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• 100+ Majors, Minors, and/or Programs
• 14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
• 100+ Student Organizations
• 19 Division I NCAA Teams

Prime Location
Not only is JU a premier private institution located in sunny northeast Florida and minutes from downtown Jacksonville, but we are a short drive from the ocean. Forbes named Jacksonville among the top 10 best cities for finding employment. A metropolitan hub, our river city consists of unique residential communities, restaurants, arts and culture venues, and countless entertainment options. Our city is also home to the largest urban park system in the nation, offering year-round recreational activities, including NFL games, tennis, basketball, championship golf, baseball, world-renowned soccer, horseback riding, fishing, surfing, kayaking, and much more.

Find your place in the Florida sun and join the hundreds of students who transfer to Jacksonville University every year. Whether you are looking to change your major or simply want a change of scenery, Jacksonville University is the place for you. Located in a major metropolitan area with hundreds of large employers, including Fortune 500 companies, Jacksonville University welcomes career-minded students transferring from two- and four-year institutions, regardless of class level, from around the world.

Whether you began your educational journey with us or not, we provide the same commitment to academic excellence, opportunities for leadership and service, and access to full-service career mentoring and resources.

Top programs
The decision to transfer from one school to another is an important one. At Jacksonville University (JU), we offer the opportunity to take your current credits and apply them to more than 100 majors, minors, and/or programs. As a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida, we hold nine prestigious accreditations.

Learn from the best
From world-renowned shark research to nationally acclaimed glass artistry, at JU, the strength of our programs is the natural result of having a premier 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. As a student of our approximately 200 faculty, renowned thought leaders, and published scholars, you will remain their top priority. They go above and beyond to inspire, empower, and challenge you.

Recognized as a top value and ROI university
An investment in a degree from Jacksonville University is a smart
one. According to the three major rankings on college return on investment (ROI), JU is ranked among the top 10% of all public and private colleges and universities nationwide (The Economist,, and US Department of Education College Scorecard). We work closely with students to provide both the education and real-world experience that employers want most, equipping our graduates for long-term value. 

From class to campus
Located on 240 acres of exquisite riverfront land, our campus overlooks the downtown skyline, a constant reminder of JU’s mission to continually meet the needs of our students who will become future industry leaders, community champions, innovators, and employers. Everywhere you look, JU is growing. Student amenities include non-remedial tutoring, career development services, health services and insurance, a fitness center, the River House pub, walking trails, and direct access to water sports on the majestic St. Johns River. In addition, the University offers campus security services with 24-hour patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access. Parking on campus is free too. After all, it’s your new home.

Dolphins for life
The JU Alumni Association ensures that commencement isn’t the end of your JU partnership. Join the ranks of approximately 29,000 alumni worldwide who will become your extended network of valuable contacts during your studies and after graduation. And your access to this global community of Dolphins is only one facet of the active support our Alumni Association provides.

Why say goodbye when we can say, “How can we help?” Which brings us to that most important question: why aren’t you here yet?