Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

North Miami, FL, USA

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Johnson & Wales University-North Miami

3.73 Average Rating

Jamal from Brandon, FL

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Johnson & Wales University offers a wide varity of great professors that have been in the field they teach in. I am a fashion/business major and my professors are very knowledgable in what they are teaching me because of their past. I learn so much not only because of what I study in my books but because of the experience that my professors are giving me from their hands on lessons and experience. I make it a point to learn something new everyday I go to class and due to the interactive classes I do just that. The classes are not to big so you feel like your getting to learn all you can and get that one-on-one time with your professor.
Am enjoying being here
Student life at Johnson & Wales university is a great way to interact with students. JWU is host to many different kinds of students from a wide varity of cultures and different types of people. The sudent activities board plans events that get the student involved with events such as socials, parties, and many other activities. During my time at Johnson & Wales I have met so many amazing different peolple from different cultures that have taught me alot about their native country.
Bang for the buck
I feel like I am getting the bang for the buck I am paying for a good school with professors that are willing to help me succeed in my field, the dorms are very spacious and good to live in, and the food that they prepare is very delicious.
Tips for prospective students
If you are planning to go to Johnson & Wales University I would encourage that you join many clubs and organization to get involved with student life. I am apart of a few clubs on campus and it has been a great tool to network and meet new interesting people.
Great for these types of students
If you are looking for a school that is going to get you started with your major right when you step on campus JWU is the school for you. I am a freshman going in to being a sophomore and I have already taken class that I need towards my final degree. Also they give you hands on experience that can help you in the long run. It is a great school to attend.
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Shana from Pembroke Pines, FL

a current student here
4 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
I've really been enjoying my education at JWU- North Miami. All of my professors have provided me with useful information, and a fun learning environment. Even the staff members are friendly, and more than happy to help me with any issues.
Tips for prospective students
If you're thinking about coming to this campus, feel free to take a visit and meet the students and professors. Everyone is super friendly. It may be a small campus, but we're all a family here.
Academic Rigor
Not too difficult, but a lot of assignments and notes.
Dorm Life
The RA's are really cool, and there's barely any issues between residents.
Food and Dining
There's a lot of local bars and restaurants.
What to do for fun
Go to the beach, attend CAB events, try out new restaurants, go shopping, enjoy the Miami night life.
Bang for the buck
Expensive, but they provide a lot of financial aid.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Our herb garden has a large variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs like lychee and dragon fruit.
Great for these types of students
International, creative, unique, driven, and ones that want to be successful.
Clubs and Activities
There's a handful of clubs and the campus events club plans monthly activities and trips to the movies, orlando, and even paint ball courses.
Campus Safety
There's 24 hour campus safety, along with emergency telephone poles, and pickup by campus safety patrol.
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Jessica from Gainesville, FL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
The professor I spoke to seemed very personal and the class sizes were very small and it would be the perfect place to go for education.
Will enjoy being here
Yes, the students all seem very active and as long as you put the effort, you will get a lot out of it.
Bang for the buck
Although the cost seem expensive at first glance, it does include a lot of benefits. Also, lots of employers are always on campus, you must look your best at all times, you will for sure have a good job once you get out if you keep your mind to it.
Tips for prospective students
Be active in high school and get involved.
Great for these types of students
Culinary and Business.
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Shauntavia from Tampa, FL

accepted here and planning to attend soon
4 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
i go in july and heard its an amazing school
Tips for prospective students
just apply to any school that you feel you want to attend whether you think your gpa is bad or not the school only could say two things accepted or denied.
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Raqiba from Miami, FL

a current student here
23 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Here at Johnson & Wales, you're learning stuff that you're actually going to be using in your industry. You get frist hand experience and the teaching staff is amazing. I've heard that some of the professors are a little difficult to work with, but I haven't had any bad experiences with any of mine so far. Either way, these professors know what they're doing, and no matter what the experience, you're going to come out knowing a lot more than what you came in with.
Am enjoying being here
I'm not going to lie, the campus life is a little slow, and sometimes feels like high school because it's so small. But I assure you that, you'll learn and gain more from a smaller class setting. Even though campus life is slow, my friends and I still find ways to have fun and enjoy the Miami weather.
Bang for the buck
Johnson & Wales is extremely expensive, and tuition goes up a little over $1,000 each year, but a majority of the money is returned to the students in the form of scholarships. Although it's expensive, it's worth it. Not too long ago, my retailing class had the opportunity to tour Perry Ellis International's Florida head quarters, as freshmen.
Tips for prospective students
1. Stay active: Join clubs and organizations. Build relationships with the friends, staff, professors, and any other person that you may come across. Networking is extremely important. Joining clubs/organizations help put you in the right position to establish those relationships.
2. Professional dress: Not too many people are aware of the dress code policy before they come to Johson & Wales. This university has a professional dress policy enforced, but it's extremely helpful because we often have business executives visit the school and it's better to introduce yourself to the CEO of Sports Illustrated wearing a suit and tie, than to be wearing your Spiderman pajamas and monster feet slippers.
Great for these types of students
Great for business and culinary students serious about becoming and achieving more than what they've ever expected.
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Katrina from Round Rock, TX

a current student here
12 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I learn a lot in my culinary labs and classes.
Am enjoying being here
I go to the North Miami campus. I love the weather here.
Bang for the buck
It is expensive but for some of the things we are allowed to do it's worth it.
Tips for prospective students
Stay on top of your financial aid. Get as many scholarships as you can. For the student interested in coming to the North Miami campus bring jackets and long pants because it does get cold. It has gotten to 37 degrees here.
Great for these types of students
Culinary/Baking & Pastry, Fashion, Sports Event Management, Golf, Hospitality, Hotel/Lodging, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Accounting
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LaToya from North Miami, FL

a current student here
11 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
If education is your primary objective, you need to be at Johnson & Wales University. This school allows you to learn as much information of a big university but there classes are smaller, which allows student to receive the one-on-one help. I have learn so much since the couple of months being here. I now know how to communicate with others on a buiness level.
Am enjoying being here
Being here has been an outstanding experience. They staff & students are just so amazing & willing to help whenever it is needed. The schools social events allows students to meet one another & are so much fun.
Bang for the buck
This school is expensive, but you have to ask yourself, Does my educati
on & future have a limt? If your answer is no then you should consider Johnson & Wales.
Tips for prospective students
For prospective students, here is some helpful tips for you to have an easier experience at school.
1. Please be serious about your education
2. Do not get distracted
3. Join a club
4. Always go to class
5. Surround yourself with positivd people
Great for these types of students
Buisness
Culinary
Hospitality
Criminal Justice
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Genneille from Evans, GA

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am honestly learning a lot here at Johnson & Wales. North Miami is a small campus, therefore the classes are smaller. This allows for more one on one time with your professors. There is tutouring available to everyone. This college does not hold your hand but it does not leave you hanging with out any help. You can learn a lot from the way things are run at this college.
Am enjoying being here
I enjoying being at Johnson & Wales because there are always activities taking place that one can participate in. If there isnt something on campus, they will let you know about activities taking place off campus. Sometimes things can be hard to find out though.
Bang for the buck
The college is costly but you get what you pay for. As a Culinary student, my labs are long and it can be overwhelming at times, but chefs and professors go out of their ways to help each individual student. They are extremely helpful and answer any questions you may have. They constantly remind you what you are paying for and make sure that you get your moneys worth.
Tips for prospective students
Prospective students must come ready to give their all. Do not slack off or waste time. Teachers can tell the difference between students who are their to work hard and those that do not care and they will not put any effort into the slackers. Also try to come financially prepared. Make sure that everything is set in that area as well as anything that hinder a great experience.
Great for these types of students
Johnson & Wales is great for the types of students who never give up. Students that know when it is time for break after all the hard work. This college is also great for students who prefer a small campus and small classes.
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Karla from Miami, FL

a current student here
8 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
At Johnson & Wales they break down the class information so that it is easy to understand. They spell out everything clearly for you without actually doing it for you. Teachers are very nice, I have never met a rude person here yet. Classes are small and organized. You start out with classes in your major mixed in with academics unlike other colleges.
Am enjoying being here
I am a commuter and I still enjoy campus activities. They have a variety of clubs you would not even imagine. Everyone is friendly and everything works around your schedule. The weather is amazing and so are the people.
Bang for the buck
Although tuition is quite expensive it is worth every penny. You get scholarships and grants and lots of help. The work-study program is great. You experience things here you wouldn't at a normal school.
Tips for prospective students
Stay involved.
Do as much as you can.
ASK for help if you need it.
Use all of your resources.
Great for these types of students
Criminal Justice
Business
Fashion
Culinary
Sports Management
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Dakotah from Hialeah, FL

a current student here
7 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I honestly have to say that the effort you put into your work, you WILL find results! I am currently a Junior in the Food Service Management program, working towards my Bachelor's Degree. I have already done my Co-op but I have to say, it's a job that will kick off your future. My boss was extremely tough and expected more out of me than all of the other interns he had because he knows that I know what I was getting myself into. Work, and work hard. You will enjoy it so much more if you do! Make It Happen!
Am enjoying being here
I enjoy being here strictly for my schooling. The atmosphere that many students contribute to is not the healthiest but if you work hard, you rise above them quickly. You WILL gain respect for your hard work.
Bang for the buck
Honestly, I have traveled and visited other culinary schools, INCLUDING The Culinary Institute of America, and I really did not find anything but people who think they are better than everyone else because of the reputation that goes with the school. It may be an amazing school, but you have to put in the effort to make your life happen for you. The same goes for Johnson and Wales University- Florida Campus, except the Chefs really do care about the students, plus the classes are smaller so that means more individualized attention from your chefs.

BTW, Le Cordon Bleu is no good unless you go to the original one in France. Americans try to screw things up by mass producing and it just doesn't work... and forget all other culinary schools, quite frankly, they are not worth the time because the education is not the same and all culinary schools are expensive! $$$
Tips for prospective students
A major tip for prospective students would be: Make sure you become best friends with your financial aid officers. Fall in love with them, as well as, your academic advisors. Res Life is another too if you plan on living on campus. People go the extra mile when you give them the respect that they deserve in return. If you do not know much about financial aid, ASK your financial aid officers and tell them you have NO idea what the hell you are getting yourself into and you want them to lay it out for you. If it makes their lives hell, tell them to get over it; it's their job to do so. You need to learn how to take control of your own life before someone else does. You don't have to be mean to them, but you definitely need to know how to manage your finances and college is a great place to start because you will be doing a hell of a lot more when you live on your own!
Great for these types of students
Amazing Culinary School- The best in my opinion!
Fantastic Business School
Criminal Justice is great, as well
Fashion is decent but you are better off to travel to NY for fashion
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