James Cook University

James Cook University Ranking

country rank: 25
world rank: 639

University Overview

James Cook University (JCU) is a non-profit public higher-education institution situated in the suburban setting of the small city of Townsville (population range of 50,000-249,999 people) in the Australian state of Queensland. Branch campuses for this school are located in the following cities: Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa, and Fiji, among other places. James Cook University (JCU) is an Australian coeducational higher education institution that is officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training. It has an enrolment range of 20,000-24,999 students and is one of the largest universities in the country. A variety of courses and programs are available at James Cook University (JCU), leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master’s degrees, and doctorate degrees in a variety of fields of study. For further information, please see the degree levels and fields of study matrix provided below by Topuniversitieslist. Applicants to this Australian higher-education institution with a 50-year history are admitted on the basis of their previous academic performance and grades in high school. International students are invited to submit an application for admission. Additionally, JCU offers students with a variety of academic and non-academic facilities and services, including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial assistance and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distant learning options, and administration.

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University Identity

Name James Cook University
Acronym JCU
Founded 1970 Origins date back to 1961
Motto Crescente Luce Light ever increasing

University Location

Address 1 James Cook Drive, Douglas Townsville 4811 Queensland Australia
Tel +61 (0)7 4781 4111
Fax +61 (0)7 4779 6371
Other locations Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji

Yearly Tuition Range

Undergraduate Postgraduate
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)
5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro) 5,000-7,500 US$ (3,700-5,500 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Not reported
Admission Office James Cook University, International Student Centre Townsville 4811 (0)7 4781 5255 1800 246 446

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff 800-899
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation None

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Facilities and Services

Library Yes
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes
Academic Counseling Not reported
Career Services Not reported
Institutional Hospital Not reported


Memberships and Affiliations

Universities Australia Innovative Research Universities Australia (IRU)

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