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Johnson & Wales University: Narrative Description


8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703
Tel: (401)598-1000; 800-342-5598; Admissions: (401)598-2310; Fax: (401)598-1835; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards associate, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees (branch locations in Charleston, SC; Denver, CO; North Miami, FL; Norfolk, VA; Gothenberg, Sweden). Founded 1914. Setting: 47-acre urban campus with easy access to Boston. System endowment: $161.5 million. Total enrollment: 9,868. Faculty: 644 (447 full-time, 197 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 31:1. 11,174 applied, 85% were admitted. 3% from top 10% of their high school class, 18% from top quarter, 55% from top half. Full-time: 8,261 students, 52% women, 48% men. Part-time: 959 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 50 states and territories, 88 other countries, 0.1% Native American, 6% Hispanic, 11% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 12% 25 or older, 4% transferred in. Core. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: minimum 2.0 high school GPA, interview, SAT I or ACT. Required for some: minimum 3.0 high school GPA, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $24,645 includes full-time tuition ($16,650), mandatory fees ($810), and college room and board ($7185). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to location and program. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility and location. Part-time tuition: $308 per quarter hour. Tuition guaranteed not to increase for student's term of enrollment.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 77 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities. Most popular organizations: Delta Epsilon Chi, Vocational Industrial Clubs of America, Phi Beta Lambda, FHA/HERO, FFA. Major annual events: Spring Weekend, Homecoming Weekend. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling, women's center. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. 3,445 college housing spaces available. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Option: coed housing available. Johnson & Wales University Library plus 2 others with 85,523 books, 346,949 microform titles, 1,921 serials, 531 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 340 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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