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Our “upside-down” curriculum puts you right into courses in your major your first term, which allows you to decide if the field is right for you, as well as provide many ways to develop real-life work experiences. Class sizes are small, with a student-faculty ratio of 23:1, and 18:1 in culinary labs; which means there’s no getting lost in the crowd. Many of our faculty members come to the classroom straight from industry — they teach from years of experience. You’ll benefit from their knowledge of theory as well as how it’s actually done in the real world.
JWU’s unique model combines academics and real-world experience. You’ll have the opportunity to build a strong foundation for your profession through internships, consulting projects for real companies and community service programs. In addition, our integrated curriculum also includes arts & sciences classes to help you develop the critical thinking and communications skills necessary for long-term career advancement.
In addition, a dedicated career advisor and faculty advisor will help you develop a roadmap to achieve your educational and career goals starting in your first term. And through our specialized career courses, you’ll build your résumé showing the areas you’ve mastered, and graduate with a portfolio of your work that’ll set you apart from the rest. On-campus career conferences, held twice a year, help you connect with leading companies for internships and full-time employment.
Charlotte is a cosmopolitan city with plenty of Southern charm, historic neighborhoods and urban attractions. The city is bursting with great restaurants and pro-sports teams, cozy cafés and a vibrant arts and music scene.
Get involved on campus through our more than 40 student-run clubs and organizations, ranging from social and artistic to professional development and include student government, athletics, community service and leadership programs, special events and more. You can even start your own club. Campus events include Spring Week and Winter Week, cookouts, movies, concerts, trips and an annual carnival with a Family Iron Chef competition. You can even join recreational leagues in basketball, flag football, soccer, lacrosse and volleyball.
For those interested in urban adventure, two professional sports arenas are within walking distance, while a free trolley leaves campus every ten minutes for the mile ride to Charlotte’s booming city center.
Passionate about food? Charlotte has an up-and-coming food scene where you can make your mark. Many JWU alumni have made theirs, including Trey Wilson, chef/owner of Customshop; Pete Nowak, executive chef at The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway; and Thomas Condron, owner of The Liberty. The NoDa district, Charlotte’s historic arts and entertainment hub, is located just two miles from campus. There you’ll find an eclectic array of locally-owned restaurants.
Facilities and Resources
You can’t miss the spectacular glass-and-stone tower at the Charlotte Campus’ Trade Street entrance, or the giant, street-level windows in our Academic Center as you peek in on the chocolate and sugar-pulling labs.
Brand new, mostly suite-style residence halls, overlooking Bank of America Stadium and the downtown skyline, are fully equipped, and located near our own Academic Center and uptown Charlotte.
At our university-owned Double Tree by Hilton Gateway Village and renovated Business Center surrounding the courtyard next door, you’ll find it easy to transfer classroom learning into practical experience.
Athletics / Sports
The Charlotte Campus offers varsity men’s basketball, women’s volleyball and several club teams such as ice hockey, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s basketball.
Our 33,000 square-foot Wildcat Center is home to Athletics and Student Activities offices and includes a fully equipped fitness center, a group fitness room, gym, training room and locker room.
If you’d like more information about our athletic programs, contact us:
Department of Athletics
Cedar Hall South, Suite 115
Financial Aid / Tuition
JWU is committed to making its education as accessible and affordable as possible. More than 95 percent of students at our Charlotte Campus received some form of financial assistance — for the 2013–2014 academic year JWU allocated $140 million in institutional aid.
As a student, you’ll have a dedicated financial planner to help you and your family put together a financial plan that works for your unique situation. Your planner will answer any financial aid questions you have and make the financial aid process easier.
Remember to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); it determines your demonstrated financial need, to be considered for financial aid. You can complete the FAFSA online at as soon as possible after January 1. Please be aware that the filing priority deadline to receive the maximum amount of financial aid is March 1.
To be considered for admission, please submit a complete JWU application and your high school or college transcript.
For information about campus events, contact Emily Frye, coordinator of admissions events, at 980-598-1106.
In today’s global marketplace, international experience is becoming ever more important if you want a top-notch career and at JWU study abroad is serious business. The university is a top ranked school for students who study abroad. We offer 43 study abroad programs all around the world, including
- Fashion promotion and analysis in Italy
- Human resources management in South Korea
- Operations management and cost accounting in Ireland
- Sports/entertainment/event management in Australia
- Sustainable tourism in Costa Rica
- International hospitality operations in Switzerland
- Wine and food pairing in Germany
- Foods, beverages and cultures in Peru
- Italian design and graphic design in Italy