About JWU

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Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 16,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students.

The university’s impact is global, with 100,000+ alumni from 155 countries pursuing careers worldwide.

Over 1,300 international students are enrolled at JWU. Here’s why:

  • Experiential education – you will learn by doing through integrative classes with industry experts and internship opportunities with top employers worldwide
  • Two campuses to choose from: Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Academic and merit-based scholarships
  • Faculty with significant experience in the industries they teach
  • Small class sizes
  • Your own personal academic advisor
  • Comprehensive services for international students
  • 100+ student clubs and organizations including the Global Citizen Program, Cultural Connections Club, Indian Student Association, Taiwanese Student Association and more
  • A wide range of fitness programs, club sports and NCAA Division III athletics including soccer, ice hockey, basketball and volleyball
  • The English Language Institute (ELI) at our Providence campus provides students with the opportunity to learn English as a Second Language (ESL); intensive English classes are available locally at our Charlotte campus
There is a great team of well-prepared professors, historic and beautiful facilities, and diverse cultures on campus. —Melany Rumman Ponce ’18 | Marketing | Honduras