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Johnson & Wales University (Culinary Program)

  • Providence, RI
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 56%44%
    student ratio
  • 9,703
    total students
  • $27,156 | $27,156
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Rolling
    fall application deadline
  • 69%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • Not
    Reported

    sat math
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    Reported

    sat reading
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    Reported

    sat writing
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    Reported

    act composite

Overview

Join the Culinary Revolution at Johnson & Wales University

At JWU, you won't just learn to be a great chef. As a globally-recognized culinary university, we're at the leading edge of 21st-century culinary education. Here you'll find degree programs that combine the craft and art of cooking with science and nutrition, management skills, global citizenship and work experience that will set you apart from the competition. When you graduate, you'll be positioned to pursue the growing range of food service careers locally or around the world.

Master Your Skills in World Class Production Environments

Learn the craft of culinary arts in top-notch labs and become proficient in a variety of basic and advanced skills. Benefit from the guidance of expert chef-instructors in classes with an 18:1 student/teacher ratio. Then delve deeper into each technical area, mastering the disciplines in specialized industry production environments such as garde manger, hot labs, pastry and bake shops, and wine and beverage labs. Work with ingredients from around the world, and use the latest equipment and smallware utensils.

Prepare for Top Level Careers Through Our Innovative Culinary Programs and Curriculum

At JWU, students can choose from majors in culinary arts, baking and pastry arts, culinary nutrition, culinary arts and food service management, baking and pastry arts and food service management, and food service entrepreneurship.

Our innovative curriculum addresses the connection between food, wellness and health, as well as the global trends and social issues regarding food production and sustainability. You'll gain an understanding of the science of food - creating delicious but healthier food options without depleting the planet's limited resources.

You'll also benefit from an integrated arts and sciences curriculum that teaches personal accountability, ethics and critical thinking skills that set you apart from your peers at other culinary schools. It's vital that today's food service professionals not only do well in the kitchen, but also possess the business, management, communication and problem-solving skills to excel beyond it.

Learn How the Science of Food is Revolutionizing the Global Industry

Gain experience in modernist cuisine - a groundbreaking new area of food preparation, presentation and storage that's redefining what it means to be a chef in the 21st century. Techniques include Cryovacing, sous vide, emulsion, centrifuge extraction and cooking with a wide range of advanced equipment and ingredients.

Understanding the science of cooking will allow you to be more creative and innovative in your chosen culinary career and set you apart from your competition.

Master Your Craft in our State-of-the-Art Culinary Facilities

JWU's top-notch culinary facilities are designed to enhance your educational experience. Our real-life industry production environments feature new, top-of-the-line equipment from the industry's leading manufacturers.

In our hot labs, you'll learn in layouts intended to help you master various kitchen configurations found throughout the world. Our dedicated pastry labs and bakeshops have rotating ovens with speed racks, as well as all of the latest specialty utensils to help you master the intricacies of pastry arts.

Additional labs include meat-cutting, wine and beverage, garde manger, dining rooms, a soups, stocks and sauces kitchen, a storeroom and a culinary computer lab.

Internships and Other Work Experiences to Set You Apart

Employees are looking for graduates with work experience. At JWU, there's a wide range of opportunities for you to gain experience and build your resume. Besides your required term-long internship in your field of interest, you'll master your skills in our specialized labs. Plus, you'll benefit from on-campus culinary, baking and pastry clubs; dinner and special events on and off campus; competitions; community service volunteer opportunities and more.

JWU students have interned at restaurants, spas, hotels, food product development companies, casinos and bakeries, to name a few.

Our Experts Will Make You an Expert

Our industry-experienced chef-instructors bring you into the fold by sharing their knowledge and skills. They are your mentors, guides and role models. They push you to do better, be better. And they help you understand what to expect in the food industry.

Many maintain their industry ties, which can help you get internships or full-time positions when you graduate. They've gained mastery in the culinary world and are here to help you do the same.


Location & Contact

Johnson & Wales University

8 Abbott Park Place
Providence, RI 02903-3703
USA

Amy Podbelski

Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 401-598-2310
Fax: 401-598-2948
Email: pvd@admissions.jwu.edu

Contact school now

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Farm and Ranch Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Equestrian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Public Relations/Image Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Advertising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Programming
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Computer Systems Analysis
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Personal and culinary services
    • Baking and Pastry Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Culinary Arts
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Culinary Arts Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Computer Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Systems Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Drafting and Design Technology
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Food Service Systems Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sport And Fitness Administration/Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Counseling Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Security and Loss Prevention
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Investments and Securities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hotel/Motel Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fashion Merchandising
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Tourism and Travel Services Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

69% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied13,850
    • Accepted9,694
    • Acceptance Rate69%
    • Enrolled9,703
    • Female Applicants8,068
    • Females Accepted5,837
    • Female Acceptance Rate72%
    • Male Applicants5,782
    • Males Accepted3,857
    • Male Acceptance Rate66%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Interview
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.75
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.10
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$27,156
    • Out-of-state tuition *$27,156
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$12,000.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students9,703
    • Male Student Percentage44%
    • Female Student Percentage56%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.86%
    • Black or African American7.08%
    • White or Caucasian44.17%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.26%
    • Asian2.35%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.01%
    • Two or more races.55%
    • Unknown29.73%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state Students81% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 42%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group No
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Not Reported
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No Division X No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Badmington Yes No No
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Sailing No Division X No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty519
    • Full-time Percentage57%
    • Part-time Percentage43%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio27:1 or 9,129 students to 336 faculty


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