Experience is the difference.

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Our Education is Different

At JWU, we help you experience more now, so you can achieve more later. You’ll take classes you’re most passionate about right from the start, with faculty who get to know you and your aspirations — and then help you network. Here, you’ll build resumes with related work experiences, expand industry contacts, and acquire the knowledge to think critically, analyze problems and communicate effectively. Spend four years immersed in a wide range of professional and personal growth experiences that help you gain an edge.


You’ll feel right at home at our intimate, fully modern campus, which is welcoming and close-knit and offers an active social scene. Pursue your passions through dozens of student clubs and athletic options, fun events, world class speakers and more. At Johnson and Wales, we’re focused on providing you amazing experiences today to create a more amazing future tomorrow.

100 year reputation for excellence in experiential education

Professionally focused curriculum designed with input from top companies

Faculty with industry experience who know your career aspirations
and help you network for internships and jobs

Personal advising and an uncommon depth of career services

Dozens of student-run clubs and organizations and a wide range of campus events


Our campus is located right in the heart of Charlotte, walking distance from uptown. It’s a great city to explore with so much going on: an Indie music scene, funky neighborhoods, the 7th Street Public Market where you can find great local foods, shopping, concerts and more. Sports fans will love the major pro-sports franchises like the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and NASCAR for entertainment and internships, too.