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John Carroll University

  • University Heights, OH
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 48%52%
    student ratio
  • 3,052
    total students
  • $34,600 | $34,600
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • February 1
    fall application deadline
  • 83%
    acceptance rate
  • Moderately Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 551
    sat math
  • 545
    sat reading
  • 544
    sat writing
  • 24
    act composite

Overview

John Carroll University Builds Men and Women for Others

John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university in University Heights, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland. JCU was founded in the 470-year-old Jesuit traditions of academic rigor and excellence, and "cura personalis" - which means "care for the whole person." JCU develops leaders in mind, body, and spirit.

At JCU, students gain abilities valued by employers and graduate schools. The liberal arts curriculum helps students learn to think critically, solve problems, and communicate clearly. Small class sizes ensure individual attention from professors who are experts in their fields. These same faculty members serve as academic advisors, guiding students toward graduation in four years.

Professors and other members of the campus community will challenge students to lead with integrity and serve with compassion. They will help empower students to use their gifts to make a difference in the world. After all, that's what being a "man or woman for others" is all about.

Academic Programs Designed to Empower Students

The University's flexible curriculum and approximately 70 majors and 50 minors allow students to discover their passions and find connections between subject areas. More than 40% of students graduate with more than one major.

The Boler School of Business at John Carroll is home to eight undergraduate majors, including accountancy, marketing, and international business with language and culture. The Boler School holds dual accreditation from The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the most prestigious international accrediting agency in the field of business. AACSB not only accredited both Boler's undergraduate and graduate programs, but also the school's accountancy department, a distinction held by only 5% of business programs worldwide. Boler students have opportunities to intern at local accounting and finance firms, study in London for a semester, and take part in academic competitions.

John Carroll empowers promising students to take their passion for science to new levels. Medical school early-acceptance programs are offered for qualified high school students to gain admission to both JCU and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine or the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. JCU faculty members involve their students in research - in the lab, and on study tours to Costa Rica, the Mojave Desert, and more. Internship and research partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic and other leading organizations can give students experience valued by employers and graduate schools.

Communication majors often intern with major media outlets and innovative marketing firms in Cleveland and beyond. Aspiring teachers gain K-12 classroom experience beginning in their first year at JCU. English and creative writing students learn their craft with faculty who are prominent poets, novelists, and screenwriters. Psychology students engage in faculty-guided independent research on autism, eating disorders, or mental health that may be published or presented at conferences.

Life at John Carroll

John Carroll is home to nearly 100 recognized student organizations, including national fraternities and sororities, service groups, cultural clubs, religious groups, major-specific societies, and much more.

JCU is a member of NCAA's Division III and the Ohio Athletic Conference, with 23 men's and women's varsity sports available, as well as club and intramural teams.

Other students find their niche by engaging with Campus Ministry, staying active in the on-campus residential communities, embarking on a domestic or international immersion experience, or showing their artistic side through vocal/instrumental ensembles or theatrical productions. John Carroll students also do more than 70,000 hours of community service every year in the Cleveland community and around the world.

Cleveland Rocks

Learning and living at JCU goes beyond spending time on campus. The University is located just 10 miles east of Cleveland in a beautiful neighborhood with easy access to downtown.

Cleveland is a place where big things are happening - making it a perfect college town. From world-class arts and cultural destinations, to year-round sports and recreational activities, to nationally acclaimed restaurants, Cleveland really does rock!

The city gives students unique opportunities to learn and serve. They may intern with a Fortune 500 company or nonprofit organization downtown, student teach in a variety of local schools, or serve those in need through our Labre Project. JCU helps students make connections between their interests and the community.

Recognized for Results, Respected for Character

Though John Carroll is proud of its consistently high rankings from national publications like U.S. News and World Report, Forbes Magazine, and the Princeton Review, the character and success of its graduates is most important. Students are prepared not just for their first job, but for their life and career. This starts with on-campus experiences and leads to success after graduation.

Each student's path is different. Some begin by working in their academic department or another campus office. Others may take advantage of study abroad programs. Many complete one or more internships during their undergraduate years.

JCU graduates are impacting the world on a daily basis. Visit http://sites.jcu.edu/results to meet more of John Carroll's students and alumni and learn about their success.

Invest In The Future Through a John Carroll Education

John Carroll prides itself on having many scholarship programs, financial aid opportunities, and student employment programs.

Few students pay the full listed price to attend. The average family at John Carroll will probably end up paying about $13,000-$15,000 per year out of pocket for tuition (plus room and board), and this is before any state or federal grants and loans are applied.

Families can get a better idea of their costs to attend John Carroll by completing its Net Price Calculator.

Take The Next Step

Interested students should visit to see John Carroll's beautiful suburban campus for themselves. JCU offers many different campus visit experiences, including general information sessions and tours, personalized visits, and large scale open houses. Go to jcu.edu/visit to learn more.

It's free to apply to John Carroll through The Common Application. The Early Action and Priority Scholarship deadline is December 1. Go to jcu.edu/apply for additional information, including key application dates and admission requirements.


Location & Contact

One John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118-4581
USA

Mr.Steven Vitatoe

Executive Director of Enrollment

Phone: 216-397-4294
Fax: 216-397-4981
Email: svitatoe@jcu.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Neuroscience
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Dentistry Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Pre-Veterinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Public Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Religious Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

83% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,721
    • Accepted3,101
    • Acceptance Rate83%
    • Enrolled3,052
    • Female Applicants1,755
    • Females Accepted1,526
    • Female Acceptance Rate86%
    • Male Applicants1,966
    • Males Accepted1,575
    • Male Acceptance Rate80%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.53
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 545 490 590
    • SAT Math 551 500 600
    • SAT Writing 544 480 600
    • ACT Composite 24 22 27
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$34,600
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,600
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,200.00
    • Room and board *$10,500.00
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students3,052
    • Male Student Percentage52%
    • Female Student Percentage48%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino3.74%
    • Black or African American4.49%
    • White or Caucasian83.03%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian1.7%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races1.83%
    • Unknown3.8%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.31% representing 13 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students30% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled, Cooperative housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 54%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Community Outreach/Volunteer Service Organization, Student Union, Club Sports, Fraternities and Sororities, Carroll News
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Distinctive Student EMS program fully staffed

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes Division 3 No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No Division C No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No Division 3 No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division C No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes No No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugy No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing No Division C No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No
    • Water polo Yes No No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty392
    • Full-time Percentage49%
    • Part-time Percentage51%
    • Female Percentage47%
    • Male Percentage53%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio13:1 or 3,391 students to 264 faculty

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