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John Cabot University

John Cabot University
John Cabot University Guarini Campus, Rome, Italy.jpg
A view of the Guarini Campus
TypePrivate
Established1972
PresidentFranco Pavoncello[1]
Academic staff
139[2]
Students1214 undergraduates[3]
Location,
Italy

41°53′16″N 12°28′02″E / 41.88778°N 12.46722°E / 41.88778; 12.46722
ColorsBlue and White
Websitejohncabot.edu
JCU 40th anniversary logo.jpg

John Cabot University is a small American liberal arts university in the Trastevere district (rione) of Rome, Italy. It is named for the Venetian explorer Giovanni Caboto, better known by the English form of his name, John Cabot. As of 2016 it has more than 1,000 students, around half being study abroads, in fields like Art History, Business Administration and International Affairs. The university has three campuses in central Rome.[4] It was founded in 1972 as a small affiliate program with Hiram College, before becoming its own independent university in 1991 and earning accreditation in 2003. Until about 1991 it was known as John Cabot International College.[5]:461

History

The college was founded in 1972 and originally located within a religious school called Pro Deo University.[1] It was named after 15th century explorer Giovanni Caboto, also known as John Cabot.[6]

As of 1978, most students at John Cabot were business majors, though some were getting an Associate of Arts degree.[1] From 1985 to 1991, the university expanded or created programs in Art History, International Affairs and English Literature.[1]

It was formerly academically associated with Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio.[7]

In 1991, the school became an independent university under the name John Cabot University and became accredited in 2003, thus endings its affiliation program with Hiram.[1][8]

The library moved, expanded, and was named after Frohring in 1999.[9]

Campuses

The university has three campuses in the Trastevere neighborhood of central Rome called the Frank J. Guarini Campus, the Tiber Campus, and the Caroline Critelli Guarini Campus on the banks of the Tiber river. The three locations are about five minutes from each other and near both the Vatican and the Roman Forum.[10][11][12] The Frank J. Guarini campus is a former convent with a main three-story building surrounded by terraces and courtyards. The prior chapel now serves as a student lounge.[10][11]

There is also a computer lab, student housing buildings, and the Frohring library. The largest building on-campus is the Aula Magna Regina auditorium. Some classes are held at the Sacchetti Building on the other side of the Tiber River and many art classes are conducted at monuments or at other notable landmarks.[13]

A student dormitory is located five minutes away[11] and student apartments are located throughout central Rome.

Programs

John Cabot University has academic programs in areas like Political Science, English Literature, Economics and Communications.[14][15] According to Study Away: The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad, its "especially strong" programs are Art History, Business Administration, and International Affairs.[16]

According to Cool Colleges 101, the University "follows the American system of education with a distinctive European character."[15]

The university offers associate and BA degrees in humanities subjects and in business administration.[17]:55 [17]:55 Classes are taught in English.[2]

In Fall 2017, John Cabot University launched a Master of Arts in Art History. [18]

The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs provides lectures and events on world political and human rights themes.[19]

Accreditation

The university is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and authorized by the Italian Ministry of Higher Education.[14][20]

Student demographics

About 66% of students are female.[2] Students come from more than 70 countries,[3] often in study abroad programs.[14]

The student to teacher ratio is 15:1.[21]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Williams, Brian (Spring 2000). "A Fragile Bark Launched on a Most Tempestuous Sea". John Cabot University AlumNews. John Cabot University. 1 (2).
  2. ^ a b c John Cabot University. Peterson's. Accessed July 2016.
  3. ^ a b "John Cabot University". The College Board. Retrieved 28 July 2017.
  4. ^ "Study Abroad Rome Italy | An American University Rome | Campus & Hours | Study at John Cabot University in Rome". www.johncabot.edu. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  5. ^ Daniel N. Joudrey, Arlene G. Taylor, David P. Miller (2015) Introduction to cataloging and classification, eleventh edition. Santa Barbara, California: Libraries Unlimited. ISBN 9781598848571.
  6. ^ "Study Abroad Rome Italy - An American University Rome - About JCU". Who Was John Cabot?. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  7. ^ Karen Donley-Hayes (17 April 2015). Building A Frohring Legacy. Hiram Magazine. Hiram, Ohio: Hiram College. Accessed July 2016.
  8. ^ "Middle States Commission on Higher Education". Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  9. ^ "Study Abroad Rome Italy - About the Frohring Library". An American University Rome. Retrieved 8 February 2016.
  10. ^ a b Cool Colleges 101 National Edition. Peterson's. 2011. p. 1086. ISBN 978-0-7689-3398-7. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b c Four-Year Colleges 2012. Peterson's. 2011. p. 6018. ISBN 978-0-7689-3573-8. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  12. ^ John Cabot University website
  13. ^ Balaban, M.; Shields, J. (2007). Study Away: The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-307-42798-4. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  14. ^ a b c Bingham, D.; Schools, T.C.I. (2009). CIS Higher Education Directory 2010. John Catt Educational, Limited. p. 1-PA55. ISBN 978-1-904724-69-8. Retrieved 13 January 2016.
  15. ^ a b Cool Colleges 101 National Edition. Peterson's. 2011. p. 1086. ISBN 978-0-7689-3398-7. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  16. ^ Balaban, M.; Shields, J. (2007). Study Away: The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-307-42798-4. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  17. ^ a b Derek Bingham (2009). CIS Higher Education Directory 2010. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd. ISBN 9781904724698.
  18. ^ [classicalstudies.org]
  19. ^ "The Guarini Institute for Public Affairs". John Cabot University. Retrieved 14 October 2019.
  20. ^ Bosberry-Scott, W. (2011). IB World Schools Yearbook 2011. Ib World Schools Yearbook. John Catt Educational. p. 42. ISBN 978-1-904724-95-7. Retrieved 28 January 2016.
  21. ^ "Study Abroad Rome Italy - Facts at a Glance". An American University Rome. Retrieved 28 January 2016.