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Jacksonville University is a private institution that was founded in 1934. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,319, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 198 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Jacksonville University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (South), 62. Its tuition and fees are $29,900 (2013-14).
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Jacksonville University is a private, independent university offering comprehensive undergraduate and select graduate programs.
The strength of our programs is a function of the University's nationally recognized faculty, some of whom have been honored by such organizations as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Pew National Fellowship Program, the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and the American Council on Education.
JU's core curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with pre-professional programs, undergraduate research, an emphasis on engaged learning, and leadership opportunities.
Many students are drawn to JU because of its beautiful riverfront campus near the heart of one of the country's most dynamic metropolitan cities.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Jacksonville University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due June 1. The application fee at Jacksonville University is $30. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||45.3%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||June 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Jacksonville University is 12:1, and the school has 65.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Jacksonville University include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies; Visual and Performing Arts; and Social Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 61 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||23%|
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Jacksonville University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,319, with a gender distribution of 38.8 percent male students and 61.2 percent female students. At this school, 42 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 58 percent of students live off campus. Jacksonville University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
Jacksonville University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Jacksonville University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Jacksonville University, 66 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Jacksonville University.
|Students who have cars on campus||66%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Jacksonville University, 75.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,502.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$29,900 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,390 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data