SMART. CREATIVE. FEARLESS.
Founded in 1934, JU has evolved from a small business college into a vibrant, highly-ranked private university. JU combines a strong liberal arts core with professional programs and certifications designed to make students life ready.
JU enrolls more than 4,000 students in over 70 majors and degree programs, ranging from bachelors to doctorate level. As the oldest private university in all of north Florida and southern Georgia, JU has graduated more than 29,000 alumni from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries. Come explore our beautiful 250-acre riverfront campus and experience the Jacksonville University culture of excellence.
Selecting one college over another is a significant decision. At JU, we offer popular fields of study like aviation management, biology, nursing, business analytics, marine science, kinesiology, engineering, cybersecurity, dance, music, and even a three-minor major.
Not only is JU a premier institution, we're also located in sunny, northeast Florida, minutes from downtown and a short drive from the ocean. A metropolitan hub, our river city consists of unique communities, restaurants, arts venues, sports complexes and entertainment. Jacksonville is also home to the largest urban park system in the nation, offering year-round recreation, including NFL games, championship golf, baseball, pro- soccer, fishing, surfing, kayaking and more. JU's students are smart, creative, and fearless. Here you will discover that you aren’t just selecting a college - you're entering a family.
Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including degrees in Business, Marine Science, Engineering, Physics, and Nursing, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sport Business. Jacksonville University is located in a beautiful riverfront setting in suburban Jacksonville, across the St. Johns River from downtown and just minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. The 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.
The Mission of Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading and serving. This mission will be accomplished as a small, comprehensive, independent university community located within a vibrant urban setting. The University serves an ethnically and geographically diverse, predominantly undergraduate student body, as well as adult learners in selected undergraduate, masters, doctorate, and professional certification programs. The Jacksonville University learning community will provide personalized service, close student-faculty interaction and an extensive array of educational and co-curricular programs. Our learning experience will emphasize engaged learning, the integration of thinking with doing, and the combination of professional preparation with a strong liberal arts foundation.