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Colleges / John Carroll University

John Carroll University

University Heights, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate82%

About JCU

John Carroll University is a private, religious university in the suburb of University Heights, Ohio. JCU was founded in 1886. The university enrolls around 2,922 students per year, including 2,436 undergraduate students.

JCU Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into JCU. The acceptance rate at JCU is 82%. Out of 4,310 applications received in 2022, 3,550 students were offered admission.

John Carroll University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 82%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 91%
Average GPA 3.8
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 91%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 18%

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John Carroll University is located in the town of University Heights, Ohio, in the suburbs of Cleveland.

If you are interested in seeing JCU for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 271 to University Heights, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Cleveland Hopkins International.

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College Info

1 John Carroll Boulevard University Heights, OH 44118

Campus Setting: Suburban

JCU Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

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

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to JCU is Aug 15.

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

JCU SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1160 - 1320


Math SAT Range

570 - 660


Reading SAT Range

590 - 660

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Wondering what life at JCU is like? There are approximately 2,922 students enrolled at JCU, including 2,436 undergraduate students and 486 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from OH and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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