Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL

Jacksonville University, founded in 1934, is a private liberal arts university. Its 260-acre campus is located near downtown Jacksonville.

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AT A GLANCE

Just the facts
• Established in 1934
• Location: Jacksonville, Florida, 10 minutes from downtown and 20 minutes to the beach
• Enrollment: Approximately 2,400 undergraduate students and 4,200 overall
• Colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Fine Arts, Healthcare Sciences
• Schools: Applied Health Sciences, Aviation, Education, Nursing, Orthodontics (post-doctoral)
• 100+ student clubs, organizations, intramurals, and club sports, including 10 Greek organizations
• More than 31,000 alumni from all 50 states and more than 92 countries
• More than 30 distinguished master’s and doctoral programs and certificates, including a CEO Magazine top-tier MBA program
• Financial aid: 99% of JU students receive some form of financial assistance.

Undergraduate Degree Programs
• Accounting
• Animation
• Art
- Ceramics
- Glass
- Graphic Design
- Illustration
- Photography
- Sculpture
• Aviation Management
- Airplane Management
- Airport Management
- Air Traffic Control
• Aviation Management and Flight Operations
- Commercial Pilot
- Military-Marine
- Military-Navy
• Biology
• Business Administration
• Business Analytics
• Business Information Systems
• Chemistry
- Biochemistry
- Chemistry
• Coaching (minor only)
• Communication
• Communication Sciences and Disorders
• Computing Science
• Criminal Justice (minor only)
• Cybersecurity
• Dance
• Economics
• Editing (certificate)
• Education
• Education for Instruction
• Electrical Engineering
• Elementary Education (5-year master’s)
• English
• Entrepreneurship (certificate and minor only)
• ESOL (minor only)
• Ethics and Leadership (minor only)
• Film
• Finance
• French
• Geography and the Environment
• History
• Humanities
• Information Systems
• Interdisciplinary Studies
• International Business
• International Studies (minor only)
• Kinesiology
• Life Science
• Management
• Marine Science
• Marketing
• Mathematics
- Actuarial Science
- Engineering Mathematics
• Mechanical Engineering
• Medical Humanities (minor only)
• Middle East/Asia Studies (minor only)
• Music
- Composition
- Jazz/ Commercial Music
- Performance
• Music Business
- Management
- Music Technology
• Music Education
• Musical Theatre
• Naval Science (minor only)
• Nursing
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-professional Studies
• Psychology
• Religion (minor only)
• Social Sciences
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sport Business
• Sustainability
• TESOL (certificate)
• Theatre Arts
• University Major
• Women’s and Gender Studies (minor only)

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.

Athletics
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).

Prime location
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.