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Study at John Carroll University

John Carroll University was established in 1886 by the Society of Jesus and is located in University Heights, Ohio. This university, also referred to as JCU, was originally known as Saint Ignatius College and is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. There are two colleges and one school under this university, which are:

  • Boler School of Business
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Graduate School
John Carroll University sports teams are known as the Blue Streaks and the teams participate in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference. The football team plays in Don Shula Stadium. The students of the university play a range of sports such as basketball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, and tennis.

Profile of John Carroll University

The campus of John Carroll is in Cleveland, OH, which is a large suburb. Its Roman Catholic nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. John Carroll is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Post-Master's certificate.

Course Topics

John Carroll is known for its programs in mathematics, science, media, and business and management.

John Carroll Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 480. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 490 and 610.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at John Carroll is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, the school had 3, 766 students enrolled (3, 397 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at John Carroll. The school has a residential or campus feel. John Carroll offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. John Carroll values student athletics, and belongs to the Ohio Athletic Conference.

John Carroll Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management282business management, marketing, accounting, finance, managerial economics, logistics
Liberal Arts208political science, English, history, sociology, humanities, Spanish language, economics, Classical languages, . . .
Science116biology, chemistry, physics
Education and Teaching113middle school teaching, early childhood education, science teaching, educational administration, school Counselling, physical education teaching, teacher education, math teaching
Media94communication studies, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counselling93psychology, Counselling psychology, educational psychology, medical ethids
Religion and Philosophy23religion, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering11computer services management, computer science
Fine Arts7art history and criticism
Engineering2engineering physics

Contact: John Carroll

John Carroll University

20700 N Park Blvd

Cleveland, OH 44118-4581

General Phone: (216) 397-1886


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