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Jacksonville University, also known as JU, is a private institution located in Florida, United States. It was established in 1934 as William J. Porter University. The college was renamed Jacksonville Junior College in 1935. It was renamed again in 1956 as Jacksonville University. It offers integrated learning programs, and more than 70 undergraduate degree courses. JU's campus spreads across an area of 190 acres. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:
  • Davis School of Business
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The College of Fine Arts
The athletics teams in Jacksonville University are nicknamed the Dolphins. Students participate in sports such as football, basketbal, and rowing. The university's sports teams compete in the NCAA Division I in the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Profile of Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville University is located in a large city, in Jacksonville, FL. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Jacksonville University top out at the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The range of program offerings available from the school is especially impressive compared to its number of students. Students at Jacksonville University often study transportation, drama and performing arts, business and management, and nursing and emergency medicine.

Jacksonville University Selectivity

The admissions department at the school does not accept all those who apply. In 2007, 60% of applicants were rejected at Jacksonville University. Most students' verbal SAT scores were in the range of 440 to 560 in 2007. A quarter of students admitted in 2007 scored 570 or higher on the math SAT. It's not unusual for students to find their classmates include those from other parts of the country.

The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Jacksonville University tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 3, 212 students (2, 534 full-time equivalent).

Student Life
Jacksonville University has a large share of part-time students. Many students live in housing on or near campus. Jacksonville University does offer meal plans to students. Students sports include formal participation in Atlantic Sun Conference and Pioneer Football League competitions.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Our mission at Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading, and serving. We accomplish this mission in a small, comprehensive, independent university community located within a vibrant metropolitan setting. The University serves an ethnically and geographically diverse, predominantly undergraduate Student Enrolment, as well as adult learners in selected undergraduate and graduate programs. The Jacksonville University learning community provides personalized service, close student-faculty interaction and an extensive array of educational and co-curricular programs. Our learning experience emphasizes engaged learning, the integration of thinking with doing, and the combination of professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation. "

Jacksonville University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine183registered nursing
Business and Management178business, management science, marketing, business management, finance, accounting, international business, MIS
Liberal Arts62social services, history, English, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, geography, political science, Spanish language, . . .
Transportation34commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Science32biology, physics, marine biology, chemistry
Education and Teaching32elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, math teaching, instructional media design, reading teaching, music teaching, drama and dance teaching, English teaching, . . .
Media21mass communication
Therapy and Counselling16psychology
Drama and Performing Arts14dance, drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Music11music, music theory and composition, music performance, music management, various music studies
Computer Science and Engineering9computer and info science
Art Studies8visual and performing arts, art studies
Fine Arts7fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Contact: Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville University

2800 University Blvd N

Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394

General Phone: (904) 256-8000


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