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Where Futures Find Inspiration

5 Reasons Why

As technology reimagines work, employers seek graduates with broad liberal arts tools to harness progress in ways that create value and serve humanity. At John Carroll University, you will graduate poised for any future, aware of your strengths and ready to translate knowledge into action.

#1 Real-World Experience

See beyond four memorable years in college. Punch your ticket to real-world adventure and experience. You will find JCU:

  • physics students interning at NASA
  • communications majors serving as NBC Meet the Press Fellows
  • biology students researching high in Costa Rica’s rainforest
  • finance majors competing on Wall Street in the CFA Institute Research Challenge

Fact: 90% of JCU seniors complete high-impact (internship, research, immersion) experiences.

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#2 Future-Focused Outcomes

A Buffalo Bills physical therapist and a Google program manager demonstrate how human talents and technology grow more interdependent each day.

"Technology needs people who look at problems differently."
Meredith Whitney ’06, Program Manager, Google

"We use tech and data to guide our decision making. Today’s students will graduate into a world of advanced seniors, real-time data visualization and cloud analytics."
Joseph Micca ’10, Physical Therapist, Buffalo Bills

Fact: JCU has 70+ majors/minors/concentrations and fifth-year options, giving you hundreds of potential combinations.

#3 Wanted: Big Thinkers

JCU alumni make novel discoveries — from Nashville to Northern California; from the emerging tech companies in Pittsburgh to banking and financial tech strongholds like New York and Chicago.

"I wanted to work at the intersection of science, innovation and entrepreneurship."
Alex Mellott ’16, Associate Director (Strategic Drug Development), IQVIA

Fact: JCU ranks #1 in Ohio CPA Pass Rates and Bloomberg Businessweek ranked us #1 in the nation ranking for job readiness.

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#4 Best-In-Class Training

In four short years you will point to one or two great teachers who made a big difference. That’s how you’ll grow from vaguely undecided to plain unstoppable.


Fact: John Carroll University ranks in Top 5 for Best Undergrad Teaching (U.S. News and World Report).

#5 Dynamic Community

What kind of college empowers students to launch a community-minded food truck, operate a 100% student run cafe, and manage a quarter million dollars in real money investment fund assets? A Jesuit college committed to real change.


Fact: One in five JCU students enroll in service learning and engage the community each semester.

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Best Regional Universities Midwest Rankings

#2 U.S. News and World Report

Best Schools for Computer Science in Ohio

#2 College Factual

Best College Value

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance


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Coming Soon

Once accredited, our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will serve as an anchor for our academic investment in health sciences alongside a Center of Autism and Neurodevelopment.

Our new multi-sport event center/field house will give NCAA, club and intramural athletes state-of-the-art facilities and plenty of rafter space for hanging championship banners.

We are making major investments in the student experience with residence halls renovations, a new-look dining hall, and the modernization of the library focused on the needs of future-focused students.

Blue Streak Spirit

Whether you’re a weekend choir singer or quick witted debater. Mad about physics or chasing a cross country personal best. First trombone or blind side flanker on the club rugby squad. Bring your curiosity and find your home here. Whether you’re interested in Sorority life, athletics, theater, faith, science, politics or social issues – or a little bit of everything – enjoy this time to stretch and grow. Rest assured, there’s a group of like-minded students and a caring community ready to support you.

Be Great

Whether you aspire to follow the more than 20 JCU alums serving as NFL coaches and executives, the dozens driving the metaverse at places like Disney studios, Nike or Facebook, or the more than 500 advancing medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, you will find a community of Blue Streaks ready to lend a helping hand.

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Seek Joy

Blue Streaks flash a big smile and upbeat mantra. From the healthy living of the Blue Streaks on the Run ("love the mile you’re on") running club to the warm gooey goodness of S’Mores night on Hamlin Quad to the ramen-raving K-Pop dance party.

Rise Up

We play hard, from the pure club sports passion of Ice Hockey, Rugby, Rowing, Sailing and Ultimate to our 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams. Soon, every JCU student will benefit from expanded tennis courts, and a new sports and convocation center (2023).

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Additional Resources

Does JCU have my major?
JCU has 70+ majors/minors/concentrations and fifth year options. Exploring? You have time to find the right combinations that match your deep purpose and career goals.


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Will I belong?
Join a diverse, multi-faith community where students listen, learn, and grow from their individual strengths and differences.


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How do I begin?
You are far more than an application. Engage our enrollment team — they will walk you through each step.


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