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James Cook University (JCU)

Townsville, Queensland
Rankings
US News 245
Times Higher Education 201 - 250
QS World University 377
Shanghai 201 - 300
About University
Type Of University Public–Unspecified
Established Year 1961
Degree Offered Masters
Admission Session Not Available
University Description
James Cook University (JCU) is a public university and is the second oldest university in Queensland, Australia. The University's main campuses are located in the tropical cities of Cairns, Singapore and Townsville. James Cook University is the australia's leading university in the tropics.JCU is Queensland’s second oldest university. We offered our first courses in Townsville in 1961 as an annex of the University of Queensland. Since then we have become a dynamic, multi-campus university with a total of 17,500 students. Our main campuses are located in Townsville and Cairns, and we have international campuses in Singapore and Brisbane.After a decade under the stewardship of the University of Queensland, JCU became a university in its own right on 20 April 1970. The proclamation was signed by Queen Elizabeth II at a special ceremony in Townsville, which took place 200 years, to the day, after the University’s namesake, explorer Captain James Cook, first sighted Australia. Read a brief history of JCU spanning 1957 to 2008.
Male Female Ratio 38 : 62
All Students 11,882
International Students 1,394
Acceptance Ratio

Not Available

Size of University Medium
University Setting SmallTown
Major City Sunshine Coast
Nearest Airports Cairns (220 Miles)
Geographic Region Not Available
University Address 1 James Cook Dr, Douglas, Townsville, AU-QLD, 4811
Location & Weather
Location
Average Monthly Temperature
Month
Celsius (°C)
Min °C Max °C
Fahrenheit (°F)
Min °F Max °F
January
24.44 31.11
76 88
February
24.44 31.11
76 88
March
23.33 30.56
74 87
April
21.11 29.44
70 85
May
17.78 27.78
64 82
June
15 25.56
59 78
July
13.89 25
57 77
August
15 25.56
59 78
September
17.78 27.78
64 82
October
21.11 29.44
70 85
November
23.33 30.56
74 87
December
24.44 31.67
76 89
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