Named an “America’s Best College” in the south for more than 10 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report, Jacksonville University is a premier private institution in northeast Florida. Founded in 1934, JU offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs, including degrees in Business, Marine Science, Engineering, Physics, and Nursing, as well as those in the more contemporary and specialized fields of Aviation, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Film, Animation, and Sport Business.
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 240-acre campus includes a half-mile of riverfront, oak-lined paths, and a mix of historic and new campus buildings.
Academics at JU
We are proud to offer more than 100 academic majors, minors, and programs to address the diverse interests, curiosities, and educational needs of today’s student and aspiring professional. From Accounting to Aviation; Choreography to Chemistry, students can align interests and aptitudes with virtually any long-term career aspiration.
Our core curriculum combines a strong liberal arts foundation with pre-professional programs, undergraduate research, leadership opportunities, and an emphasis on engaged learning.
Life at JU
The University's residential campus is home to a great variety of social, cultural, Greek, religious, performance and service organizations. The Kinne University Center and the new Davis Student Commons provide an array of facilities for students to enjoy campus life. Students live in residence halls and on-campus apartments.
Jacksonville University has 21 Division I athletic teams. Nearly 1 in 4 JU students compete in an intercollegiate varsity sport. The athletic facilities include a ballpark overlooking the river, new tennis and softball complexes, plus a football, soccer, and track & field complex.
Where We Are
Located in suburban Jacksonville, Florida, on the St. Johns River, 20 minutes from the beach.
Our Student Body
Our student body contains 4,222 total students, including 3,170 undergraduate students and 1,052 graduate students. We are proud to host students from 33 countries and all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
According to ROI Rankings published by The Economist, Jacksonville University is in the top 10% of universities, nationally, that provide a strong return on investment.