Skip to Main Content
John Paul the Great Catholic University
blue checkmark
  • 4 Year
  • ESCONDIDO, CA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Update 3/14/22 -- JPCatholic resumed in-person instruction Fall 2020 using a hybrid model, and we have since shifted to in-person instruction as the primary mode of education. Online access to classes is available for students as needed for illness. Students are not required to receive a vaccine. Learn More

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B+
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade C minus
  8. Location
    grade C
  9. Dorms
    grade A minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade unavailable
  11. Student Life
    grade C
  12. Safety
    grade A

About

155 W. GRAND AVE
ESCONDIDO, CA 92025
Athletic Division
No data available  
Athletic Conference
No data available  
From John Paul the Great Catholic University

JPCatholic combines hands-on degree programs in creative arts, media, and business with an enriching Catholic liberal arts education. Cultivate your creativity and surround yourself with a supportive network of artists and innovators at our sunny campus in Southern California.

• Experience Mentorship from Professionals:

Study your craft under seasoned artists, entrepreneurs, CEO’s, writers, and directors. Our faculty have worked for companies like Disney, Sony, and Warner Bros.

• Learn by Doing:

Cultivate your God-given talents through our project-intensive coursework, starting in your Freshman year.

• Receive an Authentically Catholic Education:

Our Catholic liberal arts core offers an enriching study of Scripture, theology, philosophy, literature, art, and music.

• Thrive in our Supportive Community:

We're a Christ-centered community of artists and innovators, passionate about achieving excellence in our craft and creating masterful and meaningful content.

Upcoming Events

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1030-1200
ACT Range
18-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Will You Get In?

Find Student Loans

Find Student Loans

YouTube Video

Cost

Net Price
$33,730 / 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
$12,194 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade C minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
18:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 4 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 9 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 9 responses

Majors

Create full-length movies as a JPCatholic student!

Our revolutionary model of education integrates feature film productions directly into our curriculum. This platform provides film students the opportunity to collaborate with alumni and professors each year in bringing a new film to life. Earn IMDB credits, get real-world experience, and build key connections with alumni to prepare for your own career in the film industry.

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
256 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
39%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Genuine
    75%
  • Weird
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
50%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 8 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 9 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Devoted to impacting culture for Christ
    50%
  • Busy
    13%
  • Fast-paced
    13%
  • Home away from home
    13%
  • Unsafe
    13%

Instagram Posts

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
56%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
No data available  
National
83%
75%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 4 responses

John Paul the Great Catholic University Reviews

Rating 3.87 out of 5  68 reviews
Selecting a category below will take you to another page
All Categories
Rating 5 out of 5  
Start Your Review of John Paul the Great Catholic University
Rating 2 out of 5  
Rating 4 out of 5  

Add to List