John Carroll University

743 reviews
  1. University Heights, OH
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B+
John Carroll University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Ohio Athletic Conference
Address
1 John Carroll Boulevard
University Heights, OH 44118

John Carroll University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$23,140/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,303/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,623/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,203/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,465/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,559/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.56 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.56 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,010Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Preppy
    32%
  • Mainly white dominated
    16%
  • Mainly white, preppy. generally friendly
    10%
  • Anything goes!
    3%
  • Vineyard vines fanatics
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.57 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Jesuit
    56%
  • Welcoming
    23%
  • Cliquey
    10%
  • Ok
    5%
  • Bleach
    3%
  • Ironic
    3%

After John Carroll University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
88%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.34 responses

Reviews

743 reviews
  • Excellent
    153
  • Very Good
    202
  • Average
    288
  • Poor
    63
  • Terrible
    37
Easily the second worst part about JCU (following parking). The caf food is passable, and that is probably being friendly. For the price, the quality is pretty poor. Also, there are times where the food isn't even prepared well (especially the chicken). I feel as though they skimp big time on quality simply because it is a buffet style.

The Inn Between is great though. Food tastes really good and as long as you don't go at a busy time, you can get in and out really quickly. The Meal Swipes thing is cool and I think they're expanding that.

Einstein's is perfect in between classes. They're the best workers on campus too! Great bagels, sandwiches, and coffee. Couldn't be in a better location either.

The Cubby also makes good milkshakes and specialty coffee drinks late at night.
  • College Junior
  • Feb 18 2015
I really love JCU. The people make this school so unique. The students and staff are so friendly and willing to go out of their way to help. There's a lot of opportunities and the campus has a very comfortable feel. From what I've experienced, teachers are always willing to help you outside of class. If I were to do it all over, I would have applied to farther schools from my house, but I am sure that I would've ended up at Carroll either way. The core curriculum may seem extensive and "pointless", but it honestly gives you a broad education and a different look at things! Some core classes that I had to take (that have nothing to do with my major) changed me as a person. Overall, John Carroll is an awesome place to have a great college experience.
  • College Junior
  • July 20 2015
I love Carroll! I was a little hesitant to attend a Jesuit (Catholic) school at first, but the things I have learned have enlightened me so much. Everyone is nice and even though we have around 3000+ students you rarely see the same people all the time. John Carroll is accepting of everyone's rave and faith and there are few problems on campus. They tend to student suggestions and complaints and try to fix them. I wouldn't trade the John Carroll experience for any other universitiy.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago