Jacksonville University: Narrative Description

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2800 University Blvd. North
Jacksonville, FL 32211-3394
Tel: (904)256-8000; 800-225-2027; Admissions: (904)256-7000; Fax: (904)256-7086; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site: http://www.jacksonville.edu/

Description: Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees and first professional certificates. Founded 1934. Setting: 260-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $24 million. Total enrollment: 2,632. Faculty: 264 (125 full-time, 139 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 1,684 applied, 70% were admitted. 19% from top 10% of their high school class, 49% from top quarter, 77% from top half. Full-time: 1,900 students, 48% women, 52% men. Part-time: 314 students, 62% women, 38% men. Students come from 46 states and territories, 61 other countries, 37% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 5% Hispanic, 15% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 15% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 69% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; computer/information sciences. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, Art Institute of Dallas, Art Institute of Houston. Study abroad program. ROTC: Naval.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $30. Comprehensive fee: $24,040 includes full-time tuition ($17,700), mandatory fees ($240), and college room and board ($6100). College room only: $2800. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $590 per hour. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 50 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 18% of eligible men and 15% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Baptist Campus Ministry. Major annual events: Homecoming, Senior Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, code lock doors in residence halls, trained security patrols during evening hours. 1,061 college housing spaces available; 1,053 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through junior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Carl S. Swisher Library with 374,016 books, 312,297 microform titles, 686 serials, 32,887 audiovisual materials, and a Web page. 450 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: Jacksonville is located on the St. John's River near the Atlantic Ocean and has a temperate climate characterized by short mild winters and long relatively warm summers with the average temperature being 67.8 degrees. The city functions as the financial, industrial, transportation, and commercial center of Florida. Along with the usual community facilities, there are seven hospitals, churches of almost all denominations, excellent shopping facilities, a civic performing arts center which features the finest of concerts, plays, and ballet, and many little theatre groups. Jacksonville and the surrounding area provide ample beaches and facilities for yachting, swimming, fishing, and golfing. The Friendship Park on the south side of the St. Johns River contains the spectacular Friendship Fountain and marina. A sports complex consists of the Coliseum, Alltell, Stadium, home of the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars; and Wolfson Park, home of the minor league baseball Jacksonville Suns. Part-time employment is available.

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