St. Joseph's College, New York

St. Joseph's College, New York

Brooklyn, NY
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
66%
34%
student ratio
1,115
total students
$23,500 | $23,500
in-state | out-of-state tuition
August 31
fall application deadline
65%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
494
sat math
484
sat reading
478
sat writing
22
act composite

Overview

An Intimate Liberal Arts Learning Community in New York

Since 1916, St. Joseph's College has educated students in the liberal arts tradition, preparing them for the future by pushing them to challenge themselves intellectually, spiritually, and culturally. This is exemplified by the school's motto: "To be, not to seem."

St. Joseph's College has 2 different campuses in New York -- one in Brooklyn, and one in Long Island. Both campuses boast small student communities; the total student population at St. Joseph's College consists of over 5,000 undergraduates. In addition, the student-to-professor ratio is 15:1, allowing faculty to work closely with students and develop lasting academic relationships.

St. Joseph's College has been repeatedly recognized for its commitment to providing individualized, quality education to students. For the eighth consecutive year, St. Joseph's College has been ranked among America's Best Colleges by "U.S. News and World Report and Forbes."

A Core Curriculum that Provides Breadth and Balance

St. Joseph's core curriculum requires students to take certain courses within the first 3 years of study. Students must take classes in English composition as well as the humanities; historical, social, behavioral, and natural sciences; and mathematics. By completing such varied coursework, students develop a balanced and vast knowledge base that will serve them in future professions and academic study.

Variety of Majors and Minors

Students at St. Joseph's choose from Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in more than 29 program areas of study. Popular majors at St. Joseph's College include accounting, education, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, and biology.

In addition to the undergraduate majors, St. Joseph's students can earn minors in nearly 30 subject areas, including religious studies, computer information systems, chemistry, and human relations, to name a few. Students also have the freedom to create and design certain interdisciplinary minors that reflect their individual interests in varied departments. Examples of interdisciplinary minors are film studies, Latin American studies, and American studies.

Career-focused Programs for Undergraduates

Several programs are in place to help undergraduates increase their marketability and skill sets as they prepare to head out into the workplace. Career readiness tracks, certificate programs, and pre-professional programs prepare students for future careers or graduate work through a combination of academic and elective courses in a chosen subject area.

For example, the college has designed career readiness tracks in 11 disciplines, such as mental health work, government services, and counseling, as well as several certificate programs in areas like marketing, management, and health instruction. Availability and requirements for these programs vary between the Brooklyn and Long Island campuses.

Unique Opportunities for Global Studies

The college strongly promotes study abroad programs that allow for personal growth, career development, and educational enrichment. Members of the St. Joseph's College community have the opportunity to participate in short- and long-term global studies programs. Short-term study abroad programs include weeklong or month-long projects at locations such as Alicante, Spain; Leon, Nicaragua; and York, England.

Students can also arrange long-term semester stays to study at other international institutions. The main study abroad program is at the University of the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia. This program does not require knowledge of a foreign language, and is open to the majority of students.

Financial aid and scholarships are available to assist students during their time abroad.

Esteemed Honor Societies for All Types of Students

More than 10 honor societies are offered to St. Joseph's College students, including societies for students majoring in psychology, business, computing and information systems, and religious studies. There are also several honor societies promoting leadership and service, including Sigma Iota Chi, which accepts students who excel academically and embody the school's values.

Competitive Bears and Eagles in the Skyline Conference

St. Joseph's is a member of the Skyline conference and is a NCAA Division III school. Sports at the Brooklyn Campus are varied and competitive. Students are able to choose from 13 different varsity sports -- 6 for men and7 for women. A variety of activities, including women's soccer, men's golf, a dance team, and a step team, are all club sports offered at the Brooklyn Campus.

The Long Island campus is the home of the Golden Eagles. Students can participate in 18 different varsity sports at the Suffolk Campus, as well as club sports such as equestrian activities, track and field, softball, and baseball.

Financial Aid as a Top Priority

St. Joseph's College is committed to providing quality education while maintaining the lowest private college tuition rates in New York. To supplement the cost of education, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs are some of the financial aid options available to students. Currently, more than 70 percent of St. Joseph's students receive some form of financial aid.

Two Lively Campuses in New York

The original home of St. Joseph's College, the Brooklyn Campus is located in the historic neighborhood of Clinton Hill. The cultural and recreational opportunities in Manhattan are just a short cab ride over the Brooklyn Bridge. Madison Square Garden, the MOMA, and Lincoln Center are favorite spots among St. Joseph's College students.

The Suffolk Campus in Long Island, with several ocean beaches nearby, offers a picturesque setting for students. Great South Bay, the Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Orient Point are all situated near the college, and New York City is a short train ride from the island.

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Location & Contact

245 Clinton Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205-3688
USA

Mr.Russell Watjen

Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

Phone: 718-940-5820
Email: rwatjen@sjcny.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Journalism
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Biology Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemistry Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Rhetoric and Composition
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Human Development and Family Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospital and Health-Care Facilities Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and protective services
    • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics and Statistics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy and Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

65% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied1,573
    • Accepted1,025
    • Acceptance Rate65%
    • Enrolled1,115
    • Female Applicants1,043
    • Females Accepted691
    • Female Acceptance Rate66%
    • Male Applicants530
    • Males Accepted334
    • Male Acceptance Rate63%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
      Minimum high school GPA of 2.7
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman2.90
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen August 31st October 1st Yes
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 484 430 550
    • SAT Math 494 430 560
    • SAT Writing 478 410 530
    • ACT Composite 22 19 24
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$23,500
    • Out-of-state tuition *$23,500
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$630.00
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees, Senior Citizens

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,115
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino19.63%
    • Black or African American24.19%
    • White or Caucasian41.49%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.19%
    • Asian7.26%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.19%
    • Two or more races.93%
    • Unknown6.05%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.09% representing 22 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students4% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements Not Reported
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 1%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups No
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Black Student Association, Student Leadership Experience, Chapel Players, Child Study Club, Dance Team
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Not Reported
    • Other Emergency Notification System via cell phones

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No Yes No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Soccer No Yes No
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis No Yes No
    • Volleyball No Yes No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Yes No
    • Bowling No No No
    • Cross-country running No Yes No
    • Soccer No Yes No
    • Softball No Yes No
    • Swimming No Yes No
    • Tennis No Yes No
    • Volleyball No Yes No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty190
    • Full-time Percentage31%
    • Part-time Percentage69%
    • Female Percentage57%
    • Male Percentage43%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 1,047 students to 103 faculty


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