Where Futures Find Inspiration
Alejandra LaPoint, ‘23 sees a future where data insights improve mental health outcomes.
Major: Mental Health Services
Megan Szaraz, ‘22 sees a future where supply chains work to maximize human potential, not just profit.
Major: Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Taylor Anthony, ‘23 sees a future where sports and digital media drive social change.
Major: Communication and Media Studies
Tyler Sagi, ‘23 sees a future where smart data and predictable ocean winds power America’s energy independence.
Major: Environmental Science and Data Science
Kaeleigh Kirkwood, ‘22 sees a future where law and public health make for a more resilient America.
#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.
#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.
#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.
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
Vince R. Finds Purpose
Campus Ministry provided me with community and a deeper awareness of what I wanted out of college. My faith came alive, during regular mass and through service experiences and retreats. I’m grateful for my experiences.
— Vince Rizzo ‘23
Megan M. Digs Nature
My favorite is the park in Brecksville where the bank of the creek is made up of clay. During the summer, it is so fun to utilize the clay in different ways. Community members mold the clay into a slide and everyone goes down. My sisters and I have been known to take the clay home and mold it into different shapes. It is so muddy, but totally worth it!
— Megan McDonald, ‘22
Nick T. Counts Baseballs
You make odd discoveries when you intern for a team like the Cleveland Guardians. The MLB logo first appeared in the 1969 season. Home plate is made by a company called Schutt Sports near St. Louis. A team will use between 85-115 balls each game, or 16,000 each season.
— Nick Tabone, ‘22
Veronica M. Loves Theater
I love attending shows at PlayHouse Square because it is a piece of New York City, here in Cleveland. I have grown up in theater and it feels like home. Les Miserables is definitely my favorite show I have seen so far!
— Veronica Morgan, ‘22
Madi D. Goes Foodie
West Side Market
I love going to West Side Market and seeing all the different vendors and the diverse selection of food and desserts. It’s so fun to be able to go walk around and shop for things that I wouldn’t be able to find anywhere else.
— Madi Daube, ‘22
Rory F. Shops Local
I like Coventry Village when I need an escape from school. I can grab a mocha milkshake, browse the used book, vintage clothing and record stores, and get back on campus before my computer program finishes running.
— Rory Fernandez, ‘22
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Will I belong?
Join a diverse, multi-faith community where students listen, learn, and grow from their individual strengths and differences.
How do I begin?
You are far more than an application. Engage our enrollment team — they will walk you through each step.