The biggest mistake I made in my life was to attend JWU for Electronics Engineering. I graduated in the class of 2012.
I met some great people and long term friends, but the student body contains some of the most unintelligent, straight up stupid people I have ever met in my life. Lots of low quality students from NJ and NY. Feels like the New England version of "Jersey Shore."
Great for underage drinking and partying. There are well known bars in the city that serve to minors. A bit sketchy at times, the city of Providence can be an eye-opening first step into the "real world." Crazy Providence College parties with underage kids rioting in the streets fighting. Gangs everywhere. Police not to be found, as there are shootings and other more serious crimes on the weekends.
JWU is like a community college with the tuition of an Ivy League school. I missed most of my classes freshman year and got involved with drinking and drugs (happens easily when you live on campus at JWU) and still got straight A's in my classes. Every class I took at JWU was easier than my average high school class, by far. Professors give LOTS of slack to students.
It should be called pseudo-engineering. Extremely easy and not much guidance. The professors just want to pass you through. The students are lazy and I feel that they don't know what real engineering is. How can you graduate with a BS in electronics engineering and never cover MOSFETs (only covered BJTs in maybe two classes total?
GETTING A JOB:
I still work my unskilled job, because the EE program is not ABET accredited. THIS IS A JOKE! No company takes the program seriously; ABET accreditation is a MUST for EE!
JOB & INTERNSHIP PLACEMENT:
Pretty much no help. The Engineering school is small and unrecognized, and the university has practically no tied to any engineering companies whatsoever. No internship or job placement. For the same price, I could have gone to NEU and been placed with a fantastic company and had an ABET accredited degree.
FINAL THOUGHTS:JWU was a complete waste of money, finding a job is extremely difficult (despite their 99% job placement claims - probably include Starbucks jobs), the career office doesn't help you, there is no ABET accreditation, I don't feel proud of my degree, and I am now I am $100k in debt with a worthless piece of paper. Nice doing business with you, Johnson & Wales.