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.

Learn more about JWU’s inclusion in US News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings .


Even though our campus is big, you’ll find it welcoming and close-knit, with an active social scene. Pursue your passions through dozens of student clubs and athletic options, fun events, world class speakers and more. At Johnson & 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


Located in the heart of Rhode Island’s capital city, our campus in Providence offers a hip urban atmosphere with thriving food, music, arts and theater scenes. Providence was ranked the No. 1 city overall in Travel + Leisure magazine’s “America’s Favorite Cities” readers poll, including No. 1 for food and drink, and pizza and burgers too. Providence also has the highest per capita population of college students — making it the ultimate college town. Whatever your interest, you’ll find it in Providence.