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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE I 2017-18

EXPERIENCE.

SUCCESS.

RANKINGS FOR INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT

• 126th for overall institutions* 


• 10th for institutions that grant masters degrees*


• 8th for International Student Services in the United States**


• 5th for Support Services overall**

*Source: Institute of International Education’s 2014–2015 Open Doors Report
**2014 Global International Student Barometer (ISB) survey

• 3rd for Experiential Education Career Services

   and Academic Support**


• 5th for First Night Support Services**

RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY

AS A LEADER IN HIGHER

EDUCATION

WHY JWU

JWU is ranked within the top 100 colleges and universities in the United States for international student enrollment. Our international students also rate our arrival services as “well above average” when compared with other universities worldwide. 

U.S. News & World Report ranked JWU in the top third for Best Colleges in the North.*

Graduates from more than 120 countries have chosen Johnson & Wales University and more than 1,300 international students enroll each year.

JWU offers scholarships, faculty with significant experience in the industries they teach, your own personal academic advisor, and comprehensive services for international students.


 

We have a wide range of athletics, fitness programs, and student clubs and organizations with four regional campuses to choose from: Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, 
North Carolina.

 

ESL classes are available at our 

Providence and North Miami campuses; intensive English classes are available locally at our Denver and Charlotte campuses.
 

*U.S. News ranking for Johnson & Wales University's Providence Campus only.

UNIVERSITY FAST FACTS

FOUR CAMPUSES — ONE UNIVERSITY

For more information about city life, choose a campus below:
Providence
North Miami
Denver
Charlotte

YEAR FOUNDED

1914

LOCATIONS

Providence, Rhode Island
North Miami, Florida
Denver, Colorado
Charlotte, North Carolina

FLEXIBLE ENTRANCE DATES

September
December
March
June (ESL only)

TOTAL ENROLLMENT

15,000+
(Full time, all 4 four campuses)

GRADUATE STUDENTS

900+

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

1,400+ from 84 countries

STUDENT/FACULTY RATIO

20:1

INTERNSHIP SITES

1,400 in 30 countries

• 3rd for Experiential Education Career Services

   and Academic Support**


• 5th for First Night Support Services**

RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY

College of Culinary Arts

Want to be so much more than just a great chef? Maybe even learn to change the way the world eats? Our College of Culinary Arts is globally recognized because we’re at the leading edge of
21st-century culinary education. 

Learn in advanced lab settings under our nationally and internationally renowned faculty as you broaden your exposure to a wide range of experiences in the world of culinary arts. 

Each of our majors combine the craft and art of cooking with science and nutrition, business and management skills, global citizenship and a variety of work experience opportunities that will set you apart. 

 

College of Business

Do you mean business? Then get down to business. Whether your interest is management, marketing or even fashion merchandising, you’ll dive inside your chosen field through active learning and real-life projects in our industry-specific learning labs that simulate real-world work environments. We build our curriculum with input from industry-leading companies to help you graduate with the specific knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.

 

College of Hospitality

As a global leader in hospitality education, our College of Hospitality Management offers a wide range of programs designed to help you build a career that can take you wherever you want to go in the ever-expanding, multi-billion-dollar hospitality industry. We help you identify your field of interest, including management positions in the hotel, tourism, travel, food service, sports, entertainment and event industries — and develop a detailed plan to achieve your goals. You’ll take classes in your major your first term, and benefit from curriculum designed with input from the world’s leading hospitality companies

Colleges 
and 
Schools 

College of Arts & Sciences

Build transferable, analytical, critical thinking and communication skills through our professionally focused arts and sciences programs. You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and in-depth work experience needed to succeed in a variety of career paths. 
Each program offers the flexibility to explore academic areas that interest you and to gain the knowledge that best fits with your career goals. 

You’ll also connect with faculty who work in a wide range of academic fields, share their industry knowledge in the classroom and serve as your mentors and advisors.

 

College of Engineering and Design

Whether you’re driven by a passion to invent new technologies that will revolutionize industries or push new boundaries in the creative use of software and hardware, the career opportunities in these fast-growing fields are limitless. 
In our College of Engineering and Design, get on a career path with incredible growth potential through one of our many innovative programs ranging from robotics, graphic design and digital media to configuration management and electronic, software and network engineering. 

You’ll learn in our new 69,000-square-foot, three-story building, which includes classrooms, labs, faculty offices, meeting spaces and a courtyard. You’ll find 10+ labs and spaces (including the innovation lab) for creating, exploring and inventing — from labs for robotics and drawing, to game/network simulation, engineering 
and CAD/sustainable architecture.

College of Health & Wellness

Our health and wellness programs offer an integrative, multidisciplinary approach to prepare you for a health-related career. If you’re a motivated student, you can create your own plan of study by combining your undergraduate core requirements with electives that will make you a strong candidate for entrance into medical, physician assistant, dental or veterinary graduate studies. You can also pursue other career fields in the healthcare industry not involved in direct patient care, such as business administration, health education and policy analysis. 

Whether your interest is in biology, psychology or counseling psychology, you’ll work together with a dedicated pre-health advisor to design a curriculum tailored to your career interests. You’ll be able to pursue a major that excites you while completing all of the necessary requirements to pursue a career from a wide variety of health and wellness-related fields.

GRADUATE STUDIES

Take your career to the next level through our world-class graduate programs and discover why students from more than 80 countries have chosen JWU for their education. No GRE or GMAT required.

Experience JWU Now

• Faculty experts who are leaders in their industry,

   teaching a combination of theory and practice

   while serving as your career mentors

• Interactive learning in intimate class settings

• MBA degrees with concentrations so you can

   specialize in a particular area

• Global experience and perspective — networking

   with students from around the globe who have

   chosen JWU to achieve their career aspirations 

• Accounting — Designed to meet the 150 hours of

   advanced study requirement that candidates must

   satisfy to take the Uniform CPA Examination. 

• Hospitality — Prepare yourself to stand out in the ever-

   expanding global hospitality industry.

• Human Resource Management — Learn effective

   approaches for keeping an organization competitive

   by strategizing and planning for a company’s personnel

   needs, and then creating effective policies and programs

   to attract and retain the best talent.

• Information Technology — Build upon your technology

   skills and make the transition to managing people and

   business operations.

• Nonprofit Management — Enhance your leadership,

   strategic- and creative-thinking skills in global business

   to advance your professional career and effectively

   manage nonprofit organizations.

MBA PROGRAMS

GENERAL MBA

Pursue management positions in any regional or international industry with our general MBA. Study practical applications and build a solid foundation in all functional areas of business.

MBA with Concentrations

ONE-YEAR MBA

Accelerate your career in half the time through this intensive, full-time day program. Our One-Year MBA begins in June and September and students who remain continually enrolled can graduate 12 months later. The program is tailored for students 
 

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a global sports industry leader. Hone your skills as you collaborate on experiential projects with industry partners, and demonstrate social responsibility and integrity in all facets of the field.

SPORT LEADERSHIP

who already have an undergraduate degree in business or have completed the foundation courses before entering the program.

 

4+1 DEGREE PROGRAMS

JWU undergraduate students can save time and money by enrolling in a 4+1 degree program. Choose from these options:


• 4+1 B.S./MBA


• 4+1 B.S./MBA with concentrations in Accounting,

  Hospitality and Information Technology 

MS PROGRAMS

COUNSELING 

Develop the knowledge, skills and field experience to excel in this growing career field while satisfying your passion to serve the community. 

FINANCE

Apply your knowledge of financial theories, practices and technologies to solve complex economic challenges and create value for organizations and consumers. 

GLOBAL TOURISM AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Strategize and develop viable programs for sustainable tourism and economic development projects through coursework and real-world projects. Through proper long-term planning, tourism can preserve sites for future generations and act as a tool for positive change.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Gain a broad base of skills necessary to successfully direct employee development, business leadership and strategic planning initiatives in any industry.

INFORMATION SECURITY/ASSURANCE

Secure computer systems and protect the information that is created, stored and transmitted.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDIES

Get the knowledge and real-life work experience you need to provide patient-centered, humanistic care.

Programs of Study

FIND THE RIGHT DEGREE FOR YOU. 

Accounting (BS)
Advertising & Marketing Communications (BS)
Applied Psychology (BS)
Baking & Pastry Arts (AS)
Baking & Pastry Arts (BS)
Baking & Pastry Arts and Food Service Management (BS)
Beverage Industry Operations and Retail Management (BS)
Biology (BS)
Business Administration (BS)
Business Studies (BS)
Computerized Drafting (AS)
Corporate Accounting and Financial Analysis (BS)
Counseling (MS)
Counseling Psychology (BS)
Criminal Justice (BS)
Criminal Justice (MS)
Culinary Arts (AS)
Culinary Arts (BS)
Culinary Arts and Food Service Management (BS)
Culinary Arts Education (MAT)
Culinary Nutrition (BS)
Culinary Science (BS)
Cyber Threat Intelligence & Defense (BS)
Dietetics and Applied Nutrition (BS)
Electronics Engineering (BS)
Engineering Design & Configuration Mgmt. (BS)
Entrepreneurship (BSBA)
Equine Business Management/Non-Riding (BS)
Equine Business Management/Riding (BS)
Equine Science (BS)
Fashion Merchandising & Retailing (BS)
Finance (BS)
Finance (MS)
Food & Beverage Entrepreneurship (BS)

 

Global Tourism and Sustainable Economic Development (MS)
Graphic Design (BS)
Health Science (BS)
Hotel & Lodging Management (BS)
Human Resource Management (BSBA)
Human Resource Management (MS)
Information Security/Assurance (MS)
International Business (BSBA)
Liberal Studies (BS)
Management (BS)
Marketing (BS)
MBA
MBA — Accounting
MBA — Finance
MBA — Hospitality
MBA — Human Resource Management
MBA — Information Technology
MBA — Nonprofit Management
MBA — One-Year Program
MBA — Operations And Supply Chain Management
Media & Communication Studies (BS)
Network Engineering (BS)
Organizational Risk and Cyber Security Management (BSBA)
Political Science (BS)
Restaurant, Food & Beverage Management (BS)
Robotics Engineering Technology (BS)
Social Media & Web Technologies (BS)
Sociology (BS)
Software Engineering (BS)
Sport Leadership (MS)
Sports, Entertainment, Event — Management (BS)
Tourism & Hospitality Management (BS)

Each JWU location offers a different combination of programs and degrees, labs, and facilities, all while remaining focused on an Arts & Sciences core curriculum.

Check program availability by choosing a campus:

At our Providence and North Miami campuses, students who need to develop English proficiency can enroll in our English as a Second Language program (ESL) at JWU’s English Language Institute before starting regular degree courses. HIgh-level ESL students may be allowed to take undergraduate classes along with their ESL classes. Students interested in our Denver or Charlotte campuses may learn English through local intensive English programs in those areas.

There are three levels of ESL offered: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. The minimum length of time for ESL enrollment is 3 months (one terms) if placed into the Advanced level, though the length of time needed to complete the program can vary. Students will take a placement test held during orientation and the results will better determine the length of ESL required. TOEFL or IELTS scores can be used for placement instead of the JWU Placement Test. 

To complete ESL and commence regular academic programs, undergraduate students must obtain a grade of C or better at Advanced level. Graduate students must obtain a grade of B or higher at Advanced level. 

English as a

Second Language (ESL)

JWU’s arrival services (for students who send us their travel plans) include

• transportation from the local airport, train station or bus

   station

• an overnight complimentary hotel stay for Providence 
  Campus students

• assistance with finding off-campus housing if needed

After your arrival, an international coordinator will help you transition into campus life. If you’re a freshman, you are required to live in university housing. JWU residence halls generally have two- or four-person rooms with bathrooms, and rooms for studying, recreation, television and laundry.

Residence hall assignments are based on availability and depend on when we receive your reservation fee and housing contract.
 
If you’re transferring to JWU, we will help you with

• transportation from the local airport, train station or bus

   station

• selecting a roommate (if desired)

• setting up your utilities (heat, electric, etc.)

• purchasing items needed to furnish an apartment

At JWU, you’ll feel right at home. In fact, our international students rate JWU’s arrival services well above average compared to other institutions worldwide.

Arrival 
Services

JWU international students share their own personal experiences about JWU and why they are proud to be JWU students.

Victor Kafati ’18

Entrepreneurship, Honduras

Andrea Marotta ’18

International 
Student Experiences

Culinary Nutrition, Panama

Both Victor and Andrea enjoy the students, great professors, city and academic opportunities found at Johnson & Wales University. An entrepreneurship major, Victor’s goal after graduation is to export coffee and support the hydroelectric energy in his home country of Honduras. Andrea will use her Culinary Nutrition degree to positively impact the way we eat and produce food in the future by opening her own orchard. 

Anh Khue Ho ("Roxy") ’18

Sports/Entertainment/Event

Management

Vietnam

Roxy’s favorite things about JWU are the friendly people, helpful courses, student organizations and number of opportunities both on and off campus. “JWU helps me get involved, make connections and prepare for my career with professionally-focused experience,” she says. She is a senator in the Student Government Association, president of the Global Citizen Program and member of the Special Event Society on campus. After she graduates, Roxy hopes to get a job in the sports, entertainment and event industry.

Remya Mathew ’17

MBA with a concentration in

Information Technology

India

Remya didn’t think twice
about attending Johnson & Wales University. “The professors here are very experienced,” she says. “I
know my experience here will help me achieve my business goals.” Remya’s favorite thing about JWU is the supportive staff. “If an international student has any problems, someone is always there to help,” says Remya. Aside from her studies, Remya is also a member of the Indian Student Association on campus.

Chang chose JWU for it’s renowned MBA program and for its location. “Rhode Island is a beautiful place,” she says. “It’s great to live and stay.”
Her favorite thing about Johnson & Wales is her classmates and the friends she’s met from all around the world. “I’ve learned about different cultures and created unforgettable memories,” Chang says. She will be pursuing a career in the hotel industry after graduation. 

Chang Shi ’17

MBA with a concentration in 

Hospitality

China

ADMISSIONS

UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

GRADUATE ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

CATEGORY | GRADE

MBA (General, Hospitality, Accounting); MS (Finance, Human Resource Management, Counseling): 2.85

MBA (Information Technology) and MS (Information Security/Assurance): Bachelor’s degree in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering or information technology from an accredited college/university with a minimum overall GPA of 3.00/4.00 scale

NEXT STEPS

1. Submit your online application
2. Email all required documents to
jwuint@admissions.jwu.edu

UNDERGRADUATE DOCUMENTS NEEDED

• High school transcripts
• Postsecondary transcripts (if applicable)
• Copy of passport
• Bank statement showing 6 months of funding
• JWU Financial Declaration Undergraduate Form

 

GRADUATE DOCUMENTS NEEDED

• All post-secondary transcripts
• Copy of passport
• Letters of recommendation
• Statement of purpose
• Résumé/CV
• Bank statement showing 6 months of funding
• JWU Financial Declaration Graduate Form

ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

EXAMINATION | SCORE

TOEFL iBT - 75* (Undergraduate) | 80* (Graduate)

IELTS - 6.0* (Undergraduate) | 6.5* (Graduate)

PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) — 53*

ELS Level 112 — Transcript

Kaplan - Completion of Advanced Level (UG), Completion of Proficient Level (GRAD)

EF (Education First) - Completion of C1 Level (UG), Completion of C2-1 Level (GRAD)

*Johnson & Wales University does have recommended subscores. For more information, contact jwuint@admissions.jwu.edu.

FOR UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS ONLY

GCSE, Singapore, CIE IGCSE/O Levels: Grade of C or higher in English

International Baccalaureate: Grade of 4 or higher in English SL/HL (Syllabus A)

Malaysia SPM: Grade of C6 or higher in 1119 English

Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC): Grades I–III in English Language

NO GMAT/GRE REQUIRED

COUNTRY | QUALIFICATION | REQUIREMENT

CHINA

Upper Middle School Graduation Certificate: 74% average 

This information is a guide only. JWU reserves the right to change requirements without notice. For countries not listed, please contact jwuint@admissions.jwu.edu.

These requirements do not apply to all programs at JWU. Some programs (Biology, Health Science, Psychology, etc.) 
have specialized entry requirements.

INDONESIA

SMU3: GPA of 6

NEPAL

School Leaving Certificate and Higher Secondary Certificate: 45% average overall

SOUTH KOREA

Inmungye Kodung Hakkyo (High School Certificate): 70% average or 5.5 or less rank (Mi)

TAIWAN

Senior High School Graduation Certificate: 68% average

TURKEY

Lise Diplomasi: GPA of 3 of Orta 55%

VIETNAM

Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thing (Diploma of Completion of Secondary School): GPA of 6

CARIBBEAN SECONDARY EDUCATION CERTIFICATE (CSEC)

Four General Proficiency passes at Grade III or better

WEST AFRICAN EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (WAEC)

Senior School Certificate: Minimum 6 subjects with 6

or lower

GCSE, Singapore O Levels, CIE IGCSE/O Levels: 
Minimum 5 subjects with at least 3 Cs

2017-18

TUITION AND FEES

Johnson & Wales University offers academic and merit-based scholarships ranging from 
$3,000–$15,000. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years and eligibility is determined 

 

during the review of your admission application. GPA, socioeconomic background and involvement with student organizations will be considered. For more information about scholarships, contact your JWU representative. 

Tuition and Fees: $31,158 or $32,358

Housing: $9,474*

Meal Plan: $4,335*

All Other Living Expenses: $1,500

Student Health Insurance: $1,824

Total: $48,291-$49,491***

Tuition and Fees: $12,312 or $13,512

Off-campus Living Expenses: $12,069**

All Other Living Expenses: $1,500

Student Health Insurance: $1,824

Total: $27,705 or $28,905***

Graduate student tuition is based on 6 courses per year. Graduate students are considered to be studying full-time if they are taking 2 courses per term.

Undergraduate Prerequisites: $918 per class
Additional Online Fee Providence: $116 per class 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE

Tuition Per 11-Week Term: $6,883

* Total per year amounts can vary depending on housing and meal plan options.
**Average cost for housing/rental, food and transportation for a 9-month academic period
***Higher total amount for Providence campus includes $1,200 International Student Services Fee

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

MBA/MS PROGRAMS

jwuint@admissions.jwu.edu • (401) 598-1074
jwu.edu/future-students/international • 8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, RI 02903

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