John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

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Brave Your Quest

At John Carroll University, we’re not afraid to pursue the unknown. We recognize that lifelong exploration connects us to endless discovery, wonder, and joy. By striving for more than what’s required academically, personally, and socially, you’ll be empowered to achieve what others see as improbable. Our students become trailblazers, because the challenge of rigorous academics—balanced by nurturing support—unleashes transformative growth and allows you to emerge with self-awareness, confidence, and vision. We call this journey a quest because it comes with a purpose—and we invite you to join us. It’s time to Brave Your Quest.

Empower your future
In our dynamic and diverse learning community, you’ll be challenged, supported, and inspired to build a better world. Accomplished professors invite you to ask the big questions, confront hard challenges, and seek solutions by getting hands-on. On-campus living-learning communities and service learning partnerships with 75 local nonprofits transform facts on a page into real-world impact.  

Uncover a brilliant future
At JCU, you’ll engage in an education that’s ready for any future. Our liberal arts curriculum, rooted in the Jesuit tradition, equips you to succeed in a world where new industries are created every day. You’ll be empowered to find your unique place to stand out and thrive—even in the midst of change.  

Thrive with strength 
Your JCU quest will never be confined to campus. With local business partnerships, powerful industry ties in every field, and opportunities to explore any passion, JCU’s Cleveland connection provides endless pathways for you to venture out, challenge yourself, and grow. 

With more than 44,000 alumni worldwide, 18 alumni chapters, and 500+ Northeast Ohio companies run by JCU alumni, our network is strong. Graduates are committed to helping the next generation of Blue Streaks land an internship or job. 


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#1 Best Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest

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#2 Overall in the Midwest

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Top 10 in the Midwest for 31 consecutive years

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#7 Best Value Schools in the Midwest

John Carroll by the Numbers

• 3,017 undergraduate students
• 462 graduate students
• 34 states and 29 countries represented
• 70+ majors, minors, and concentrations
• 20 students per class on average
• 13:1 student-faculty ratio
• 90+ student organizations
• 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports
• 88 weekly service activities
• 146,000+ hours of student service every year (with no requirement)
• 45+ study abroad opportunities (plus numerous domestic and international immersion experiences)
• 99% of incoming students receiving scholarship or grant assistance
• 44,000 alumni in all 50 states and 48 countries
• 500 companies in Northeast Ohio run by JCU alumni 

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I’ve experienced tremendous growth as a student and person, all while being encouraged and supported by a strong community that nurtures and guides me to live as the most authentic version of myself.”

    • Sophie Rodgers ’21
      Exercise Science (Pre-health) and Peace, Justice & Human Rights
  • “My time at JCU has transformed me into someone who takes risks by jumping at new opportunities and experiences, regardless of how nervous I may be, in the hopes of meeting new people and learning something new.”

    • Michael Rodriguez ’20
      Sociology & Criminology, Chemistry minor
  • “I’ve been able to meet recruiters from top international accounting firms and participate in a case competition where I was mentored by a PwC professional and JCU alum! My team won the competition and networked with everyone there.”

    • Mary Kate Barron ’21
      Accountancy and French & Francophone Studies
  • “The most valuable thing I'm learning to do is to think, as weird and simple as that may sound. My professors actually force me to think and use what I already know to solve a question I don’t know the answer to.”

    • Maya Farhat ’21
      Cell & Molecular Biology, Chemistry and Spanish minors