Johnson & Wales University-Providence
8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703
(8000 DIAL-JWU (342-5598)
Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

Johnson & Wales University is a private four-year university located in Providence, R.I. Additional campuses are located in North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. The main campus was founded in 1914 as an area business school. Today the university has an enrollment of nearly 11,000 students. In 2012, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Johnson & Wales University among the top 100 regional universities in the north.

Programs Offered

Johnson & Wales University offers associate, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs for students from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and interests. Some available majors include business, culinary arts, technology, criminal justice, hospitality, computer programming, equine studies, psychology, and education. Those who are interested in the flexibility that online learning programs provide will also find options available through Johnson & Wales University. Available areas of study for online students include culinary arts and food service management.


Johnson & Wales University has been accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges since 1993. Its program in dietetics has earned specialized accreditation from the American Dietetic Association.


Students interested in attending Johnson & Wales University can submit their application online. There is no application fee for this method of submission. In addition to completing this form, students should send in their official high school transcripts. SAT or ACT score reports are also recommended for first-time freshman. Students who have completed other college course work prior to enrolling should request these transcripts be sent to the admissions office. In 2011, 76% of undergraduate applicants were accepted and 26% enrolled. For more information about the application process or applying for financial aid, please visit the school’s website.

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