Johnson and Wales University

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Johnson and Wales University


  • 98% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$20,826 / year

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Application deadline


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Educational Resources


University Library Network The main library, located on the first two floors of The Yena Center at 111 Dorrance Street, is the central site of the Johnson & Wales University Library Network. This network presently includes the libraries of the following campuses: Charleston, S.C.; Norfolk, Va.; North Miami, Fla.; Denver, Colo.; and Charlotte, N.C. The main facility in Providence holds a collection of resource materials to serve the research needs of the University community and students. The state-of-the-art library classroom features a multimedia technological presentation system used by librarians to teach research skills to more than 5,000 students each academic year. Students learn how to access in real time very general to highly specific electronic resources including Web-based databases and home pages. Many of these databases index thousands of magazines, journals and newspapers, and offer full text retrieval of most articles. A sizeable collection of videotapes and DVDs on major study topics is available to enhance classroom activities or for personal in-house library use. During the academic year, downtown library hours are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to midnight. Hours are subject to change during term breaks, holidays and summer. Reference librarians are on duty during the following hours: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to 10 p.m. In order to give students and staff significant off-campus library resources and services, the Johnson & Wales University Library holds membership in two Rhode Island Library Consortia. The Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN) is comprised of 10 academic libraries that share an integrated library system. Students, faculty and staff have access to HELIN???s library resources, services and facilities, in person or via the Worldwide Web. The Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries (CRIARL) exists to promote cooperation among its 15 member libraries and supports joint activities to improve and strengthen library services and resources to the communities of member institutions. The Harborside Library in the Paramount Building serves the College of Culinary Arts, the Graduate School and the Doctoral Program. Hours of operation for the Harborside Library are: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to midnight; Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, noon to midnight.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 94,969 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 2,242 current serial subscriptions.
  • 439,822 microforms.
  • 3,405 Audio/Visual items.

Museums & Art

Culinary Archives & Museum Located in the Paramount building at 315 Harborside Boulevard on the Harborside Campus, the Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University is the premier museum devoted to the preservation of the history of the culinary and hospitality industries. Internationally renowned, the collection of over one-half million items represents five millennia of history, and is often referred to as ???The Smithsonian Institution of the Food Service Industry.??? The holdings include rare U.S. presidential culinary notations; a gallery of chefs through the ages; tools of the trade from the third millennium B.C.; Egyptian, Roman and Oriental spoons dating back 1,000 years; original artwork; hotel and restaurant silver, and documents relating to the culinary arts and entertainment.



  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 600 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing, in all school buildings and on all school property



nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, health service, health insurance


reading, math, writing, study skills


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological


co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life



  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 9% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing


      • 55% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
      • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
      • Popular events on campus: Spring Week, Winter Week, Black History Month, Latino Heritage Month
      • Student activities: choral groups, dance, drama/theater, pep band, student government, student newspaper, student film society, yearbook
      • In total, there are about 70 organizations on campus.
      • Honor societies: Silver Key Honor Society, Golden Quill Honor Society, Alpha Beta Kappa, Special Honors And Awards Program (SHARP);
      • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) The Newmen Club, Christian Student Felloship, Hillel
      • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association, Black Student Alliance, Caribbean Student Association, Dominican Student Association, International Club, Latino American Club. National Societies of Minorities in Hospitalities; National Society of Black Engineers
      • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) University Involvement Board, Ski Club accounting association, ad club, american culinary federation, american marketing association, anime club, association for operations management (APICS), bacchus club, ballroom/latin dance club, black student association, BCV capoeira ? ? ? grupo ondas, best buddies, billiards club, (petitioning), bread club (petitioning), caribbean student association, chippers club, christian student fellowship, club of culinary excellence, club managers association of america, collegiate entrepreneurship organization, collegiate honor society, criminal justice association, dominican student association, elite fashion association, equine club, financial management association food science club, hit squad, impact, interfraternity council, international association of assembly managers (IAAM), international club, j-brew, johnson & wales commUNITY alliance, jr. american culinary federation (ACF), national association for the advancement of colored people (NAACP), national pan-hellenic council, national student organization (NSO), nutrition society, outdoor adventure club (petitioning), pastry arts club, professional convention management association (PCMA), rotaract international, ski and snowboard club, society for the advancement of management (SAM), society for human resource management (SHRM), special functions club, student government association, tongue fu, travel and tourism club
      • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Campus Herald, bi-weekly.


      • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Boston (52), Warwick (8)
      • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Providence (1)
      • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Providence (0)
      • Public transportation serves the campus.
      • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
      • 30% of students have a car on campus


      • School employment is available.
      • 10% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 5,000
      • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

      Greek Life

      • There are 7 fraternities
      • 0 fraternity houses
      • 3% of students are fraternity members
      • There are 7 sororities
      • 0 sorority houses
      • 4% of students are sorority members.


      • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Providence College)
      • Navy ROTC: Not offered
      • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
      • Additional Policies

        class attendance mandatory, hazing prohibited, other

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