Jacksonville University and the Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) have entered into an agreement that will allow selected JU students who have met the requirements to enter FCSL after completing only three years of undergraduate study at JU. Participants will earn both a baccalaureate degree and a J.D. under the 6-year program.
Dual-degree baccalaureate engineering programs are offered in cooperation with Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, the University of Miami, Washington University in St. Louis, Mercer University, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
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. Each of Jacksonville University’s 181 full-time professors are committed to classroom teaching; JU does not use graduate or teaching assistants in its classrooms.
Comfortably sized classes assure students of individual attention and meaningful interaction with professors and classmates. JU’s average class size is 16, and the University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. Although JU faculty place high priority on teaching, they pursue research and writing projects not as ends in themselves, but as means to maintain and enhance the quality of instruction. This concern for students is an incalculable advantage to those who seek an academic environment that is both stimulating and supportive.
Although most students are from Florida and the southeastern and northeastern United States, the University embraces cultural diversity. Included among its student population are persons from 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and 50 foreign countries. In the traditional undergraduate program, women comprise 51 percent of JU’s student body; men, 49 percent. Approximately 93 percent of JU’s traditional undergraduate student body attends full-time and more than half live on campus.