At Jacksonville University, we are focused squarely on our students – those with us now, those who have gone before and those yet to come. It is their experience and their success that motivates us. We are blessed with outstanding faculty deeply committed to their students, a remarkable campus touched by nature, and a welcoming and supportive environment.
Ultimately, successful higher learning is about more than degrees awarded, majors offered and careers launched. It’s about nurturing minds, seeding aspirations and inspiring dreams.
We are honored to have earned respect from organizations and individuals across the country and beyond. That respect grows each year, thanks to our award-winning academics, signature programs, state-of-the-art facilities and bold growth plans.
But perhaps as important, we inspire a deep affinity among our students and alumni. That builds each day on our beautiful campus, with its stately oaks, expansive riverfront, caring faculty and devoted staff. This is a place where the “whole student” will be engaged.
We are proud of the bond created between our University and everyone who chooses to invest their time and talents with us. With more than 20,000 alumni already in successful roles in business, government, the arts, health care, the military and other fields, we are a growing place, with big ideas. Yet we remain committed to the personal interaction with our students and community that makes Jacksonville University so special.
For anyone who has passed through our front gates, Jacksonville University is now home. It’s home because this is about much more than numbers. It’s about real connections. It’s about being committed to preparing students to be the best they can be as they move on to become the visionary leaders our society needs.
I invite you to spend one day, one hour, even one encounter on our campus, and I’m sure you’ll feel the same. We mean to have a positive, lasting impact on every student.
We’re passionate about what we’re creating. We invite you to experience Jacksonville University.
Class of 1981
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To read JU’s Viewbook “Discover Jacksonville University,” which provides a wealth of information, attributes and awards related to the University, click here.