John Carroll University Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of John Carroll University

John Carroll University is a private Jesuit Catholic institution situated in University Heights, Ohio. The institution has a student-faculty ratio of 13 to 1 and offers more than 30 undergraduate programs in liberal arts, STEM and business, and  16 master’s degree programs. Outside of the classroom, the university offers students plenty of chances to engage in the campus community, including over 100 organizations and clubs. The John Carroll University Blue Streaks play in the NCAA Division III Ohio Athletic Conference.


  • Total Enrollment: 3,555 (3,076 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 52% Male/48% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,910
  • Books: $1,250
  • Room and Board: $12,232
  • Other Expenses: $3,000
  • Total Cost: $59,392

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 61%
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,954
    • Loans: $6,702

Academic Programs Offered

  • Most Popular Majors: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Social Sciences; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Psychology

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer-out Rate: -%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 69%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Wrestling
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of John Carroll University Admissions

In 2019, the acceptance rate was 83%. Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application, and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Glowing recommendation letters can bolster your application, along with being involved with student organizations and attempting a challenging course load. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside the admission offices’ mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the next steps of the application process. Interested students should check out the university’s website, which has helpful tips and contact information for the admissions offices.

Admissions Data                        

  • John Carroll University Acceptance Rate: 83%
  • Test Scores — 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 550/640
    • SAT Math: 540/650
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 22/28
    • ACT English: 22/29
    • ACT Math: 21/27
    • ACT Writing: -/-

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for John Carroll University, it should be easy for you to gain admission to the schools below. If John Carroll University is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

Indiana University of Pennsylvania, California State University Fresno, California State University Stanislaus, California State University Bakersfield, California State University East Bay, Kean University, California State University Los Angeles

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for John Carroll University, you should have an equal chance of gaining admission to these schools.

Montclair State University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, California State University Monterey Bay, La Salle University, California State University Channel Islands, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will Be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission than John Carroll University. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

Ohio University, University of Alabama, Pace University, University of North Texas, California State University Long Beach, Florida Gulf Coast University, Washington State University

Applying to John Carroll University

Application Deadline: Rolling

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