As a Jesuit university, John Carroll is dedicated to forming students into well-rounded, service-oriented, and cultured individuals. One thing you will hear over and over again on campus is how much the teachers really care about the students. Also, there are many opportunities available for students to participate in that relate to their interests and fields of study. Also, programs such as the Honors Program encourage students to excel and to become more cultured through events and programs hosted by the school.
John Carroll is well-known for the Boler School of Business as well as the University's wonderful science programs. However, at such a small school, the academic opportunities may seem limited at times. For example, John Carroll does not have an art department. To find a way around this, guitar, graphic design, and painting are just a few of the classes offered to fulfill this need. Additionally, students are allowed to cross-register with other schools in the area (such as the Cleveland Institute of Art and Case Western Reserve) in order to take classes not offered at John Carroll. Furthermore, a large portion of the required classes at the University are from the core curriculum that each student must complete. Although many students complain about having to take religion, philosophy, and science labs, in the end, it is very beneficial.