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Johnson & Wales University (JWU), founded in 1914, is a nonprofit, private institution. A recognized leader in career education with an emphasis on experiential education, it offers accredited degrees in arts & sciences, business, culinary arts, engineering & design, food systems, health & wellness, hospitality, media communications, travel & tourism, and sustainable practices. JWU currently consists of more than 8,000 students, representing all 50 states and 90 countries. With two campus locations in Providence, RI, and Charlotte, NC, JWU has something to offer every student.
JWU has always taken a progressive approach to learning. For more than 100 years, the university’s goal has been for students to make the most of their time at college — to bring out their potential and turn it into a career. A major component of students’ education at JWU comes from an emphasis on experiential education, which means coursework that’s specifically targeted to the career of choice. Want to work in finance? Start investing. Want to earn a Michelin star? Get in the kitchen. From taking part in advertising competitions to snagging an internship to working with world-renowned companies, there’s an entire community behind you to help develop your skills and make the most of your potential.
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