Set in University Heights, Ohio, John Carroll’s 60-acre suburban campus is situated only 10 miles east of Downtown Cleveland. This allows our students the best of both worlds: a beautiful, safe campus in a neighborhood of tree-lined streets and lovely homes, with easy access to restaurants, museums, professional sports teams, recreation, and community service in and around a metropolitan area.

Internships | Research | Service-Learning | Culture & Entertainment


Our students take advantage of internship opportunities available to them locally, and many find employment in the Cleveland area after graduation. Cleveland is the corporate headquarters for several Fortune 500 companies, including Eaton Corp., Sherwin-Williams, and American Greetings. 


Our students have done research both on campus and with communities partners such as the Cleveland Clinic, including leadership qualities and pronoun usage, cell growth signal pathways in fruit flies, and the therapeutic alliance between children with autism and their tutors to see how their relationship affects academic development.


The Center For Service and Social Action sponsors an average of 120 weekly service activities throughout Cleveland every semester, partnering with more than 75 nonprofit organizations. JCU and Cleveland are defined by our strong sense of civic purpose. Numerous organizations allow you to give back to the community while helping you become a civically-engaged change maker.

World-class Cultural Attractions…& Plenty of Fun

John Carroll is an anchor institution in Greater Cleveland, which was named to National Geographic Traveler’s 2018 ‘Best of the World’ list. As a JCU student you are deeply connected to a variety of world-renowned cultural and performing arts, champion-contender professional sports teams, and amazing restaurants provide rewarding excursions with your fellow classmates.