Fun Facts: Johnson & Wales University

Posted by Lindie Johnson on Sep 17, 2018 10:53:06 AM

As part of College Kickoff week, we are taking some time to recognize several of Rhode Island's great institutions of higher education to help . Below, we have highlighted some fun facts provided by Johnson & Wales University. 

Fun Fact

JWU was founded over 100 years ago by two women, Gertrude Johnson and Mary Wales, before women even had the right to vote!


By Johnson and Wales University Library; taken about 1914 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Advice to applicants

Be sure to visit the campus. You’ll have a chance to meet students and faculty, visit residence halls, classrooms and more. Visiting campus helps to give you the best idea if a school is right for you. JWU has convenient options for visiting—you can check them out at Did you also know that JWU has other campuses located in Florida, North Carolina, and Colorado?

Johnson and Wales University


Many people believe that private colleges are simply too expensive to attend. However, a cost of a private education can be affordable!  Many times private colleges can offer financial support that many public colleges cannot. Fill out a FAFSA to be eligible for certain types of aid that can help bridge the gap.

Popular major

JWU has a wide range of popular majors from Culinary and Baking and Pastry, Criminal Justice, Fashion Merchandising & Retailing, Biology, Public Health, and much more.  

Something to share

JWU suggests applicants apply early admissions.  This allows a student to be one of the first to find out about their acceptance to JWU and to receive a financial aid award.
To learn more about Johnson and Wales and all that they and the city of Providence have to offer, please visit 

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