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International Profile

You could be here

For more than 10 consecutive years, U.S.News & World Report has named Jacksonville University one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the South. A premier private institution founded in 1934, JU offers more than 70 majors and programs, including degrees in business, engineering, marine science, and mathematics, as well as in more specialized fields like aviation, speech pathology, film and animation, and sports management.

We encourage you to join our vibrant international community of current JU students attending from countries such as Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Jamaica, Japan, South Korea, Zambia, and many more from all over the world.

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.

Jacksonville University’s 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.

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 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.

You could feel at home
JU is located on 250 acres of riverfront land overlooking the city skyline. 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, security card, etc.).




Jacksonville University is located in Jacksonville, Florida, in 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.


Type of University: Private

Size of Campus:
250 riverfront acres

Number of Students: (Fall 2015)
Total: 4,048
Full-time undergraduate: 2,065
Part-time undergraduate: 967
Full-time graduate: 300
Part-time graduate: 716

Number of Faculty:
183 full-time faculty members

Colleges, programs, and degrees: Brooks Rehabilitation
College of Healthcare Sciences, Davis College of Business, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Fine Arts; Jacksonville offers more than 70 majors and programs, and 23 master’s and doctoral programs.

Geographic Diversity:
Students attend from 41 states and 45 foreign countries.

International Student Services: International Student Services Office, International Student Association, holiday housing

International Student Budget:
Estimates are based on attendance during fall and spring semesters; students who choose to take courses during the optional summer sessions will incur additional fees. Tuition is expected to increase about 5% each year, so it is important to plan accordingly. The University offers several different housing and meal plans of varying costs, thus individual expenses will vary somewhat. Estimates for transportation and personal expenses are conservative and will vary depending on your lifestyle and other factors.

Tuition and Fees
Room (North Campus Hall)$8,800
Board (11 meals + $525 flex)$4,140
Medical Insurance (required)$1,649

Financial Aid:
Financial aid is not available for international students, but we do offer merit scholarships based on your recalculated GPA. You don’t have to apply for a merit scholarship; we will automatically determine whether you qualify for one or not. International students who need additional financial assistance may also work on campus for up to 20 hours each week.

Test Score Requirements:
TOEFL (76 iBT, 540 paper) or 6.0 IELTS; other EP tests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Application Deadlines and Fees:
Rolling admission; $50 application fee