John Carroll University


John Carroll University

For more than 130 years, John Carroll University has focused on graduating students of intellect and character in the Jesuit tradition of educational excellence. True to our mission, education here takes place in and outside of the classroom so that you can put learning into action. With over 70 academic programs, access to internships, experiential learning, and research opportunities, we prepare you to enter the workforce ready to lead.  At John Carroll, you’re encouraged to become part of a larger global community, thinking beyond yourself and far beyond our campus. A John Carroll education inspires you to think beyond the textbook, to push boundaries, and to work for the greater good. Are you ready to inspire the future?

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Nursing
  • Pre-med
  • Pre-health

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


JCU does not have an application fee. As a first-year applicant, you'll need to submit the following items as part of your application: Common Application with essay, high school transcript with Common Application School Report, ACT and/or SAT scores (if you choose to have them reviewed), and at least one letter of recommendation.


If you are currently studying at another college or university and looking to make a change, you are considered a transfer applicant. As a transfer applicant, you'll need to submit the following items as part of your application: transfer application available at, official transcripts from each university you have attended, your official high school transcript (if you have earned less than 25 college credits), and a transfer reference form to be completed by an official from your most recent college or university.

Additional Information

When you submit your application for admission, you'll automatically be considered for merit scholarships, which are awarded based on your classroom performance (and standardized test scores if submitted). You will be notified of your merit scholarship at the time of admission. 

Visit us

Get an overview of our mission and education and learn more about admission, scholarships, and financial aid by attending a campus tour and information session. These are available year-round, Monday through Friday. Weekend options are also available. High school seniors and prospective transfer students can schedule a personalized visit, choosing from options such as talking with a faculty member, eating with current students in our dining hall, and taking a specialized tour. Learn more and view our campus visit schedule at

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Admissions office

Visit us

School location

1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118, United States of America

Phone number

(888) 335-6800