How is JCSU Different from Other Universities?

Expert faculty and motivated students. Research and internship opportunities. A first-class education in a family atmosphere with a thriving Southern city at your doorstep – that’s just a taste of what sets us apart from the rest.

Yes, we have small class sizes and excellent faculty-student ratios.

Yes, every student gets a laptop.

But there’s so much more.

A supportive learning environment.

At JCSU, faculty and staff know our students by name, and that doesn’t stop at the classroom door. Faculty and classmates will become your trusted advisors and future network connections.

JCSU fosters an environment where students have the opportunity to exceed their own expectations. You can achieve more than you ever thought possible. All it takes is for you to show up and get involved.

If we had to list a few of our outstanding qualities:

  • Diverse, connected faculty who act as teachers and advisors.
  • Internship opportunities with more than 90 organizations.
  • Technology-driven smart classrooms that enable the latest teaching techniques.
  • Lyceum Series that engages students in wider cultural and historical discussions.
  • Family atmosphere: The most often-mentioned benefit by JCSU students and alumni is that JCSU feels like a tight-knit community of like-minded people where everyone is pulling for you to succeed.
  • School pride: From Homecoming festivities to student government elections, our students get involved.
  • The city of Charlotte at your doorstep: Living in one of the top 10 fastest growing cities in the nation and the largest city in North Carolina, you’ll never have to go far to find what you’re looking for.