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Jacksonville University

Jacksonville, FL 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate63%
Acceptance Rate63%

About Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University Overview

Jacksonville University is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville University was founded in 1934 and the school enrolls around 4,001 students a year, which includes 2,650 undergrad students. Jacksonville University offers housing for up to 1,703 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Jacksonville University!

Are you interested in music or performing? At Jacksonville University you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Are you interested in journalism and communications? Jacksonville University students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? Jacksonville University has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Jacksonville University has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Jacksonville University on the Student Life page.

2022 Jacksonville University Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 17%
Tuition $43,520
Percent of Need Met 64%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,129

Is Jacksonville University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Jacksonville University offers and if the college could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Jacksonville University

It is moderately difficult to get into Jacksonville University. Around 63% of applicants get into Jacksonville University each year. Out of 9,836 applications received in 2022, 6,206 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Jacksonville University

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Jacksonville University, around 69% return for their sophomore year. Jacksonville University's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 48%. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Jacksonville University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 39% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent Jacksonville University grads is $56,160 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

Jacksonville University's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Jacksonville University's endowment was $48.4 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Jacksonville University spends about $9,278 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Jacksonville University

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Jacksonville University meets 64% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Jacksonville University full-time are awarded $32,129 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $51,898 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Jacksonville University.

Based on this information, does Jacksonville University seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Jacksonville University a good school for you?

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Where is Jacksonville University Located?

Jacksonville University is located in the suburban setting of Jacksonville, Florida, less than an hour from Jacksonville and Saint Augustine.

If you would like to see Jacksonville University for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 95 to Jacksonville, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Jacksonville International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Jacksonville University and Jacksonville are like without leaving home.

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College Info

2800 University Boulevard North Jacksonville, FL 32211

Campus Setting: Suburban

Jacksonville University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Jacksonville University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Jacksonville University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Jacksonville University ACT Scores


ACT Range

19 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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Jacksonville University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1250


Math SAT Range

510 - 610


Reading SAT Range

520 - 640

Jacksonville University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Jacksonville University is like? There are approximately 4,001 students enrolled at Jacksonville University, including 2,650 undergraduate students and 1,351 graduate students. 90% percent of students attend school full-time, 65% percent are from FL and 35% percent of students are from other states.


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