#10 Best Private Colleges in Florida

Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville University overview
Location Jacksonville, Florida
Online jacksonville.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Jacksonville University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Jacksonville University (JU) is a private institution established in 1934, situated northeast of downtown Jacksonville, Florida, offering a distinctive blend of urban and suburban settings. The campus, marked by its modern yet classic architectural design, spans a 250-acre waterfront area on the St. Johns River. JU provides a comprehensive selection of undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level programs, with notable emphasis on health sciences, marine science, business, and aviation. Offering both campus housing and a variety of meal plan options, the university is designed to accommodate residential students. While Jacksonville University maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it also allows for a diverse range of applicants. Beyond academics, JU is known for its notable athletics, competing in NCAA Division I as the Dolphins, with a historically strong presence in men?s and women?s rowing.

In the most recent statistical year 9,119 prospective students applied, and 5,261 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 705 enrolled in the school.  2,989 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 848 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $43,520 plus fees of $150. JU is ranked 476 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












JU is rated within the top 45% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Jacksonville University overview
SAT 1060/1240
ACT 20/26
GPA 3.61

Applications Accepted

Jacksonville University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $30

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Jacksonville University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$700
Other Fees$150
Room and Board $15,986
Budget for Other Expenses$2,626
Total One Year Cost$62,982

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$54,800 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

40% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Jacksonville University students
Subject Percent of Class
Health Professions 47%
Business 16%
Social Sciences 8%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%
Communication 3%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134945 IPEDS survey data for Jacksonville University.

Current students may use the Jacksonville University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.