John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

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It’s time to Brave Your Quest.

When deciding where to transfer, most universities say “we’ll know your name.” The John Carroll University experience is more personal: we want to know what drives you. We provide the experiences that position you for a successful career and, more importantly, a life well lived. Our students become trailblazers, because the challenge of rigorous academics balanced by nurturing support unleashes a student’s transformative growth and allows them to emerge with self-awareness, confidence, and vision. We call this journey a quest, 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 will invite you to ask the big questions, confront hard challenges, and seek solutions by getting hands-on.  

Uncover a brilliant future
At JCU, you’ll engage in an education that’s ready for any future. Our liberal arts education, 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 around the world and 500+ Northeast Ohio companies run by JCU alumni, our network is strong and ready to help. 

Transfer admission
JCU welcomes transfer applicants who have already graduated from high school (or equivalent) and are in good academic, financial, and personal standing at another accredited university, college, or community college.


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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

Transfer Student Scholarships

University Scholarship
Renewable scholarships based on academic performance, strength of college-level coursework, and participation in extracurricular activities

Community College Scholarship
Open to students who join us from local community colleges (Cuyahoga, Lakeland, and Lorain)

Transfer students pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and related majors may apply for the Molding Identity & Raising Retention through Opportunities for Reflection in STEM (MIRRORS) scholarship. These awards provide $4,000 per year to transfer students with demonstrated financial need and academic promise.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “My transition to JCU was seamless. Having someone on campus that understood my background, intentions, and life circumstances provided me the opportunity to find and build connections on and around campus to begin growing within the JCU community.”

    • Gregory Hamper ’20
  • “The opportunities here are priceless, and the faculty are focused on your success. A student should transfer here for the experience and opportunity—it sets you up for real-world success and puts you ahead of the typical curve.”

    • Kali Harrison ’21
      Accountancy; Data Science and Statistics & Analytics minors
  • “I’ve experienced tremendous growth as a student and as a 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