About Joliet Junior College

Founded in 1901, Joliet Junior College. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 15,383 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.

The Joliet Junior College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 23:1. There are 216 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Joliet Junior College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate100%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

Admissions at are considered , with ,8% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 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 Joliet Junior College.

“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”

Joliet Junior College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 17 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.6 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    35 Students rated campus food 3.8 stars. 40 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    37 Students rated campus facilities 4.2 stars. 49 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    37 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 54 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    37 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    37 Students rated local services 3.1 stars. 19 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    38 Students rated academics 4 stars. 37 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Joliet Junior College?

37 Students rated Joliet Junior College

Adell - 03/16/2021

Everything i have seen is great so far , i am very excited to be a wolf and represent in purple and white. this is a huge next step for me but i am ready to conquer this journey. i know this will be a test but there is nothing i cannot overcome. i am ready


Joliet Junior College, or JJC as everyone likes to call it, is an in between a college that is not bad but not good either. I will start out with the good side of JJC. The food here is vastly different than when I was in high school. High school lunches were bland and terrible, but JJC’s food is well-done and a vibrant selection for different needs. Some of the teachers here really care about their students. They put as much effort in the classroom to make sure when we graduate in spring or winter, we know what we learned as well as how to deal with the real world. Because of them, I know that I will be alright once I transfer out to a four-year college. These are the good things from JJC, however, I must list off the bad. There are teachers here in JJC that are not all that pleasant and you can tell they are just there for the paycheck. They do not teach the lessons from the book or PowerPoints they have, and as for life lessons? You might as well get those lessons from a counselor, parents, or YouTube. The drug scene at this school can be bad if you are taking art classes or classes where kids are really stressed in. Some would take drugs or alcohol before class, and you can tell they are high or drunk from the way you are looking. It is distracting when group project time will need to be done, and your partner is in la la land while you’re doing most of the work. JJC is a neutral blend of the good and bad, so it comes down on how your experience in the college will be like.


Joliet Junior College is a great community college to start your undergrad education. Its classes are small, so there is always some interaction with your professor, and they are also very affordable. It is a community college, so there will be many people who pursue more practical trade or vocational careers, but it does have an honors society and honors program for people who want to transfer to a university and eventually pursue some sort of post-graduate education. The main campus also has several student resources, like job placement services, free tests to determine your major, and access to study abroad programs, that can be very beneficial to students. Since JJC is a community college, there are a limited amount of clubs and organizations you can join compared to a university. Most students are commuter students, so there is not much student activity happening after 4 p.m. Still, Joliet Junior College is a solid community college and a great place for anyone to start their undergrad institution while saving money.


When I began my college education, I started at Illinois State University as a Business Major. For few reasons, ISU didn't end up working out and I transferred to Joliet Junior College. Walking in to JJC, I was expecting blow-off classes and professors who didn't care, that was far from the truth. I worked and struggled in my classes and my professors were there to help 100{6f65e1278338a62264eed73e2adc5af8e2841420db12ceb4f80b8db22f3260ec} of the time. They are and were always available to help and gave advice when it was needed. I wish I had started at JJC originally but i'm glad I went for my Sophomore and Junior year. The counselors helped me transition from being a business student to being a Biology education student, they helped me catch up on my course requirements as well. I speak highly of JJC to high school graduates who don't know what school they want to attend yet and to adults that want to go back to school. JJC is an amazing college to be apart of.

Joliet Junior College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Joliet Junior College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Joliet Junior College is 100%. 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?

    No matter what, I never give up. With all the adversities that come with being a college Freshman, I stick to my goals, avoid the common temptations that undergraduates face such as drinking, drug abuse, slacking off (I didn't even gain the freshman fifteen)! I study hard, participate in school activities, and keep one thing in mind, my dreams and aspirations. I love being involved with my peers, the school curriculum, and the overall of being woven into the fabric of my university. I have a deep desire to help others. This is not only evident on campus, but, upon my graduation I will use my education and passion to to serve my community and my country.

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

    Joliet Junior Ciollege is a great place to attend before going off to a 4 year University. It really helps you transition between being a high school student and a college student and also helps prepare you for more resonsibility that is comming your way as you enter adulthood.

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  4. What's unique about your campus?

    What I consider the best thing about Joliet Junior College is the flexibility of their course schedules and the great guidance of the Academic Counselors. Many students have jobs, including myself, and JJC makes it easier to sign up for classes that fit a students busy schedule. The academic Counselors take their time to find the best classes to fit your major. Most students transfer to a 4 year college or university so the counselors do a good job in helping you pick courses that transfer to other schools.

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

    In my opinion,those who do not want to succed in life. In order to succed in life you have to like what to do and go forward with determination and enthusiam.Persons that going to school look for a new life .They trace a norm in their life until the get what they want, without fear and hesitation. Persons with a single goal do something for themself , and make they family proud .

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

    Joliet junior College is the oldest and one of the best community colleges in the nation. It has 3 campuses with a wide variety of majors to choose from and offers a great opportunity to be taught in smaller class size settings at prices that are lower than those of a 4-year school. It also has a great staff that is dedicated towards helping their students achieve their goals as they go through programs at JJC or get ready to transfer to a 4-year University.

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

    Not knowing what I wanted to major in, I decided to stay in town and attend the local junior college. Joliet Junior College is close to home, it is less expensive than any University, and it is small and personal. The professors are extremely determined in helping students and because classes are so small, student/teacher interaction is always available. Staying in town and living at home not only saves me money on classes, but allows me to work part time as well. JJC provides its students with countless opportunities at a reasonable price.

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  8. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Joliet Junior College is best known for providing educational programs to residents., organizations, and businesses. Their goal is to prepare students for success in higher education. They also provide learning oppurtunities to students who want to prepare for the future.

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

    I really wouldn't say there is a worst thing. It's just your average 2-year college.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    The kind of person that should attend Joliet Junior College is one that is not 100{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} sure about what they want to study. Getting general courses completed at JJC saves a great deal of money. Students close to their families may prefer JJC because it is close to home. On the other hand, those independent students can live on campus. Joliet Junior College offers many opportunities for everyone!

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

    Before I attended this school I would have been good to get academic advising. Instinctively I chose to take several classes that we for my major, and it left me with a ton of general education classes for my last two semesters. The freshman orientation is gear more towards disciplinary guidelines that are standard everywhere instead of what the school has to offer.

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

    Jjc offers a good pitch but cant live up to it. I love the school but the housing, Centennial Commons, they offer is HORRIBLE. They have mice, roaches and spiders EVERYWHERE. They suck you in and bind you to a contract that you can only get out of by death ! Even after death your parents are stuck paying rent for the coming months. You can't have visitors. A 15-0 run midway through the second half Wednesday night at Wills Gymnasium lifted Joliet Junior College to one of its biggest victories of the season. Plainfield Central graduate Justin Scanlan

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  13. Describe the students at your school.

    My classmates are typical for the age range; willing to learn but not always giving the complete effort.

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  14. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Aside from the athletics department, the two most popular groups are the honors program and Phi Theta Kappa.

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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.

51% of students attending Joliet Junior College receive some sort of financial aid. 38% were awarded federal grants. While 15% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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