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Become Fully You
Unlock your potential at a top-ranked university

At John Carroll University, we invite you to see yourself for all that you are. To see your future for all that it will become. To see that college can be more than a pathway to a degree — it can be a pathway to discover the purpose that will drive you for the rest of your life.

That 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.

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#1 Undergraduate Teaching in the Midwest –U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report badge for 2020 Best Colleges, Regional Universities Midwest 2020


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

Top 10 in the Midwest for 31 consecutive years -U.S. News & World Report
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#7 Best Value in the Midwest

– U.S. News and World Report

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, champion you.

Sound like the college experience you’re after? It’s waiting for you to claim it.

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Our statistics matter, but our vision sets us apart

Here are the facts and figures you’ll see from every college and university. We’re exceptionally proud of ours, but we’re more proud of the story and people they represent.

John Carroll University is home to:

  • 3,017 undergraduate students
  • Students from 32 states and 25 countries
  • 90+ student organizations
  • 23 NCAA DIII teams
  • 9 sororities and fraternities
  • 146,000+ annual service hours performed by students
  • 88 weekly service activities
  • 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 20 average class size

Those numbers are just the beginning of who we are – and who we will become when you join us.

Brave Your Quest

If you’re ready to take on this quest, to become part of a brave community, to learn and live for a purpose greater than yourself, we’re ready for you.

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