Johnson & Wales University-Providence (JWU)

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JWU can be found in Providence, RI, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. JWU has an enrollment of nearly 7,000 students.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence admits about 90 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, about 14 percent attended the school. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall JWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Johnson & Wales University-Providence was reported as 92.8% in Fall 2020 with over 11,600 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Johnson & Wales University-Providence has been slowly getting higher over the past years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 89.8%
  • 2017-2018: 87.5%
  • 2018-2019: 91.0%
  • 2019-2020: 92.8%
  • Projected JWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 84.6%

How Does JWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for JWU is sixty-four percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Rhode Island School of Design25.8%
Providence College47.5%
Rhode Island College78.4%
Bryant University71.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Recommended
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)

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