Jacksonville University


Enrollment: 3,084.

Student Body: 60% female, 40% male, 36% out-of-state, 2% international (50 countries represented). Asian 3%, African American 19%, Caucasian 58%, Hispanic 6%, Native American 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 63% freshmen return for sophomore year. 29% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 22% grads go on to further study within 1 year.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 14:1. 166 full-time faculty, 81% hold PhDs, 10% are members of minority groups, 45% are women.


Degrees: Bachelor’s, masters.

Classes: Most classes have 10-19 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: aviation/airway management and operations; business/commerce; nursing/registered nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN).

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, cooperative education program, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, honors program, independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program.

Honors programs: University Honors Program. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tutors.


Housing: Coed dorms, special housing for disabled students, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, fraternity/sorority housing, apartments for single students.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Art museum, dance pavilion, concert hall, on-campus pre-school.

Computers: Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Metropolis.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization.

Organizations: 60 registered organizations, 16 honor societies, 9 fraternities, 6 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, crew/rowing, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis. Women: Basketball, crew/rowing, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Alexander Brest Fine Arts Museum, Davis College of Business/Jazzmans Cafe (New), JU Baseball Complex, Lazzara Health Sciences Center (New), Residential Apartment Village (New).


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.41. SAT Math middle 50% range 470-560. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 470-560. ACT middle 50% range 19-25. Minimum paper TOEFL 540. Minimum computer TOEFL 207.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, standardized test scores. Important factors considered include: Rigor of secondary school record, talent/ability. Other factors considered include: Application essay, recommendation(s), character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, interview, volunteer work, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 3 social studies.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 6,854 applied, 54% admitted, 18% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: College transcript(s), essay or personal statement, statement of good standing from prior institution(s). Minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of NA. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA, institution’s own financial aid form, state aid form. Priority financial aid filing date 3/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 2/15.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/ grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid, ACG/SMART. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, state loans, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $4,677.

Financial Aid Statistics: 72% freshmen, 76% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 1% freshmen, 1% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 45% freshmen, 53% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 2% freshmen, 4% undergrads receive athletic scholarships. 97% freshmen, 87% undergrads receive any aid.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, art, athletics, job skills, leadership, music/drama, state/district residency.

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