#9 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

John Carroll University

University Heights, Ohio

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John Carroll University overview
Location University Heights, Ohio
Online jcu.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
John Carroll University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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John Carroll University is a private Jesuit university founded in 1886, located in University Heights, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Striking for its Georgian architecture, the campus provides a traditional collegiate ambience. Primarily an undergraduate institution, John Carroll offers a range of majors with strengths in Business, Sciences, and the Liberal Arts. The university fosters a rigorous academic environment with a moderate level of application selectivity. John Carroll is residential, with a majority of students living on campus across various housing options, including traditional dormitories, suites, and townhouse apartments. Although not primarily known for athletics, John Carroll does participate in NCAA Division III sports, competing as the Blue Streaks in various intercollegiate sports.

In the most recent statistical year 4,310 prospective students applied, and 3,550 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 566 enrolled in the school.  2,577 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 345 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $45,490 plus fees of $1,800. JCU is ranked 286 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












JCU is rated within the top 35% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

John Carroll University overview
SAT 1160/1320
ACT 25/30
GPA 3.66

Applications Accepted

John Carroll University overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for John Carroll University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,800
Room and Board $13,200
Budget for Other Expenses$3,500
Total One Year Cost$65,240

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$57,600 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

71% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by John Carroll University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 34%
Social Sciences 10%
Communication 10%
Biology 9%
Education 9%

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