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John Paul the Great Catholic University

United States
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About John Paul the Great Catholic University

John Paul the Great Catholic University, which opened in September 2006, is a visionary teaching institution focused on and dedicated to molding students into future innovators and creators, leaders and entrepreneurs. Students have the opportunity to acquire a deep and personal knowledge of Jesus Christ. Catholic ethical, moral, and social values provide a guiding compass for everything we do.

Campus information

  • Campus Classrooms & Admin: 40,000 sq feet; Location: Escondido, 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.
  • Housing: 42 apartments; Location: Escondido, about 0.4 mile from the campus.

San Diego County combines an innovative spirit with exemplary cultural amenities and a perfect climate into the ideal locale for education about business. The county covers 4,621 square miles (about the size of Connecticut) - in the southwestern-most county of the continental United States with Mexico to the south and a beautiful coastline to the west. San Diego County encompasses 18 incorporated cities and is home to 3 million people. It is the third most populous county in California.


JPCatholic students live at the luxury Latitude Apartment Homes. They are located approximately 0.4 miles from the classroom complex at 155 W. Grand in downtown Escondido. They are about 1 mile from St Mary's Catholic Church, located at 13th and Broadway in Escondido.

Latitude33 offers resort style living and designer finishes. Onsite amenities include: an outdoor courtyard features a high-tech TV wall, poolside lounging and fireplace; an e-Business Room; a Fitness Center; and a Game Room. It has excellent freeway access and is less than 30 minutes from Downtown San Diego and the Pacific Ocean, offering excellent regional access. It is within walking distance to the Escondido Transit Center, the California Center for the Arts and Grand Avenue, the downtown main street, which offers a variety of dining, entertainment and other retail amenities.

JPCatholic provides the student with a supervised living environment. Rooms are furnished and have ample space for effective studying, sleeping, and storing of personal belongings, books, and clothes. Student Life department administers all details related to the student housing contracts.

Students share the cooking responsibilities in their apartment. A number of major grocery stores are within a short walk.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Business, Management 3 Creative Arts & Design 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 2 Mass Communication & Media 4 MBA 1


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