Explore JWU Providence

For Parents & Families

Sending your child off to college is a big step for every family. Not only do you want them to get a great education but you want them to enjoy the full college experience safely. Our Providence Campus is just the place for them to do that! Explore everything from academics to clubs and sports offered on campus and hear straight from students why they love JWU.

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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Speak with an admissions rep, who is ready to answer any questions you may have.

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 for our students, both on-campus and off. Explore our countless extracurricular activities, clubs, speakers, shows and more!

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Housing & Dining

At JWU, your child will love where they’ll live … and what they’ll eat! Learn more about our housing and dining options at JWU Providence.
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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, your child can build their 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 and financial aid! Hear from admissions representatives about all things from filing the FAFSA to scholarship opportunities.

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Life After JWU

At JWU, we challenge our students to look ahead to their future and make their 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 child’s skills and make the most of their 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 JWU 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 and enjoy all campus has to offer. We can’t wait to show you JWU!

Schedule an In-Person Tour
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Our family knows the value of a JWU education. Both my sons have made lifelong friendships and have excelled academically. Jack has landed his dream job in law enforcement and Tom is prepared for a career in business when he graduates.

— Kerry McKinnon

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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Speak to an Admissions Rep

Connect with one of our admissions representatives! They’re here to answer your questions and help guide you through the admissions process.

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our students is a top priority. Whether it's adhering to state regulations around health issues like COVID-19 or ensuring that campus remains a safe place to learn and live, JWU is here for you and your family.


Learn About Campus Safety

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Take the next step

Request information about JWU

Want to learn more about JWU? Request information so we can have one of our admissions representatives reach out to you personally and answer all of your questions!

Ready to apply?

If you’re ready to take the next step, start your application now!

Documents and Resources

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Take a glimpse at what your student's four years at JWU could look like! Learn about everything from the programs we offer to the clubs and activities they can participate in.

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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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Fact Sheet (PDF)

Curious about the current demographic of JWU students or what the average class size is like? Check out JWU by the numbers!