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Undergrad Profile

You could be here

A U.S.News & World Report “America’s Best Colleges” in the South for more than 10 consecutive years, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in sunny northeast Florida. 

We are a member of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Florida and accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges. Additional program accreditations are held from the Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD), the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and the National Association for the Education of Young Children(NAEYC). The School of Education Teacher Education Preparation Program is approved by the Florida Department of Education (FDOE).

We offer more than 70 majors and programs, including degrees in business, marine science, mathematics, engineering, and nursing, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of aviation, music business, animation, sport business, and many more.

Students currently attending other accredited colleges and universities who are interested in transferring into our program are encouraged to apply.

You could use all your talents
JU’s core curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with professional programs, undergraduate research, an emphasis on engaged learning, and leadership opportunities that lead to success.

Academic majors address the diverse interests, curiosities, and educational needs of today’s student and tomorrow’s ambitious professional. From accounting to aviation, choreography to chemistry, and even music to mathematics, students can align interests and aptitudes with virtually any long-term career aspiration.

In addition, highly motivated freshmen interested in any undergraduate major may also be eligible for our 4+1 program, which allows students to complete a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) or a Master of Organizational Leadership (M.O.L.) degree in only one additional year of graduate study. The program represents a significant savings in time and tuition.

You could be involved
College life is about the life of the mind—and much more—and youractivities and relationships outside the classroom environment play a substantial role in your overall educational experience.

Jacksonville University will present you with countless ways in whichyou can immerse yourself into our campus culture through intramural sports, Greek life, student-run organizations, and other affinity groups that span a variety of interests.

You could create
Home to our creative best, the JU College of Fine Arts is dedicated to giving to each student artist the instruction and mentorship needed to realize his or her full potential. Likewise, we provide each student from as early as their first year on campus with ongoing opportunities for performance and exhibition, as well as personal attention.

The College has three divisions: the Division of Visual Arts, the Division of Music, and the Division of Theatre and Dance.

You could be a Dolphin
The Dolphins, the athletics division of the University, host 20 varsity sports teams, including football, baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, sailing, shooting, and rowing. Admission to all sporting events hosted by JU—a major draw throughout the academic year—are free for students.
Very recently we have made significant upgrades to many of our athletic
facilities, including those our basketball, lacrosse, baseball, and football teams call home.
You could travel
International Education Programs at Jacksonville University seek to promote global learning by encouraging an appreciation of other countries, cultures, and languages. We seek to engage students and faculty in global issues and issues of U.S. relationswith the rest of the world.

To that end, we offer a variety of study abroad opportunities that span the world and include intensive language as well as content courses. Additionally, we encourage “engaged” learning by promoting living, service, and internship opportunities abroad.

You could learn from the best
At JU 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 forthe 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.

And though our approximately 200 faculty members may be nationally renowned thought leaders and published scholars, as one of their students, you will remain their top priority. They will go above and beyond to inspire, empower, and challenge you to do your best.

You could feel at home
Located on 250 acres of riverfront land overlooking the city skyline, our campus continues to undergo significant upgrades to meet the needs of our student body. From new facilities that provide high-end learning environments to social spaces where students study, mingle, and enjoy panoramic views of the St. Johns River, our campus precisely balances challenge and academic rigor with leisure, levity, and peace of mind.

Student amenities include non-remedial tutoring and the learning center, career development services, health service, and health insurance. In addition, the University 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, secu-rity card, etc.). Parking on campus is free of charge.

You could live in the Sunshine State
A Forbes top 10 best city for finding employment, Jacksonville, Florida, is a metropolitan center home to unique neighborhoods, restaurants, exceptional arts and culture, and a wide variety of entertainment options. Our community is also home to many recreational activities, including football, tennis, basketball, golf, baseball, rugby, horseback riding, fishing, surfing, and many more.

Cited as being an “Up and Coming City,” a “Best City to Start a Business,” and a “Best City for Tech Jobs,” Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States with:
• 68 miles of ocean coastline
• 300 miles of riverfront
• 111,669 acres of parks
• 500 large employers

You could lead
The Jacksonville University Alumni Association proudly boasts approximately 25,000 #DolphinsforLife worldwide, who will become your extended network of valuable contacts while a student and after graduation. Leaders in business, health care, science, and virtually every other industry, our alumni return to campus throughout the year and also host events in our various chapters, including those located in Houston, Atlanta, New York City, and Washington, D.C.

All Jacksonville University graduates are members of the JU Alumni Association.