Explore JWU Charlotte

Rule the Queen City in Charlotte, North Carolina. With a campus nestled directly in the heart of the city’s Uptown district and a thriving sports-and-entertainment scene, opportunity is at our students’ fingertips. We have so much to share with you spend some time taking it all in, and then book your campus visit to see JWU with your own eyes.

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WSJ 2021 College Rankings

98.8% JWU Charlotte Career Outcome Rate*

255 internship sites in 27 states and 3 countries

99% of on-ground students receive aid

*For an explanation of the career outcomes rate and other information, visit JWU Student Consumer Information.

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JWU Charlotte at a Glance

Home to 1,200+ students, JWU’s Charlotte Campus offers Southern charm in a modern setting. From our on-campus baking, culinary, management and retail labs and the 33,000-square-foot Student Center, to nearby public markets and sports arenas, there is plenty to do, both on and off campus.

Discover JWU Charlotte

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Student Life

Learn about everything there is to do, both on campus and off. Explore our countless extracurricular activities, 25 student clubs, speakers, shows, and more!

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Housing & Dining

At JWU, you’ll love where you’ll live… and what you’ll eat! Learn more about our housing and dining options at JWU Charlotte.

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Discover a community that’s bigger than yourself as you hear from student athletes, learn about our teams, and see our facilities.
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Experiential Education & Academics

Education is more than just learning in a classroom — it’s about experiencing things in the real world, too. At JWU, you can build your future and have fun while doing it.
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Admissions & Financial Aid

We’re here to help when it comes to all things admissions & financial aid! Hear from admissions representatives about all things from filing your FAFSA to scholarship opportunities.

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Life After JWU

At JWU, we’ll challenge you to look ahead to your future and make your dreams a reality. But don’t just take our word for it: our alumni, employers, and others are eager to share their own perspectives, too.

Success stories

With an entire community available to help hone your skills and make the most of your potential, JWU students are driven to succeed and are excited about their future. Hear firsthand from students and their parents as they share their unique experiences at JWU — and what they value most about their time here.

View JWU Success Stories
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Visit JWU Charlotte in Person

There’s no better way to get to know our Charlotte Campus than by visiting us in person! Schedule a tour today to take in all of the sights and sounds of campus.

Schedule an In-Person Tour

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“That’s something that Johnson & Wales taught me ... no one’s going to do it for you. You can apply for a job, but it’s so hard to get your name to the top of that pile. But knowing someone who knows you and knows your work ethic helps tremendously.”

-Jordan Lacey '16, CMP

Virtual Tours & Events

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Moderated Online Tour

Tour our Charlotte campus from home! During this 45-minute tour, you’ll have the chance to speak with an admissions officer and get your questions answered in real time.
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Sunday Admissions Chat

Our Admissions Reps are experts in all things JWU — join us on Sunday afternoons to chat with one virtually. Ask questions about campus, student life, academics and more.

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Speak to an Admissions Rep

Connect with one of our admissions representatives! They’re here to answer your questions and help guide you through the admissions process.

Why to apply early action to JWU

Want more time to decide which school is the best fit for you? Consider applying early action to JWU and find out our admissions decision by Thanksgiving! This gives you months to learn more about Johnson & Wales before deciding whether or not we’re the school for you.

Learn About Early Action

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Take the next step

Request information about JWU

Want to learn more about JWU? Request information so we can have one of our admissions representatives reach out to you personally and answer all of your questions!

Ready to apply?

If you’re ready to take the next step, start your application now!

Documents and Resources

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Take a glimpse at what your four-years at JWU could look like! Learn about everything from the programs we offer to the clubs and activities you can be part of.

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Fact Sheet

Curious about the current demographic of JWU students or what the average class size is like? Check out JWU by the numbers!