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Salute Your Future

Celebrate Veterans Day with Jacksonville University at our Open House on Monday, November 12. During the Open House, you will enjoy a campus tour, learn more about JU’s academic majors, and speak to faculty and staff about the admissions process, financial aid, and JU’s overall culture. In honor of Veterans Day, we will also have a special Veterans ceremony and a J-Unique Focus on Aviation and NROTC. Register today.

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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.


From JU Green to Blue Angel: Alum Bill Schomer Proves the Sky is the Limit

The response on social media was immediate. Hundreds of comments and shares followed the June 13 post by @USNavyBlueAngels congratulating Commander William “Bill” Schomer (‘06) on his selection as the Blue Angels 2019 Executive Officer.

The Jacksonville University (JU) alumnus, …

JU Professor Co-Authors New Cost of Voting Index

Recently published by The Washington Post,, and other national and local media outlets, Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Michael Pomante and collaborators puzzled out ease of voting from state to state.

The research boils down …

Composing the Future: Jacksonville’s Watkins-Hanson Journey

Dr. Scott Watkins, Professor of Piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Jacksonville University (JU) since 2001, researches the early life of famed American composer Howard Hanson in his spare time, focusing on the years that preceded Hanson’s directorship at

JU Marine Science Pioneer Award Honoree, OCEARCH Founder Chris Fischer

Now, in its tenth year, the world-renown ocean research organization OCEARCH has completed a cumulative 33 expeditions, collaborated with a total 174 scientists, facilitated the capture and release of more than 300 sharks, and has been the subject of countless …

JU Grad Student Adds Her Name to 130-year history of AAUW Scholars and Women Activists

Empowering women since 1881, The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is one of America’s leading voices in promoting equity and education for women and girls. The AAUW 2018–19 academic year ushers in 250 women and community projects serving women …

Olympian Visit: Farrah Hall on JU Waterfront

The first week in October marked Olympian Farrah Hall’s second visit to Jacksonville University (JU).

She says, “The story behind me coming to the University is interesting. Dr. Steven Davis, who is very enthusiastic about building a windsurfing and watersports …

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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.