At John Carroll University, our mission is to develop the next “greatest generation” of leaders. 


John Carroll
academic programs
• Accountancy
• Actuarial Science*
• Art History
• Biology
- Neuroscience
• Business*
• Catholic Studies*
• Cell & Molecular Biology
• Chemistry
- Biochemistry
- Chemical Physics
- Neuroscience
• Classics
- Classical Languages
- Classical Studies
• Communication
- Communication Advocacy
- Digital Media
- Integrated Marketing Communication
• Computer Science
• Computer Science with Healthcare IT
• Data Science
• East Asian Studies
• East Asian Studies (Interdisciplinary)*
• East Asian Studies (Language)*
• Economics
• Education
- Adolescent/Young Adult
- Early Childhood
- Middle Childhood
• Engineering Physics
• English
- Creative Writing
- Literature
- Professional Writing
• Environmental Science
• Entrepreneurship*
• Exercise Science
• Finance
- Wealth Management & Financial Planning
• Foreign Affairs*
• French & Francophone Studies
- French Language
- French Studies
• Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies
• German*
• History
• Humanities
• Interdisciplinary Physics
• International Business with Language & Culture
• Leadership Development*
• Management & Human Resources
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Modern European Studies*
• Peace, Justice & Human Rights
• Philosophy
- Critical Social Philosophy
- Health, Ethics & Science
- History of Philosophy
- Philosophy, Law & Politics
• Physics
• Political Science
- Applied Politics
- Global Studies
- Legal Studies
• Population & Public Health*
• Professional Healthcare Preparation*
• Psychology
- Child & Family Studies
- Forensic Psychology
- Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Mental Health Services
- Neuroscience
• Sociology & Criminology
- Criminology
- Diversity, Justice & Social Change
- Forensic Behavioral Studies
- Social Work, Community & Health
• Spanish & Hispanic Studies
• Sports Studies
- Athletic Administration
- Wellness for Diverse Populations

• Statistics & Analytics*
• Supply Chain Management
• Teaching Mathematics
• Theatre*
• Theology & Religious Studies
• United States Politics

* Available only as a minor

Transfer student Scholarships

University Scholarship
These renewable scholarships are offered based on academic performance, strength of college-level coursework, and participation in extracurricular activities. A separate application is not required.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
These awards are given to a select number of members of Phi Theta Kappa. This scholarship is renewable for a second year. You must indicate membership on your application for admission and provide verification of membership at a later date. FAFSA completion is also required.

Community College Scholarship
Students who join us from our local community colleges (Cuyahoga, Lakeland, and Lorain) are eligible for an Articulation Award.

MIRRORS Scholarship
Transfer students pursuing STEM-related majors are invited to apply for the Molding Identity & Raising Retention through Opportunities for Reflection in STEM (MIRRORS) scholarship. These scholarships in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) program provide $4,000 per year to incoming transfer students with demonstrated financial need and academic promise to succeed in STEM disciplines at JCU.

“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
BS, Finance

“The opportunities here are priceless, and the faculty are focused on your success. Here it’s about making sure you truly know the knowledge you’re tested on. 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
BS, Accounting; Data Science and Statistics & Analytics minors

We do this by guiding you as you turn your passions into a lifelong purpose. 

When deciding where to transfer, most colleges and universities will tell you “we’ll know your name.” The John Carroll experience is more personal: we want to know what drives you. We’re focused on providing you with the experiences—both in and out of the classroom—that position you for a successful career and, more importantly, a life well lived.

Prepared to engage the world
At John Carroll, we’ll help you develop the skills that employers and graduate schools want. You’ll learn to communicate effectively, understand and interpret data, solve complex problems in diverse settings, and work collaboratively with others. But a liberal arts education built on hundreds of years of Jesuit educational excellence will give you so much more than that. At John Carroll, we focus on the whole person—mind, body, and spirit. We’ll nurture your curiosity, stimulate your intellect, and further develop your character.

Employers have taken notice, ranking John Carroll as best in the nation at preparing students for success in their first job, according to a Bloomberg Businessweek survey.

When you leave John Carroll, you will have a clear advantage over your peers as you begin your career.

Return on your investment
Choosing to pursue your college degree is an investment in your future. At larger research universities, graduate students often teach classes and get coveted spots in research labs. At John Carroll, you can get to work right away. Our undergraduates often collaborate on research directly with faculty, coauthor papers, and present at conferences. Our faculty teach in classes that average 21 students, ensuring you’ll get one-on-one attention while learning from your peers. U.S. News & World Report has recognized this excellence, ranking JCU #2 in the Midwest, #1 in Undergraduate Teaching, and #7 in the “best value” category. When you decide to attend John Carroll, this investment in your future is worth the cost.

A global network
As a JCU student, you’ll also have year-round access to internship and research opportunities. Plus, you’ll be able to experience some of the world’s best food, culture, and entertainment in a vibrant, growing city. Our location just 10 miles from downtown Cleveland opens doors, from research at the Cleveland Clinic or other local hospitals and internships at Fortune 500 companies to student teaching in a diverse range of schools and numerous graduate and professional school options.

When you graduate, your John Carroll connections will last a lifetime. With more than 40,000 alumni around the world, 19 alumni chapters throughout the United States, and 500+ Northeast Ohio companies owned or operated by JCU alumni, our network is strong. Graduates are committed to supporting the next generation of Blue Streaks through mentoring, networking, or helping land an internship or job.

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