Everyone has their own idea of what the future holds. We give our students the power to shape the future for themselves. Named one of “America’s Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report for more than 10 consecutive years, Jacksonville University is a private liberal arts and sciences school where the next generation of leaders are defining success on their own terms.
No matter what future you envision, we’re ready to help you get there. As a JAX Dolphin, you’ll find a caring, tight-knit, and student-centered campus community where you’ll never get lost in the crowd. With an 11:1 student-teacher ratio, you will be seen, supported, and challenged. This is a place where you can learn by doing and customize your education to fit your passions. There are no limits for those bold enough to aim higher.
Choose your path, design your future
At Jacksonville University, students have the freedom to pursue their passions and the flexibility to design a customized education. While some schools place restrictions on combining majors and minors, Jacksonville University encourages students to combine more than 100 majors, minors, and pre-professional programs.
We offer degrees in the high-demand fields of Aviation (Flight Operations and Management), Business, Engineering, Finance, Marine Science, Nursing, Public Policy, and pre-professional programs as well as the emerging fields of Animation, Cybersecurity, Music Business, Sport Business, and more.
It starts with arts
No matter what students choose to study, the liberal arts and sciences creates a solid foundation for their education. Jacksonville University is committed to developing well-rounded students who learn how to communicate their ideas, work in teams, express empathy for others, and think creatively to solve complex problems. These are skills employers are looking for and the skills that will be critical in preparing students for the rapidly changing workforce.
Are you ready to dive in?
We believe classroom learning is most effective when enhanced by doing. Here, you can dive right in—there’s no waiting in line. Our Experiential Learning Office ensures all students participate in research, study abroad, internships, or service, and Jacksonville is the ideal home base from which to explore these real-world options. Through hands-on learning and up-close experiences, we’ve cultivated an environment where students can discover what drives them. So by the time you graduate, you’ll have the skills—not to mention the résumé—to pursue your dream career.
Live on campus
Jacksonville University’s 240-acre riverfront campus offers a front-row seat to northeast Florida’s best natural resources. Centrally located in Jacksonville’s historic Arlington neighborhood, the campus is minutes away from the beach and from downtown. From our riverside perch, students can study in hammocks on the waterfront, paddleboard alongside manatees and dolphins in the river, hit the beaches with the JAX-U Surfing Club, or play volleyball in the sand courts behind the River House.
Jacksonville University has 17 NCAA Division I athletic teams and two intercollegiate varsity sports in one of the oldest and most competitive collegiate athletic programs in Florida. Teams include baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, rowing, sailing, shooting, soccer, softball, track & field, and volleyball (indoor and beach).
Named one of the fastest-growing cities in the South by the US Census Bureau, Jacksonville is a vibrant metropolis of nearly one million people that continues to live up to its nickname: The Bold City. Its population growth can be attributed, in part, to the thriving business community that includes both Fortune 500s and innovative start-ups.