Explore JWU Providence

For those accepted to JWU

Welcome to our flagship campus in Providence, Rhode Island! It’s the ultimate college town, and you'll be joining over 5,000 JWU students who study, work and play at the center of it all. We have so much to share with you spend some time taking it all in, and then book your campus visit to see JWU with your own eyes.

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JWU Badges of Best Colleges 2022-23

96.3% JWU Providence Career Outcome Rate*

14:1 student/faculty ratio

96% of on-ground students receive aid

*For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information.

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Congratulations on your acceptance! We can’t wait to welcome you to JWU. Visit the Admissions Portal to view your next steps for becoming a Wildcat.

JWU Providence at a glance

Over 5,000 JWU students live, work and play in our two Providence locations: Downcity and Harborside. Split your time between the city and the scenic shores of Narragansett Bay — with its culturally diverse music, arts, and restaurant scene, Providence offers something for everyone.

Learn more about JWU Providence

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Student Life

Learn about everything there is to do both on-campus and off. Explore our countless extracurricular activities, clubs, speakers, shows, and more!

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Housing & Dining

At JWU, you’ll love where you’ll live … and what you’ll eat! Learn more about our housing and dining options at JWU Providence.

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Discover a community that’s bigger than yourself as you hear from student athletes, learn about our teams and see our facilities.

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Experiential Education & Academics

Education is more than just learning in a classroom — it’s about experiencing things in the real world, too. At JWU, you can build your future and have fun while doing it.

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Admissions & Financial Aid

We’re here to help when it comes to all things admissions & financial aid! Hear from admissions representatives about all things from filing your FAFSA to scholarship opportunities.

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Life After JWU

At JWU, we’ll challenge you to look ahead to your future and make your dreams a reality. But don’t just take our word for it: our alumni, employers and others are eager to share their own perspectives, too.

Success Stories

With an entire community available to help hone your skills and make the most of your potential, JWU students are driven to succeed and are excited about their future. Hear firsthand from students and their parents as they share their unique experiences at JWU — and what they value most about their time here.

View JWU Success Stories
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Visit the Providence Campus in person

There’s so much to do (and see) at JWU! Whether you are exploring the Harborside or Downcity campus on foot or experiencing campus from home, you will get an up-close look at what makes JWU great. Explore where you’ll live, learn and enjoy all campus has to offer. We can’t wait to show you JWU!

Schedule an In-Person Tour
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Trust in your own skills. Be okay with doing something different. Ask for help when you need it. Stepping outside your comfort zone will only improve and strengthen your skills.

— Kayla Hoang '19

Virtual Tours and Events

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Moderated Online Tour

Tour our Providence Campus from home! During this 45-minute tour, you’ll have the chance to speak with an admissions officer and get your questions answered in real time.

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Virtual Info Sessions

Learn more about what JWU has to offer and tour the campus through our Virtual Information Sessions. During this interactive event, you will hear from admissions and current students!

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Meet our faculty

Get to know the passionate and experienced professors who will be guiding you throughout your time at JWU.

Next Steps: Submit Your Deposit

Submitting your deposit is one of the next big steps after being accepted. It secures your spot at JWU and makes it official that you'll be enrolling!

Submit Your Deposit

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If you haven't yet...

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File your FAFSA

Filing your FAFSA is an important step in the admissions process because you’ll learn if you’re eligible for federal and/or state financial aid. 

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Apply for Scholarships

To help finance your degree, make sure you explore your scholarship and grant options. Check out the full list of scholarships and grants that JWU offers.

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