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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 Its Reputation for Excellence and Service to Others in the Jesuit Catholic Tradition

John Carroll University (JCU) is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university located in University Heights, Ohio. The university grants undergraduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences, and business and offers more than a dozen graduate degree programs and certificates of advanced study. JCU was founded by the Society of Jesus in the Jesuit educational tradition. The Jesuits have more than four centuries of educational experience, and John Carroll University benefits from its commitment to the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole student. Synthesizing and integrating knowledge and engaging in dialog are important aspects of this tradition that helps students to become responsible, ethical, contributing members of society. JCU welcomes students of all religious backgrounds and encourages tolerance and understanding in all areas of life.

Service to others is a defining element of the campus culture at John Carroll. Students have many opportunities to be "men and women for others" through service-learning placements, volunteer projects, and spring-break immersion experiences in the United States and abroad.

Culture, Recreation, and Fun Activities are Easy to Find in the Cleveland Metro Area

The John Carroll campus is located on 60 beautifully landscaped acres with twenty-six Gothic-style buildings. The campus features a wide range of facilities and amenities, including wireless Internet access, a campus fitness center, and a swimming pool. University Heights, Ohio, is a residential suburb located 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland.

This is a dynamic region on the shores of Lake Erie, and JCU students are within easy reach of all the amenities of the Cleveland metropolitan area. Cleveland is a center of art and culture -- especially the nearby University Circle neighborhood with its museums, concert halls, restaurants, and nightspots -- and is home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Playhouse Square theater district, and professional sports teams, to name a few attractions. Additionally, Cleveland has the largest city park system in the United States, providing many opportunities for outdoor exploration and recreation.

JCU Students Complete Degree Programs at One of the Highest-Ranked Midwestern Schools That Grants Master's Degrees

There is a wide range of programs of study available to John Carroll University students. The school offers degree programs in over 50 fields of study, including majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and the John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business. The university is expanding its undergraduate programs to meet new interests of undergraduate students. This includes the new Dolan Center for Science and Technology, which is home to several departments in the natural sciences.

In 2009, the university renamed its Department of Communication and Theatre Arts in memory of alumnus Tim Russert and also established the Tim Russert Endowed Scholarship and a "Meet the Press" Fellowship with partner NBC.

In terms of academics, JCU has consistently received high rankings from independent college profiling organizations and accrediting agencies. In 2010, JCU was named the seventh-best among master's-granting colleges and universities in the Midwest. The university's Boler School of Business has triple AACSB accreditation, placing it amongst the top eleven percent of business schools worldwide.

Students at John Carroll Return, Graduate, and Succeed

Retention and graduation rates are key indicators to evaluate any institution. Eighty-six percent of JCU students return for their sophomore year, and sixty-three percent graduate in four years, a mark that significantly exceeds US and Ohio averages. Part of this continued satisfaction amongst JCU students stems from the institutional commitment to affordability. The university annually grants nearly $33 million in financial aid awards, including grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment.

Not only do JCU students graduate on time, but they are successful. Within six months of graduation, ninety-seven percent of students surveyed are either working full-time, in graduate school, or fulfilling commitments to service. As graduates move forward, they give back to their communities and make impacts on their chosen professions. Approximately 500 companies in Northeast Ohio are owned or operated by JCU alumni, which allows for many student shadowing, internship, and employment opportunities throughout the region.

A Distinguished Faculty is Available to Engage One-on-One with John Carroll Students

In the classroom, John Carroll students are taught by distinguished faculty members. The university's 205 full-time and 175 part-time faculty members are experienced experts in their respective fields, with 95 percent holding terminal degrees in their fields. There are nine Fulbright Fellows on the faculty, and professors are noted for their research achievements and publications; 190 faculty members have published books or articles or received research grants within the last two years. Because JCU has a low student-faculty member ratio of 14:1, all students are assured access to faculty members and the ability to get to know their professors both in and out of the classroom.

NCAA Division III Athletics and Many Other Athletic Options Make Life at JCU an Active Life

The athletic program at John Carroll University is another point of distinction that sets the school apart from many other institutions in the region. JCU's varsity sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III intercollegiate level. The school's teams have won over sixty-five league titles, and more than 40 varsity athletes have been named All-Americans in their respective sports. In addition to the twenty-one varsity sports teams at JCU, students have access to a number of intramural sports, club sports, new and renovated athletic facilities like Don Shula Stadium, and other recreational activities, including private swim lessons, fitness classes, and a personal training program.


Location & Contact

John Carroll University

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
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      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.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      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.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Comparative Literature
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Modern Greek
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      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.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Interdisciplinary Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Gerontology
      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.
  • Theology and religious vocations
    • Religious Education
      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.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      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.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Accounting
      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.
  • History
    • History
      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
    • Rugby 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
    • Rugby 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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