Welcome and thank you for your interest in John Carroll University. From its modest origin in 1886 as Saint Ignatius College on Cleveland’s near West Side, today John Carroll is widely recognized as a transformative place that excels in undergraduate and post-graduate education, attracting students from across the country and around the world. We strive to develop each student as a whole person – mind, body, and soul. At the same time, we challenge them to make a difference in our world through leadership and service.

As a Jesuit Catholic university, John Carroll offers a rigorous education based on a well-developed liberal arts core curriculum, including a variety of academic programs in the arts and sciences, and education. We are proud that U.S. News & World Report ranks John Carroll among the top 10 universities in the Midwest, and our John M. and Mary Jo Boler School of Business is AACSB accredited – an international distinction awarded by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business to only 11 percent of business schools worldwide.

Whether you are a prospective studentparent, or part of our proud alumni, I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our success stories and all that we offer. Better yet, come visit us to see what’s new at John Carroll and to see how we can help you reach your goals.




Robert L. Niehoff, S.J.
President