Northern Caribbean University

4.1 out of 5 (42 ratings / 41 reviews) Mandeville, Jamaica
Northern Caribbean University (NCU) is a private, liberal-arts institution, located in Jamaica, that is owned and operated by the Jamaica Union Conference and the Atlantic Caribbean Union Mission of Seventh-day Adventists (comprising the territories the Bahamas, Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands).

Master's Programmes

Education & Training (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)
Medicine & Health (1)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)
Social Sciences (1)

About

History

Northern Caribbean University is the oldest private tertiary institution in Jamaica. Founded in 1907 the institution started with only 8 students. It operated as the West Indian Training School in Riversdale, St. Catherine and at first only offered courses up to the twelfth grade. The school moved to its current location near Mandeville, Manchester in 1919.

Education

NCU operates in harmony with the beliefs, practices and educational philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, it encourages students to relate their academic pursuits to their understanding of the Christian faith. It emphasizes the development of a sound Christian character and seeks to maintain an atmosphere, which fosters in its students, commitment and growth in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, faith and learning combine to prepare students for practical Christian usefulness.

Research

The University Administration welcomes you to the Department of Research and Graduate Studies website. This department is responsible for ensuring adherence to the policies of the university and the polices outlined by research sponsors. It also ensures that ethical standards in conducting research are maintained. We also provide guidance and direction in the identification and development of projects and funding sources for faculty members.

Career

NCU operates in harmony with the beliefs, practices and educational philosophy of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. As such, it encourages students to relate their academic pursuits to their understanding of the Christian faith. It emphasizes the development of a sound Christian character and seeks to maintain an atmosphere, which fosters in its students, commitment and growth in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Thus, faith and learning combine to prepare students for practical Christian usefulness.

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Services

Student services

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) gladly welcomes you to Northern Caribbean University (NCU)- and Jamaica! ISS serves to cater to your needs as an international student at NCU. As you begin your journey with us – at your new home away from home.

The Office of International Student Services (ISS) is responsible for assisting international students with their concerns. Currently, there are approximately 160 international students and 30 international countries represented at NCU.

Housing services

The University provides three residence halls on campus: one for men and two for women. Students in these residence halls are provided with spiritual, personal, social and intellectual activities. Each resident is held responsible for knowing and abiding by the rules and regulations for residence hall living. A residence hall handbook is provided and the resident is expected to relate to the guidelines therein.

The Deans of the Residence Halls are responsible for the residents. Because of the scarcity of on -campus housing facilities, reservations are strongly recommended. Living in the approved University residences is on a first -come first -served basis. Freshmen students under 18 will be given preference.

Library services

The Hiram S. Walters Resource Centre (the new library) had its opening ceremony on June 7, 1992. The library opened with 33,000 square feet of space, a computer laboratory of over 30 terminals, 302 periodical subscriptions, and over 80,000 books.

Medical services

The Health and Wellness team – including a certified physician, registered nurses and medical support staff – caters to patients’ holistic health by offering primary health care, health promotion and disease prevention while pointing patients to Christ, the Great Physician.

Student Life

Campus life

With its main campus only 2 miles south of the town of Mandeville, in Manchester, and three regional campuses situated in Kingston, Montego Bay and St. Ann, this university offers a number of professional, pre-professional and vocational programmes in a spiritually wholesome and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.

Student clubs

  • Association of Criminal Justice Students (ACJuS)
  • French Club.
  • Spanish Club.
  • Social Work Students Association (SWSA)
  • Counselling Students Association (CSA)
  • Literary and Debating Society (LaDS)
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences.
  • Computer Hardware Information Processing Specialists (CHIPS)

Accreditation

Northern Caribbean University is an institution accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ). All its tertiary level programmes are recognised. These programmes therefore receive the same status as accredited programmes.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I enjoy my time at my university, the online platform was very convenient during the pandemic but challenging at the same time sometimes there system would be down and it made getting into class a little difficult but overall the Teachers and staffs are wonderful and they stop at nothing to make sure that I have all the tools I needed to succeed.

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Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My experience at The Northern Caribbean University is wonderful. This university challenged my potential and unearthed much more of myself than I thought I possed before enrolling. It has significantly improved my character and has played an important role in shaping me into the young lady I am today.

The Noble Institution
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

Overall it is a good university, lecturers are friendly and they try to connect with their students. However, it is a seventh day adventist institution so their religious beliefs sometime come into conflict with students.

Mandeville, Manchester, Jamaica

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