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Jacksonville University


JU combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the strengths of an urban compreh‚Äčensive 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.

History

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.

Academic Programs

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.

Colleges

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.

Engaged Learning

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.

Distinguished Programs

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.

Demographics

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.

Campus Life

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.

Athletics

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.

Location

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.

Scholarship Aid

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.

Admission

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 Information

2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, Florida 32211-3394
P: (904) 256-7013
F: (904) 256-7012
Calendar: Semester
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

Students
  • 4,085Total Students
  • 1,371Male Students
  • 2,714Female Students
Faculty
  • 335Total Faculty
  • 164Male Faculty
  • 171Female Faculty
  • 11:1Student/Fac Ratio
*All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of May 2013

Tuition Information

$ 32,620

Out of State Tuition

$ 1,000

Books & Supplies

$ 11,060

Room & Board

$ 1,864

Other Expenses

$ 46,544

Total

Admissions

32,384
total applicants

50%
admitted (16192)

25%
enrolled (8096)


SAT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
450-560
Math
450-570
Reading
ACT Scores:
25th-75th percentile
20-25
Composite

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.


Other Requirements:
TOEFL?
Required
Admissions Test Scores?
Recommended
Other Test?
Recommended
College Prep?
Recommended
Recommendations?
Recommended

Degrees & Programs

Accounting
Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Art/Art Studies, General
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Statistics
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Chemistry, General
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General
Communication, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Dance, Other
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Education, Other
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Geography
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Management Science
Marine Sciences
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Musical Theatre
Nursing Administration
Nursing Education
Nursing Practice
Organizational Leadership
Orthodontics/Orthodontology
Philosophy
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sustainability Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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