Angle Hall in the Summer

Why JSU?

International students are an important part of campus life at Jacksonville State University. Over 160 international students from Europe, Asia, North and South America, Africa, and the Middle East, are enrolled at JSU. Students are represented in University affairs through the International Student Organization, and through a seat in Student Government Council. International students and their cultures are formally recognized each year through International Week activities on campus. Informally, international students are involved in sports (especially soccer, tennis, and golf teams), student professional organizations, and clubs. 

The University strives to provide an environment in which international students can easily learn more about American society, and in which students from Alabama can learn about other societies. Jacksonville State University has shown a long commitment to an international environment on campus with the establishment in 1946 of one of the first International House Programs in the country. Today it continues in this tradition.

Here are additional facts that we hope will help you choose JSU as the destination of your higher education. 

  • Quality: JSU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and its various programs are all recognized by their respective accrediting bodies.

  • Small Class Size: The average student-to-faculty ratio is 19 students to 1 faculty member, ensuring a great deal of personal interaction and an engaging learning experience.

  • Location: The university campus is very beautiful and large, spread over 459 acres in the picturesque city of Jacksonville. This quiet and safe city allows students to focus on their studies as well as enjoy the wholesome student life that the university campus offers. 

  • Affordability: JSU offers an opportunity to students from around the world, who are price conscious, the opportunity to study at a very affordable cost. 

  • Scholarship Opportunity: JSU offers many scholarships that international students can qualify for.

  • Experiental Learning Opportunities- Internships are available and highly encouraged.