Johnson and Wales University
Johnson & Wales University is a world-renowned leader in experiential education. It was founded as a business school in 1914 by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales. From its origins as a school devoted to business education, JWU has grown to a junior college, senior college, and ultimately university status. The University is an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. It is committed to strengthen itself through continuous improvement of academic programs and accountability for student learning. At the heart of the university’s vision is the goal of providing ambitious, purposeful students with the foundation to flourish personally and professionally.
JWU restructured the academic colleges and schools into 7 colleges namely the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Culinary Arts, College of Engineering & Design, College of Health & Wellness, College of Hospitality Management, and College of Online Education. Today, the university is offering a variety of new degree programs that reflect the growing industries of tomorrow. At Johnson & Wales, experiential education is more than an internship. It’s curriculum is directly related to students’ chosen industry, so they graduate with the specific knowledge and skills that employers are seeking. JWU’s teaching approach is unique. The students will be immersed in intimate class settings, exchanging ideas through collaborative learning, and apply what they have learned in the classroom to real world projects in it’s industry-specific labs.
Johnson & Wales University has four campuses. The students will find a welcoming, close-knit community and active social life at each. At JWU, it is focused on providing students amazing experiences today to create a more amazing future tomorrow.
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