B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    NG
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    C-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B
John Paul the Great Catholic University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
220 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
98%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
910-1200
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$28,907/ 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
    $20,004/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,495/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,512/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,533/ year
  • $110k+
    $33,099/ year

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
210Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
National
83%
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When asked about the Catholic identity of the school, I have to say it is fantastic! Mass is offered frequently. Adoration is available frequently. The students are all supportive of the practice of the Faith and I always feel like there is someone available if I need to talk.
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John Paul the Great Catholic University is an excellent, but highly specified, school. It caters to a very small demographic, i.e.: Catholics interested in media. I attend their film production program. The best things about their film production program are the professors and the hands-on experience with filmmaking provided and encouraged. All of the professors have worked in Hollywood and have credits to their name. Honestly, the professors are probably the best thing about the school in general, even apart from the film program. The school is low on bureaucratic red tape, which is a relief.

The school's weakest points are its somewhat incompetent administration, a confusing and irrational set of rules, and a growing emphasis on liberal arts subjects. Certain forces within the school are trying to move in a more academic, less media-driven direction, which is harming the school's ability to be taken seriously as a film school.
The culture, student body, and teachers are all great. The few bad things I've heard are mild in comparison to other Universities. The teachers are fair and if you take your education seriously they appreciate the effort. JPCatholic may be a film school with other good options, but it's first and foremost a Catholic University. If you're interested in media and serious about the Catholic faith there is no better place to go. However, Escondido area is not to be underestimated. It's objectively unsafe for students to wander around town at night alone. However, if you follow all the rules and guidelines of JPCatholic and practice general safety you should be fine. Cheap food and job opportunities are available and JPCatholic offers additional help and consultation for employment. Aside from normal stresses of living and a lot of homework, the school has been nothing but good to me so far and I'm optimistic about the future.