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Find Your Way

College is about more than just 4 years in your life. It’s about finding your place and making your mark.

Sure, picking a campus is crucial — and JWU has 4 of them, each with their own unique character — but we also support your greater goals, like finding your passion and doggedly pursuing it alongside a community that not only shares your zeal but has your back.

Throughout my journey at JWU, I have constantly learned that dreaming big is possible. MARIA RIVERA, EMERIL SCHOLAR

JWU students in the classroom

Kickstart Your Career

At JWU, education is not confined to the 4 walls of the classroom. You’re not going to spend 4 years with your nose buried in a book, learning theories you may never get to apply — you’re going to get out there and apply them, be it through internships, group projects, leadership opportunities, competitions and more.

Not yet sure what your passion is? No problem — you’ll work with your own personal advisor to explore your interests and then tailor an academic roadmap to achieve your goals.

I chose JWU because it was one of the only schools I visited where I didn't feel like just a number. JWU cares about you as not only a student but as a person, too. MACKENZIE RULNICK '18

Career Ready stickers at the Career Fair.

Experience Is the Difference

At JWU, experience is the difference. Here, you’ll both think and do. Because learning-by-doing is one of the most effective and high-impact ways to learn.

Experiential learning is much more than an internship tacked onto a major. It’s woven into all aspects of our education, in and out of the classroom. You won’t just learn theory — you’ll turn it into real world practice.

JWU really creates a workforce that knows how to work, is passionate about it, and really develops those passions within individuals to go into the real world and make a contribution relatively quickly. LESLIE FERRIER’90, MOMOFUKU HR

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You’ll hear a lot about the Wildcat Way at Johnson & Wales University: Pride, Courage, Character and Community. These are the 4 traits that characterize what it means to be a Wildcat, both on the athletic fields and in the classroom.

Wildcat Pride is inseparable from that sense of pushing yourself to do more than you think you’re capable of — THAT’S #JWUSpirit.

Home is where the heart is and JWU is my home. KAYLA GREENE '18

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