Founded in 1970, the James Cook University is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small city of Townsville (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), Queensland. This institution also has branch campuses in Cairns, Brisbane, Singapore, Mackay, Beijing, Thursday Island, Mt Isa and Fiji. Officially recognized by the Department of Education and Training of Australia, James Cook University (JCU) is a large-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational Australian higher education institution. James Cook University (JCU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 53-year-old Australian higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this Australian higher education organization a least selective institution. International students are welcome to apply for enrollment. JCU also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.
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|Name||James Cook University|
|Founded||1970 Origins date back to 1961|
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|Address||1 James Cook Drive, Douglas
|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|
The following uniRank Study Areas/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main study areas and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This uniRank table aims to help quickly identify the James Cook University's academic range and degree level offering.
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What are University programs and courses? University programs and courses are academic programs of study offered by universities, colleges and other higher education institutions. These programs and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a particular field of study or career. In many countries, the terms "university courses" and "university programs" are used interchangeably whereas in the US university programs usually consist of a set of required courses that cover the fundamental concepts and principles of a field of study, as well as a selection of elective courses that allow students to specialize in a particular area of interest.
uniRank publishes the following list of James Cook University's programs and/or courses; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the James Cook University's website for a comprehensive list.
Yearly tuition refers to the amount of money that a student is charged by a University for one academic year of full-time study. This uniRank Tuition Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students (local and international students) and 2 degree levels (undergraduate and postgraduate degrees) and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at the James Cook University. However, the cost of yearly tuition can vary widely depending on the James Cook University's program of study, the specific type of degree, the student's residency status and other criteria. Moreover, tuition is just one component of the overall cost of attending university. Other expenses, such as room and board, textbooks and personal expenses can add significantly to the total cost of attendance and depends on Australia's cost of living.
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Admission is the first step towards achieving students' academic and career goals and accessing the many opportunities and resources that a university has to offer. Admission policies may change by country, type of higher education institution and the specific programs or majors offered by the institution. Prospective students should carefully review the admission policies and requirements of each institution they are considering to determine their eligibility and, if the institution is selective and does not have an open admission policy, prepare a strong application.
uniRank publishes below an overview of the most important information about the James Cook University's admission policy and statistics.
This institution admits Men and Women (coed).
Has the James Cook University a selective admission policy? Yes, based on students' past academic records and grades.
The James Cook University's acceptance rate range is 80-89% making this institution a least selective higher education institution.
International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.
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University size and profile can be important factors to consider when choosing a university or assessing its value. Here are some potential reasons why:
Overall, the importance of university size and profile can vary depending on the student's individual goals, beliefs and priorities. It is important to consider these factors along with other important criteria, such as academic programs, location, cost and university culture.
uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for the James Cook University.
The James Cook University has a student enrollment range of 15,000-19,999 making it a large-sized institution.
This institution has a range of 500-599 academic employees (Faculty).
The James Cook University is a public higher education institution.
The James Cook University is a non-profit higher education institution.
This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.
This institution's main campus is located in a Suburban setting.
The James Cook University does not have any religious affiliation.
What are University facilities and services and what facilities and services does the James Cook University offer? University facilities and services refer to the physical infrastructure and resources provided by a university to support its academic and research activities, as well as the well-being of its students, faculty and staff. Some examples of university facilities and services are classrooms and lecture halls, libraries, laboratories, housing, dining services, health services, sports and fitness facilities, financial aids, career or academic counseling services, technology and computing resources, distance learning and study abroad services.
uniRank provides below an overview of the facilities and services offered by the James Cook University.
This institution has a physical Library for its students.
This institution provides on-campus residences or dormitories and/or off-campus accommodation to its students.
This institution has sporting facilities and organizes sports activities for its students.
This institution offers one or more types of financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid, etc.) for eligible students.
This institution provides study abroad and exchange program opportunities for its students.
This higher education institution offers a distance learning mode for some programs or courses.
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There are different types of legal recognition and quality assessment of higher education institutions around the world, depending on the country and its legal and higher education system:
uniRank provides, for each University, the name of the organization that has officially granted institutional legal recognition or accreditation. For some Universities uniRank also provides a list of programmatic or specialized accreditations that, however, might be not complete or up-to-date.
The James Cook University is legally recognized and/or accredited by: Department of Education and Training of Australia
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University memberships and affiliations to external organizations can be important for several reasons:
Overall, university memberships and affiliations can provide a range of benefits for Universities and its stakeholders (students, faculty and staff), including collaboration and networking opportunities, access to resources, quality assurance, recognition, reputation and internationalization.
uniRank publishes the following list of the most important James Cook University's memberships and affiliations; however, the list might be not complete or up-to-date. Please contact or refer to the James Cook University's website for a comprehensive list.
Most higher education institutions' first-level academic divisions are, depending on the country, one of the following:
Academic divisions can provide valuable insights into the range of disciplines and study areas a University focuses on and the institution's level of specialization. Generalist Universities typically offer a wide range of academic programs and have many academic divisions and subdivisions across different disciplines, while Specialized Universities tend to focus on a narrower range of programs within a specific field or industry and have fewer academic divisions and a simplified organizational structure.
uniRank provides below a structural diagram of the first-level academic divisions of the James Cook University's organizational structure.
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This higher education institution is not a member of the Open Education Global (OEGlobal) organization that is developing, implementing and supporting free open education.
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Social media can be a powerful tool for Universities to communicate with current students, alumni, faculty, staff and the wider community. But how can social media be important for prospective students? Here are some ways in which the official James Cook University's social media channels can help potential students to understand and assess this or any university:
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