Explore JWU Providence

Providence, Rhode Island is the ultimate college town, and with nearly 5,700 students and 80+ programs of study, life at our flagship campus is endlessly exciting.

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97.7% JWU’s Career Outcome Rate

2,654 Students who gained industry experience related to their major last year

95% of on-ground students receive aid

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JWU Providence at a glance

Nearly 5,700 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.

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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.

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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 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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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.

Why to apply early action to JWU

Want more time to decide which school is the best fit for you? Consider applying early action to JWU by November 1 and find out our admissions decision by Thanksgiving! This gives you months to learn more about Johnson & Wales before deciding whether or not we’re the school for you.

Learn About Early Action

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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 four-years at JWU could look like! Learn about everything from the programs we offer to the clubs and activities you can be part of.

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Discover what it really looks like to be on campus and explore our 2019-2020 year in review!

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Fact Sheet

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