Campuses in Providence (Rhode Island), Denver (Colorado), North Miami (Florida), and Charlotte (North Carolina)
Characteristics of Institution
Founded in 1914 in Providence, Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University has developed an international reputation for excellence in instruction, faculty and facilities — at campuses in Providence, Denver, Colorado, North Miami Florida, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Johnson & Wales University is known as one of America’s finest career preparatory institutes of higher education. If a student is interested in working in Business, the Hospitality Industry, Culinary Arts, Fashion & Retailing, or Technology, our name could be the passport to a fulfilling career! Johnson & Wales graduates have made careers in major hotels…restaurants…retail establishments… corporations, in the U.S., and around the world. The University offers one of the finest English as a Second Language (ESL) programs in the country, which not only prepares students to enter their degree programs in the University, but also awards them with course credit towards their major. As English becomes more and more the language of international business, no professional person can afford not to understand and speak English.
Three 11-week terms are scheduled: Fall (begins September), Winter (begins December), and Spring (begins March).
Certificates or Degrees Offered
The University offers the undergraduate Associate of Science (A.S.) Degree (two years), the Bachelor of Science. (B.S. Degree (four years) , and the graduate masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.) one or two years). The ESL program offers a Certificate of Completion.
Because the University offers different programs at multiple campuses, we advise potential applicants to request information from the International Admissions Office at the campus location of choice.
The University’s total enrollment, at all campuses is over 16,000 students. Of these, over 1,000 are international students from 90 different countries.
Certificate or Degree Requirements
English proficiency is required to enter all academic programs of the University. Graduation from secondary school, or an equivalency diploma, is required of all students entering A.S. or B.S. programs. Graduation from college with a bachelor’s degree and a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better is required of all students entering the Master’s programs.
Entrance Tests Required
Standardized achievements tests, such as the SAT are not required. We believe that the best index of an applicant’s ability and willingness to learn is the overall record reflected in his or her transcripts and other high school achievements. However, applicants whose first language is not English must take the TOEFL. A score of 550 (210 computer-based) or higher is required to enter a degree program. If the applicant cannot take the TOEFL, he or she may take the University TOEFL test at our institution.
Application Materials Requested
Applicants to the University should supply the following (with English translations):
The International Admission Application, specifying the desired degree program(s), dates, and whether ESL is required;
A certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year;
TOEFL results with a minimum 550 score on the written test or 210 on the computerized TOEFL; Official documentation of higher secondary (high school completion);
For transfer credit; complete transcripts, marksheets, diplomas or certificates from previous studies, along with course descriptions.
Application Deadlines for Foreign Students
Students may apply to enter for any of the three terms. Although there is no admissions deadline, all application materials should reach the International Admissions Office at least three months before the term begins. For the Fall term, all materials should be submitted by the end of June.
Total Number of Faculty
Over 700 faculty members.
With the University Athletic and Recreation Center at the Harborside campus in Providence, Johnson & Wales is renewing its dedication to creating a sense of community for the students, faculty and staff. The facility houses a student center and recreation room, four basketball courts, locker rooms, an aerobics room, a state-of-the-art fitness center, seating for 15,00 and a bounty of space available for intramural programs. All four campuses offer various programs and facilities conducive to college students needs and activities.
Housing is provided in the University’s comfortable residence halls and apartments.
Climate and Geography
Since its opening in 1914, Johnson & Wales University’s first and largest campus has been in Providence, Rhode Island, a dynamic and growing city in southern New England. Providence is one hour to Boston and just over 3 hours to New York by car.
Our campus in the city of North Miami, Florida is another measure of our dramatic growth in the past 25 years. With over 1,600 students, this campus offers a new student library, computer labs, state-of-the-art facilities, and student housing built to accommodate a growing student population.
— Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
JWU’s campus in Charlotte, North Carolina is in the heart of uptown Charlotte, the second largest financial district in the U.S. This city has much to offer: a moderate year-round climate, a thriving arts community and professional sports teams. Nearly 300 of the nations’ Fortune 500 companies have offices in Charlotte. Average temperature is 45 degrees (7 C) in winter and 80 degrees (27 C) in summer. This campus offers associate and bachelor’s degrees in business, hospitality, and culinary arts.
— Denver, Colorado USA
This campus is our newest campus which opened in September 2000. On 30 beautiful acres, our student union, dining center, athletic facility, and newly renovated residence and academic halls are in the midst of a vibrant community, both a tourist destination and a business center.
Fees and Other Expenses
Tuition fees, and other expenses will vary depending on which program the applicant chooses.
Remarks to Foreign Students
Studying at Johnson & Wales University is not just studying in the United States, nor is a degree from Johnson & Wales University just like a degree from any other school in this country. We are dedicated to the success of our students, through a combination of classroom instruction and hands-on experience. Our instructors are professionals in their fields who know what is required for achievement in the world beyond the University. With state-of-the-art facilities, personalized instruction, and the resources of a metropolitan setting, Johnson & Wales University offers its students the advantages of specialized curricula combined with broad-based education. The University’s Career Planning Office is available to help all students in planning their postgraduate careers. Let Johnson & Wales University be your first step toward a fulfilling career!