Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
55%
45%
student ratio
5,377
total students
Tuition Cost $43,700 | $43,700
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $27,253
February 1
fall application deadline
77%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
577
sat math
568
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
26
act composite

Overview

Saint Joseph's is Philadelphia's Jesuit University

Saint Joseph's University is a Catholic, Jesuit university founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus. The school is committed to providing its 4,650 full-time undergraduate students with education in the Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, or care of the whole person. This tradition encourages and supports students academically, socially, ethically, and spiritually.

Saint Joseph's is committed to educating students for a higher purpose, helping them develop knowledge and skills, as well as the awareness necessary to utilize those skills for the good of society and the furthering of social justice. These values manifest themselves in a strong, challenging core curriculum and a dedication to helping students achieve their full potential along all dimensions of their person, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Saint Joseph's Offers over 50 majors and programs

Saint Joseph's is composed of two academic colleges, including the College of Arts and Sciences, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business.

Programs of study in both colleges include a general education program which, promotes interdisciplinary, cross-curricular curriculum designed for the students to choose from a variety of complementing minors to their major as well as a vigorous liberal arts based education.

Learning through experience is key to a Saint Joseph's education

Students will have a large variety of experiential learning experiences here at Saint Joseph's University. Learning through active training rather than only in the classroom is emphasized.

The University provide opportunities for involvement in award winning professional student chapters, Service-Learning courses, Study-Abroad, the Dean's Leadership Program, and other mentorship and faculty connection programs such as Summer Scholars.

Saint Joseph's University's is full of school spirit and pride.

Saint Joseph's has a thriving athletic program. The university boasts a total of 20 varsity women's and men's sports teams, along with sports at the intramural and club level.

Varsity teams compete at the NCAA Division I intercollegiate level in the Atlantic 10 Conference and the Philadelphia "Big 5". Over 30 intramural and recreational sports activities are available to students who do not wish to compete at the intercollegiate level, ensuring that there is space for all students to develop athletically alongside their academic and personal development.

Students from across the U.S. and more than 50 nations attend Saint Joseph's University.

Diversity and inclusion are primary values for Saint Joseph's. Our office of Multicultural Life as well as the Center for International Students design events and assist with curriculum development with the value of diversity in mind, encouraging students to view issues from a variety of perspectives and develop a global awareness that will allow them to contribute to society as responsible, broad-minded citizens.

Saint Joseph's is located in the fifth largest American city; Philadelphia is fantastic for students.

Saint Joseph's University is located in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States, with half of the campus in Lower Merion Township, and the other half on the edge of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This East Coast location gives students easy access to other major cities which offer internships, employment, experiences, sight-seeing, and opportunity.

Philadelphia contributes to the wealth of cultural, professional, and social opportunities for college-aged students. Known as the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia is historically important and provides a number of ways for university students to enhance and supplement their education, regardless of what field they choose to study.


Location & Contact

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
USA

Office of Admissions

Phone: 610-660-1300
Fax: 610-660-1314
Email: admit@sju.edu

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Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Asian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • European Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Accounting
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Actuarial Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Business Administration and Management
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Financial Planning and Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Human Resources Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Insurance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Business/Trade/Commerce
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Knowledge Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Management Information Systems
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations Related (Specialized)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Small Business Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Products Marketing
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Communication
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Art Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • 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 as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • French Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German Language Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • History Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary 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.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • German
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Italian
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Latin
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Linguistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Professions Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospital and Health-Care Facilities Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Ancient Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Legal Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
      Associate Degree offered for this major. Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Criminology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Film/Video and Photographic Arts Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

77% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,914
    • Accepted6,947
    • Acceptance Rate77%
    • Enrolled5,377
    • Female Applicants4,913
    • Females Accepted3,920
    • Female Acceptance Rate79%
    • Male Applicants4,001
    • Males Accepted3,027
    • Male Acceptance Rate75%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $50
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer March 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 568 520 610
    • SAT Math 577 530 620
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 26 23 28
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$43,700
    • Out-of-state tuition *$43,700
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$180
    • Room and board *$14,840
    • Room only *$9,424
    • * 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 offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$27,253
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$30,163
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,317
    • Average Grant Aid:$12,083
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$22,112
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 72%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 23%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students5,377
    • Male Student Percentage45%
    • Female Student Percentage55%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.22%
    • Black or African American6.32%
    • White or Caucasian78.71%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.1%
    • Asian2.58%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.13%
    • Two or more races2.02%
    • Unknown or International Student1.95%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout1.97% representing 27 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students52% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing, Special housing for disabled, Male-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 55%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • 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 Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Student Union Board, Hand-in-Hand, 54th Airborne / Booster Club, Appalachian Experience, Weekly Service
  • 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 Yes
    • Other 24-hour shuttle/escort service, bicycle patrols

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division I
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball No No No
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Baseball No No No
    • Basketball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Cheerleading No Division C No
    • Crew No Division 1 Yes
    • Cross-country running No Division 1 Yes
    • Field hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Football Yes No No
    • Golf Yes No No
    • Ice hockey Yes No No
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Softball Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Swimming Yes No No
    • Tennis Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Track No Division 1 Yes
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
    • Water polo Yes No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty647
    • Full-time Percentage47%
    • Part-time Percentage53%
    • Female Percentage46%
    • Male Percentage54%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 4,895 students to 420 faculty


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