JWU Providence vs. Charlotte

Which campus is right for you?

You can choose from two amazing locations at Johnson & Wales, so how do you pick?! Here's a quick chart to help you compare.

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Student Body - Providence

JWU’s flagship campus is the university’s largest: Founded in 1914, it’s home to 5,699 students from 41 countries and 55 states and territories.

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Student Body - Charlotte

You’ll find a diverse community of students in the Queen City, where 1,396 Wildcats from eight countries and 46 states and territories learn, live, and experience all the great things JWU has to offer.


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Academics - Providence

You’ll have your choice of dozens of majors in Providence, and you can even Design Your Own Major if you can’t decide! Plus, U.S. News & World Report ranked JWU No. 16 for Best Undergraduate Teaching and placed it among the Best Colleges Overall and the Top Performers on Social Mobility, all in the Regional North category.

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Academics - Charlotte

There are nearly 30 degrees for you to pursue in Charlotte, so whether you’re interested in food, hospitality, business, arts & sciences, or health & wellness, you’ll find what you’re looking for at JWU!


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Experiential Education - Providence

In 2018–19, 1,634 Providence Campus students gained industry experience related to their major; 726 employers visited campus, allowing students to connect with leading companies in their field, and 1,337 on-campus interviews were conducted.

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Experiential Education - Charlotte

Here, the focus on real-world experience is just as strong. In 2018–19, 441 Charlotte Campus students interned; 469 employers came to campus and completed 1,165 on-campus interviews.


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Athletics - Providence

Cheer on 16 varsity athletic teams who play with the NCAA and Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)

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Athletics - Charlotte

The Charlotte Campus features five varsity athletic teams and is a member of the USCAA.


All statistics are the most current as of April 2021 and may incorporate data from the Denver and North Miami campuses which closed in the summer of 2021. In addition, to most accurately reflect the Experiential Education experience at JWU, data from 2018-2019 were used.

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