John Cabot University

Whether you are pursuing a degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.

Top reasons to study here

  • JCU combines the best qualities of an American liberal arts college with the history and cultural heritage of the Eternal City.
  • JCU offers thirteen degree programs as well as study abroad opportunities within the context of an international environment.
  • Students who graduate from JCU are accepted at prestigious graduate schools worldwide including Columbia, Johns Hopkins, Oxford and Cambridge.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (8)
Humanities (6)
Business & Management (5)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Arts, Design & Architecture (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)



John Cabot University, founded in 1972, is an independent, four-year liberal arts university offering undergraduate degrees, graduate degrees, and study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.


Whether you are pursuing a degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.

John Cabot University's classes in Rome average about 15 students so you'll get to know your professors and share your ideas in class. You'll also write analytical papers and conduct original research.


The Center for Career Services is dedicated to helping students and alumni prepare for and successfully enter the workforce.

To get the most out of our office, make an appointment to meet the Career Services team early in your university career. Our services are open to both degree-seeking and study-abroad students.

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Student services

Student offices aim to address and respond to the needs of our students by providing support and guidance, as well as a variety of co-curricular activities that reflect our identity and values as a multicultural university.

Housing services

The Office of Housing and Residential Life supports the American belief that students living in a community of their peers benefit both academically and socially.  However, JCU Housing differs from a typical dorm-style experience, and challenges students to take on the responsibilities that come along with living in a fully equipped, independent apartment.  

Students choosing to live in JCU Housing will gain a true understanding of how to "do as the Romans do" while studying at an American university. 

Library services

Located in the Guarini Campus, the Frohring Library is a unique, dynamic, and highly appreciated learning environment open to all the members of the University community. It provides access to one of the best academic English language collections in Rome. 


  • Library Collections
  • Reserves
  • Theses
  • My Library Account
  • Library Instruction Request Form
  • Reference Help

ICT services

John Cabot University's four computer laboratories and the new Library Multimedia Laboratory provide a central point for students to work on computer science projects, prepare business presentations, write compositions and papers, check and send e-mail, and accessing internet.

Medical services

The JCU office of Health and Wellbeing works to connect students with physical and mental health resources in order to enable them to better achieve their educational and personal goals. Specifically, students may request assistance with on and off campus doctors, directions to different medical institutions, and help with the insurance claims process.

Student Life

Campus life

John Cabot University's two urban campus centers are located along the banks of the Tiber River in the historic center of Rome.

The Guarini campus hosts the Aula Magna Regina auditorium as well as the Frohring Library, one of Italy's most comprehensive English language libraries. The Guarini campus also hosts numerous study rooms, a multimedia lab and media room, a meditation garden, as well as JCU administrative offices.

JCU's Tiber Campus is located on the banks of Rome's famous Tiber river and a five-minute walk from Guarini. In addition to classrooms, the Campus houses offices such as Student Services and Immigration Services. It is also home to John Cabot University's cafeteria.

Sports facilities

John Cabot University welcomes students, faculty, and staff to participate in the Recreational Sports Program. The program is designed to promote an active and healthy lifestyle, while encouraging participants to have fun.

The Fitness Center, located inside the Gianicolo Residence in Vicolo della Penitenza 26, is open to all members of the JCU community. It is equipped with treadmills, bicycles, various cardiovascular machines, as well as a nautilus machine and free weights.  

Players involved in JCU team sports have the opportunity to form long-lasting international friendships with team members and opponents.

  • Men' Soccer Team
  • COED Volleyball Team
  • COED Basketball Team
  • Cheerleading Team
  • Women's Soccer Team

Student clubs

Participation in Student Clubs and Organizations is an exciting and vital part of student life. Individuals have the opportunity to grow and develop skills in a variety of areas including time management, communication, teamwork, leadership, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

  • Art History Club
  • Business Club
  • Chess Club
  • Chinese Culture Club
  • Economics and Finance Society
  • Fashion Club
  • Film, Media and Communication Society
  • Grassroots
  • International Relations Society


John Cabot University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Student Reviews

Best decision I've made!
Micayla Mirabella rated 5 out of 5 stars

I am about to finish my first year at John Cabot University and I have to say that it is the best decision I've ever made! JCU is absolutely perfect for me. 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...

Earning an American Degree in Rome
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I will graduate John Cabot University (JCU) this coming May 2017, and could not be happier with my undergrad experience. 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...

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