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Jacksonville University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Jacksonville University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors JU offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Jacksonville University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Jacksonville University was awarded 17 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

JU landed the #494 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This is an improvement over the previous year, when JU held the #595 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

JU is also ranked #14 out of 62 schools in Florida.

See all of the rankings for Jacksonville University.

Is It Hard to Get Into JU?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 87%, Jacksonville University is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 8% of students accepted to JU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 458 and 563. Math scores were between 470 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Jacksonville University  ( 458 to 563 )

SAT Math Scores for Jacksonville University  ( 470 to 590 )
JU received ACT scores from 26% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Jacksonville University  ( 21 to 27 )

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Jacksonville University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at JU it is much better at 11 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Jacksonville University is 62%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  62 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Jacksonville University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Jacksonville University is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full-time students who get their bachelor's degree with four years. At JU this rate is 28%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  28 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Jacksonville University.

Excellent Overall Diversity at JU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,877 undergraduates at JU with 2,180 being full-time and 697 being part-time.

JU Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

With an overall score of 91.35 out of 100, JU is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  91.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Jacksonville University Cost?

The overall average net price of JU is $21,588. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for JU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,486 $18,352 $19,959 $25,111 $30,288

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of JU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At JU, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $7,052 a year. That adds up to $28,208 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at JU is 2.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do JU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from JU make around $50,500 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for JU students since it is 27% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Jacksonville University make the most money.

Location of Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Jacksonville, Florida. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of Jacksonville University

Contact details for JU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2800 University Blvd N, Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
Phone: 904-256-8000

Jacksonville University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 59 majors graduated from Jacksonville University. Of these students, 762 received undergraduate degrees and 544 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 335 $66,400
General Social Sciences 33 NA
Business Administration & Management 28 NA
Music 27 NA
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 25 $42,200
Sociology 22 NA
Finance & Financial Management 22 NA
Marketing 21 NA
General Psychology 19 NA
General Biology 16 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Jacksonville University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at JU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 1,757 students took at least one online class at Jacksonville University. This is an increase from the 1,392 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,757 930
2016-2017 1,392 1,003
2015-2016 1,057 997
2014-2015 1,373 1,144
2013-2014 1,494 1,372

Learn more about online learning at Jacksonville University.

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