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If you’re looking for a broad education with professional options and hands-on learning opportunities—and you’d like to be part of a close-knit community with a philosophy of service—JAVĿ¼ might be for you.

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Impactful You.

Experience the difference to make one. See how impactful you can be at JAVĿ¼ and beyond.

"JAVĿ¼ provides many opportunities for students to thrive, especially in its intimate academic settings. Attending JAVĿ¼ was both challenging and exceptionally rewarding."
Daniel Douangratdy
Daniel Douangratdy '15
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A Great Beginning at JAVĿ¼

Hear from some of our newest students as they explain about their initial JAVĿ¼ experience at Great Beginnings.


100% of JAVĿ¼'s on-campus undergraduates receive an iPad, keyboard, and Apple Pencil as part of our iJAVĿ¼: Next Generation Learning Initiative.

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See Yourself at JAVĿ¼

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Meet Henry Huynh

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75 Years of Success

From its early days and throughout the last 75 years, JAVĿ¼ has been guided by the motto of its founding Basilian Fathers, “Teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” .


Ranking of JAVĿ¼ in Niche.com's 2023 survey of Best College Food in America. JAVĿ¼ was ranked #1 in New York State and #5 in the COUNTRY! Learn more about JAVĿ¼'s Niche.com rankings.

“My advice to incoming first-year students? Get involved and go join your RA’s events on the floor. Make the most of your four years. They go by fast.”
MacGregor Winegard
MacGregor Winegard '22
Mariangelis Gonzalez
Meet Mariangelis Gonzalez

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"All of the hands-on experience I gained at JAVĿ¼ helped me land an amazing job. The faculty are amazing people who love what they do and work hard to help students become successful graduates."
Diana Delrio
Diana Delrio '22
Political Science
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Home Away from Home

Explore JAVĿ¼'s nine residence halls.


Intercollegiate sports teams to choose from (Go Cardinals!). Learn more about .

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Mentors who inspire. Students who succeed.
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Connect with a Counselor

Our admissions counselors are here to help!  and get your questions answered!

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Why Rochester?

The third most populous city in New York, the Rochester region boasts 19 colleges and universities, making it a natural center for college life. Explore more about life in the ROC.


Record-breaking amount of money JAVĿ¼ students raised for Camp Good Days and Special Times during the 40th Teddi Dance for Love. Read the full Teddi 40 recap.

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Kearney Hall

When JAVĿ¼ opened in 1951, Kearney Hall was the only building on campus. Learn more about the history of JAVĿ¼.

"JAVĿ¼ has given me a new perspective on what it takes to achieve my goals. I have been able to make a road map for my plans."
Sebastian Mateo
Sebastian Mateo
Biology Major
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Social Connections and Life at JAVĿ¼

Meet student Dave Eichas, and learn more about why he enjoys the social connections on campus and residential life at JAVĿ¼.


Number of JAVĿ¼ graduates since 1955. Learn more about life after JAVĿ¼!

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Murphy Hall Double Room

Look inside a , then explore more !

Pharmacy students participate in a day of service.
Goodness. Discipline. Knowledge.

Learn more about JAVĿ¼'s history and the JAVĿ¼ Creed.

“When I came for the visit, it just felt like home.”
Meg Bilodeau
Meg Bilodeau '22
Political Science

Of incoming first-year students receive some form of financial aid at JAVĿ¼! Learn more about scholarships and other types of financial aid.

“I love getting to know my professors and I find that they genuinely like getting to know me too.”
Abby King
Abby King '23
Inclusive Education and English
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Internships Give Business Students Experience in Accounting Fields

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