Jacksonville University

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 260-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings. Many students are drawn to JU because of its beautiful riverfront campus near the heart of one of the country's most dynamic metropolitan city. Founded in 1934, JU offers comprehensive undergraduate, select graduate and two Doctoral (DNP and DBA) programs maintaining a very personal approach to higher education with a 12:1 student/faculty ratio and a campus environment that emphasizes personal connections between students and faculty. The strength of our programs is a function of the University's nationally recognized faculty, some of whom have been honored by such organizations as the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Pew National Fellowship Program, the Fulbright Scholarship Program, and the American Council on Education.* Educating the largest student body in our history (now more than 4,200);* Top Return on Investment (ROI) earner in three national rankings: Top 5% of all Florida institutions (Payscale.com); Top 10% of all institutions nationwide (The Economist); and Top 13% of all public AND private institutions nationwide (U.S. Department of Education);* A successful 10-year re-accreditation of JU from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS);* AACSB accredited graduate business MBA program and an outstanding No. 14 global ranking in 2014, earning a Tier One spot in CEO Magazine's prestigious listing of "value";* More than $1.2 million in research grants awarded to the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences; * Our 11th straight appearance as one of "America's Best Colleges";* National recognition for JU as Top Military Friendly Institution;* SACS and AACSB accreditation of the new JU Doctorate in Business Administration, the first DBA in the region;* Top 4% of all universities nationwide in number of undergraduate research projects accepted for presentation to the National Undergraduate Research Conference and #1 of all Florida institutions;* The JU Public Policy Institute hosting the region's premier conference on Education Policy, along with summits and top speakers on Juvenile Justice, energy and national affairs; and* 16 Conference Championships among 20 NCAA Division I teams for 2014-2016 and one of the top academic student-athletes in NCAA Division I institutions. MISSION:The Mission of Jacksonville University is to prepare each student for life-long success in learning, achieving, leading and serving.VALUES:The Jacksonville University learning and living community values:* students and the quality of their learning/living experience as the highest priority;* faculty and student engagement in teaching, learning, and extending knowledge within an environment of excellence and academic freedom;* service to the University, community, and society; and* honesty, integrity, and mutual respect.VISION:Jacksonville University will be a nationally and internationally recognized university known for signature programs, inviting and supportive campus, and success of its students.The focus of Jacksonville University will be on creating a complete learning environment where students can develop and experience academic, social, and personal success. Students will feel that Jacksonville University is their academic home; a home in which they feel safe, secure, appreciated, and involved. The foundation of this effort will be the full-time undergraduate program, complemented by selected professional and graduate programs.

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Private, Coed 1934 N/A Semester $37.4 million + 2800 University Boulevard N, Jacksonville, FL 32211 (904) 256-8000
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53 100.0 Florida Jacksonville 1218 890