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Jacksonville University (JU) is a private four-year college that offers degrees in over seventy majors and programs. It is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Fine Arts, and the Davis College of Business (DCOB), a private business college. It offers students degrees in Accounting, Aviation Management, Aviation Management and Flight Operations, Economics, Finance, International Business, and Management and Marketing.

The school also has a nursing program. The Master of Science in Nursing, which can be completed through online learning, is one of the largest online nursing degrees available to students.

JU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). It is also a member of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida.

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Along with the school’s aviation degrees, Delta Airlines, one of the biggest regional airlines, has teamed up with the college to offer students extensive aviation training. The Jacksonville University Flight Team competes with other colleges in the National Intercollegiate Flying Association. Jacksonville’s Flight Team has won awards in both Flight and Ground Events.


In addition to the application for enrollment, the school requires students to supply their GPA, high school transcripts, and test scores. The admissions office prefers for students to submit letters of recommendation as well.

Financial Aid

The school’s financial aid office helps students seeking financial assistance. Financial aid makes school tuition and fees more affordable for students trying to get the best education possible. Any student can and should apply for financial aid as part of the admissions process. All new students are automatically screened for scholarships during the admissions process. College scholarships and grants can range on the lower end of $1,000 and all the way up to as much as $18,000 each academic year. Students are encouraged to speak to their financial aid advisor if they should have any questions regarding financial aid.

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Ranks 3447th for the average student loan amount.
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JU’s Greek system has many fraternity and sorority groups for students. Fraternities include Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Chi, Mu Phi Epsilon, Phi Delta Theta, FIJI, and Sigma NU. Sororities include Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Epsilon Phi, Alpha Delta Pi, and Gamma Phi Beta.

Students may also choose to use the campus game room, health fitness center, or students can choose to dine in the on-campus dining facility, while enjoying the natural beauty of the St. Johns River. There are also many student events, many of which are held by the university’s fraternities and sororities. On-campus ministries are also available to students.

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JU is an active member of the NCAA. The university offers twenty different sports programs to students. The Jacksonville mascot is Nellie the dolphin and the team colors are forest green, white, and Vegas gold.

The school has athletic teams in basketball, cross-country, football, lacrosse, golf, soccer, tennis, baseball, softball, and rowing for men only. The football team is a member of the Pioneer Football League and the football stadium is located at D.B Milnie Field. The Dolphins football team won the title in 2008 and 2010. The Dolphins baseball team is a member of the Atlantic Sun Conference and the baseball stadium is the John Sessions Stadium.

The Jacksonville Dolphins basketball team won the Atlantic Sun title in the 2008-2009 basketball season. The basketball court is held in Jacksonville Veteran Memorial Arena. Jacksonville University offers both men’s and women’s NCAA lacrosse.

Local Community

Jacksonville is located in Northeast Florida along the St. Johns River. It is the largest city in the state of Florida, both by population and land. Many tourists are drawn to the Jacksonville area because of its military history, warm year round climate, its architectural buildings, which has a skyline of tall buildings.

The tallest building in Jacksonville is the Bank of America Tower. It was constructed in 1990 and stands over six hundred feet tall and has forty two floors. Other architectural buildings that stand out include the Modis Building, Independent Square, AT&T Tower, the Peninsula at St. Johns Tower, and the Riverplace Tower.

Jacksonville is also known for its beautiful parks, including the Ronnie Van Zant Memorial Park in memory of the Lynard Skynard music group. Jacksonville is also home to people who appreciate the performing arts. The city has a number of theaters and performing arts halls including Theatre Jacksonville, Five Points Theatre and The Ritz Theatre.

Additional School Information

The university was founded in 1934. Then known as William J. Porter University, after its founder, the school was a two year-institution. Its name was changed to Jacksonville Junior college in 1935. After World War II in 1947, the administration purchased land in the Arlington/Jacksonville area. The junior college merged with the Jacksonville College of Music and began offering bachelors degree programs in the 1950s.

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Ranks 18th in Florida and 655th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 2 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.03
Arrest N/A N/A

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,183 0.38
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 71 0.01
Forcible Rape 350 0.04
Robbery 1,578 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8,518 1.02
Larceny 25,733 3.08
Vehicle theft 1,862 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population34,475 (34,475 urban / N/A rural)
Households13,847 (2.42 people per house)
Median Household Income$34,232
Families8,648 (2.99 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Master's Colleges and Universities (medium programs)
UndergraduateProfessions plus arts & sciences, some graduate coexistence
GraduatePostbaccalaureate with arts & sciences (business dominant)
Undergraduate PopulationMedium full-time four-year, selective, higher transfer-in
EnrollmentVery high undergraduate
Size & SettingSmall four-year, primarily residential

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringDoctoral degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District1205

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 432nd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $29,900 $29,900 $29,900
FT Undergraduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $993 $993 $993
FT Graduate Tuition $11,952 $11,952 $11,952
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour $664 $664 $664
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $44,670 $44,670 $44,670
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $46,293 $46,293 $46,293
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $34,306 $34,306 $34,306

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $27,900 $29,100 $27,900 $29,100 $27,900 $29,100
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $800 $1,000
On-Campus – Room & Board $9,540 $9,770
On-Campus – Other Expenses $2,954(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,786(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $2,954(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $2,954(N/C)

Admission Details

Effective as of 2014-09-19
Application Fee RequiredN/A
Undergraduate Application Fee$30
Graduate Application Fee$50
First Professional Application FeeN/A
Applicants 3,498 (1,511 male / 1,987 female)
Admitted 1,657 (790 male / 867 female)
Admission rate 47%
First-time Enrollment 528 (275 male / 253 female)
FT Enrollment 521 (273 male / 248 female)
PT Enrollment 7 (2 male / 5 female)
Total Enrollment4,157

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record  /  N/A / 
College Prep. Completion
Formal competency demo
Admission test scores
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Athletics - Association Memberships

Sports / Athletic Conference Memberships NCAA
NCAA Football Conference Pioneer Football League
NCAA Basketball Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA Baseball Conference Atlantic Sun Conference
NCAA Track & Field Conference Atlantic Sun Conference

ACT Test Admission

852nd for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting ACT results 41%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 0 / 0
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 19 / 24

SAT Test Admission

810th for 75pctl scores
Applicants submitting SAT results 60%
Verbal scores (25/75 %ile) 450 / 550
Math scores (25/75 %ile) 460 / 560
Cumulative scores (25/75 %ile) 910 / 1110

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm Capacity1,585
Meals per Week16
Room Fee$6,190
Board Fee$4,200

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1737th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $65,126 ($67,803 male / $59,049 female)
Number of FT Faculty 184 (94 male / 90 female)
Number of PT Faculty 188
FT Faculty Ratio 1.0 : 1
Total Benefits $3,420,694

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