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 11,000 students.

Johnson & Wales University-Providence admits about 80 percent of applicants each year. Of those that are accepted, about 22 percent attended the school. When applying historical data, we have projected that the JWU acceptance rate 2015 will be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall JWU Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Johnson & Wales University-Providence was reported as 76.0% in Fall 2013 with over 12,400 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 staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 70.6%
  • 2010-2011: 77.5%
  • 2011-2012: 76.5%
  • 2012-2013: 71.4%
  • 2013-2014: 76.0%
  • Projected JWU Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 74.6%

How Does JWU Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for JWU is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Brown University9.2%
Rhode Island College69.2%
University of Rhode Island78.7%
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth72.1%
Bridgewater State University78.6%

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 2013)

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