JU combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the strengths of an urban comprehensive university. Its academic programs and resources prepare students for success in their chosen careers and for advanced study at the graduate level. Connections with area businesses and civic organizations provide meaningful internships and educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
Jacksonville University was founded in 1934 in downtown Jacksonville as a junior college offering night classes. It quickly became a four-year, co-ed institution and moved to its present location in the Arlington area of Jacksonville in the early 1950s.
Jacksonville University offers more than 70 majors, programs, and concentrations. There are graduate programs in nursing, business, education, orthodontics, marine science, fine arts, math and public policy. The Accelerated Degree Program offers classes during evenings and weekends for nontraditional students.
The College of Arts & Sciences offers traditional liberal arts and science majors, plus programs in nursing, education, and pre-professional education. The College of Fine Arts has outstanding programs in art, dance, music and theater. The Davis College of Business occupies a new, technologically advanced facility.
The University promotes Engaged Learning throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take charge of their own education and seek out experiential learning opportunities in the classroom, but also through research, service and student-centered activities.
Among Jacksonville University's enrichments offerings are outstanding programs in community service learning, study abroad, Navy ROTC, undergraduate research, and leadership. Students find excellent opportunities for learning outside the classroom.
Most JU students are from Florida and the southeastern and northeastern United States. They represent 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 50 foreign countries. The male-female student ratio is about 1 to 1.
The University's residential campus is home to a great variety of social, cultural, Greek, religious, performance and service organizations. The Kinne University Center and the new Davis Student Commons provide an array of facilities for students to enjoy campus life. Students live in residence halls and on-campus apartments.
Jacksonville University has 21 Division I athletic teams. Nearly 400 JU students compete in an intercollegiate varsity sport. The athletic facilities include a ballpark overlooking the river, new tennis and softball complexes, plus a football, soccer, and track & field complex.
Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 190-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.
Jacksonville University has a phenomenal scholarship program that generously awards students for previous academic achievements. More than 90% of freshmen receive scholarships. The "sticker price" compares favorably with other schools, and the scholarship program makes the cost of attending very affordable.
Students interested in attending Jacksonville University should contact the Office of Admission at 904-256-7000 or 800-225-2027 to schedule a time to visit and meet a counselor. Applicants are strongly encouraged to visit campus to learn what Jacksonville University is all about.
School Information2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
P: (904) 256-7013
F: (904) 256-7012
Locale: City: Large
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Common name(s): JU
Students & Faculty
- 4,085Total Students
- 1,371Male Students
- 2,714Female Students
- 335Total Faculty
- 164Male Faculty
- 171Female Faculty
- 11:1Student/Fac Ratio
Out of State Tuition
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.
Degrees & Programs
|Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew|
|Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects|
|Art/Art Studies, General|
|Aviation/Airway Management and Operations|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General|
|Business Administration and Management, General|
|Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other|
|Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry|
|Communication Sciences and Disorders, General|
|Computer and Information Sciences, General|
|Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General|
|Educational Leadership and Administration, General|
|Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other|
|Elementary Education and Teaching|
|English Language and Literature, General|
|Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other|
|French Language and Literature|
|Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General|
|Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator|
|Kinesiology and Exercise Science|
|Management Information Systems, General|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General|
|Mass Communication/Media Studies|
|Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other|
|Music Performance, General|
|Music Teacher Education|
|Music Theory and Composition|
|Political Science and Government, General|
|Public Policy Analysis, General|
|Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse|
|Secondary Education and Teaching|
|Social Sciences, General|
|Spanish Language and Literature|
|Sport and Fitness Administration/Management|
|Visual and Performing Arts, General|