Jacksonville University and the Florida Coastal School of Law (FCSL) have
entered into an agreement that will allow selected JU students who have met the
requirements to enter FCSL after completing only three years of undergraduate
study at JU. Participants will earn both a baccalaureate degree and a J.D. under
the 6-year program.
Dual-degree baccalaureate engineering programs are offered in cooperation
with Columbia University, Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of
Florida, the University of Miami, Washington University in St. Louis, Mercer
University, and Stevens Institute of Technology.
The strength of our programs is a function of the University’s nationally
recognized faculty, some of whom have been honored by such organizations as the
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, the Council for the
Advancement and Support of Education, the Pew National Fellowship Program, the
Fulbright Scholarship Program, and the American Council on Education. Each of
Jacksonville University’s 181 full-time professors are committed to classroom
teaching; JU does not use graduate or teaching assistants in its classrooms.
Comfortably sized classes assure students of individual attention and
meaningful interaction with professors and classmates. JU’s average class size
is 16, and the University has a student-to-faculty ratio of 14:1. Although JU
faculty place high priority on teaching, they pursue research and writing
projects not as ends in themselves, but as means to maintain and enhance the
quality of instruction. This concern for students is an incalculable advantage
to those who seek an academic environment that is both stimulating and
Although most students are from Florida and the southeastern and northeastern
United States, the University embraces cultural diversity. Included among its
student population are persons from 45 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands,
and 50 foreign countries. In the traditional undergraduate program, women
comprise 51 percent of JU’s student body; men, 49 percent. Approximately 93
percent of JU’s traditional undergraduate student body attends full-time and
more than half live on campus.