Location
Jacksonville, FL
Undergrads
2,153
Tuition
$29,100
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 436 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The amount of loans given to students I would imagine are about average. Getting scholarships, however, can be an annoying task.

4 College Senior

Academics: As I said earlier, the professors are willing to help the students. The students are not left in the dark about their work.

4 College Senior

Academics: I like the broad range of ideas I am learning from different cultures within my major.

4 College Senior

Majors: You just have to be serious about your study of program. The school is only looking for students who are striving to be the best. The application is not hard and students can apply online. The most criteria is the gpa and sat and act scores.

4 College Senior

Majors: The workload is helping me to prepare for the work force in which I like. My major is international business.

3 College Senior

Facilities: The gym is not the best in that it doens't have a lot of different gym equipment but it is enough to help the athletes and students and faculty stay in shape.

4 College Senior

Facilities: The professors and academic program. The professors are personable and willing to help the students succeed.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The cafeteria has definitely gotten better, but the only place you can use your meal swipes are there and no where else, whereas in the past, you have been able to use your meal swipes at any place on campus. They really messed up with the meal plans this year, you would always end up with WAAAAAAAAAAY too much flexbucks at the end of the semester and it really wasn't teaching us to be smart with our money. If you had to pay out of pocket for anything, it would be WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY over priced (yogurt at waves was like $4 and the same one you could get from Wal-Mart for like $1)

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3 College Junior

Drug Safety: On our campus, no one really judges you if you don't drink or do drugs. If you turn them down, they may rag on you for a little bit, but in my experience, no one ever really pressures you into doing things you don't want to do. The policy for alcohol is very strict on campus, even if you are 21. They new rule is, if you're 21, you cannot have alcohol in your room if you have an underage roommate (or in public areas if you live in the apartments) and if anyone sees it, you get in trouble. This year, a lot of the CAs have been pretty lenient, but in the past, they have been super strict about it.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are not too bad. I've lived in both the community style living as well as suite style living and there are definitely perks to both of them. The community style buildings (Williams, McGeehe, Botts/Johnson, Brest) are much older than the suite style living (Oak) and some of them have mold in them (you can't see it, but I am allergic and have gotten nasty headaches from being around it), but they have been renovating them to be much better. In the suite style dorm, Oak, you share a room with one other person and share a toilet area and shower with two other people of the same gender. You are connected by the bathroom and you and your roommate will share a sink area. The size of the rooms in Oak are much better than those in Williams, McGeehe, Botts/Johnson and Brest. The other option for housing is the Apartments, which are located across campus near the athletic fields and the ROTC building is more for upper grads (Juniors and Seniors), except I think they are actually changing that within the next few years. The only other downfall of living in the dorms is that you must cross the "Valley of Death" (a huge set of stairs) to and from class every day.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: There really isn't many options for transportation provided by the school, the only one being a Saturday shuttle to Wal-Mart, the Town Center (tons of shopping) and the beach and the times in where they leave the school and leave the locations are not very convenient and there is no way to track where the shuttle is either. The public bus system seems to be pretty convenient as well as taxis.

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4 College Junior

Nightlife: A lot of the frats through parties throughout the year and with their bigger, campus-wide parties, they generally provide transportation. If you're not into frat parties, there are also a lot of night clubs in Jacksonville. No transportation? No problem. One of the taxi companies in Jacksonville, Gator City Taxi, have been very reliable.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: There is a very wide variety of people at are school. At our campus, you can definitely tell who is an athlete or who is in Greek life (a large population of our students are in Greek life or athletics), but even with those two definite groups, there is a mixture of everyone everywhere. You will find that some students are Greek and athletes. Everyone seems to get along with everyone and even those who are not Greek or in athletics still blend in with the crowd.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Although the school policies are strict, I believe that there needs to be strict policies in place in order to make us as successful as possible. Although a lot of parties occur on our campus, a lot of the underage drinking, alcohol use, drug use and attendance policies are usually abused by the Freshmen. Once you get through your Freshman year, as I'm sure it is at any school, you begin to appreciate the strict policies that are in place.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Student life on campus is as great as you make it. Some group is always having some sort of event going on, whether it have free food (there's always a lot of that) or it be educational. With our new president, he has been making a lot of new changes such as building a place for students to hang out (the River House) and listening to the needs of the students. One area that can really use some help is the library though and our president agrees!

4 College Junior

Facilities: I believe that because the campus is so small, it allows for the teachers to pay more attention to the students and we get a better quality education. Since I have been in the hospitals in Jacksonville for nursing clinicals, I have heard first hand that they really do prefer JU nursing students over any other nursing programs in the area. I do believe that JU as a whole just have a very high reputation for excellence.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I personally am not a fan of the big city, but Jacksonville has turned out to be an okay city (except for the AWFUL rush hour traffic!). The beach is about a 25 minute drive and it is a fairly nice beach! The Landing is another good spot to visit if you're looking for some night life.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The staff in the financial aid office are a great help. One tip I have is to apply for as many scholarships as possible since the school is quite expensive!!!

4 College Junior

Athletics: We have a large population of student athletes on our campus (I was one of them) and in this past year, the school has done a much better job at supporting all of the sports more equally rather than favoring one of the sports over all of them. The performance of the teams as a whole have increased greatly this year with more sports winning conference championships than the school has ever had. The fan support and school spirit can definitely increase quite a bit. We have a large commuter population who feels like they are out of the loop when it comes to sporting events, which definitely decreases the number of fans at events. The quality of the athletic facilities are definitely improving with a lot of the new improvements we have been having the passed few years. For those who are non-athletes, there's a pretty decent size gym for students to workout in.

2 College Junior

Computers: For the amount of money you pay to go to school at JU, the internet is very unreliable. Some days the internet will be working great, but then there are days, especially those days where you really need the internet, and it will be terribly slow and will kick you off of the network. I've also had issues with game consoles not wanting to hook up to the internet either.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a large variety of restaurants near the school and you can go as cheap or as expensive as you want to go. The restaurants closer to the school have the better student discounts. One restaurant that isn't very close to the school, but is one you have to check out especially if you are willing to try new and exotic things and if you've never been to Jacksonville before is called Clark's Fish Camp.

4 College Junior

Parking: Parking is free which is nice, but the only down fall is that you can only park where you have a decal for and if you park in the wrong area, even if it's for a few minutes, you can get a ticket if campus security is around.

3 College Junior

Weather: I'm from Central Florida and the whether is very similar, except that it's cooler here which is nice.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Right down the street are about 4 or 5 clubs. They have college nights almost every week. There's also another 4 or 5 clubs around Jax that students attend.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is pretty involved with the student body. We have both panhellenic and non panhellenic sororities and fraternities. They have two Greek houses on campus.

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