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, Health Sciences, Marine Science, and Mathematics, as well as in more specialized fields like Aviation, Speech Pathology, Film and Animation, and Sports Management.
The largest and oldest master’s university in southern Georgia and northern Florida, JU is also home to a vibrant international community, with students attending from Canada, China, Brazil, Jamaica, Japan, Zambia, Germany, the UK, and many others.
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Not only is JU a premier private institution located on Florida’s First Coast, we are also a short drive from the ocean and minutes from downtown Jacksonville. Forbes named Jacksonville among the “Top 10 Best Cities for Finding Employment,” and Business Insider ranked Jacksonville among its “24 Best Places to Live in the South.” A major port city, Jacksonville is also one of the most military-friendly places in the US. Located on 240 acres of exquisite riverfront, JU is at the heart of a city that offers everything from NFL games to Jazz Fest.
JU’s curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with professional programs, undergraduate research, an emphasis on engaged learning, and leadership opportunities that lead to success. From Accounting to Aviation, Choreography to Chemistry, students can align their interests and aptitudes with virtually any long-term career aspiration.
We recruit the best and brightest from all 50 states and around the world, and then we take down the traditional barriers between colleges, majors, and minors. Our students customize their education as they develop lifelong passions. In addition, by committing to a fifth year of study, highly motivated students can graduate with a Master of Business Administration or a Master of Organizational Leadership, providing them a critical edge as they enter a competitive marketplace.
Jacksonville University, located in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, is minutes from downtown Jacksonville’s urban core and nestled along the majestic St. Johns River. Home to unique neighborhoods, original dining districts, active arts and culture venues, and a wide variety of entertainment options, JU students have year-round access to beaches, pristine waterways, pro-sports events, citywide festivals, and one of the largest metropolitan park systems in the US.
Type of School: Private
Size of Campus: 250 acres
Number of Students: 4,000+
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 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 $35,260
Room and Board (North Campus Hall) $13,700
Medical Insurance (required*) $2,124
* It is not required to have the Jacksonville University insurance but it is required to have medical insurance. The student can use their own as long as it is approved and covers the student in the United States.
Financial Aid: Financial Aid is currently not available to international students. However, international students may qualify for Academic Merit, Honors, Diversity, Talent, and Athletic Scholarships.
Test Score Requirements: TOEFL (79 iBt) or 6.0 IELTS; other English Proficiency (EP) tests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Application Deadlines and Fees: Rolling admission; $30 application fee
Majors and Programs Include:
• Business Administration
• Business Analytics
• Business Information Systems
• International Business
• Sport Business
Math and Science
• Actuarial Science
• Communication Sciences & Disorders
• Computing Science
• Electrical Engineering
• Information Systems
• Marine Science
• Mechanical Engineering
• Pre-dental Medicine
• Pre-osteopathic Medicine
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Elementary Education
• Political Science
• Social Sciences
• University Major
• Music Business
• Music Education
• Music Performance
• Musical Theatre
• Theatre Arts
International undergraduate freshmen and transfer students who wish to apply to Jacksonville University should complete the online application by going to ju.edu/apply.