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A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
John Carroll University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118
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John Carroll University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
990-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$27,205/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,358/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,247/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,155/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,647/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,732/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.58 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,937Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 33 responses
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  • Friendly
    39%
  • Preppy
    30%
  • Mainly white dominated
    15%
  • Mainly white, preppy. generally friendly
    9%
  • Anything goes!
    3%
  • Vineyard vines fanatics
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.59 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Jesuit
    56%
  • Welcoming
    22%
  • Cliquey
    10%
  • Ok
    5%
  • Bleach
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Ironic
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses
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John Carroll University Reviews

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John Carroll is a unique and exceptional school. It’s is in a safe suburban area but it is also 15 minutes away from pro sports, theaters, museums, parks, bowling, laser tag, shopping, great restaurants and great health care. There are so many opportunities for internships, research, service, immersion trips and study abroad. Class sizes are small and professors truly care about their students and are willing to help them succeed. Athletic teams are very good and often win the conference and the office of student engagement has so many free and fun activities for students. People on campus are very nice. Students are at JCU for an education, classes are rigorous and there is always help when needed. Campus is beautiful and there are stress reducers like yoga, meditation and chair massages are available. Love it at JCU!
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John Carroll is an academically exceptional school. They have a rigorous core curriculum and the major requirements are equally challenging. It is technically a Catholic school, but the Catholic presence is hardly felt at times. It is politically left-leaning. The professors are incredibly personable and available to help their students. That is perhaps my favorite part about the university. There is truly no greater resource to college students than having professors who care about your academic career and success. There have been countless occasions where the help or advice of a professor has totally altered my performance in a class for the better. The students are all very respectful and hard-working. The facilities are actually quite nice, with the interiors of the buildings in excellent condition. The technology is above average.
During my first year at John Carroll, I struggled a little bit adjusting. However, I quickly fell in love after I started getting involved on campus. I became a part of service programs, immersion trips, and retreats. I made friends through both students and faculty that will last a lifetime. John Carroll is a close-knit community that cares for each other; everyone is family. The campus is beautiful, the academics are top-notch, and the athletics teams are always exciting to watch!