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Salute Your Future

Celebrate Veterans Day with Jacksonville University at our Open House on Monday, November 12. During Open House, you will enjoy a campus tour, learn more about JU’s academic majors, and speak to faculty and staff about the admissions process, financial aid, and JU’s overall culture. In honor of Veterans Day, we will also have a special Veterans ceremony and a J-Unique Focus on Aviation and NROTC. Register today.

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Interested in joining the hundreds of students who enroll at Jacksonville University every year? Whether you’re looking for a change of scenery or a place to chase your dreams, JU is ready to welcome you. Located in the largest city in sunny Florida, JU is home to career-minded students at all class levels and from around the world.


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End of ASPIRE Sparks New Beginning for Jacksonville University

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“The connections to JU run deep,” said Jacksonville University alumnus Matthew “Matt” R. Kane ’01. Although he recently completed his 2009-2018 term as a Board of Trustees member, Matt remains at the center of a new philanthropic efforts fueling the University’s bright future. For both Matt and his wife Alexis Conciatori Kane, CRNA ’02, the …

MSRI Grad Student Amanda Macek Named 2018 Guy Harvey Scholar

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Jacksonville University offers more than 100 majors, minors, and programs at the undergraduate level, as well as over 20 graduate and doctorate level degree programs. JU is comprised of four colleges, two institutes, and several prestigious schools. Since 1934, JU has offered top-tier educational experiences, cultivating lifelong passions and meaningful careers in such sought-after fields as aviation, speech pathology, kinesiology, marine science, choreography, orthodontics, business, biology and many others.