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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,026
   Women 1,490 (49.2%)
   Men 1,536 (50.8%)
Graduate Students 497
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 83% of 3,857 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.55 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 556 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 545 average
490-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $53,740
  Tuition and Fees $38,490
  Room and Board $11,250
Average Percent of Need Met 84%
Average Freshman Award $31,492
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 277
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 30% of classes
20-29 students: 38% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
University Heights Population 13,394
Nearest Metropolitan Area Cleveland
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 87% of freshmen, 58% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Sororities 28% of women participate
Fraternities 13% of men participate
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 65.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 73%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 33.0%