John Cabot is a private university located in Italy. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 800 undergraduate students.
John Cabot University Reviews
John Cabot is an American university based in Italy with a specialization in Bachelors of Arts programs. It is a fairly new school, it was accredited in the 1970s. The campus is integrated into the city of Rome and some of its classes even have on site lectures and activities, where the professor and a group of students will use the ancient city as a textbook. They have an interesting variety of courses offered for both the major degree programs and as general electives, including some that are specific to Italy and Italian culture. As an incoming freshman so far I have had a good experience navigating their website and the processes an American student must go through to study in Rome. All of the faculty I have been in contact with are very friendly and helpful: whenever I had questions the answers would come right away.
The campus itself is in a beautiful location, and the security is top notch. However, the overall running of a school is pathetic. The school itself doesn't have its own email system, professors are inaccessible, study spaces are sparse, and professors (while passionate) are subpar. There is no place to check grades and no email interface to get into contact with faculty and professors (unless you use your own personal email). Professors are extremely subpar. Many don't actually teach in a way that information can be learned. They don't explain concepts and they talk extremely fast. Additionally, they are very unclear with tests: formats and information covered. While the campus is beautiful, it isn't a place to excel academically. The library is tiny and is always full; not to mention it had very limited hours.
I am about to finish my first year at John Cabot University and I have to say that it is one of the best decisions I've ever made! JCU is absolutely perfect for me. The professors are passionate and empathetic. The small classroom size makes me more than just a number here. I've met people from all over the world and I've had the opportunity to live in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world! Having no classes on Friday makes traveling around central Europe so easy! My experience so far here has been amazing and I cannot wait to see what is in store for the future here at JCU!