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
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
  • 12 months ago
As with anything, you have to take advantage of the opportunities given. There is plenty of opportunity to join clubs, get involved on campus and attend events. Students are kept informed regularly through email alerts detailing current events on campus and general need-to-know info. Professors (in my experience) are more that willing to help if reached out to. The curriculum in general is rigorous and aimed to make us as well rounded as possible. This often means that along with core classes pertaining to one's major, other humanities classes and electives are mandatory. This is sometimes annoying because some of these courses don't always feel relevant. That being said, JCU is a good school. Employers actively seek out JCU graduates, having faith in the academic excellence that JCU prides itself in. The alumni community is also very involved in the school and are willing to help students through networking in securing internships, jobs and scholarships. I have personally received a scholarship donation from an alum.
  • College Junior
  • 8 months ago
I'm not an RA and will never be but I enforce policies more than others do. As a maintenance worker on campus, I have more power than the RAs do at times, which makes me more respected as a minority. But dang these people need to learn to respect the property! We've had walls break, beer spills, burning hoverboards and more. And I'm the one supervising furniture moving this summer. And we host housing for the Republican National Convention this summer.
  • College Sophomore
  • 12 months ago