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Johnson & Wales University

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Address: 8 Abbott Park Pl, Providence, RI 02903-3775
Phone Number: 401-598-1000

Rhode Island university known for its food program.

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Beautiful campus

We walked through the campus. It was lovely. It was in the summer so very quiet. The grounds were well-kept. It was nice to visit.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Max P
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We walked through the campus. It was lovely. It was in the summer so very quiet. The grounds were well-kept. It was nice to visit.

Thank Max P
Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited campus for my daughters orientation and found that the campus has a variety of amenities to offer the students Downcity is an open campus that is close to a lot of stores and trabsportation

Thank 317timothyr
Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

This is an excellent college. If you want a good education without breaking your bank. Teachers are interested in helping their students succeed. Of course there are a few bad apples. The dorms could use a make-over.

Thank Bitterhearts1989
Spring Grove, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Our daughter wanted a graphic design education and chose a college known for culinary excellence. The business and engineering college is spot on as well! Emily had continuous challenges and opportunities. She loves J & W and we visited often over the last four years. Downtown Providence seems like a college in the country with city amenities.

Thank Chris T
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 519 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I have long been familiar with Johnson and Wales as a culinary school, but had no idea of the size and vibrancy of the school until stumbling upon the campus in Providence. The green quad in front of the main building offers an nice break from the city streets and the quirky clock tower is fun.

Thank Lynn1950
New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Took my high school student on a visit to the campus and was very impressed with the personal service and experiential learning focus of the school. It's on his list of top choices.

Thank mom929
bayside, ny
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This is not a typical campus. Most of the buildings are right on the street. The school is integrated with the city for the most part. I prefer a traditional campus that is enclosed from the outside. Many buildings seemed dated, especially the dorms. The cafeteria was surprisingly small for a school with culinary studies. There were some good points... More 

Thank Mamie L
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

J&W has great programs and a beautiful, well-kept campus. It's very affordable and accommodating, and right in the heart of an amazing artsy city!

1 Thank renat6
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

I went here to college for Hotel Restaurant management. Great college and they sure do teach you what needed for the hospitality field.

1 Thank cmperry17
Providence, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

For any student that is interested in attending Johnson and Wales University, here is some personal advice from a current student here! 1. Financial services from the Providence campus sucks. If you email someone, you have to email 4-5 times, sometimes I had to even email the PRESIDENT of the campus to get information. 2. Never go to the Miami... More 

3 Thank Sarah T

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