University Heights, OH
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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Students who want to be challenged will be. There are some truly excellent professors who will put the time in if a student needs it and is willing to accept the help. The small class sizes mean you can develop great relationships with the faculty, and the scientifically minded can often get research positions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Good variety of classes and small class sizes.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Wealth of topics to explore and very friendly and helpful faculty.

4 College Junior

Academics: The small classroom style really helps get to know professors, though some can be sub-par. The business school and communications department are well known.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Good professors, hard work load, tough curriculum and solid school.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 280th
    Best Academic Advisers
  • 290th
    Best Use of Teaching Assistants
  • 551st
    Smartest Professors
  • 571st
    Most Caring Professors
  • 715th
    Most Available Classes

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Taylor Horen
Toledo, OH
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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.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
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Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Total FT Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
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Full-Time Retention Rate
Graduation Rate
Programs/Majors Offered
Academic/Career Counseling?
Remedial Services?
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 45%
  • 20 to 49 students: 55%
  • 50 or more students: 0%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • Boler School of Business
  • College of Arts & Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Post-bachelor's certificate
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 7%
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General: 3%
  • Psychology: 4%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religious studies
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
  • Speech communication
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cooperative education program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Student-designed major
Online Courses
There are some classes that have the option of being taught online rather than in the classroom, but most classes are taught face-to-face, especially because John Carroll is such a small, tight community. Also, John Carroll focuses on getting students to connect with professors, instructors, and other students in the classroom (as well as in outside activities) in order to encourage the John Carroll community to be stronger.
Best Places to Study
  • Grasselli Library
  • The Inn Between
  • Study rooms and lounges located in campus dorms
Tips to Succeed
  • Become friends with your resident assistant (RA).
  • Do not be afraid to talk to people. Most students and faculty are very nice and helpful. Establishing relationships with people on such a small campus is very important.
  • Don't carry around a lunch tray; that's how students can tell you are a freshman. The trays are only used for putting dishes on the conveyor belt.
  • Don't let Facebook take over your life and hinder your schoolwork!
  • Get involved.
  • Go to class!
  • Study hard! Have fun! And watch out for certain parties!
Did You Know?
  • John Carroll offers more than 40 distinct majors as well as multiple concentrations and minors in different areas of study.
  • Common majors include psychology, communications, marketing, biology, political science, education, accounting, and management.

Student Polls

Rate your school's academic environment on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

Very poor
  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

Rate your school's professors on the following topics    Based on 27 responses

Very poor
  • Accessibility
  • Communication skills
  • General knowledge
  • Interest in class subjects
  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Tim Russert
  • 38% London Fletcher
  • 12% Don Shula



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