Admissions at John Cabot University

Enrollment Profile

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 freedom and integrity.  

It is by bringing together degree-seeking students from over 70 countries with our visiting American and international students that we create a unique student body that thrives in the vibrant city of Rome.

JCU’s multilingual and culturally diverse community surrounds us with opportunities to observe, learn, be innovative and creative, and build extended personal networks that will create value for the future. It is here that we have opportunities to collaborate with others who at first may seem different until we discover our commonalities. This university community experience distinguishes us as we enter a world where transnational issues present an ever-greater need for mutual understanding and civil discourse.

Total enrollment Fall Semester 2023

1755 Students:

  • 936 undergraduate degree-seeking
  • 789 visiting undergraduate students
  • 30 graduate students

936 Undergraduate degree-seeking students from 75 countries:

Italian high school (maturità) score:
     • average 87.1; 1st quartile: 78; 3rd quartile 98.

US SAT scores:
     • Math average 551; 1st quartile 485; 3rd quartile 598
     • Critical writing average 608; 1st quartile 543; 3rd quartile 636.

Undergraduate degree-seeking students by region

Italy 44%
United States 30%
Rest of Europe 10%
South America 8%
Africa & Middle East 3%
Asia 3%
Other 2%

789 Visiting students from the United States and 29 countries: 

  • 93% from the United States and 7% from 29 other countries
  • Average GPA 3.52/4.00 (standard deviation 0.37) 

Last updated: September 22, 2023. Office of the Vice President of Academics.