John Cabot University

John Cabot University

John Cabot University, located in Rome, is a four-year American liberal arts institution founded in 1972. JCU offers undergraduate programs in 14 fields of study along with 21 academic minors. Students experience learning in intimate class settings, guided by professors who foster dialogue and leverage the city of Rome as an educational laboratory. The university offers avenues for internships at multinational corporations, international organizations, NGOs, consulates, government offices, and museums. To aid in the transition to college, JCU provides an Immigration Services office to assist students with the Italian immigration process.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier.November 15December 15
Spring Regular DecisionOctober 15 October 20
OtherApril 15December 5

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-Country Students
Out-Of-Country Students


Key Academic Stats

Total Number of Students
Academic Calendar

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Classroom Sizes

Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

In-Country Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-Of-Country Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

Need Met

Student Loans

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
On Campus Women's Center
On Campus Women's Center is not checked


On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
24-HR security patrol is not checked
Campus emergency phones
Campus emergency phones is not checked

After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
San Francisco
Los Angeles

What Students Are Saying

The professors are passionate and empathetic. The small classroom size makes me more than just a number here. I've met people from all over the world and I've had the opportunity to live in Rome, one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Micayla from Fanwoodod, NJ
John Cabot offers a unique opportunity to earn a American College Degree while studying in a International city with students and professors from around the world. Studying Art History in Rome gives you primary access to some of the top collections in the world and its central location in Europe offers mobility to travel and see Art centers in person (i.e. Louvre, British Museum, Glyptotek Copenhagen). The small class sizes allows us to make personal relationships with our professors creating long lasting friends and networks.
Rosa from Los Angeles, CA
Small school with well-rounded classes and professors that genuinely get to know you and your learning abilities. Breathtaking atmosphere, every alleyway is a new adventure with stores, people, and delicious food. Ultimately, both a personal and cultural experience you will never forget.
Morgan from Canton, MA
JCU is more than just a four year university, it is a tight-knit community of diverse students and staff. Due to the small class size I received incredible one on one attention from professors, which helped me to understand topics more in depth and motivate me to try my hardest. The student body is extremely diverse, I developed friendships with people from all over the world, friends who I will have for life.
Carly from Cardiff By The Sea, CA