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A Jesuit Catholic university, John Carroll University (University Heights, OH) inspires students to excel in learning, leadership and service. Dedicated to the total development of the individual, JCU offers an environment where every student feels welcomed and is challenged to find how his or her talents can lead to a more just world.
Located in the suburban Cleveland, John Carroll is a leader among Midwest colleges for its retention rate and graduation rate, with 89% of incoming freshmen returning for their sophomore year and 64% completing their degrees within four years. An overall 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, with 85% of all classes taught with fewer than 30 students, ensures individual attention and student success. Psychology, communication and marketing are the most popular among a choice of nearly 40 majors. 98% of graduates are either working full-time or in graduate school within nine months of graduation.
One of 28 Jesuit universities in the U.S., JCU welcomes students from different religious backgrounds and philosophies. Typically, more than 100 incoming freshmen move in early to participate in a voluntary community service project. The University offers its 3,000 full-time undergraduates a range of living accommodations on and near campus, a choice of nearly 100 campus organizations, including 21 varsity sports teams, and a newly renovated dining hall experience. The football team plays in the Don Shula Stadium, named for the JCU alumnus who holds multiple NFL coaching records, including the only undefeated championship season.