Johnson & Wales University - Providence

Key majors offered
Business Administration
Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate and Graduate Urban Yes 8682 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate Private Doctorate-Granting University Co-educational 289 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $$$$ $ $$$ $$ $ $$$$ 112
Bachelor $$$$ $ $$$ $$ $ $$$$ 112
Master $$$ $$$ $ $ $$$$ 112
Doctorate $$ $$ 112
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 8,682 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its 2 U.S. campuses in Providence, RI and Charlotte, NC. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary, health and wellness, hospitality, engineering and design. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal growth. The university also has strong professionally-focused graduate programs in Business, Hospitality, Education and Health Sciences. The university’s impact is global, with 100,000+ alumni from 155 countries pursuing careers worldwide.


JWU Providence offers housing for students in nine residence halls. We offer mostly double and triple rooms. All residence halls have laundry, recreation rooms, study rooms, and 24-hour security. Our incoming undergraduate international students live within the same residence halls as all of our new students, these residence halls include McNulty, Snowden, South, Harborview, and Xavier. Students approved and eligible to live off campus can seek assistance with the University when looking for off campus housing. Graduate international students have the option of living in Centennial House; however, since space is limited we recommend applying for Centennial House when the student pays his/her deposit.

Student life

  • Over 100 student clubs and organizations
  • International Student services include the Ambassador and Host Family Programs, immigration and employment counseling and cultural activities
  • Facilities include two gymnasiums, libraries, computer centers and fitness centers.
  • Arrival services provided for new students: transportation from airport to campus, shopping trips, immigration advising, early move-in to dorms
  • Off-campus housing and apartment placement services