About Jacksonville University (JU)
On Campus Housing
Jacksonville University(JU) was founded by Willam J. Porter in the year 1934. It was started as a Willam J. Porter university offering a two-year program. In 1958 the name was changed to Jacksonville University after merging with Jacksonville College of Music and the first four-year program was offered in 1959.
It offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs to meet the unique needs, interests of the student. At JU we keep students inspired, motivated to achieve their desired goals in life. The vision of the university is to be an internationally recognized university known for delivering quality education through various programs, supportive faculty, and by creating an educational environment.
The student population of the university is 4,213, Out of which 2,920 are undergraduates.
University has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.
The acceptance rate of the university is 90% and the graduation rate is 52%.
Accreditation to the university is given by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
Online Education at JU
The university is proud to offer a growing variety of online programs. These programs are provided through the specialized colleges and schools and are administered by the Nathan M. Bisk Center for Professional Studies.
The university is offering 9 online programs with 3 majors.
Students can add, drop classes, select the course for their appropriate term, pay fees online, and access more resources.
A review of the students says that the university is very welcoming and comfortable. The varsity sports are a big part of campus life. Some of the reviews are
The way of teaching and the educational level is maintained and the professors are always welcoming and ready to interact with.
There are various activities and events which are being held on the campus to lighten up the academic surroundings and students actively participate in the activities.
Rankings also provide the students with a bigger and more clear picture of the university offerings in terms of education, faculty, and other related things. US News rankings given to the university are:
It has been awarded 28th position in ‘Regional Universities South’.
University secured a 16th position in ‘Best Colleges for Veterans’.
University holds 38th position in ‘Best Value Schools’.
It has ranked 9th in ‘Top Performers on Social Mobility’.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
The next thing to worry about is the expense to attend the university. However, Jacksonville University is a not-for-profit university still there are a lot many people who are willing to study but can't afford the expense of the university. So the university has kept the cost as low as possible. The total one year expense of the university is $56,400.
If the student is granted any aid or scholarship by including all these the net price of the university stands at $24,020.
Books and Supplies expenses and the living expenses are $1,600 and $14,330 respectively.
Other Additional expenses are around $2,330.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$63,672 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by JU. At JU, $14,330 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. The students at Jacksonville University have several dining and meal plan options to choose from. Moreover, the average meal plan costs around $4,930 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones and 24-hr escort safety rides. There are around 41% male and 59% female students enrolled at the university.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
There are categories like grants, scholarships, and loans in which students can be benefited.
Students have to fill the FAFSA Form. The federal school code is 001495.
Federal Aid includes Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized loan, Pell grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG). About 39% of the students have been awarded a federal grant for the First time, Full-time undergraduates.
State Aid includes Florida Academic Scholarship, Florida Medallion scholars. State Grants include Effective Access to Student Education(EASE), Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG), and many more.
Institutional Aid includes Legacy Scholarships, Presidential Honors Scholarships in which students are awarded $20,721 Jacksonville University Academic Scholarship, and many more.
There are other Aids like Military Aids in which Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition assistance programs.