William Jessup University

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333 Sunset Boulevard

Rocklin, CA 95765

Phone: (916) 577-2200
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William Jessup University is a private institution. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 991, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 126 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $24,040 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Founded in 1939, WJU is a WASC accredited, private university in the greater Sacramento area. WJU relocated from San Jose in 2004. Its 126-acre campus in Rocklin, Ca. is located just 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. Mission Statement: In partnership with the Church, the purpose of William Jessup University is to prepare Christians for leadership and service in church and society, through Christian higher education, spiritual formation, and directed experiences. Vision Statement: The William Jessup University vision is that our graduates will be transformed and help redeem world culture. By providing notable servant leadership; We are a learning community that honors God and pursues wisdom. We are stewards of the creation and respect the dignity and worth of all people. The world and the people of the world need the effective participation of thoughtful individuals as God redeems nature and societal structures as well as individuals. We care about spiritual development, genuine humility in service to others and the development of leadership to mobilize groups to achieve community objectives. By enriching family, church and community life; and The refinement of self that is the result of a WJU education is valuable. We believe an outward look can result in transformation that is even more satisfying. The extensive exposure to history and culture, to language and literature, to the fine arts and music, to the sciences and math, to psychology and social behavior opens the mind and spirit to the richness of creation, to the enjoyment of beauty and truth. Study of the human condition - of one's relation to God and to one another in family, state and global community - provides the basis for a life-time of both continued learning and service. By serving with distinction in their chosen career. WJU graduates will serve in church, business, government, education, health care, human services throughout the world. Our commitment is to professional excellence, cultural competence, and ethical behavior. WJU graduates will be biblically literate and able to think critically and communicate effectively. They will have achieved the understandings and skills appropriate to their degree and major. The expectation is that they will live and work with a sense of calling, recognizing that one's personal life, family life, community life and work life are all ordained by God. WJU offers Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degree programs. Majors include a BS in Business Administration, a BA in Psychology, Biology, Creative Arts, English, History, Music, Liberal Studies/Teacher Education, Public Policy, Bible & Theology, Family & Children's Ministry, Intercultural Studies, Pastoral Ministry, and Youth Ministry. An AA is offered in Bible and in Ministry. WJU offers numerous opportunities for social interaction, off-campus ministry, and intercultural celebrations. Christian Service is an invaluable program of hands-on helping that puts you in better touch with the needs of people in the community and aids you in developing spiritual maturity. With a variety of speakers and special events, Chapel is a dynamic and inspiring experience for students, faculty and staff. Student Leadership provides students a variety of opportunities that span Student Government, Peer Advising, Campus Ministries and Resident Assistants. Student Activities, Clubs and Organizations vary from recreational to cultural to educational involvement including, musical ensembles, music recitals, intercultural awareness activities. WJU is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). We offer athletic scholarships in the following sports: Men's & Women's: Basketball (D-2), Cross Country, Soccer, and Track. Men also offer Golf (Baseball in 2014-'15) and women offer Softball and Volleyball.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded N/A
Religious affiliation Nondenominational/Interdenominational
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment N/A


When applying to William Jessup University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. The application fee at William Jessup University is $45.

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Selectivity N/A
Fall 2012 acceptance rate N/A
Application deadline rolling
SAT/ACT scores must be received by August 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at William Jessup University is 13:1, and the school has 58.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at William Jessup University include: Psychology; Business Administration and Management, General; Theology and Religious Vocations; English Language and Literature/Letters; and Education.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 35%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Psychology 32%
Business Administration and Management, General 19%
Theology and Religious Vocations 19%
English Language and Literature/Letters 9%
Education 8%

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Student Life

William Jessup University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 991, with a gender distribution of 42 percent male students and 58 percent female students. At this school, 53 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 47 percent of students live off campus. William Jessup University is part of the NAIA athletic conference.

Total enrollment 1,016
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Collegiate athletic association NAIA

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Campus Info & Services

William Jessup University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. William Jessup University also offers campus safety and security services like late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at William Jessup University, 80 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at William Jessup University.

Students who have cars on campus 80%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At William Jessup University, 84.4 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,258.

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Tuition and fees $24,040 (2013-14)
Room and board $9,520 (2013-14)
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