Johnson & Wales University-Providence Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(3.94 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 21 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NECHE and ACEND
  • Campus Setting: City: Midsize
  • Student Population: 9,324 (8,459 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 11% part-time, 89% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $12,312
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3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2016

It had great resources and was money well spent
4.5 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

Having personally gone through the CASPA process and after applying to a multitude of schools, I can truly attest that Johnson & Wales University is, without a doubt, the best institution to choose when seeking to master the breadth of knowledge and skills required to become a Physician Assistant. The summer semester, filled with foundational coursework and cadaver dissections, perfectly prepares the student for fall/spring semesters, at which time each body system is addressed in an integrative way that promotes applicational learning. Mastering the clinical medicine, diagnostic imaging, patient care techniques, and pharmacology as they relate to each system allows students to analyze, connect, and remember content at the most high-functioning level.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2018

The program is extremely integrative and unique compared to other PA programs. In the first few months, there is essentially an anatomy and physiology boot camp facilitated by the use of a cadaver lab. The rest of the curriculum is divided into modules that incorporate the patho-physiology, diagnostics, pharmacology and patient care relevant to that topic. For example, during Cardiology you are learning the diseases, how to read an EKG and the associated medications all at the same time. It is an extremely challenging and fast paced program. The faculty is very supportive and invested in our education. They are very skilled at preparing us for patient care in the real world. Highly recommended!
4.08 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2017

I do think it could be more competitive. That's part of working online though. You have constant access to content, books etc. So, where is the test that you actually learned the material. It's more about life lessons at this point though. I've been done with my BAS for 15 years and went back this past fall. I'm actually glad I did, because I am able to relate my work experience to this class and it is needed the majority of the time.
4.83 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2019

The graduate program is fantastic there is nothing I would change it shows us students how the real work force is and how to deal with it.
3.58 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2017

pros: Gives the job market a few years to bounce back Opportunity for more specialized student loan debt Provides more impressive credentials to parents’ friends Can experience college life anew as mature, wizened 26-year-old Increases chance of finding perfectly matched partner while staring across piles of paper at law school study session Will make you stand out among other unpaid interns Undergraduate degree suddenly good for something CONS: May be unable to communicate with people who haven’t gone to grad school No money left to frame second degree Only small percentage of PhDs actually go on to be featured in History Channel specials Could be a lot of work Will have to say thesis topic out loud Impossible to truly relive glory days of co-ed madrigal singers Could lead to career in academia
4.42 out of 5.0
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2016

The pros is that I get to be at my same school. Cons are that I have gone to JWU for undergrad and still have to pay the same for graduate school as if I didn't attend the school prior.
3.42 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

Johnson and Wales University has a remarkable MBA program on a newly innovated campus names Harbourside. My graduate program has professors who have a credential from a well-known university and have more experience more than 20 years. Student services team is really helpful, such as student activities and international student service.I always get help every times I ask for. Excellence career serviced, it provides career workshop and job fairs every week.Finally, the tuition fee is the most affordable. I can say that it’s the best deal in New England comparing with other college located in the city area. The con is I still feel unsafe to walk around campus in the night time; I am a woman and sometimes I have a late night, class. The graduate campus locates in a sketchy area. The campus has a terrific security team, but I still hesitate to walk around by myself.
3.17 out of 5.0
Degree: Criminal Justice
Graduation Year: 1017

Johnson and wales University is undergoing constant construction and gets better year by year. Pros: MS Criminal Justice Management offers a lot of real life experiences that has do with law enforcement and security. the facility and the learning environment is amazing. The professor gives us tedious course work that better prepares us for upcoming test and quizzes. Cons: Due to outcome of students not wanting to pursue a MS in criminal justice degree. all students who are currently enrolled must finish out their degree online. their are no field trips to view actual criminal justice professionals do their jobs. due to recent changes to the university the costs in tuition increased substantially.
4.67 out of 5.0
Degree: Physician Assistant
Graduation Year: 2016

The biggest pro to this program is the faculty. They are all competent, empathetic Physician Assistants (PA's) who are dedicated toward training future PAs. They are eager to answer questions, respond quickly to emails (even on the weekend) and are invested in the success of their students. The PA building is brand new with a patient care lab, cadaver lab, lecture halls, small group classrooms and study rooms. I have loved my experience at the JWU PA program and the only potential con I see is that we are a new program and there were some minor bumps along the way. Overall the program is fantastic and I am confident that I will be ready to practice medicine when I graduate!
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