Johnson & Wales University

Top 10 reasons to choose JWU:

10. Dive Into Your Major


Take classes in your major starting in your 1st year. Explore our degree programs in arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, culinary arts, education, health sciences, hospitality + technology.

09. Affordable Education


Our goal: To keep your education affordable. 93% of JWU students receive financial aid.

08. One-on-One Advising


Meet your mentors: They’re more than faculty - they’re career advisors + industry experts who will help you chart your professional path.

From day 1, work with your JWU academic advisor to identify what you want to study, create a roadmap and make your goals happen.

07. Choose Your JWU


Four campuses. Four great cities. Our campuses in Providence, North Miami, Denver + Charlotte offer a range of student clubs, athletics + fun things to do.

06. You're More Than a Number


Where your professors know your name - and your professional goals. Connect with your instructors in our small classes - and gain a career mentor.

05. Career Development


Build your career at JWU - through networking, targeted career fairs and our exclusive job database with 5,600+ job postings. Between our 4 campuses, we offer:
  • 300+ career events
  • 1,800+ interviews on campus
  • 1,100+ employer visits
Build your career from day 1: Work with your career advisor to strengthen your interview skills, hone your résumé - and take advantage of our career services.

04. Global Perspective


90,000 alumni from more than 150 countries have chosen JWU - are you ready to join them? At JWU, there are no borders. Learn to think globally and build the skills to excel in the international workforce.

43 Study Abroad programs. Students from 90+ countries. Internships in 33 countries.

03. Internships


4,000 internships each year. Internships are a core part of JWU’s academic program - every year, our students gain hands-on work experience at 1,900+ sites all over the world. JWU has relationships with hundreds of the world’s leading companies. So you get the work experience you need before you graduate.

02. Professionally-Focused


You’re focused on your career. So are we.

JWU’s curriculum integrates arts and sciences with active, industry-focused, experiential education. So you can develop the analytical, communication + critical thinking skills essential for career success, while applying current trends + industry knowledge in our learning labs.

01. Faculty With Industry Experience


Our professors are:
  • Career advisors
  • Industry insiders
  • Mentors