JWU Providence at a Glance


JWU Providence, the university’s original campus, is actually composed of two separate campuses: Downcity and Harborside.

Downcity puts you right in the middle of the thriving food, art, and entertainment scenes that Providence has to offer. It’s home to the College of Business, the College of Hospitality Management, the John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Engineering & Design, and the College of Health & Wellness. A short distance south, Harborside overlooks the Narragansett Bay and offers beautiful green space and panoramic views. It’s home to the College of Food Innovation & Technology.  

5,699 students enrolled in 2020

19:1 student to faculty ratio

95% of on-ground students receive aid

JWU Providence in 30 Seconds.

The sizzle of a hot pan in a culinary lab, the roar of a crowd at a basketball game, the clicking of a student's keyboard as they write an assignment  — experience life at JWU Providence in 30 seconds.

JWU Providence at a Glance Videos

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JWU: 'It's Different Here'

From the ambition of our students to the passion of our educators, it's different at JWU.
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What is the campus like?

Diverse, unique, connected — these are some of the words our students use to describe JWU Providence.
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Why did you choose JWU?

Real students share why they chose JWU and why they never want to leave.