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 tolerance, freedom and integrity. 

Bringing together Italian, American and international degree-seeking students with our visiting American and international 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, be innovative and creative, and build networks that will create value for the future.

This community allows us to appreciate what it takes to collaborate with others who 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 Fall Semester 2019: 1428
Undergraduate enrollment: 1401 (Degree-seeking and Visiting students)
Graduate enrollment: 27

All Students by Region - Fall 2019

Degree-seeking students:   
Enrollment of 731 students from over 80 countries
Academic profile (Fall 2019)

  • Italian high school degree students: maturità average 82/100: 25th/75th percentile 73/92
  • U.S. high school degree students: SAT 25th/75th percentile: Math 510/620; Writing 540/660
  • Total degree candidates retained from Spring 2019: 97%

Degree Seeking Students by Region - Fall 2019

Visiting students:  
Enrollment of 670 students.

Geographic origin

  • 46 US States: New England (18%), Mid-Atlantic (25%) South (13%), Midwest (13%), Far West (30%)
  • Europe, Asia, and the rest of the world (< 1%)

 Academic profile

  • Students come from over 120 universities including major U.S. public and private institutions, and universities outside the U.S.
  • Most popular fields are international business, international affairs, Italian language, art history, economics, history, classics, finance, marketing, English literature, creative writing, and communication
  • Average cumulative home university GPA: 3.48/4.00 

Last updated: September 2019 Office of the Dean