See what students say:

Academics

John Carroll is "a Jesuit Catholic" university with a "good reputation" "conveniently located about twenty minutes away from the city of Cleveland" where you can "great education and also become a well rounded person." "Not to mention the campus is beautiful." John Carroll promotes "social justice for all" and "the importance of service, while giving you the tools to become a competent leader." "The student to teacher ratio is roughly about 14 to 1," and professors are "extremely nice, approachable, and very intelligent." Classroom conversations are windows to real-world situations," says one student. However, others suggest the school could be "more academically challenging," and while "some professors put their hearts and souls into their jobs taking an interested in all aspects of their students, others do not." John Carroll "follows in the Jesuit philosophy of being men and women for others." "The focus on service, social justice, education, and faith allows me to grow in each of these areas," says one English student. "There is an extremely active campus life that is centered on service." One happy business student sums up the John Carroll experience: "I know for a fact that I will walk away without any regret of choosing this school for the fine opportunities and connections that I will gain from being a student at John Carroll University."

Student Body

Although "John Carroll is becoming slightly more diverse in relation to race and minority status," the school could still "improve by expanding the diversity." Although some say "everyone is respectful to everyone," others claim that "discrimination is a problem" and that "students outside of [the dominant] groups struggle to fit in" "A typical student is a white, middle-class, moderate Republican ranging to radical right wing [and] hard drinking." "The student body is 90 percent white," and "most students have somewhat of a Catholic background, but overall, everyone is very nice and friendly. " The standard preppy style pervades campus, with most students "conforming" by sporting "Ugg boots, NorthFace, and Longchamp bags." Students here are "inclined toward service," and most students "fit in by joining clubs or playing sports." Most of the students are "well-off or affluent," but students insist that there are plenty of students from different economic backgrounds, and "economic status isn't really a subject of conversation."

Campus Life

Life at John Carroll is a step up from any private Catholic or Christian school, especially because it is "not as strict." This means that "if you're looking to party, you can typically find one." "There are two types of students here: either they study or they party. They either fit in by drinking, or they fit in by befriending people that don't drink." "There is a strong Greek Life presence at JCU," but not much "school spirit." However, the school also throws "alcohol alternative events," and students enjoy going to "nearby attractions for fun." "You can go see a show at the Q Arena, go to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame, any of the many Cleveland Museums, the Cleveland Zoo, the Flats, shopping at Legacy Village or Beachwood Mall," and much more.

Overview

Applicants
4,007
Acceptance Rate
83%
Average HS GPA
3.63

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
550 - 640
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — December 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
432
with Terminal Degree
286

219
Men
213
Women
62
Minority

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
78%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • East Asian Studies.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Accounting.
  • Finance, General.
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General.
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce.
  • Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management.
  • Management Science.
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other.
  • Computer Science.

  • EDUCATION.

  • Education, General.
  • Mathematics Teacher Education.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General.
  • French Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.

  • PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, AND FITNESS STUDIES.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science.
  • Sports Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Economics, General.
  • Political Science and Government, General.
  • Sociology.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tim Russert
Late Moderator of "Meet the Press"

London Fletcher
Professional Football Player, Washington Redskins

Don Shula
NFL Hall of Famer, Head Coach, retired

Gen. Carter Ham
Commanding General, US Army Europe & 7th Army (4 star general)

Howard Hanna
Chair, CEO of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Inc.

Charles Dolan
Founder, CEO of Cablevision

Diana Munz
Gold and Bronze Olympic medalist, swimming

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
69%
Graduate in 5 years
77%
Graduate in 6 years
78%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Feb 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,332

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,018

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,361

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
71%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,508

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$25,732

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,230
Required Fees
$1,680
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,250

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,496
Transportation for Commuters
$1,500

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,232
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
3,076
Foreign Countries Represented
25

Demographics

2.29%
Asian
4.08%
African-American
3.85%
Hispanic
85.40%
Caucasian
1.10%
Unknown
1.53%
International

48% female
52% male
34% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
53%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


Director
Allison West Kaskey

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
5

9% join a fraternity
21% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Blue Streaks)
13 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Blue Streaks)
13 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

72/99

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Lenovo, Apple, HP, Microsoft, and Best Buy

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nicole Galmarini
Assistant Director of Enrollment Events & Visits

Address
Office of Admission
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118

Phone
2163974294

Email
enrollment@jcu.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
St. Francis Chapel
Dolan Center for Science and Technology
Inn-Between Cafe (Tweener)
Grasselli Library (Learning Commons)
Student Center Atrium
Corbo Fitness Room and RecPlex

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Coventry Village shopping and dining district
Beachwood Place and Legacy Village
Downtown Cleveland
Cedar Point
Fairmount Circle and University Square

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Some Saturdays
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday-Friday 10am & 2pm, Most Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
www.jcusports.com

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Cleveland Hopkins Airport (30 minutes)


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