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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I
Athletic Conference
Atlantic Sun Conference
From Jacksonville University

The Mission of Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading and serving.

This mission will be accomplished as a small, comprehensive, independent university community located within a vibrant urban setting. The University serves an ethnically and geographically diverse, predominantly undergraduate student body, as well as adult learners in selected undergraduate, masters, doctorate, and professional certification programs.

The Jacksonville University learning community will provide personalized service, close student-faculty interaction and an extensive array of educational and co-curricular programs. Our learning experience will emphasize engaged learning, the integration of thinking with doing, and the combination of professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation.

Jacksonville University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
910-1160
ACT Range
18-25
Application Fee
$30
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$24,020/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,823/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
83%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.47 responses
57%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.51 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.50 responses

Majors

Marine Science

Marine science is the interdisciplinary study of the oceans, estuaries, and inland seas of the world. For more than 50 years, Jacksonville University has claimed the dolphin as its mascot. Now can you imagine living with real dolphins – plus manatee, sharks, stingrays and more – in your own backyard?

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    25%
  • On Campus
    59%
  • Online
    16%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,292Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
628
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
  • Everyone is different
    50%
  • Beautiful people with great heart
    24%
  • Normal
    21%
  • Knowledgeable
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
74%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 35 responses
  • Welcoming
    31%
  • Comfortable
    29%
  • Convenient
    20%
  • Great opportunity, but pricey
    17%
  • Money hungry and unfair
    3%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $50,500/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    52%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    93%
    National
    83%
    91%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.35 responses

    Jacksonville University Reviews

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    Jacksonville University has a good but rigourous undergraduate nursing program. I was accepted into the program directly from high school. I had no previous medical experience and I struggled for a couple of semesters. Despite these challenges, I had a very supportive professor and found the student couseling center instrumental to helping me set goals and learn new coping strategies to overcome my obstacles. I returned to JU last year to pursue a graduate degree as a nurse practitioner.
    Something to be aware of is the significant cost of tuition at JU. They offer scholarships but many students, including myself, have large financial debt because of the decison to attend a private university.
    Overall, the campus is beautiful and peaceful. It hugs the curve of the St. John's River and early in the morning you can see wildlife on its banks. It's a nice change of pace for a school in the confines of a city.
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    Hello, I'm Ashley Allen I am from Los Angeles California , I stepped out of my comfort zone in 2019 visiting Jacksonville University and decided to go there for the Fall of 2019. I don't regret applying to this amazing school. I've met new people and got help throughout the entire campus from counselors to teachers even the president. Jacksonville University is my very first University I ever attended and let me tell you it's always GO DOLPHINS. Throughout the tough time experience Covid19 it has been hard for my family too support me for the year of Fall of 2020. I am currently in my Junior year and I am applying for the nursing program at Jacksonville University which I hope that I will be able to attend to this Fall. I made it so far and I don't plan on giving up. This scholarship will help support me get to where I need to be for my future! I have taken the extra mile to do some training and achieve my certifications before I decide to enter the program for spring 2021! Go FIns!
    The opportunities I received while at JU has helped shape the employee and person I am today. JU offered me a scholarship so that I could afford to go to this small private school. No more than 15-20 students were in a class so it really improved my education. I was able to get comfortable with my professors, improving the connections I was able to build prior to graduating. I double majored in dance and kinesiology and I would not change this decision. The only change I would like to see at this university is ensuring that all the arts students get the opportunity to perform. I noticed while I was in attendance at this school, the same students were selected to perform in every dance piece so not everyone had equal learning opportunities.