Welcome to John Carroll University

John Carroll University provides an education grounded in the importance of a liberal arts core, teaching and classroom excellence, rigorous academic programs, and individualized advising. At John Carroll, education is based on the respect for each student and enlivened by our commitment to engaged teaching and supportive learning.

Learn About JCU

For 125 years, John Carroll University has focused on graduating students of intellect and character in the Jesuit tradition of educational excellence. Located in the beautiful, safe, Cleveland suburb of University Heights, our 60-acre campus is easy to navigate. Admission is selective and focused on maintaining our excellent success rates for students graduating in four years. (more)

At John Carroll, we are committed to the development and care of the whole student, or “cura personalis,” so that they may excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and the world.

John Carroll is a vibrant and diverse campus. Our suburban location allows us to enjoy many local activities and events. Living on campus truly enhances your experience at John Carroll as well. Our residence halls are not just a place to sleep and study, they are a community.

We provide excellent services that support student needs and offer programs that enrich each student’s ability to learn about themselves and others. Further, an important part of your education at John Carroll will be the opportunity for you to integrate faith and service into your daily life.

Fees and Scholarships


John Carroll has a commitment to financial aid and affordability for our students. We award nearly $40 million in financial aid each year. Our merit and mission-based scholarship programs reward academics, leadership, and commitment to service, while our need-based financial aid helps families from across the economic spectrum be able to enroll and graduate without significant financial burden.