Johnson & Wales University-Providence

Providence, RI, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,360
Total Number of Undergrads
6,681
Academic Calendar

Quarter

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
18:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
47%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
12%
0
100
44%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
54%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
45%
54%
Ethnicity

African American
3%
Asian/Pacific Islander
1%
White
87%
Hispanic
3%
Unknown
2%

What Students Are Saying

3.61 Average Rating
Academically it's not too difficult, culinary labs is where it's difficult.
Carolina from Yakima, WA
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.
Madison from Allentown, PA
Due to the fact that Johnson & Wales using the trimester system, the course load is spread out differently. Every class is about two hours long, and labs are about 4 hours long and a new term starts every 2 1/2 - 3 months. The material is covered a lot faster allowing students to only need to take 3 classes a trimester to graduate on time. Of course depending on the major you choose the academic difficulty fluctuates. However, overall the classes are not hard if you remain engaged in class and meet all the requirements and manage your time according.
Milanna from North Providence, RI
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.
Ryan from Harwich, MA

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