weekly.

    Dorm Life

    i love that we have our own bathroom in the suites. i also like that we get a mini fridge and microwave. very cute and spacious.

    Academic Rigor

    the classes are a perfect ratio of students to professor. professors here a very helpful and care a lot.

    Tips for prospective students

    check your email everyday! iron your uniform, every last piece!

    In three sentences

    johnson and wales is a small campus with a lot of different people, from all over. i like the diversity and the classes are perfect size. i have had the best experience here.

  • 03/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 34 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    the safety and security office is really responsive to students, and the late-night transportation is great if you get stuck somewhere. even though we're in the middle of the city, they go above and beyond to keep students safe.

    Greek Life

    too much partying and hazing for my taste.

    Clubs and Activities

    it's kind of all about greek life, but if you don't want to party all time, you won't fit in there very well.

    Great for these types of students

    those who don't want to be unemployed after graduation!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing really, the campus doesn't have any awesome traditions or locations on campus, except starbucks...

    Bang for the buck

    i love the education i'm getting here, sometimes it is pretty easy, however, i took every change i could to do internships and work with professors outside of class, i want them to help me get a job before i graduate!

    What to do for fun

    i love going o boston, my friends and i go almost every chance we get! but being in the city of providence can be fun too...sometimes it gets boring.

    Food and Dining

    for a culinary school, we definitely need to improve our on-campus food selection, both in variety and quality.

    Dorm Life

    very expensive, but i like being on campus, for the safety and because i like to be around other students.

    Academic Rigor

    they classes that interest me are easy because i am passionate about my majors (i double-majored, and since i did it freshman year, i can still graduate with my class!).

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure to look for all the financial aid you can get! it's expensive, but worth it to go here!

    In three sentences

    i love attending jwu, i have learned so much from my professors because they really worked in the industry for which they teach now. most importantly, the professors still keep in touch with business professionals, and they can put you in contact with employers even before you graduate. i also love the downtown campus, being in the middle of the city is ideal for me!

  • 03/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 35 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining halls you always have a choice where to go. The only part that could be annoying is on weekend they have different opening and closing hours which could be a problem but other than that there is a lot of different variety of food to pick from and places to eat.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life has been great. I have an awesome room mate and wouldn't want a new one. Living in a dorm is like living in a house except the fact its just one room, but you treat it as your home. I recommend for the first two years of college to get settled in a dorm room because that is how you meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically the school is good, there are a lot of different majors which makes the school better, because if you decide on switching your major there are many others to choose from.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are thinking of coming to JWU you will having an amazing time. Everyone is very friendly, the city is really nice and there is a lot to do.

    In three sentences

    As a Freshman at Johnson and Wales University I do not have much to complain. It has been a great experience so far and I hope it continues to be. As a major in criminal justice I have met many other criminal justice majors and have really gotten to know them.

  • 03/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 36 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Safety and Security on campus is great, the officers are always paroling and they respond very quickly.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is very expensive but you should keep in mind that it is one of the top rated culinary schools in the country and is very well known. If you work hard and put in an effort, you will get a lot out of this school.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do in the city! Providence contains several colleges and universities and is very much a college town. Theyer Street is a great place to hang out if you want to get away from campus because of its shops, restaurants, and people. The mall is very close and most places are within walking distance from our campus.

    Food and Dining

    There are many different dining halls on campus and they serve a variety of different foods. The food is pretty average.

    Dorm Life

    The Providence campus has many different dorms to choose from and there is definitely something for everyone! There are dorms specifically for Freshman and those are great for meeting new people!

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are not too difficult but the labs for culinary and baking can be very demanding, keep this in mind when applying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research, make sure that you choose the right major for yourself. Work hard and find as many scholarships as you can.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales University is a great school if you are pursuing a degree in Baking & Pastry Arts, Culinary Arts, or Nutrition. I have had a great experience at both the Miami and Providence campus'. The campus in Providence is large and the city is beautiful, the professors are very helpful.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 37 of 117

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    This school is really beautiful. I visited the school twice and I can not wait to go there in september. I will surely enjoy attending here.

  • 04/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 38 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    You can always call Campus Safety for a ride home and they have help boxes all over. Now, they have a new feature which is that on Thursday-Saturday from 2am-5am, they will provide transportation to the dorms.

    What to do for fun

    We have sororities, fraternities, endless amounts of clubs, and student activities. Being in the middle of Providence, we are located right next to the club scene which makes for great weekends. Also, the mall is about a 5 minute walk.

    Food and Dining

    With the meal plan you can eat at 5 different places. All the food is pretty good, especially Red Sauce our Italian cuisine spot, and you can use your meal swipes at Starbucks.

    Dorm Life

    Living in the dorms is a exhilarating experience. It is one of the best ways to meet friends and have fun. Residential Life offers many activities and there is always something going on to attend. You are able to meet your roommates online ahead of time and pick exactly who you want to live with.

    Academic Rigor

    You definitely are challenged here and classes can be proven difficult. However, with hard work you are sure to get the grade you deserve. The faculty is open to any questions and they all have office hours to meet with them. Also, we have free tutoring in just about every subject. Also, we never have Friday or weekend classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not think that Johnson and Wales is a lower quality school. The teachers have a lot of knowledge to offer and many of the students that have been here graduate with job offers. Internship opportunities are always available and for most majors, are required. You are guaranteed to gain experience at this school.

    In three sentences

    Johnson and Wales has a helpful and friendly faculty. Class sizes are small which creates a less-stressful and more personalized learning experience. Residential Life has many fun activities to meet people and utilizes social media so that students can provide their insights and questions.

  • 04/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 39 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    When you are in culinary school, you learn to eat good. The food is good and so is the service!

    Dorm Life

    Every dorm is different. You meet so many new people and enjoy everything about college life.

    Academic Rigor

    Its not hard at all. Lab classes are 6 hours long and you learn everything you need. Academic classes are only 2 hours long and they are easy.

    Tips for prospective students

    Pay attention. Be on time. Always listen to your teachers.

    In three sentences

    This college has really changed my life. It is an amazing experience with extraordinary teachers. You will learn so much information that will help you in the real world.

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 40 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    what most college student do for fun is on the weekends they would go to the clubs that are around here. Also during your time here living on campus there are activities that can keep you busy. There is like movie night happening at the harborside campus. there are also different clubs that you could join.

    Food and Dining

    There are different dining halls on this campus. The food are good in some of them and they have many varieties of food for each day. their is also a dining where they only serve pasta and pizza. You can also use your meal plan on starbucks in this school. Also the one who make the food are culinary students so they have really good food.

    Dorm Life

    In this school the dorm life is great because you meet great people. there is also many dorm halls on this campus that their cost varies. The Resident Assistant are all really friendly. they will try to make you feel at home. there are some dorms that have a kitchen or your own private bathrooms. Also there are some with a community bathroom, which isn't so bad because they clean it everyday with the community showers.

    Academic Rigor

    In academic wise, the professors are great. there are some that will literally bore you to death. there are also others that will help you learn and make the class more interesting. the professor usually uses powerpoint during their whole class.

    In three sentences

    This school is all done by the internet that you could pick your classes online and see which one to take up or check any holds you have. This school offer transportation between different parts of the campus. It also gives you an opportunity to actually be working with your major on your first day in class as a freshman.

  • 04/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 41 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    all doors have a scanner so in order to access all buildings on campus. safety and security is always monitoring campus and they have blue lights all over campus so you can contact safety and security in an emergency

    What to do for fun

    always stuff to do in downtown providence.

    Tips for prospective students

    be prepared for bad housing freshman year. Upper classman housing is much better. classes can be tough sometimes and get ready for a trimester system, your breaks will not line up with traditional colleges.

    In three sentences

    Great atmosphere, Staff and students are supportive. Always something going on so you are never bored. Love the JWU buses and the fact that we can rise public transportation for free using our ID cards

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 42 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is one thing that stays strong. They're are many officers patrolling the area and offer such services as Safe Walk for those who feel uncomfortable to walk at night.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is pretty strong at JWU however we do not have the typical Greek Row with all the Fraternity and Sorority Houses lined up in it.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a enormous amount of Clubs and Activities to join. On the first week of school you should attend Student Activities Night where all the groups will have a table and you can explore countless possibilities for every type of student.

    Great for these types of students

    JWU is great for students who wish to make their life a success. For those who didnt do so well in highschool but want to still have a go, then you might be happy if you chose to apply here, chances are youll get accepted. However it is also a place for those academic superstars where you can truly excel in the job market.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Geabe Commons is where everyone goes to hang out, throw the ball when it is warm out. Youll see everything from Girls suntanning to guys playing football, frisbee, and soccer.

    Bang for the buck

    For the price it costs to go here you you might expect more however when you look at it from a job stand point, your degree from JWU will stand with the best colleges in the country.

    What to do for fun

    Being located in the Heart of Providence they're is many things to do in the city. The clubs are literally right behind the down city campus for those who like clubbing. You can take a short walk to enjoy the shops of Thayer St. or the Providence Place Mall.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good being that it is made by the culinary students that study at the Harborside campus. The variety is decent however you may find yourself eating less healthy than you would want.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is good. You can pick from a variety of ways to live in the assortment of dorms. For those who want seclusion there are Single rooms. For the more social type you can select a room with 1, 2 or 3 other roommates. There is also different styles of living. Starting with the standard dorm room with a microwave and a fridge going to Apartment style living with their own kitchen with appliances.

    Academic Rigor

    JWU's academics have a wide range of rigor. Depending on how you wish to apply yourself you can take anywhere from 3-5 classes each Trimester. The Teachers also vary in strictness but all at the same time keep you focused on your main goal of college,Getting a well paying job.

    Tips for prospective students

    Start Networking with the corperate world from DAY 1. Your never too young to get your foot in the door.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales University is a private institution that develops their students to have a successful life from day one. The possibilities of JWU allow for its students to compete in the Business world with some of the countries top schools. Each and every student is given the opportuiny to walk out of college with countless job interviews and proposals and thats what makes JWU #1.

  • 05/08/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 43 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety and Security take their job very seriously and every student can feel safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    From Greek life to dance club, the faculity advisors and the students take these clubs EXTREMELY serious.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Wahoo Weekend! : Carnival, concert, 3k run, etc. Battle of the Campus: every dorm competes for a trophy. Save The Bay

    Bang for the buck

    It surely is expensive to be here, but the education, the experience, and the people you meet are so worth it.

    What to do for fun

    Downcity: Providence Place Mall, Waterfire, Thayer Street, Federal Hill, restaurants, local venues. Harborside: the bay, activities on campus. Other: TAKE THE RIPTA!

    Food and Dining

    In the dining rooms; 5 start quality food. Campus dining; not so good.

    Dorm Life

    Extremely strict. Clean (ish). Packed with fun activities.

    Academic Rigor

    It's a dog eat dog world. You have to want this and take it direly. Best culinary classes I could have hoped for.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take this seriously. Get involved. Build relationships. Work hard.

    In three sentences

    One of the most elite culinary schools out there. Outstanding education. The best opportunities come from attending here.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 44 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    Make sure you look at all the greeks before chosing

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of clubs and a lot of sports.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, all the students are all together all the time and its a really good vibe

    Bang for the buck

    The Financial Ad visors are always willing to help

    What to do for fun

    Well I did see a tattoo shop right across the street (If you are into that kinda stuff). Also lots of clubs and a theater right next door.

    Food and Dining

    All the food is made from the culinary students! Stay away from snowden

    Dorm Life

    They are kinda small. The closet size is what really scares me!

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay in a group when walking around the city

    In three sentences

    I love going here! I am currently enrolled in the Fashion Merchandising & Retail Marketing. JWU helps you be prepared for the real world. GREAT SCHOOL

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 45 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    well i read brochures and i love the ideaof how they kept the dorms

    Clubs and Activities

    drama

    Food and Dining

    its ok so far..... i had book telling me all about it and internet review

    Dorm Life

    well i hear that it is ah four bed room with your own bathrooms

    Tips for prospective students

    good try

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a good school. If you go for culinary arts I believe it is the best school to go to, but then again i am probably biased. You learn alot. You are in the class room for six hour getting hands on experience and you are learning from professionals who came from the field. Instructors know what they are talking about. Just be prepared for the long hours (if you consider six hours four days a week long) and the work that comes with it. Also there is a dress policy. Culinary students must wear their culinary uniforms and everyone else must wear professional wear. So if you plan on going here get your wardrobe ready because there are no jean in the building.

  • 05/14/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 46 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Hang out with friends and explore the city!

    Food and Dining

    Great variety and in Providence there are some great restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    You meet a lot of people and the RA's are great. Live in McNulty or Snowden

    Academic Rigor

    Culinary labs are very long but you learn a lot about back and front of the house. Make sure you go to class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply here if you want to go into Culinary arts (also Baking and Pastry) or Hospitality, any other major here is a waste of time. If you are going to Baking apply really early like September.

    In three sentences

    Its has a nice bend of students. Academic services are so-so, its sort of a hit or miss. We have a great culinary program though.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 47 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are always campus security cars roaming around campus and Providence Police often patrol the downtown area. There are rarely incidents with students, however it is a city, so it is important to be careful.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life at Johnson & Wales is pretty weak. There are plenty of Fraternities and Sororities, however they all have off campus houses and they are not set in stone houses either. They give back to the community somewhat, but no more than the average student at JWU.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many professional and recreational clubs and activities that its hard to choose just one. I am an Executive Board member of UIB: Campus Events and the Special Events Society, as well as the founder of the new Musician's Network. Go to student activities night!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to learn information that they will actually use instead of pages of useless formulas will fit well at Johnson & Wales

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a Wahoo Weekend at the end of the year every year. Besides a large scale concert that is always put on, there is also a huge carnival that always brings in a majority of the student body.

    Bang for the buck

    Johnson & Wales is good for giving its students experience in the fields they choose, which often leads to jobs. However, the school is really expensive as it is private. Hence why I am trying to get any scholarship I can.

    What to do for fun

    Being in the heart of providence gives students literally limitless things to do. Johnson & Wales students are a 2 minute walk from the bus station where they can go anywhere in RI. Not to mention the number of nearby parks for nice days and clubs for an exciting nightlife.

    Food and Dining

    There are a number of places for on campus students to eat, all staffed by Johnson & Wales world renowned culinary students. They also have a set number of swipes redeemable at Starbucks and another place to eat called Weybossett Cafe.

    Dorm Life

    There are many dorms, and many tiers of pricing for housing. The security at the dorms is pretty strict as you have to check in every time you come to the entrance. Elevators are essential in some of the downtown dorms which are up to 7 floors.

    Academic Rigor

    Many of the things you will learn are concepts for which to apply to your professional life. After

    Tips for prospective students

    Complete your general education classes before attending, as Johnson & Wales is an expensive university, and it would not be very cost effective to take general classes here. Make sure the credits transfer though!

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales prepares its students for the future with lots of hands on experience including internships and volunteer opportunities. Students give back to the surrounding area often and have developed a phenomenal reputation in Providence. Professors here actually seem interested in their students academic welfare and goals for the future.

  • 05/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 48 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I want to join a frat. I only use the best so I am going for the best.

    Clubs and Activities

    I want to keep all my options open. I want to be able to get a job. That is a priority before clubs.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    No. The traditions from my school are douchy lol.

    Bang for the buck

    The places are cheap to suit a college persons needs.

    What to do for fun

    Go to clubs, restaurants, the mall and just hang out in the dorms and talk to everyone.

    Food and Dining

    The food was amazing when I went there for Wildcat Weekend.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is perfect. I can't to hang out with my roommate and friends, plus the Mcnulty dorm has private bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics seem very easy to do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to ask for help and make sure you get roommates. The good ones are being taken fast.

    In three sentences

    It is probably the best school in the country. The people going are very friendly. The teachers and staff have been very helpful with prepping.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 49 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    party, eat in the dining halls, go to the mall, or look around the city of providence

    Tips for prospective students

    your choice but this school would be the best choice

    In three sentences

    Great education, in the great city where everyone is kind and nice, also everything is hands on so youe going to learn wit a class of 30:1 teacher to student ratio

  • 05/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 50 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety and security is good working with providence police to keep students safe.

    Bang for the buck

    The is big on volunteering and charieties i feel that more of the money goes to fixing the town then what is spent to better the school

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do in Providence The school also holds a movie night on Thursdays no matter what your into there's something to be discovered.

    Food and Dining

    compared to other college food its not so bad, but for a culinary school you would think it would be better.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is important in making friends and connections with peers. Although at JWU they do not provide the best accommodations

    Academic Rigor

    The academic courses at JWU are constructed easy to follow and if one does struggle, there are many opportunities provided so you do not fall behind.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay focused on while you are attending Do the homework and for those culinary students attend each day of lab its only for nine days

    In three sentences

    The University has Chefs and professors educated in the field they teach. classes are kept small, allowing for a more hands on and one on one learning experience. Four day school weeks allow for more focus in and class and fun time to learn what college is about.

  • 06/07/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 51 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety and security is located just a few buildings down to the school which makes for a very safe environment. They will come and pick you up if you are lost or feel like you are in a unsafe atmosphere.

    Greek Life

    Although I did not participate in Greek life I had many friends who did and they told me it was an unexplainable feeling. They couldn't have been happier with their decision and did everything in there power to convince me and their other friends to join as well.

    Clubs and Activities

    Johnson and Wales has nearly every sport and or club that you could imagine. I myself participated in the accounting association and i loved it, it gave me a chance to meet with my future professors as well as meet many classmates.

    Great for these types of students

    The school is great for anyone who is looking to have a good time as well as get an education.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    One unusual tradition that I went to very often was the event water fire. The providence river is put on fire in different locations along the river which makes for a sight that the water is almost on fire. It is an amazing sight that I recommend everyone to see at least once.

    Bang for the buck

    If you attend Johnson and Wales and carry your ID card around you can receive many discounts on almost any store. Movies you receive about three dollars off per ticket if you carry your J&W ID card, Dave and Busters give discounts as well as many other stores.

    What to do for fun

    There are countless things to do in Providence which never makes a dull moment. The Providence mall is only minutes away, as well as Providence Performing Arts Center if you are interested in seeing any plays. There are multiple clubs that are walking distance, and water fire which is the most beautiful sight in all of Providence.

    Food and Dining

    The food at Johnson and Wales University is excellent. Since it is half a culinary campus, the inspiring chefs are the ones who cook the food. There are about 8 different dining options at Johnson and Wales which makes for a nice variety.

    Dorm Life

    In my freshman year I lived in Snowden hall which was the best dorm that one could live in, and I loved it. Everyone was so friendly and easy to get along with. I also made friends who had apartments and lived in other dorms in the city, and I have to say they all seemed like a nice place to live.

    Academic Rigor

    Each students academic rigor is based on their own study habits. A student could spend all day studying if they would like to, but with only having four classes a trimester makes for much free time to complete your work.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you enjoy both having a good time as well as earn an education the Johnson and Wales is for you. In the city there is always something to do and you are never bored. As far as academics are concerned each student only has 3 to 4 classes which makes it easy to handle all of your work and do well.

    In three sentences

    From my experiences after my first year at Johnson and Wales University I could only explain it through one word, amazing. It was an adjustment for me moving into the city but I sure did love it. The class schedule as well as how the curriculum is set up is fantastic, as well as the food is phenomenal.

  • 06/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 52 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Providence is a pretty nice city. There is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good. There is a pretty ok variety although you always find yourself wanting something different.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorms. It is a great opportunity to meet new people and make connections and life long friends. I know I sure have.

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are important for JWU. Every single class is important for your major and career even if you are not so sure.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, don't slack off, and be respectful. Professors and Chefs expect students to be serious about this.

    In three sentences

    I love JWU. It is an amazing school and I am lucky to attend.

  • 06/20/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 53 of 117

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    There are many things to do around Providence. There is a mall, theater, restaurants, and small shops. At JWU there is a wide variety of clubs and sports to participate in. The university also holds special events (eg. concerts, movie nights, a carnival)

    Food and Dining

    With culinary students employed in the dining hall and campus restaurants, how could the food NOT be delicious? The meal plans allow students to swipe at locations other than just the dining hall.

    Dorm Life

    Most of the dorms are quads - meaning four people to a room. It is a little cramped but a great way to make three friends easily!

    Academic Rigor

    JWU provides a hands-on learning experience. Also, classes are small so students are able to get the attention they need.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're a culinary arts major like me, be prepared to have fun! Also, don't be afraid to ask questions. There are many people who are willing to help.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales' RI campus is conveniently located in the city of Providence. The campus is beautiful, and the school offers a great learning environment and an opportunity to excel.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 54 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    Due to the location, some of the best restaurants can be found in walking distance. If you are a culinary student, you get the best of both worlds. You can eat the fabulous food you create and also go out and eat great food at the surrounding restaurants.

    Dorm Life

    The Providence Campus is split into two campuses, Downcity and Harborside. Harborside contains culinary and baking students while Downcity contains students of all other majors. The dorms in the Downcity campus are beautiful and can range from 4 person, 1 room dorms to spacious apartments. However, the Harborside campus dorms are not quite as great. The freshman and sophomore dorms are very old, small, and room 3 to 4 people per dorm. The juniors and seniors room in fairly new apartment buildings, though, which may be the best dorms throughout the entire campus.

    Academic Rigor

    The courses offered at JWU can be difficult if you do not have the ambition to try. You will fall behind if you do not work efficiently and if you do not have any interest in your future. However, if you have a passion and are determined you will fly through JWU with excellence.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales has a beautiful campus located in the city of Providence, RI. They offer a variety of courses you may not find at a typical University. It is the school to go to if you have a true passion that you want to pursue indefinitely.

  • 06/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 55 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are two campus safety building in the college. The security officers ride around the city throughout the day and the night. In order to enter a building a student must swipe their ID Card. Each residence hall has a front desk that allows students to sign guests in to insure student's safety.

    Great for these types of students

    Culinary Arts, Baking & Pastry, Hospitality, Technology- Graphics, Engineering Design, Robotics, Business

    Bang for the buck

    The Professors are extremely knowledgeable and most work in their industries while teaching. Make sure you use the Public Transportation System as it is free! The school also provides its own bus system for getting around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are a variety of clubs within the college. Less than a mile away from the Downcity Campus is the Providence Place Mall. In the winter there is ice skating near the bus station.

    Food and Dining

    The college is run through our culinary arts program, but the food is not always that good. There are a variety of choices and there are three Starbucks that takes swipes!

    Dorm Life

    I am currently a Resident Assistant and as long as you are willing to participate within the hall the dorms can be fun. In addition, the college offers selective housing, which means that their is a floor just for culinary students, or gender neutral, or fitness, etc.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigorousness of the college depends of the student's willingness to go above and beyond the criteria. The Honors Program offers an excellent challenge to student's who want more out of their education.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would recommend making sure you are proactive about your education. If you just sit back and do not get into the college you are not going to enjoy the school as much.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales University is an intense college that offers amazing opportunities if the student is willing to be proactive about his or her studies. Financial Aid is available to all students, which can help take off some of the burden to pay for college. In addition, the four different sections of the college allows for mixture of cultures.

  • 07/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 56 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is very reliable, they have an office on both providence campuses providing rides when the buses don't run or when in need for quick transportation to the hospital. security phones are all over campus if in danger, which i have never seen used in the past 3 years i have been here.

    What to do for fun

    just a bus ride away, downtown there awaits a variety of food establishments. Shopping is easy from the small shops at every corner and the three story Providence Place Mall. Night light is bright and wild on the weekends from clubs to bars.

    Food and Dining

    food and dining at the school has recently been updated providing a modern look. all food is prepared by students, and there is a variety of choices changing daily.

    Dorm Life

    I did not live in the dorms, but I have a little experience in the dorms for being a commuter. The dorms had a curfew at 9, students are friendly and quiet, warm in the winter, cool in the spring, clean bathrooms, small fridge but larger freezer and microwave provided all by the school for a small fee.

    Academic Rigor

    In the culinary labs, many long and tedious projects are due every nine days. provided if you avoid procrastination, the projects won't be that hard. Academic courses have many papers and presentations due at the end of the trimester or whenever applicable.

    Tips for prospective students

    i would suggest to plan all financial situations ahead of time. For the interview, be honest and be yourself. Making your way through school, don't procrastinate and always ask for help or clarifications from your teachers. communicate with other students to get more tips.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a well organized private school, offering many opportunities to all students. The professors are very accommodating providing adjustable office hours and guidance through the course. The students are friendly and are a great source for motivation.

  • 07/19/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 57 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    A great greek life and they do a lot for the community, its a big family.

    Clubs and Activities

    Over 100 clubs and you can even start your own club.

    What to do for fun

    For fun its nice to go to sporting events and to visit the surrounding Universities.

    Food and Dining

    becomes repetitive but the dinning halls downcity are fun.

    Dorm Life

    depending on where you live its a great time.

    Academic Rigor

    If you pay attention in class in wont be hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take in every thing your professor says because they more then likely have been in the field and know what there talking about.

    In three sentences

    A wonderful diverse community that offers students the best opportunities possible. A student is given tools that will put you ahead in the business world.

  • 07/21/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 58 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    There are multiple places that a student can go and eat and enjoy themselves. From pizza, buffet, fine dining, or Starbucks the skies the limit. They also really take into consideration the food allergies of students.

    Dorm Life

    All dorms on the providence campus are nice. Although rooms with a private bathroom are more pricey they end up being worth the price if you appreciate your space.

    Academic Rigor

    Again depending on your major this can vary from person to person, but they do expect great things from their students just like any other school. Having a gpa lower than 2.0 could end up putting you on academic probation.

    In three sentences

    Depending on your major certain campuses offer certain majors. In all its a beautiful campus and they always do their best to make sure you're comfortable and having a good time. Do not be nervous about meeting other people orientation makes it easy to get to know others.

  • 07/24/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 59 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    available

    Clubs and Activities

    many to choose from

    Great for these types of students

    everyone

    What to do for fun

    plenty of activities

    Tips for prospective students

    visit the campus

    In three sentences

    a very good university full of activities and offers help to all students hands on......

  • 07/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 60 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Food and Dining

    The food at the school is okay. For a culinary school you would have high expectations but the food is not bad that you don't want to eat it. They have different things everyday except for the 3 common things, sandwiches, burgers, and pizza to fall back on.

    Dorm Life

    It's always fun to live in a dorm and meet new people. Your RA is there for you when you need them.

    Academic Rigor

    They really give you hands on experience in your major. They make sure your major comes first along with other academic classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do well in high school. Depending on how you did in high school, the school rewards you with scholarships which is always a plus.

    In three sentences

    This school puts your major first. The staff do what they can to help you in anyway that they can. The thing I love most is that they give you real world experience, its hands on.

  • 07/31/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 61 of 117

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a priority for Johnson and Wales and taken very seriously. The school being located directly in the city places emphases on the campus safety crew. Also placed around both the culinary and business campuses there are emergency buttons. These buttons light up neon blue during the night time, and have a speaker phone which activates when pressed to speak to an emergency representative. Another campus safety plus is that there is a JWU safety ride available week days and weekends. These rides are very helpfully when a student are stranded or need medical assistance, and the rides run all day to 4:00 am in the morning

    Clubs and Activities

    Any club that a student is planning on joining at Johnson and Wales most likely is available because the school is so diverse. I'm an advertising major and plan on joining AD club. This is an advertising club which consist of planing on campus events, and also working on group projects for other organizations. All clubs available will be very hands on with campus events and networking with other students that have the same interest. I would advise students to join a club just for the opportunity of being able to interact with other students.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who know exactly what they want to do as a career. The school automatically puts you into the courses that pertain to the major indicated by the student.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A very unusual tradition that the campus shares happens on the down city campus. There is a circle medallion with one of the Founders of Johnson and Wales on it. This circle is off limits because they say it will bring bad luck if stepped on. People usually walk around it and its pretty odd to know that no one wants to touch it :)

    What to do for fun

    The school is right in the city of Providence which means all students have access to a great amount of activities. These consist of Restaurants in walking distance, and the Mall 5 minutes away from the down city campus. The bus terminal is also very close, and where ever a student wants to go in Rode Island either it's shopping or just site seeing its completely free with just one swipe of the student ID.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is spectacular because Johnson and Wales is also a culinary school. All the food establishments on campus certainly do not have the same menus but differ in cuisine. From a burger joint to an Italian inspired eatery the food speaks for its self. Also on both the culinary and business campus there is a Starbucks which is ideal for the morning coffee or muffin, and the midnight snack while studying

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is really great and conveniently in the area in which classes are. The rates for the rooms differ depending on the amount of money each student is willing to pay. Some dorm halls require a specific rank only. For example freshman only or sophomore only, and all dorms are co ed; Boys and girls both living in dorms halls together.

    Academic Rigor

    Johnson and Wales has excellent academic rigor. Our class sizes do not exceed 25 students which means the professor is really hands on with the lessons. This aspect keeps students engaged and inspired to learn more about the topics. Group activities are essential to the classroom atmosphere, and with small class sizes this method of teaching is commonly used. As a result students become use to working as a team which is great practice for when becoming apart of the corporate world after graduating.

    Tips for prospective students

    When students are entering University for the first time the emotions will be overwhelming. I have some tips that will be a helpful heads up for those individuals who are anticipating the worst. Since Johnson and wales does not have classes on Fridays during the week or class periods can span from 2-3 hours depending on the course. My suggestion to students will be to take accurate notes, and also set aside time to go over all of the information. This is because the information can build up which will lead to cramming. Another tip I would suggest is to always acknowledge to someone or friend who is not with you where your destination will be. It's never good to not tell any one where you are going because the school is in the city.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is defiantly a career focused University. With hands on lessons, and Professors who have worked or currently work in the field in which a student aspires to be in.

  • 08/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In down town Providence their are a bunch of bars and clubs that you can go to that are inexpensive. There is also Providence Place Mall with a huge movie theature and a Dave & Busters. Also about a 10 minute bus ride away there is all the houses, the frats and sororities have houses there and people who throw parties who you make friends with!

    Food and Dining

    Our dining halls had a wide range of food, there were six dining halls all with something different. There was never a night where we couldn't find something to eat. Two of the six had unlimited food and had pizza and a salad bar and a sandwich station.

    Dorm Life

    I have only been on campus for one year but i loved my dorm. The only thing I can complain about is that it was a little bit far from my classes, but it was not a problem for me. The buses ran constantly and it was not a bad walk. The down city dorms were also nice and were close to the classes.

    Academic Rigor

    Every teacher I have had so far has really pushed me to do my best. The assignments are related to the class and really teach you which was one of my main concerns. I never feel like I am not learning in each assignment I do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure to find friends that have similar interests as you. Open your mind to new things and take chances, I am only a Sophomore but the first year flew by. Also make sure to choose a major you are interested in because at Johnson & Wales from the first trimester you already start taking classes for your major.

    In three sentences

    The teachers are great, very helpful, and go out of their way to help you. We have trimesters which means only 11 weeks of classes which really helps to keep the year moving and you never get bored of a class. Its a great university filled with great memories with amazing people, there really is something for everyone.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus security do offer shuttles from their many campus dorm rooms and locations all across providence at most times of the day/night. I am not sure if its a 24/7 service, but any time I had to use them, they were available.

    Clubs and Activities

    Fraternities are great, but provide little benefits after the months of hazing. Join the military, they will treat you better and take care of you after.

    Great for these types of students

    Culinary students.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Running away from people fighting in the streets when you have to take a weekend night course that is only running at night during the weekends. Thanks campus security for not patrolling during the weekends.

    Bang for the buck

    Save your money, Tuition costs rose 100-500$ every year I attended this scool.

    What to do for fun

    Providence Place mall has access to plenty of stores, many choices of cheap meals, and a fully equipped imax theater for some great movies. Also, Ppac theater is located right next to the commons area.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are alright, but the hours are completly foolish for a student living on campus. Also, culinary students cook the food you eat and on most occasions fail.

    Dorm Life

    Residential Assistants could be replaced by employees that will take matters involving students losing sleep consistently over months due to loud noise, too much drama for one person to handle who happens to use a knife on another roommate, or obsessive drug and alcohol use.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you're looking for a culinary school, this will work for you. If you're looking for anything else, keep looking.

    In three sentences

    Campus grounds are a snug fit within a busy city. Student services are unwilling to understand frustration, unwilling to support your development, and offer little career placement services that provide beneficial results. On campus housing is monitored by a student earning credits through the added responsibility, but provides little help to students having a very hard time living with people on campus.

  • 09/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food establishments on and off campus have a variety of world class cuisine.

    Dorm Life

    Living in a residence hall can give you a broad idea of how diversity is established on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Always stay ahead on your academics and try your best at everything you do.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved whereever you can and always have a positive attitude.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales University is a wonderful college where students can expand their experiences and open their minds to another world full of opportunities. I can say that attending Johnson & Wales has giveng me a broad vision to become a chef and much more. JWU can not only help you aspire as an individual but help you further your education for a successful career.

  • 11/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    Johnson & Wales is know for its culinary excellence and it should be. Johnson & Wales offers 9 dining halls to students that give a variety of foods to choice from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at Johnson & Wales is very exciting. There is also something going on and RA's have great events for you to socialize with the community.

    Academic Rigor

    Johnson & Wales University definitely has tough program for getting students ready for their career.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students should embrace every opportunity Johnson & wales gives. Also if a student feels like they don't like there major or what there doing you are not alone. Over 50% of Johnson & Wales students have switched their major.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is great university filled many opportunity for students. Set in downtown Providence there is a lot for students to do. Johnson & Wales is also one of the better colleges for networking with industry's and getting students into career positions.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are plenty on campus activities including free recent movies on thursday nights.

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks is great but there needs to be options for late dining.

    Dorm Life

    There needs to be more housing available for upperclassman.

    Academic Rigor

    Labs are very serious and you can not slack off. Academics are up to you and do not have a strong impact compared to labs.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to work your butt off and not slack off.

    In three sentences

    Chefs are helpful and available when necessary. Professors help work towards a high achievement in their classes. Everyone is willing to help one another

  • 07/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    We have this night ride program so your never stranded and there are security intercom things outside of the school so if you ever are in trouble you can just hit the button and they'll come to your rescue. There is a good amount of theft, vandalism, and what not in the city and on campus so be cautious.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are more clubs than I can even mention in this box. We have a ton at JWU, I believe the entire list is somewhere on their website if your curious.

    Great for these types of students

    Party animals, culinary students, and foreign exchange kids seem to love it here. If you want to be in greek life, this might be the place for you because we have a ton of fraternities and sororities on campus to choose from.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is pricey. But lucky for us they give out a ton of scholarship money, but don't expect for the amount you get to go up after your freshman year because it won't happen.

    What to do for fun

    Theres clubs and bars on every street corner if thats your scene... Theres also water fire which is pretty cool and very close by. You can walk to the providence place mall which is really nice or go out for food at one of the local bistros. There are tons of events on campus but not many kids show up so its always best to bring friends. Join some clubs and that will certainly take up some of your weekend free time.

    Food and Dining

    Same menu's just about every week. It gets boring after awhile and they refuse to get 2% milk! It drives me nuts. For a culinary school, I would expect better food.

    Dorm Life

    RA's are useless and the rooms are way over priced but theirs transportation for students to get to and from the residence hall which is nice. Tight security and a lot of drunk kids running around the halls at 2/3 am.

    Academic Rigor

    Its okay, but most of the info is posted online. There are a lot of teachers that obviously don't take their job seriously enough.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't set your heart on this place, check out other schools and leave this as a fall back school because their acceptance rate is 75% anyway... Anyone one could get in.

    In three sentences

    Not the best school in the world. It has a prestigious name but unless your a hospitality student or a culinary student, your major isn't taken very seriously. I feel like I waste my time going to class when all the info is online, campus is in a great location, party school.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    The club are great! so far I am involved with Christian Student Fellowship (highly recommend if you are Christian or just have questions) Club Managers Association of America, Anime Club, and i am planning on getting involved with others.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who love the city and verity Those who like cooking or want to run their own business or get into the hospitality business Those who are willing to get involved and volunteer to help their community

    Bang for the buck

    The education is good, the dorms are okay, and the buses are free plus the main campus is right next to a theater. The down side is that they should provide a meal plan with all the dorms and they only send one bus at time between Renaissance and the main campus so if you miss the bus you either have to walk for 10 minutes are wait for the next bus.

    What to do for fun

    The Providence campus is right in the middle of the city surrounded by shops, restaurants, parks, not to mention clubs bars and the rest. Plus there are tons of clubs on campus that cater to every interest so if you are always complaining about being bored you are blind and uninteresting.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright on campus but their are restaurants all around the city that more then make up for the food, although that is on the Geabe campus where the non-culinary people are, Harborside where the culinary students are has good food. There is also a Starbucks connected to the school!

    Dorm Life

    If you don't plan on cooking or spending money on groceries stay away from Renaissance Hall, the dorm is good and you get a kitchen but you have to pay extra to get a meal plan while all the other dorms that don't have kitchens have a built in meal plan.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are okay and the Professors do give out home work and you have to stay on top of it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved!!! if you don't you will be bored and complain about having nothing to do. This is especially true if you are a any religion, you need a support group with similar beliefs to help support and guide you. Talk to your teachers, they actuly want you to succed and are willing to help you and give advice when you need it. Get a job, college is expensive and you can't always rely on parents like you used to and scholarship money only goes so far. Learn how to budget, without a proper budget any money you earn will go fast and you won't be able to buy the stuff you need or go out and have fun on the weekends

    In three sentences

    The teachers are helpful and interesting. There are tons of clubs ranging from CMAA to Anime Club. The majors that are offered are varied and well rounded.

  • 10/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    This campus is very safe. We have Safety and Security on campus at all times. They work at the front desk of residential halls after certain hours and they give safe rides for students on campus when it is too late to walk.

    What to do for fun

    Providence place mall is right up the street from campus! Shopping is always a fun thing to do. Plus there are plenty of restaurants to dine with friends.

    Food and Dining

    For being a Culinary School, Johnson and Wales have decent food. Some days are better than others, but overall there is a good variety of food to try and enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is one of the best experiences of college. It gives you a chance to meet new people and being involved with the wellness of your residential hall. I was involved in Hall Council my freshman year of college and it made me open to new experiences and new people who I have created friendships with.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic at Johnson and Wales is hands on. There are many resources on campus such as the Academic Center which students can be tutored and receive editing on writing assignments. Classes are not as difficult. It all depends on the student's learning style and time management skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    In my opinion, do not buy books ahead of time. Wait until the first day of class so the professor can clarify what book/s you will need for class. Also, there is no such thing as over packing, especially if you are a couple of hours away from home. It will save you money to bring all the things you need instead of going home every other weekend.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1-10 I would rate Johnson & Wales University as a 9.5. I believe nothing is perfect, but I am very satisfied with the choice I made of what school to attend. This experience so far has made me learn more about myself along with getting to know others.

  • 10/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Because we do not have a football team, we are passionate about our basketball team. Every year during October we celebrate something called Midnight Madness. This is where all the JWU sports teams can come out and show us what they are all about, with a central focus on the basketball team. We have dance competitions and wild prizes. It's sure to be a good time.

    Bang for the buck

    Other then the amazing curriculum here at JWU, there are always things that are going on around campus that are for free. For example, on Thursday nights they showcase a free and popular movie on the Harborside campus. JWU is also associated with the Small Business Administration, helping young Entrepreneurs like myself to start their dreams early.

    What to do for fun

    As JWU's weekend starts Thursday night, there are plenty of places that accommodate for a fun and enjoyable time. The nightlife in Providence is amazing, allowing people who are 18 or older to come in and dance the night away. The three floored mall has everything you can think of from Bed Bath and Beyond to Forever 21. It is difficult to get bored in Providence.

    Food and Dining

    JWU is known for its culinary expertise, there for its extremely difficult to go wrong when it comes to food options. With three different buffet locations, a burger place, Italian restaurant, and various Starbucks, its hard not find something you wont enjoy.

    Dorm Life

    Make sure the people you decide to room with are people you can get along with seeing as JWU allows students to pick their roommates. It is in your best interest to write out a roommate agreement in advance that you can both agree to, and keep a copy in hand. The staff are friendly and ready to help, and with the activities they provide its hard not to find friends.

    Academic Rigor

    All Johnson and Wales Professors have to have previous work experience in the field that they are teaching. So they all know what to expect in your industry and incorporate it into your classes. They thoroughly prepare you for life after college.

    Tips for prospective students

    1) If in a community bathroom make sure to have slip proof sandals. 2) If you're a commuter make sure your car is reliable 3) Look online to find out what books you need in advance and always check for renting options.

    In three sentences

    Johnson and Wales University, Providence, RI is an amazing community. With students from all over the world, its hard not to find a comfortable place to fit in. The professors have strong histories with the subjects they teach, so they all have great examples which is perfect for learning.

  • 11/03/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Dorm Life

    Academic Rigor

  • 11/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Food and Dining

    The food and the Dining are all really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    I am going to find out this next trimester.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good school. They help you a lot through everything like financial and academics. They are also very diverse and it is easy to make friends.

  • 11/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Safety and Security is so friendly and helpful.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many options!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone serious about a career in the food industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The beautiful bay is just a short walk away.

    Bang for the buck

    My professors really seem to care about us. I'm yet to feel like I've wasted my money.

    What to do for fun

    Providence is a beautiful city. I've had a ton of fun exploring it. The mall, movie theater, and Waterfire are all good starts.

    Food and Dining

    It's a culinary school; I'd transfer if the food was bad. Meal plans are a nice perk too.

    Dorm Life

    I live in a quad with three other roommates. Luckily, we get along. Our neighbors can be a little loud at times, but seem nice. The RA's are all really friendly and helpful.

    Academic Rigor

    My academic classes were appropriately challenging. I expect the same from culinary labs next trimester.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your homework, be creative, and have fun with it!

    In three sentences

    My dream school has not disappointed. It's truly amazing. Anyone passionate about the culinary field should consider it.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is on point. Each building contains an ID scanner so only students can get in, each dorm hall is monitored by desk assistants, and campus safety and security are always checking out the perimeters and the campus itself.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are tons of clubs and organisations here at JWU. From sports to ice sculpting club, there are groups out there for everyone. Even though there is no huge football team, we have tons of fun and awesome clubs to make up for it.

    What to do for fun

    There are many interesting things to do in Providence. You can always go and see the historical parts of the city or venture off to the nearby Newport, RI for some nautical fun. There are also a slew of clubs and bars that contribute to a great nightlife. And you can go wrong with Boston only being 40 minutes away.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining services are good, but they could definitely be better. Even though its a culinary school, JWU could use some help in the few dining establishments on campus. However, there are plenty of great Starbucks on campus and excellent restaurants throughout Providence.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life here is fun; however, since the two campus' here are split up, it can be troublesome to hangout with friends who live in another hall.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, classes can get very demanding and challenging.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and stay determined. Even when classes and life gets rough, continue to focus on your career and goals in life.

    In three sentences

    An amazing hands-on career school that cares about the students' success and growth. A school that teaches students realistic skills to go forth into the industry. And a school where your dreams start becoming a reality.

  • 11/30/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people interested in learning everything in a hands on manner. Culinary arts, hospitality, fashion, entertainment and business are great. It also is great for kids wanting to study abroad.

    What to do for fun

    The downtown Providence campus is located close to the mall, Thayer street, and other fun places to hang out at. It is also surrounded by clubs, bars, and places to eat. You will not be bored here.

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are surprisingly mediocre for a school that is known for its culinary program. There are restaurants also available.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is preferred by most students. The upperclassman and sophomore apartments are really nice.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics really depend on your major. Academics are easy for culinary students, but harder for Accounting students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Know what you want to go to school for. If you do not know what you want to do, try going to a school that isn't so expensive.

    In three sentences

    This school is perfect for anyone who knows exactly what they want to go to school for. It is very career focused, and it truly prepares you for the real world.

  • 12/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Academic Rigor

    I'm a culinary student and being here I learned a lot of my strengths and weaknesses. I'm not gonna lie to you it is hard and chef my come of as being a hard as but they want you to succeed and find your passion and what you want to do. its a very rewarding situation.

    Tips for prospective students

    I was nervous about coming in my first year, but i easily make friends because everyone is in the same situation as you and so many different groups and clubs you can join to keep busy and network for the future.

    In three sentences

    Its a VERY diverse school. They have teachers dedicated to helping you succeed in life.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    As JWU is located in a city, there is a certain degree of risk that students are at. However, the JWU Campus Safety & Security department does a phenomenal job at keeping students safe by offering services such as Safe Walk and Safe Ride to students who are not comfortable walking back to campus for whatever reason. Additionally, all residence halls are staffed by a Campus Safety & Security officer after midnight and until 8AM. They also patrol the campus 24-7 on foot, by bike and by car to ensure that students are always safe.

    Greek Life

    I do not participate in Greek Life on campus, however there are many students on campus who do. Each fraternity and sorority plans different events through out the year which are sometimes held in Gaebe Commons.

    Clubs and Activities

    WIth over 90 clubs and organizations located on campus, there is something for everyone to get involved in. I am currently involved in four clubs such as the Snowboarding Club and the Special Events Society. I have met so many people through these clubs, as well as gained experience through my participation in Special Events Society.

    Great for these types of students

    JWU is definitely a school for someone who is outgoing or looking to come out of their shell and get involved. Professors are constantly offering students opportunities to get involved to help build their resume while still in college in order to put oneself ahead of the game when looking for a job after graduation.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are no unusual traditions or locations on campus that I can think of.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I think that Johnson & Wales definitely gives the best bang for the buck. Of all the colleges and universities I looked at, JWU seemed to offer the most to their students through activities and services, while having one of the lowest prices.

    What to do for fun

    Johnson & Wales is located in the heart of Providence. In saying that, there are plenty of things to do to occupy time for entertainment. Whether it is going to the mall or to Thayer Street over on College Hill, going to Lupo's for a concert or taking in one of the many clubs open on the weekends, there is something for everyone in Providence that will surely be a lot of fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are plenty of dining facilities throughout campus for students to take advantage of. There are traditional buffet dining facilities which offer an array of food, as well as smaller dining facilities such as Red Sauce, sort of a quick service Italian restaurant, City Burger, the university burger joint, as well as several Starbucks locations.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls at Johnson & Wales are very nice and relatively new. I live in Snowden Hall this year and have my own private bathroom right in my room, as well as air conditioning which I can control.

    Academic Rigor

    There are classes for students of all academic levels. I am part of the Honors Program at JWU and have found my honors courses to be challenging and extremely rewarding.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into what the University offers for programs over the summer and through the school year. I participated in Career Explorations which not only helped me narrow down my major but also played a significant role in helping me make my college decision.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a great school with great connections to industry professionals for each major. The staff are dedicated to opening up and offering their students various opportunities. Smaller classes allow for more one on one interaction which help students network through their professors.

  • 12/12/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They care alot. They watch out for you and let you know what is going on around in and off campus.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the mall, going skating.

    Food and Dining

    Food is all around you dont need to go far for food and there is also a mall it is great.

    Academic Rigor

    The work can be challenging but it is great for sculpting you for your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you know what makor you want and give it a chance dont quit right away. Let it really be something you love not hate.

    In three sentences

    A confortable and friendly school with professors that want the best for you. A school right around my house and it makes easy for me to attend.

  • 01/02/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is always around and they are just a phone call away. If you need a ride home from work late at night you can give them a call to come pick you up or help you in any way you need.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    JWU offers lots of clubs and if you are really passionate about something, you can start your own club.

    Bang for the buck

    Since JWU is a private school it is a little pricy. However, I absolutely love JWU because the professors and chefs treat you like an adult and are willing to help you any time of the day (just about) either through email, phone call or in person. Not to mention JWU just got a new CCE (cuisine art culinary for excellence) building for the baking and culinary majors that has top notch kitchens.

    What to do for fun

    In providence, many students like going to the various bars and clubs that are downtown. It is also very fun to go ice skating in the winter. In the fall there is also waterfire which is a public event on saturday nights that is completely free. Another fun event is the thursday night movie the schools UIB (university involvement board) puts on. The movies are very recent and are even movies still in theaters sometimes.

    Food and Dining

    JWU offers many different dining halls to choose from. There are also buses that transport you for free to the various dining halls. Not to mention that JWU offers two starbucks locations for students to swipe at.

    Dorm Life

    As a freshman, there is not much of a choice for your dorm. Unfortunately, you will most likely be living with three or four roommates and will not have a bathroom in your room. However, juniors and seniors have the opportunity to live in beautiful apartments the school owns.

    Academic Rigor

    As an honors student, I found a much more challenging time with my academic classes than my friends who were not in honors. The non-honors classes were more laid back but still required much of you.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is important to visit the campus first because it will help you decide if that university is the right choice for you. It is also important to stay on top of your financial aid and to apply for as many scholarships as you can to help you stay out of debt as much as possible.

    In three sentences

    A very prestigious university for the college of culinary arts. Has a wide range of majors as well as multiple campus locations. Has small class sizes that allow the students to have a hands-on experience with the chefs and professors.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    Awesome graduation rate

    Food and Dining

    The dining halls are very convenient when rushing to or from class, my favorite are the all you can eat ones!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are fantastic! Living right on the main campus is the best experience. It is beautiful and energizing.

    Academic Rigor

    Professors are wonderful, academic tutoring is always available, library study rooms are a life savor!

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the Campus and housing options. Use the online class planning audit to schedule out your classes ahead of time; worry free ; and get involved!

    In three sentences

    My experience being with JWU Providence for 2 years now has been amazing. I love all my professors; they are extremely educated and make learning the material interesting. I love the Academic Center and how fantastic their assistance is and tutoring availabilities.

  • 01/08/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    always on point!

    Greek Life

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

    Great for these types of students

    students who want a culinary degree and a college experience with limited stress

    What to do for fun

    clubs,ice rink, school activities...... there is plenty to do

    Food and Dining

    I personally don't mind it. But since you have culinary students making the food and not professional chefs, the quality can lack sometimes

    Dorm Life

    it has its highs and lows, but you get used to it.

    Academic Rigor

    If you're coming to the school of culinary arts, do not expect to be challenged. the other college branches here, maybe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do everyone else and yourself a favor and leave your high school drama behind. It can really ruin your first year here

    In three sentences

    Johnson and wales is a good combination of culinary arts and college life. It certainly has its ups and downs (don't believe everything at the open house). However if one were to set realistic expectations for this university, then dealing with is its flaws becomes second nature.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    JWU cares its not all about the money

    Tips for prospective students

    please visit in advance

    In three sentences

    JWU is a caring school that wont let you slip through the cracks. JWU has a safe campus JWU is an excellent choice

  • 01/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have always felt safe, and the security takes their job seriously and only want to help those who need it.

    What to do for fun

    Being in Providence there is so much to see and do. Being a Johnson & Wale student one can take public transporation for free and see the beauty of Newport Beach, the Providence Place Mall, Warrick Mall, and other attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Being a culinary school along with other majors, we are able to have wonderful food, and have actual students preparing it right in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life on campus is like family. I lived two years in the resident halls and loved my experience.

    Academic Rigor

    Although some classes can be difficult, the professor are only teaching you important tools for the actual real world.

    Tips for prospective students

    Remember the reason you are at school is to go to class and try your best for future job opportunities.

    In three sentences

    I found that Johnson & Wales University is a career based school,which makes the classes a lot more interesting. Johnson & Wales has a close community. I love the people and professors I have come to know and learn from.

  • 01/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I waked around and went to the mall.

    Food and Dining

    4 star

    Dorm Life

    3 star

    Academic Rigor

    5 star

    Tips for prospective students

    Get ready to study your butt off

    In three sentences

    It's an expensive school. It's an high end school for culinary. Also fast with classes.

  • 02/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there a joke. i asked them to jump my car, after 2 dead jump boxes and 35 minutes later i asked my friend to borrow his jumper cables cause it was 10 degrees outside and i couldnt wait any longer.

    Greek Life

    huge amount of greek life here on campus. most students join a frat or sorority first year.

    Great for these types of students

    up tempo living and fast paced

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the providence mall is a 10 minute walk from campus

    Bang for the buck

    expensive school because of the huge culinary complex (harborside campus) but we are one of the best culinary schools around.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends. movie nights, sporting events, going to local clubs with friends.

    Food and Dining

    typical cafe food times the dining halss are open till kinda stinks in relation to how late students actually stay up.

    Dorm Life

    fun and full of activities. make a ton of new friends and there is always something to do on the weekends.

    Academic Rigor

    classes are 1:55 minutes 2 times a week and we never have class on fridays unless u choose to.

    Tips for prospective students

    if you are not comfortable living in the city make sure you select to live on harborside campus. sirens are always flying by my dorm on the downcity campus.

    In three sentences

    johnson and wales is a school whose campuses are seperated. there is a downcity campus and a harborview campus and a couple other houseing options that are in other parts of the city. overall i like the school but i do wish all the buildings were located closer than they are.

  • 02/14/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Split campus

    What to do for fun

    Attend the JWU activities, go to the clubs nearby, shopping, dining

    Tips for prospective students

    Great Location, has everything students would want in a university

    In three sentences

    Johnson and Wales Providence is a great college to attend. It has everything from great professors, great location, good dining and good athletics.

  • 02/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for student that love to cook, love meeting new people, also that are willing to have fun.

    What to do for fun

    I go out with my friend to the mall and clubs. We even go out as a group to go out to eat.

    Food and Dining

    The food is alright. I have to say I miss home cooking.

    Dorm Life

    I would like my own bathroom, but I have to say I meet a lot of people. I also have great roommates.

    Academic Rigor

    I not to fund of academic I rather be in a kitchen.

    Tips for prospective students

    Study, don't slack. have fun and make sure you know what you want to do when you go to college.

    In three sentences

    I have to say Johnson & Wales is life changing. Going to classes and learning new things everyday. Meeting people and getting the chance to build your confidence.

  • 02/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The campus is pretty safe, seeing as it is in the middle of Providence. Safety and security are around and helpful. Always go out in groups, especially at night if you are going off campus.

    Great for these types of students

    Hardworking, respectful, good at time management, and love what they are doing.

    Bang for the buck

    JWU is a great school for culinary and baking students. I've met so many chefs and professors that I've made connections with and I know can help me in the future.

    What to do for fun

    There's a lot to do here. Providence is a college city. Where ever you go you'll find other college kids. You could take a bus to down city, right near PPAC, the mall, movies, restaurants, and clubs.

    Food and Dining

    JWU could do better with their choice of foods I believe. You are limited to choices if you live on Harborside campus. Yet, Snowden and Harborview have a pretty good selection and are pretty good. I would like to see some healthier choices at all the dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    Although living with a bunch of other people will not always be fun and games, the ResLife staff here is great. They really take the time to get to know you and you have the chance to make great friends here.

    Academic Rigor

    As long as you work hard, buckle down, and study, you'll do fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on going here for Culinary or Baking, plan to work very hard. Chefs do not go easy on you and you will be challenged everyday. Academics are not too hard, you just have to study and go to class. Work hard here and you will see he benefits.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a great school if you are a hardworking student. I am a Baking & Pastry student and I believe that I am getting a great education here. Chefs and professors are really helpful and want you to do well and succeed.

  • 02/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Campus safety does its best to keep us safe and seeing the efforts they go amazes me. They care so much about the students and keeping this campus dry and safe. Sometimes it can be hard to communicate with them but once you do they are verying helpful.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for people who love living in the city and do not mind being in classes with 30 other students.

    Bang for the buck

    With everything they offer here it makes sense why the price is so how but I also feel like there are things they could be spending my money on that they are not.

    What to do for fun

    I do lots for fun. I am in a huge city for the first time so I can walk to any place I want. I can go to the movies, ice skate, shop, look for a new restaurant to try with friends and of course do dancing. Also being an equine major I like to bus down to the barn and work with the horses.

    Food and Dining

    The food is prepared by the students and is usually a hit or miss type of dining. Some things that are served are delicious while others are not.

    Dorm Life

    All of the dorms are easy to live in. If it has public bathrooms they are cleaned throughly everyday. Some of the dorms are located in different parts of the city so you need to bus to your classes.

    Academic Rigor

    All of my classes have been a lot of work and a great challenge. I always have something I need to be doing whether it be homework, a paper, or a project. I work hard to earn my grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    The biggest tip I can give for incoming students is to not be shy. Get out there and meet as many people as you can. Most people are friendly here and so are the professors. If you're lost in class don't be afraid to approach your professor for help.

    In three sentences

    Johnson and Wales is a unique school with lots of friendly students and staff. The professors here do their best to help you succeed and find a career after you graduate. The university is dedicated to have successful alumni and fully prepare you for the world ahead.

  • 03/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Lots to do in Providence!

    Food and Dining

    Starbucks on campus, great.

    Dorm Life

    I give this a three because I haven't lived there and can't comment.

    Academic Rigor

    As said, challenging, but not impossible or overwhelming. You are able to learn and retain, not just cram for the sake of passing exams.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take every opportunity you can to do internships and network.

    In three sentences

    Great college with great opportunities. Flexible scheduling, wonderful professors. Challenging, but not impossible.

  • 03/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    located right on campus

    Greek Life

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

    Clubs and Activities

    Tons of activitiesand clubs on campus, and you can always start your own or host an event if you'd like to.

    Bang for the buck

    It costs a lot to go here, but I think it's worth it, I love it here.

    What to do for fun

    UIB hosts plenty of events and awesome free movies thursday nights.

    Food and Dining

    Pretty good food, but try new things and keep food in your room.

    Dorm Life

    I love living in the dorm, highly recommended, met some of my best friends here.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on both the professor and the class but generally there is a reasonable amount of work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Join clubs and organizations, get involved.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse and welcoming of everybody. The people here are generally very friendly and are here to help you. The educators here all have experience in their fields which is nice to know theyknow what they are talking about.

  • 03/15/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Bang for the buck

    This school is okay. I would use it as a back up school.. try to aim for a better school if possible.

    What to do for fun

    BE CAREFUL. If you do decide to go out, go with a group of friends. The surrounding area is very bad.

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good here, but also bring your own food because constantly buying food can become very expensive.

    Dorm Life

    It honestly is a hit or miss situation. People will steal things here, come into your room when you are sleeping at like 2:00 am, and will not care whether they are bothering you or not. The dorms are pretty small as well, and can get kind of dirty.

    Academic Rigor

    It really isn't too hard here. You do have to study and actually participate in discussions, but you don't have to sit down for hours and hours and study. Also, it isn't too hard to get into this school either. You only need a 2.8 gpa in high school, and so the work here is honestly not THAT demanding.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would advise anyone thinking of attending this school to visit the campus and the surrounding area before you attend here. Also, don't bring anything you wouldn't mind losing because many people will steal your things without any remorse. Many people commute too, so be prepared to be alone on the weekends. The food here is decent and I would advise people to buy the full meal plan. Also, bring clothing for any type weather. In Massachusetts it can be decent weather one day, then become absolutely frigid, then be raining the next. New England weather is very unpredictable.

    In three sentences

    This school is okay. Honestly, it's in a really really bad section of providence. The restaurants near the school are revolting, I walked into a pizza place once and the guy that came in behind me told me he just did heroin. The campus is beautiful, but the surrounding area is not safe at all. I would rate this school a 2 out of 5 stars.

  • 03/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    kind of a pain but they do their job.

    Greek Life

    haven't gotten into it but a lot of people here are.

    Clubs and Activities

    great benefits out of the clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    exciting, fun going people. you can always have fun here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    the bay is a nice place to go

    Bang for the buck

    you get a lot out of the school if you apply yourself well.

    What to do for fun

    hang out with friends, explore providence and it's great places either during the day or the night.

    Food and Dining

    wish their were more choices at the harbor side campus, red sauce gets tired after a while.

    Dorm Life

    its not bad at all.

    Academic Rigor

    all the teacher know what their talking about and are great in showing others.

    Tips for prospective students

    have fun and it'll be worth the experience.

    In three sentences

    i rate this school with an overall rating of 3.85 out of 4. their teacher are nice and are always willing to help. the environment on campus is great, couldn't ask for anything better.

  • 04/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    In downtown, we have the whole city in Rhode Island. So if you like to eat we have plenty of restaurants, clubs, water fire, the mall and so much more.

    In three sentences

    It's awesome here. I really love the fact that all of my professors so far are kind to their students. I haven't met a rude professor yet. They really make me want to attend class each and everyday. I have made so many friends with international students. And I really like it so far.

  • 05/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    there is pently to do around the city. the mall is right up the street.

    Food and Dining

    the food is good and not gross like most schools

    Dorm Life

    I do not live on campus

    Academic Rigor

    The work is not hard if you keep up with everything and go to class everyday.

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I feel very safe on campus!

    Clubs and Activities

    There aren't many activities that are appealing to the majority of the students here. Clubs over lap each other and it's hard to decide between the two. Plus, some of them are too expensive to join!

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Food Truck Thursday is always a big hit!

    Bang for the buck

    The education aspect is definitely worth it, but there should be more fun things to do, and not so many rules! We're in college, we want to have fun. We didn't pay this much and come from all around the world to be treated like freshman in high school. There needs to be more school spirit!

    What to do for fun

    In the fall and spring, the majority of the students are on the green space on Gaebe Commons and Harborside. The new athletic fields are a hit too! Food Truck Thursday is always a fun social hang out spot!

    Food and Dining

    The food is pretty good here, but since we're a culinary school I feel like we should be able to more creative with the food served! This would make it more of an enjoyable experience!

    Dorm Life

    I absolutely loved living in a residence hall! The community bathrooms were clean the majority of the time, and it's so fun meeting your neighbors! Some of the rules should be lightened; we don't need quiet hours, we're old enough to know how to respect others.

    Academic Rigor

    Some math courses can be challenging, but other than that the academics are enjoyable. The small class size is so great; you really get to know your professor better!

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early! Baking and Pastry is a competitive major to get accepted in. Also, get good grades in high school. The better your grades are, the more money you get in academic scholarships from the school! Plus, visit Johnson and Wales in the winter and summer. The winters are not bad at all and the summer here is beautiful.

    In three sentences

    Johnson and Wales is the best culinary school! I am eager to wake up every morning and go to class, and then enjoy the beautiful Harborside campus for the rest of the day. With Gaebe Commons in the heart of downtown, it makes transportation more convenient and it has so many places to go explore!

  • 05/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    For a dangerous city, our campus safety and security do a very good job making sure students are safe at all times. They offer safe rides and safe walks to get students home if they feel threatened getting home alone on late nights.

    Clubs and Activities

    JWU offers everything from sports clubs to business clubs and everything in-between. Very easy to get involved!

    Great for these types of students

    Culinary, Hospitality, Marketing, Different Ethnical backgrounds

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Gaebe Chillin' when the weather is nice!

    Bang for the buck

    If you plan on taking college seriously, you will definitely get your moneys worth.

    What to do for fun

    Providence is the most convenient location to go to school in for many different reasons. When the weather is nice, Rhode Island beaches are just a short car or RIPTA ride away. The night life is abundant as all the bars and clubs are 18+. Boston is also easily accessible by the train station which is just across the street from The Cove.

    Food and Dining

    The food quality isn't as high as you would expect for a culinary school, but there are definitely a lot more options than you would find at universities of the same size.

    Dorm Life

    The down city dorms are all up to date and very comfortable to live in. The only negative thing I could say would be about the difficulty in finding on campus housing as an upper classmen.

    Academic Rigor

    You can just skate by and get average grades, or you can put in the work and build connections with many knowledgeable professors and get good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    You will get out whatever you put in! If you work hard and build connections, Johnson and Wales offers you a great base for your future.

    In three sentences

    JWU offers a great opportunity for a wide variety students who are looking to enter many different areas of work. They offer you an opportunity to get your foot into the food and hospitality industries, which are the two big majors offered at JWU.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Very secure b/c out badges( ids) get us in to most areas and without your id you are out of luck. Its a very good feature.

    Greek Life

    none so far

    Clubs and Activities

    need some Greek life

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Most dorms have common area where everyone hangs to watch t.v. and talk when its warm out we get together outside.

    Bang for the buck

    This school to me is worth it.

    What to do for fun

    The school has dances, movies night, bowling and a gym. We have a volleyball and baskeball team.

    Food and Dining

    The food is good unless you are very picky then you may want to shop at the local walmart.

    Dorm Life

    1. its hard if you've never shared a room with anyone. 2. if you don't know your roommate set ground rules that are attainable.

    Academic Rigor

    Well to make progress in anything their has to be a element of rigor involved so I would say that the classes and what is expected of you whether in a group or individual is held to a higher standard then some are use to. Be prepared to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. come with a open mind 2. come prepared to work hard 3. come understanding you are no longer in high school so no one is going to force you to go to class or do the work.

    In three sentences

    This University has a very multicultural environment. The professors have worked in the corporate world and understand what is needed. They school allows for the young people to have fun while also preparing us for the life after college.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Highly secure.

    Food and Dining

    Not the best, but gradually improving.

    Dorm Life

    Cramped, but close quarters breeds lasting relationships.

    Academic Rigor

    If you apply yourself you are guaranteed to do well.

    Tips for prospective students

    This school opens so many doors and you meet so many wonderful people. It is an experience not to be passed up.

  • 05/30/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    An amazing school that offers it students so many opportunities. They prepare their students for the real world by giving them the skills they need.

  • 06/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    They ride around on bicycles, and drive back and forth in the parking lot for about 2 minutes.

    Bang for the buck

    Anything on broad street.

    What to do for fun

    Drive around the city of Providence.

    Food and Dining

    Food on campus gets old after a while. The menues never change unless you go to one of the buffet spots spread on both campus'.

    Dorm Life

    People in the dorms are great. Hygiene and cleansiness of the dorms, no so much.

    Tips for prospective students

    Go in with an open mind, and an empty stomach. It will be the best freshman year of your life.

    In three sentences

    Such a great school. The Chefs that teach there are amazing ones at that. When in class its the best feeling in the world, nothing from the outside world matters.

  • 06/14/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    In three sentences

    SEems like a great and friendly school!

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Greek Life

    I am not personally in Greek life but they do have a huge variety and they do cool activities.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs too choose from The quidditch club or the Newspaper. Maybe the baking club or the Korean club.

    Great for these types of students

    The culinary program is top notch here.

    Bang for the buck

    It is pretty expensive but if you take advantage of the free things it can be worth it. Free gym, tutors, and printing are a few.

    What to do for fun

    The school itself puts on activities such as movie night, bingo, or food truck Thursday. But there are also many things to do in the city such as the mall, tons of restaurants, and plenty of dance clubs.

    Food and Dining

    They are a huge variety of dining halls to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life can be fun because it reminds me of Harry Potter. But it can get a bit noisy so bring some headphones.

    Academic Rigor

    The teachers are outstanding. They were extremely helpful and I knew I could go to them for help if I needed too.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips can include: bring shower flip flops! Beware of Starbucks (Will cause freshman 15). And try to attend all of your classes! You pay for them so don't waste your money.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a great school if you are looking for diversity. There are multiple campuses with a range of majors to choose from. There are so many new people to meet!

  • 07/01/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You have the mall in walking distance and along with that you have other shopping place right down town.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a dream go for it!! Dont let anyone get in your way. You can do anything that you belive that you can do !

    In three sentences

    This school is the most amazing cooking school. Johnson & wales is very friendly. There in a great enviroment.

  • 07/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    The safety of the campus is great, safety and security is eveywhere

    Clubs and Activities

    Theres a ton of clubs and activities, and if one doesnt fit you, you can make your own

    What to do for fun

    Theres a few things to do like go to the mall, movies, Rec, or party if you are into that

    Food and Dining

    This is where the school lacks, even though it is a culinary school the food isnt that great but they have a bunch of other options.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great you get to have a sense of freedom. While also interacting with tons of new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are fairly easy, and most of the teachers, teach in a way you will understand.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just be yourself and remember not everyone is your friend

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a good school for everyone no matter what major you choose. Since I started attending here in 2012 I have grown to it, the schools makes you feel welcomed and accepted. The campus is also near everything so its great.

  • 08/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    They provide lots of different sports and activities to participate in.

    Tips for prospective students

    Handle every obligation as soon as possible. This will make everything simpler and you get a better room choice to quicker you act.

    In three sentences

    The downcity and harborside campus setup is convenient and are both beautiful. The staff and faculty are ready and willing to accommodate your every need. The wide variety of majors and students makes it an awesome choice for college.

  • 10/09/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    You can chill outside in, in the excercise room, or pretty much anywhere you can think of

    Food and Dining

    Could be better for it being a culinary school.

    Dorm Life

    It is great.

    Academic Rigor

    Pretty straight forward.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in and get involved whether it is on a sports team, people who you meet, or intermarials.

    In three sentences

    The academic classes are not bad, they are actually similar to a high school class. I am looking forward to getting into labs. The food I could be better.

  • 11/13/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    This is a major metropolitan area. JWU tries its best, but there is a lot of crime here, this college is top ten on crime rates.

    Greek Life

    Super expensive, but can be fun if you know how to budget your party to work ratio.

    Clubs and Activities

    Everyone is involved in something. There;s plenty to offer.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who need flexibility and the ability to create their own schedules.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Save the Bay is near harbor side campus. there is a walking trail and people often do trash pickup community service there so its always clean.

    Bang for the buck

    Honestly, I could hardly afford to attend, but the memories I made were priceless.

    What to do for fun

    Providence has everything you could ever need and the city busing is free for students.

    Food and Dining

    There are culinary students on campus and they are everywhere. It is the freshman 50 here.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is easy. They provide free transportation and there are several different options for dorming. Live with less people, in a smaller place, pay less. Have a swanky school apartment, pay more. The principles are the smae in most other places.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on the class. Some of the major courses required can be annoying, but the are eventually gong to be important for your future.

    Tips for prospective students

    JWU is a private school that is not cheap. They are on the track to be qualified as IVY LEAGUE, so make sure that you do your research and that this is what you really want.

    In three sentences

    JWU is a separated Campus. Culinary majors have class by the bay while business type majors have class in the city. Academics are generally not that difficult while practical classes are challenging to the mind and the body.

  • 12/07/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I still don't think this college should be this expensive, i see where the money goes to but its too much.

    What to do for fun

    Clubbing, hanging with friends, school activities, chill in room, read, play video game, make new friends in hall way.

    Food and Dining

    Food sometimes sucks.

    Dorm Life

    There are good and bad to it.

    Academic Rigor

    Its good.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to share your space with roommates and others. Please if you give in to peer pressure easily you should prepare yourself.

    In three sentences

    Fun, Creative and diverse.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to the mall, go to see Waterfire, watch shows at PPAC

    Food and Dining

    Great food, most cooked by the culinary students.

    Dorm Life

    Way too expensive, loud, not for me.

    Academic Rigor

    You start with your major classes along with general education. Most professors I had so far are pretty good.

    Tips for prospective students

    The city is pretty boring if you come from a big city.

    In three sentences

    Classes are small, just like high school. Easy transitions,

  • 01/12/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Night clubs, bars, house parties, and just a train ride away from Boston it is. Sight-see and explore around RI, take yourself to the beautiful Newport beaches and enjoy the cliff-walk and great food in town!

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    Very fun, great way to meet people, 5 star dorm rooms if I can say so myself. Double with own bathroom and quite spacious, can't get any better.

    Academic Rigor

    Profesor to student ratio is awesome! You can get your 1 on 1 with your professor if you really want, it's up to you. You are a name in class, not just number to the professor, your presence and participation matters.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be present your freshman year. Don't do what other people do, do what you want to do. Be proactive and immerse yourself in activities or things you would like to partake in.

    In three sentences

    Eye opening, easy adjustment, career focused, and lots of fun. The diversity in Providence with about 5 schools in a 10 minutes radius and being in the city center allows you to access a new lifestyle. Since freshman year I have only seen the city increase its potential as I know it will continue to grow.

  • 02/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Johnson & Wales University have lots of clubs and organizations. The location of my school is right in the middle of the city which allows me to go to many different places.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining at the university is great! They have lots of different places to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    As a first year resident you won't really fall in love with the dorm life. But I am greatly looking forward to next years dorms because them seem pretty awesome!

    Academic Rigor

    The academic part of the university is okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Johnson & Wales have four different locations. I suggest all prospective students to visit each location to see which one suits them best.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales is a great university. It is programed in a way that a students can't feel overwhelmed. Their main focus is to make each and every student feel like they can do anything you set your mind to.

  • 02/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety and Security make it easy to reach them and they host many workshops to help educate students on how to keep themselves safe. The school offers safe rides so people can get from place to place without feeling in danger.

    Greek Life

    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.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university has many clubs and activities offered. There is everything from sports teams to Greek Life to Student run organizations. Johnson and Wales also makes it very easy to begin a club that doesn't already exist.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is great for students who want tho be in a city but one that is not too busy. It is also great for students who which to have a profession in business, or culinary.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Every year a student organization hosts one ton Sundae and they give out free ice cream for a day. We also have Wildcat Wahoo which is a carnival and the university brings a musical performerlike Snoop Dogg or New Boyz to perform at our school.

    Bang for the buck

    The price seems high at first, but all universities are. This university provides excellent academics and wonderful experiences. I believe its worth every penny.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of things to do on campus and off. Occasionally throughout the year the university will bring in comedians and music performers. Every Thursday night is also a movie night where a student organization plays movies in the lounge area. There is also many places around the city to go out to eat and explore with friends.

    Food and Dining

    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!

    Dorm Life

    At first I was scared to live in a city, however Johnson and Wales makes it very secure by using student IDs to scan into buildings and students can only scan their IDs to get into their own dorm building. At night there are security guards who sit at the front desk while students sleep. The RA program is a wonderful opportunity for students to build their resumes and grow as individuals. RAs in my dorm have hosted programs for making things like decorative mugs and even fundraisers like bake sales. I recommend Dorm Life to every student because it is the best way to meet new people.

    Academic Rigor

    Some classes are very difficult while others are not. However, that is the case for any university. Johnson and Wales promotes academic excellence. Every trimester a letter is sent home to all those who make it on Dean's List. The school is also very enthusiastic about DECA and promotes it across campus to get more students involved in this wonderful academic opportunity.

    Tips for prospective students

    My biggest tip for a prospective student would be to consider living in a dorm for at least the first year. It is the best way to get to know other students and learn how to get involved. My other tip would be to take advantage of the free tutoring services that the university provides.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales University has faculty that listen to the students and try to improve their education. Although this campus has a smaller student population than other universities, it has a very diverse atmosphere. This university also provides plenty of opportunities for students to get involved on campus and in the community.

  • 02/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is a lot of things to do in Providence. It is essentially a college town, there are 4 other universities/colleges in the area, so a lot of places have special. If clubbing is your style, there are a lot of different clubs and places to go out at night.

    Food and Dining

    It is ok, but you will get tired of it really quickly.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are not the best but they are good. The atmosphere is good, depending on the people around you it can be too loud or too quiet.

    Academic Rigor

    You will be challenged both in labs and academics.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect to be worked hard and tired at the end of labs, but you will feel a sense of accomplishment at the end. Don't forget about your academics as well, they may not be your first priority if you are here for cooking but they do affect your GPA.

    In three sentences

    Best university for baking and pastry/culinary arts. Though it consists of long days on your feet, it is worth it in the end. It also has many student activities to keep you engaged and motivated.

  • 03/19/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always there for you no matter what just beg!!!!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Do not step on the madalion at Gabbee

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is expensive but worth every dime. I actually learn here!

    What to do for fun

    Party party party

    Tips for prospective students

    Make friends and ask them to teach you everything you need to know. Look at the busses correctly, don't be late

    In three sentences

    This is a great school! Teachers actually care about you and your education. They take their time to make sure you and fellow classmates understand before moving on.

  • 04/01/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I will discover this when I get there!

    Food and Dining

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

    Dorm Life

    I will be staying in the dorms while I am here.

    Academic Rigor

    I know I will enjoy learning here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early and keep an open mind to the challenges ahead.

    In three sentences

    Johnson & Wales has accepted me in to the Culinary Arts program. I have not been able to visit the campus yet, but will this summer. All of the staff has been very supportive of my efforts to apply. I am very excited to be able to learn from those that been in the industry.

  • 04/07/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    I see security on and around campus almost everyday so I know they do there best job securing the school, but then again you are living in a city so there is always danger to that.

    Clubs and Activities

    Intramurals was my favorite activity at JWU. Playing those sports like basketball and soccer for fun was really helpful in meeting new people and experiencing some friendly competition at the same time. I would suggest you play them!

    Great for these types of students

    Strong presenters. Driven and motivated students. Like to do group work. Who can handle lots of projects at once.

    Bang for the buck

    Very expensive school, but you are awarded with awesome professors who really want to help you succeed! Dorming is way to much money for what is provided though, but you are in the city!

    What to do for fun

    Johnson and Wales offers a lot of student activities as well as many school clubs. There are so many ways to get involved in the school. Other than that, Providence is an awesome city to live in, there is always fun things going on all relatively close to JWU.

    Food and Dining

    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.

    Dorm Life

    Never had the oppertunity to dorm at JWU, but from what I here everyone loves it!

    Academic Rigor

    The Academic Rigor is very helpful here at JWU. The teachers are really good at expanding the students knowledge and teaching them discipline and the ability to analyze and evaluate evaluate the content they are teaching

    Tips for prospective students

    Be prepared to present in everyone of your classes, all the teachers love it! Small group projects in almost every class which really helps you meet people, and gets you more involved with the class. Always be ready to have class discussions and to give your opinions on certain matters.

    In three sentences

    I enjoy attending Johnson & Wales and believe it was a perfect choice for me. I am from a small town so living in Providence wasn't that crazy of a transition for me even though this city does offer a lot of fun activities. I love the professors here because they really get to know their students and try to actually help everyone.