Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte
Went there to appear for IELTS. University is great and location is easy to find oyt
Visited a few times, good if you want a small college feel, but UNC-charlotte seems better overall
The Charlotte Campus is located in a weird area. The food in the cafeteria is awful,especially for a culinary school. They try and make the food fancy with fancy names and end up giving people food poisoning but they can't serve simple sandwiches. The dorms are a living hell. At night it sounds like an earthquake. It's like living in a circus. The maintenance will come in without knocking and start "fixing" your room at any time of the day. Not one week did the ambulance not come for someone. In culinary labs they have high expectations and make a big deal out of things and take advantage of the fact that you don't know much. They are really judgmental and deduct points for the most ridiculous things. JWU is all about the money. The textbooks are a ludicrous amount of money. And the university itself is a ludicrous amount. Graduate here and you will spend a good portion of your life paying off loans. Finding a job in restaurants won't be easier after graduating here from the culinary program. Also in culinary labs they don't trust you and will yell all day long and freak out if you get a knife cut. They traumatized my roomate and made her scared to go to class. She ended up leaving because she was getting bullied in baking&pastry labs. Overall way too much money for a culinary program you can find in many other places for a lot less. This place is a complete joke full of crazy people. One of my suite mates almost died here when someone gave her a brownie at a college function that was created by the chefs and staff who were there. Not a positive environment, its far too competitive. At times I felt like I was in the Hunger games when I was in their kitchens.
this school is racist they don't cater to the blacks they only cater to latinos and white
I'm still currently a Johnson & Wales student. It is OKAY. The Chefs are geniuses and the culinary labs are AMAZING. BUT the academics are merely mediocre, making them not worth the price. Most of the textbooks are written by the school (understandably, since their degree programs are all very complex) and they crazy overcharge for them even by textbook standards. Since they are only available through the school, they take advantage of it. Most of the teachers however, do everything they can to keep you from having to pay for the books. Charlotte is a lovely place to go to school, but they did a terrible job placing the campus. It's MOSTLY a nice area, but after 4 o'clock it gets pretty sketchy. In the year and a half that I have been here, they have changed the curriculum four different times. Most of the changes are fine and don't really effect my everyday. The dorms, are horrifying. The dining hall gave everyone in my year food poisoning at least three times. The apartment style dorms are full of water damage that the school claims to have dealt with, but our carpet is still bubbled up a foot every few steps we take and all of our cabinets smell like mold. BUT they ARE currently getting money together to start building new apartment style dorms. Construction is supposed to start in 2018 (they're currently working on buying the building from the city). Unfortunately since this is technically a remote campus of the Providence school, everything has to go through them before coming to us. They are stuck in the dark ages. They use paper for all their files and also every test, essay, and request. Things get lost all the time and a lot gets lost over the communications between campuses, but that's not charlotte JWU's fault. SUMMARY: Dorms suck, food is poison. Culinary classes are great, academics probably aren't worth the money. They're fixing the dorm situation, but won't be done before I graduate. Providence Campus is the worst.