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Interested in joining the hundreds of students who enroll at Jacksonville University every year? Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery or a place to chase your dreams, JU is ready to welcome you. Located in the largest city in sunny Florida, JU is home to career-minded students at all class levels and from around the world.


JU & WJXT Celebrate Jacksonville’s 50 Years of Consolidation

Jacksonville’s Consolidation story is a narrative that must be told. In A Quiet Revolution: The Consolidation of Jacksonville-Duval County and the Dynamics of Urban Political Reform, author Richard A. Martin said: “This is a story that proves American democracy is dynamic; that the democratic process has sufficient vitality and flexibility to adapt itself to changing …

ELEMENTALS: JU Super Jarrett Cacopardo

By Carley Stickney (’20) Join WAVE Magazine for an exciting new series of interviews at Jacksonville University, where students are the heroes. Jarrett Cacopardo, a freshman at Jacksonville University, has been volunteering since he was 13-years old. In his Connecticut hometown of North Branford, he mastered a range of skills from search-and-rescue to basic fire …

JAGS Favorite, JAX Native, JU Legacy Alum

Alexander “Alec” Hadden graduated from Jacksonville University (JU) in 2014, with his BFA in Musical Theatre. On Sept. 16, he wowed a packed stadium where more than 68,500 fans anticipated the Jacksonville Jaguars facing off with the New England Patriots in a highly-anticipated rematch. “I’m very honored to sing the national anthem, especially for a …

University Celebrates $6 Million Unrestricted Gift: The Swisher Legacy Lives On

Jacksonville University (JU) is pleased to announce it has received a $6 million unrestricted gift from The Carl S. Swisher Foundation. “At this time of exciting progress at our University, we are extremely grateful to receive this transformational gift,” said Jacksonville University President Tim Cost. “We’re energized, as an institution, by the confidence placed in …

A Little Love from JU Alum & Muralist Chris Sweeney

On Sat., Sept. 8, Christopher Sweeney (’13) adds his personal touch to Jacksonville University (JU) in a big way. The weekend project centers on JU’s Founders Building, an original and historical structure on campus, and involves Sweeney’s unique art of encouragement. The mural will encompass an interior wall of Founders, just beyond the wrought iron gate, …

JU Vice-Provost Sherri Jackson Named 2018 Woman of Influence

Among healthcare leaders, lawyers, nonprofit leaders, financiers, and judges, Jacksonville University’s Dr. Sherri Jackson is the only 2018 Woman of Influence representing higher education. The 30-year Jacksonville University (JU) veteran first arrived on campus as a visiting professor. Today, she serves as JU’s recently appointed Vice-Provost. She says, “When I first interviewed with JU, at the age …

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Jacksonville University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs at the undergraduate level, as well as over 20 graduate and doctorate level degree programs. JU is comprised of four colleges, two institutes, and several prestigious schools. Since 1934, JU has offered top-tier educational experiences, cultivating lifelong passions and meaningful careers in such sought-after fields as aviation, speech pathology, kinesiology, marine science, choreography, orthodontics, business, biology and many others.