Admissions at John Cabot University

Enrollment Profile

A Global Student Population

As an American liberal arts university located outside of the United States, JCU’s student body reflects our commitment to building an international academic community composed of both full-time degree-seeking students and visiting students that fosters intellectual tolerance, freedom, and integrity.  

Bringing together Italian, American and international degree-seeking students with our visiting American students creates a unique student body that thrives in the open, international city of Rome. 

JCU’s multilingual and culturally diverse community surrounds us with opportunities to observe, learn, and be innovative and creative.  This community allows us to appreciate what it takes to collaborate with others whom may seem different until we discover our commonalities. This will distinguish us as we enter into a world where transnational issues present an ever greater need for mutual understanding and civil discourse. 

Total enrollment: 1324 for Fall Semester 2017 (Degree-seeking and Visiting students)

Enrollment Profile Fall 2017

Degree-seeking: 713 students from over 70 countries

Italy 49%
United States 20%
Eastern Europe/Russia   7%
Europe   6%
Middle East   4%
Africa   3%
Asia & Central Asia   4%
South America   6%
Other   1%

Academic profile:

  • Italian high school degree students: maturità average of 83/100: 25th/75th percentile 74/93
  • U.S.  high school degree students: SAT 25th/75th percentile: Math 490/600; Writing 483/620
  • Total degree candidates retained from Spring 2017: 92%


Visiting students: 611
Geographic Origin:

  • 40 U.S. States: New England (19%), Mid-Atlantic (27%) South (7%), Midwest (20%), Far West (25%)
  • Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world: (2%)

Academic profile:

  • Students come from 130 universities including major U.S. public and private institutions, and universities outside the U.S.
  • Most popular fields are international business, international affairs, art history, economics, history, classics, finance, marketing, English literature, creative writing, and communications.
  • Average cumulative home university GPA: 3.39/4.00

Last updated: September 2017, Office of the Dean