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

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
82%
SAT Range
990-1190
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for John Carroll University

Cost

Net Price
$25,247/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $16,256/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,744/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,417/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,533/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,108/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,990Undergrads
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 32 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Preppy
    31%
  • Mainly white dominated
    16%
  • Mainly white, preppy. generally friendly
    9%
  • Anything goes!
    3%
  • Vineyard vines fanatics
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
64%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Jesuit
    57%
  • Welcoming
    23%
  • Cliquey
    10%
  • Ok
    5%
  • Bleach
    3%
  • Ironic
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
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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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!
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John Carroll University is a small scale Jesuit school with beautiful old style buildings. Definitely could use updates on interior. Can be a rewarding experience if you get involved. There's plenty of opportunity to do mission and volunteer work. JCU sports are very successful and sporting events are fun to attend. The party scene is decent because house parties are broken up by cops constantly because students live in family neighborhoods. Great location to get to downtown Cleveland with a short Uber or Lyft ride!
John Carroll is truly a home away from home. It is a small campus that allows for smaller class sizes which allows for better relationships with professors. The faculty here really care about you and your academic experience. An example of this is when I was struggling in a class, I went to my professor's office hours and she was so accommodating, even letting me do extra work to boost my grade. The students are very welcoming as well. Everyone holds the doors open for you, people will say hi even if you don't know them, and it is an overall positive community. Lastly, it's proximity to the city of Cleveland allows for a lot of school-sponsored outings to sporting events, local restaurants, and festivals. Overall, John Carroll is a place that makes me feel welcome and safe and I can't imagine attending any other school.