John Cabot University

John Cabot University

Rome, Italy
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
Not Reported
student ratio
1,250
total students
Tuition Cost $23,900 | $23,900
in-state | out-of-state
June 1 - See Admissions Section
fall application deadline
Not Reported
acceptance rate
Moderately Easy
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
546
sat math
561
sat reading
547
sat writing
24
act composite

Overview

An American university in the historic center of Rome, Italy

John Cabot University has offered undergraduate degree programs in the historic Trastevere neighborhood of Rome since 1972. It is an independent, non-profit American university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (www.msche.org) in the United States. In addition to providing undergraduate programs for English-speaking students, the university is a popular study abroad and gap year destination for students from around the globe.

It currently enrolls 1,300 students from more than 70 countries. Faculty members, who hold advanced degrees from prestigious institutions across the US, Europe, and beyond, are international experts in their fields. With an average class size of 15 students, faculty members are able to provide the personalized attention that enables students to excel academically.

According to eduniversal.com's ranking, John Cabot University has one of the best business schools in Italy. Furthermore, Webometrics.info ranked the University within the top 100 schools in the country. Its excellent reputation helps students get accepted into some of the most prestigious graduate schools in the world including Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, and Bocconi University.

More than a dozen major and minor fields of study

John Cabot University offers 13 majors for its Associate's degree (A.A.) and Bachelor's degree (B.A.) programs. Among the most popular majors are International Business, Communications, International Affairs, and Art History. Other major fields of study include the following:

  • Classical Studies
  • Economics and Finance
  • English Literature
  • History
  • Humanistic Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Marketing 
  • Political Science 

Minor courses of study are available in all major fields of study as well as in creative writing, entrepreneurship, philosophy, and psychology. Students are encouraged to tailor their degrees to their career goals, and may pursue a double major or multiple minors.

Institutes for Creative Writing and Literary Translation, Entrepreneurship, and Public Affairs

Creative Writing, International Affairs, and Business students find opportunities to enrich their undergraduate experience by participating in the University's multiple institutes, which host speakers, seminars, workshops, and forums for research and assist students in preparing for the workplace.

An extensive and internationally popular study abroad program

John Cabot University (JCU) is well-known for its study abroad options both during the academic year and the summer. It offers over 350 courses each semester and over 100 courses each summer.

In addition to hosting its own study abroad programs, JCU encourages its degree-seeking students to study overseas at one of its direct exchange partner universities in the US, Europe, Asia, or Africa. Students also have the option to set up their own independent study abroad arrangements at accredited schools around the world.

Globally recognized faculty members

JCU prides itself on having a faculty composed of academic and industry experts in a variety of fields. University president Franco Pavoncello frequently serves as a guest expert on Italian and international affairs for media outlets including BBC News, CNN, and Reuters.

Pietro Paganini, adjunct assistant professor of Business Administration, has conducted research in his field for universities in Italy and Sweden. Dr. Paganini is also a co-founder of a Washington, DC-based geopolitical consulting firm and a founding board member of the European Privacy Association.

Assistant professor of art history Dr. Lila Yawn focuses on the intersection of Italian medieval art, religion, and politics, both historical and modern. Dr. Yawn is a former Rome Prize Fellow who advises at the American Academy in Rome in addition to teaching art history courses at JCU.

Student housing and Trastevere life

Housing is guaranteed for all four years. The Gianicolo Residence and Viale Trastevere Apartments are both within walking distance of campus, and external apartments are offered when the two main housing options are full. Students have access to Resident Assistants, on-call staff, and an exciting residential life program. All of JCU’s campuses and residences are a short walk from the Vatican, Campo de’ Fiori, Piazza Navona, and the Colosseum.

Campus and city opportunities for engagement

Students at John Cabot University have founded more than a dozen student clubs focused on business, environmentalism, women's leadership, art history, and performing arts, among other topics. Students also have the option to volunteer their time with community associations in Trastevere and greater Rome. Service work done by JCU students includes teaching English to domestic violence survivors at a local shelter, helping teenagers with learning disabilities, serving at a local soup kitchen, and donating blood at Fatebenefratelli Hospital.

JCU alumni and their continuous role in the JCU community

The JCU alumni association membership is open to all former students, graduates and study abroad students alike. Members have access to the library, fitness center, career services, and continuing education opportunities provided by the school. Former JCU students can also make the most of social and professional networking opportunities through the alumni association's newsletters, social media groups, and alumni events across the world.

JCU graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of industries and organizations, such as the World Bank, Bloomberg, the European Union, and Honda. Other alumni have been accepted to graduate programs at universities including the London School of Economics and Columbia University.

Financial aid options for JCU students

Costs at John Cabot University include tuition, fees, housing, and meal plan. As a Title IV university, American citizens and US permanent residents can apply for financial aid through the US government.

Additionally, JCU sponsors several scholarships and grants for degree-seeking as well as study abroad students. All transfer and first-year students are considered for merit-based scholarships, which are renewed annually if grade-point average and progress requirements are met. Returning students may also be eligible for Dean's list scholarships.

Assistance grants based on financial need are also available, as are tuition reduction grants for the siblings and children of JCU students and alumni.

Admissions requirements

Individuals interested in attending John Cabot University complete an application process that includes a personal statement, an application fee, official transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an interview.

US applicants to John Cabot University must also submit SAT or ACT scores. Furthermore, students who have fewer than two years of study at an English-language institution are required to provide evidence of their proficiency with the English language.


Location & Contact

John Cabot University

Via Della Lungara 233
Roma, Italy I-00165 Roma
ITA

Danette Anderson

Director of Marketing and Enrollment

Phone: 1-855-528-7662
Fax: 39 06 589 7429
Email: admissions@johncabot.edu



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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Italian Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Entrepreneurship
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mass Communication/Media
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • Creative Writing
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
    • English
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English Language and Literature Related
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Classics and Classical Languages
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Comparative Literature
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Humanities
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Associate Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied
    • Accepted
    • Acceptance Rate
    • Enrolled1,274
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.10
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 485 605
    • SAT Math 490 585
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$23,900
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,900
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *$10,790
    • Room only *$9,600
    • * 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 offeredYes
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionChildren of Alumni, Employees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,274
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/LatinoNot Reported
    • Black or African AmericanNot Reported
    • White or CaucasianNot Reported
    • American Indian or Alaska NativeNot Reported
    • AsianNot Reported
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more racesNot Reported
    • Unknown or International StudentNot Reported
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International BreakoutNot Reported
    • Out-of-state StudentsNot Reported

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 46%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Not Reported
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Business Club, Model United Nations, Student Government, Performing Arts Society, Student Newspaper
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Cross-country running Yes No No
    • Sailing Yes No No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Yes No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes Yes No
    • Weight Lifting Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty139
    • Full-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Part-time PercentageNot Reported
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio9:1 or 1,274 students to 139 faculty


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