John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

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Inspired Futures at JCU

John Carroll University is a leading Jesuit Catholic liberal arts institution preparing a diverse student body to strategically face the challenges of tomorrow. Through academic rigor, professional development, experiential learning, and the Jesuit ideal of care for the whole person, John Carroll shapes the leaders of the future. Our graduates serve society with developed critical thinking skills, a strong moral foundation, and an awareness for the greater good. The University's students are entrepreneurs, innovators, leaders, collaborators, and athletes.

The work of the future
A recent study by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future found that 85% of jobs and career paths that'll be open to job seekers in 2030 don't currently exist. John Carroll University prepares students for a future filled with unknowns. Our faculty empowers students to build core skills—interpersonal communication, critical thinking, and innovation. Our graduate's outcomes, career placements, and earning potential are just pieces of the puzzle. Their ability to apply their education to a rapidly changing world is the bigger picture. University leadership makes this promise to students: The future will never surprise you—instead, you will surprise the future.  

Empowering positive change
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 the hard challenges, and seek their solutions by getting hands-on. On-campus living-learning communities and service learning partnerships with 75 local nonprofits transform thought into action, creating a real-world impact.

Your home away from home
Life on our safe, suburban campus positions students to collaborate, mature, and build confidence for whatever path they choose. Our proximity to Cleveland provides access to recreation, world-class museums, and the professional and service opportunities of a major metropolitan area. 



Ranked #2 among the “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked among the top 10 “Best Regional Colleges in the Midwest” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #3 among the “Most Innovative Schools” in the Midwes” | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #15 among “Best Undergraduate Teaching Colleges" in the Midwest | U.S. News & World Report, 2023

John Carroll by the Numbers

• 2,714 undergraduate students
479 graduate students
70+ majors, minors, and concentrations
• Students from 34 states and 29 countries
13:1 student-faculty ratio
• Average class size of 20 students
100+ student organizations
24 NCAA Division III varsity sports
146,000+ hours of service every year
88 weekly service activities
45+ study abroad and domestic and international immersion experiences
500 companies in Northeast Ohio run by JCU alumni
99% of incoming students receiving scholarships or grants 
45,000 alumni in all 50 states and 48 countries

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “All of my classes taught the importance of selflessness, care, and respect for others. We are all in this together, and the more we can offer our help to others, the better we will all be because of it.”

    • Natalie Haikal '22
      Biology, Chemistry and French minors
  • "My time at JCU has connected me with great resources and amazing friendships and has provided me the confidence to go out and be the most successful person I can be. Whether in a business or personal setting, JCU has helped me grow to find success in all areas of life."

    • Chris Rudge '22
      Marketing and Supply Chain Management
  • "I grew academically, professionally, and as an overall person. JCU helped me find my passion and career path in life and [taught me] how to challenge myself outside my comfort zone. JCU offered me a second home and family, and I'm grateful for my experience at this University."

    • Katelin Lauren Avenir '22
      Data Science and Spanish
  • “There is always someone at or around JCU who's willing to support your goals. My professors have always had flexible office hours and changed assignment expectations as needed. The JCU Community in Cleveland has opened many doors for professional development and networking opportunities across Northeast Ohio.”

    • Westin Fishel '22
      Accounting and Computer Science