About Jacksonville University

Founded in 1934, Jacksonville University. is a Private college. Located in Florida, which is a city setting in Florida, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 2,889 full time undergraduate students, and 1,171 full time graduate students.

The Jacksonville University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 217 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Jacksonville University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate49%
Application Deadline
Application Fee30
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at JU are considered More Selective, with ,21% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Jacksonville University.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Jacksonville University REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    66 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    55 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    71 Students rated campus food 3 stars. 13 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    72 Students rated campus facilities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    72 Students rated class size 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    72 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 29 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    74 Students rated local services 3.7 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    71 Students rated academics 3.7 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Jacksonville University?

47 Students rated Jacksonville University

Chesni - 05/11/2024

My experience so far has been amazing. I enjoy the student/teacher ratio in classrooms, plenty of mental health resources, and academic resources to make your learning experience easier. I also really love the on-campus areas such as the gym and the library.

Zoie - 05/01/2024

It's a beautiful school full of joy. The students and faculty alike are very involved in all dealings of the university. The sports team are highly decorated, even the intramural ones. The campus is amazing and suitable for people of all types. JU is very inclusive and I'm honored to be part of it.

Jason - 03/18/2024

The people and staff here are incredibly understanding and welcoming. I cannot name a negative encounter that I've had here in the two months since I initially arrived. Everyone's maintained a wonderful and welcoming aura. Professors are also understanding when it comes to any out of school conflicts that may interfere with assignment dates.

Madison - 03/10/2023

My opinion of Jacksonville University is fairly new because I have just been admitted to the school and have very few opinions. But they do include the class sizes which is 11 to 1 student faculty ratio which is very good for some people. The people that surround you is very good because you won't feel alone at all.

Jacksonville University FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Jacksonville University?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Jacksonville University is 49%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    My college experience, though it is just beginning, has been incredible. I am already expanding out of my comfort zone and trying things I never have before. However, I was accepted to many of the larger universities in my state but could not afford to go to them because I live in a single parent home and it is difficult for my father to send me off to college. We did not receive much controbution from the government but a scholarship would allow me to go and prove myself at a large University where I have always wanted to go to.

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  3. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    I wish that I had known about the certain professors that you have to watch out for before I came here.

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  4. Describe the students at your school.

    Dissatisfied with their choice of college.

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  5. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Someone who is afraid of being noticed. There are small class sizes so you become involved in the classes and professors. Someone who uptight and a control freak, this school is laid back but demanding the overall atomosphere is take it easy, but work hard.

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  6. What's unique about your campus?

    This school has a great repretation in the community.

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  7. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    I think the worsk things about school is the stress. The constant barage of information, schedules, and the responsibility to complete all of it before deadlines. Doing this all and having to do it well.

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  8. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Jacksonville University is a small four year institution located close to both the busy city and the relaxing beach, which prides itself in its multicultural environment, qualified staff, hardworking students, and Division 1 athletics.

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  9. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    This topic requires a student of Jacksonville University to pick their brain, due to the myriad of possibilities worthy of mention. Be it the high freshmen transfer rate (over 50 percent of the 'friends' you may make here as a freshmen transfer after their first year), the low level of academic competitiveness or even awareness, or just the general unfriendliness apparent while spending only a few hours on campus, Jacksonville University is the antithesis of college ideal. If you are interested in being surrounded by thought-stimulating academiclly oriented peers engaging in friendly intellectual competition, avoid at all costs.

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  10. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Small classes give you the ability to really focus on your academic work

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    My school is best known for being small school with a big school feel.

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  12. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think people who are ambitious and very sure of how they are and what they want should attend this school. If you are the kind of person who just wants something great to fall into your lap by chance then this is not the school for you. You have to work hard and network in order to get where you want to be in life.

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?


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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

98% of students attending Jacksonville University receive some sort of financial aid. 39% were awarded federal grants. While 59% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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