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Beyond Rankings

Our mission is the foundation of everything we do for you, beginning with our world-class teaching. It’s why we are recognized as one of the top universities in the Midwest year after year. Behind these rankings are some of the most brilliant minds you will ever meet. And those minds won’t simply teach you from the front of the classroom, they will walk beside you at every step, mentor you, collaborate with you.

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#3 Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest –U.S. News & World Report
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#2 Overall in the Midwest –U.S. News & World Report
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Top 10

Top 10 in the Midwest for 32 consecutive years -U.S. News & World Report
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"My John Carroll experience is one that has been transformative in the most positive ways. I have experienced tremendous growth as a student and as a person, all while being encouraged and supported by a strong community that nurtures and guides me to live as the most authentic version of myself."

Sophie Rodgers '21

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Find Your Program

We believe that the challenge of rigorous academics – balanced by nurturing support – unleashes a transformative growth and allows you to emerge with self-awareness, confidence, and vision.

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Opportunities to Lead

While there is plenty of learning that occurs in the classroom, there is also plenty of learning to do beyond the classroom. John Carroll University offers numerous activities on campus geared toward developing the leadership skills of its students.

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Service Opportunities

Perhaps most indicative of who we are is reflected in the 146,000+ service hours our students log annually. We partner with organizations actively addressing issues such as food and hunger, early childhood development, and domestic violence prevention.

Inspired Futures at JCU

If you’re ready to begin building an inspired future and to learn and live for a purpose greater than yourself, we’re ready for you.