If you want to apply to JCU, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should hear back from JCU by November 1.
|JCU 2021||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||23%|
|Mean SAT Score||1160|
|Admissions Test Policy||Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||43%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||76%|
John Carroll University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
Mark your calendar!
The Early Action deadline is December 1, which is coming up fast! JCU will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
JCU accepts about 94% of early action applicants and 88% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, JCU admitted 1,995 of the 2,132 who applied early action.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into JCU is moderately difficult. JCU evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.
In 2021, JCU accepted 88% of all applicants, around 3,171 of the 3,610 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like JCU, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is slightly difficult.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you stand out.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to JCU must submit the following items. Double check with JCU's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to JCU have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 36% submitted a class rank. At JCU 23% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 50% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At John Carroll University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||18.4%|
|3.50 and 3.74||18.7%|
|3.25 and 3.49||15.1%|
|3.00 and 3.24||10.3%|
|2.50 and 2.9||7.9%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1.4%|
JCU considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
JCU is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 43% of JCU's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other JCU applicants, you should strive to earn between 1070 and 1250 (or higher!) on the SAT. At JCU 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1250 and 25% of scored lower than 1070, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a JCU student is 1160.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of JCU students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 530 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of JCU students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 530 or higher.
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To be most competitive at JCU, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for JCU's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.
A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for JCU students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.
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For transfer students, it is slightly difficult to get admitted to JCU.
For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.
Transfer students can enroll in JCU during the following terms: - Fall Term - Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to JCU?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to JCU.
Does JCU accept transfer credits?
JCU accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. JCU accepts:
Does JCU accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
JCU accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to JCU?
No, JCU is test optional, so you can choose whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
What is JCU's acceptance rate?
JCU's acceptance rate is 88%.
What is the early action acceptance rate at JCU?
The early action acceptance rate at JCU was 94% in 2021.
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How hard is it to get into JCU? JCU is a somewhat selective institution. The JCU acceptance rate is 88%. This means that the institution accepts 87 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
The median ACT score of an admitted student to JCU is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into JCU. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1250 and Above
1070 to 1250
1070 and Less
The median SAT score for JCU students is 1160. Applicants with SAT scores of 1250 and above have a good chance of being admitted to JCU, while applicants with SAT scores between 1070 to 1250 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1070 have a low chance of being offered a spot at JCU.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At JCU, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.66. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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