John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll, founded in 1886, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 60-acre campus is located in a residential area, 10 miles from downtown Cleveland. Campus architecture is primarily Gothic in style.

Website: www.jcu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,026
Undergraduate
Students
(49.2%) 1,490 Women
(50.8%) 1,536 Men
497
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
85% of 3,840 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.55
SAT Math
490-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
536 average
510-570 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$57,789
Tuition and Fees
$41,340
Room and Board
$11,874
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$31,122
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,508
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
176
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

University Heights Population
13,394
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students
2.4% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 2 4
History    
Academic Electives 3  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1 John Carroll Boulevard
City, State, Zip
University Heights, OH 44118
Phone
(216) 397-4294
Fax
(216) 397-3098
E-mail
enrollment@jcu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
Rolling, notification begins December 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
85% of 3,840 applicants were admitted
Women
88% of 1,842 applicants were admitted
Men
82% of 1,998 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
717 (22%) of 3,265 admitted students enrolled
Women
331 (20%) of 1,622 admitted students enrolled
Men
386 (23%) of 1,643 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
94% of 2,053 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.55
3.75 and Above
37%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
3%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
490-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
31%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
536 average
510-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
12%
Score of 500 - 600
66%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
13%
Score of 24 - 29
48%
Score of 18 - 23
37%
Score of 12 - 17
2%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 29%
Top quarter: 57%
Top half: 93%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$57,789
Tuition and Fees
$41,340
Room and Board
$11,874
Books and Supplies
$1,250
Other Expenses
$3,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003050
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
696 (92.6%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
562 (80.8%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
561 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
130 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$31,122
Need-Based Gift
Received by 549 (97.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,332
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 447 (79.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,329
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 549 (97.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
186 (24.8%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,275

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
2,507 (84.6%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,111 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,109 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
488 (23.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$31,429
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,073 (98.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,018
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,744 (82.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,488
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,073 (98.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
777 (26.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,256

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
71%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,508
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Creative Writing, Debating, Journalism/Publications
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Veterans
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Comparative Literature
  • Computer Science
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Gerontology
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Modern Greek Language and Literature
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religious Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Psychology, Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Communication/journalism
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, nursing
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
176
Part-Time Faculty
266
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
39%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 36% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,123,274
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
396
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Mathematics

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


University Heights Population
13,394
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Cleveland
Campus Size
60 acres

Weather

Temperature
17.6 average low in January, 78.3 average high in September
Rain
155 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland
Nearest Train Station
12 mile(s) from campus in Cleveland

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
53% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
47%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
student-led EMS program

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
Blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Wrestling     x  
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Wrestling    
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Wrestling x  
Women's Club Sports
rowing, sailing, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey, rowing, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cheerleading, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, community outreach/volunteer service organization, student union, club sports, fraternities and sororities, carroll news
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
9% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
3,026
Women
1,490 (49.2%)
Men
1,536 (50.8%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,935
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.4% Asian
5.0% Black/African-American
3.6% Hispanic/Latino
2.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.5% White
1.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.4% from 30 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
497

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
71.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
76.7%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
77.9%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
73%
Average Starting Salary
73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
28.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 4%
Arts and Sciences 12%
Medicine 2%
Education 1%

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