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Saint Joseph's University (SJU)

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Roman Catholic

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Saint Joseph’s University was founded in 1851 and is located in Philadelphia just a block away from the historic Independence Hall. The campus currently functions with a body of 8500 students with over 55 majors. There are two main colleges; the College of Arts and Sciences and the Haub School of Business. SJU demands high personal achievement, a deep understanding, strong reasoning, and supreme moral character thus instigating in each student, the leadership qualities necessary in this fast-paced society.

  • Saint Joseph’s University is a private not-for-profit type university with a Roman Catholic religious affiliation.

  • With 308 faculty members, the student-faculty ratio is 12:1.

  • University's acceptance rate is 78%.

  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education has regionally accredited Saint Joseph’s University.

SJU offers unique programs such as Study Abroad, Honors Program, Cooperative Education Program, Summer Scholars, Service Learning and Faith-Justice Studies.

Online Education at Saint Joseph’s University

Certificate courses, undergraduate programs, and graduate degree programs are available for students opting for an online course at SJU. An application fee of $35 accompanied by official transcripts, up to date resume, letter of recommendation and an affidavit of financial support is required for online enrolment. 27 online programs across 5 disciplines are offered online. Among these are:

  • Business Management

  • Education

  • Criminal Justice

  • Health Science

  • Behavioral Sciences

Location & Contact




5600 City Avenue


  • Saint Joseph's University is ranked #161 among the Top Colleges of the Country list.

  • Saint Joseph's University is ranked at #286 among America’s Best Value Colleges

  • It is ranked at #12 in the Regional Universities-North.

  • It is ranked at #4 in Best Colleges for Veterans list.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Feb

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1120 - 1290



  • ACT Range

    23 - 29

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


Saint Joseph’s University Online Admissions

Saint Joseph's University Online admissions can be done by students who aspire to undertake certificates, undergraduate or graduate degree programs. Students are required to visit the official website of Saint Joseph's University Online to start the admission process. Students are required to submit an application fee of $35 along with other requirements such as official transcripts, an updated resume, a letter of recommendation, WES transcript evaluation and an affidavit of financial support. International students are required to submit their TOEFL or IELTS scores to determine their proficiency in the English language. International students can send their SAT or ACT score to be considered for merit-based scholarships.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


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Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year Cost


Saint Joseph's University is a private not-for-profit university. The annual cost to attend the university, therefore, is much higher than the national average but for the infrastructure, resources, and the safe and supporting environment the university provides to its students and faculty the costs are totally justified. The average annual cost to attend Saint Joseph's University comes up to $61,994.

We have broken down and simplified the costs in the Cost of Attendance section for your perusal.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.


Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

    202 Graduates

  • Finance and Financial Management Se...

    147 Graduates

  • Marketing

    112 Graduates

  • Accounting and Related Services

    106 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    76 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    67 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    60 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    58 Graduates

  • Communication and Media Studies

    76 Graduates

  • Management Information Systems and...

    67 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    60 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    58 Graduates

  • Psychology, General

    54 Graduates

  • Health Professions and Related Clin...

    46 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    45 Graduates

  • Insurance

    43 Graduates

  • Business Administration, Management...

    41 Graduates

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

    36 Graduates

  • International Business

    35 Graduates

  • Criminology

    32 Graduates

  • Special Education and Teaching

    31 Graduates

  • Human Resources Management and Serv...

    30 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    26 Graduates

  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

    23 Graduates

  • International Relations and Nationa...

    20 Graduates

  • Sociology

    18 Graduates

  • History

    17 Graduates

  • Economics

    15 Graduates

  • Management Sciences and Quantitativ...

    15 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    12 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    12 Graduates

  • Computer Science

    12 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    12 Graduates

  • Clinical, Counseling and Applied Ps...

    10 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    9 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    8 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    8 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    7 Graduates

  • Music

    6 Graduates

  • Educational Administration and Supe...

    5 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    5 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    4 Graduates

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts

    4 Graduates

  • Area Studies

    3 Graduates

  • Classical and Ancient Studies

    2 Graduates

  • Linguistic, Comparative, and Relate...

    2 Graduates

  • Physics

    2 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    2 Graduates

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Othe...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

89% / 11%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$79,940 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 97% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $5,416/year.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

crimson and gray

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Cross Country






Track and Field

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Cross Country


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Track and Field

Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SJU. At SJU, $14,840 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Saint Joseph's University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at SJU costs around $5,416 per year. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 46% male and 54% female students.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$20,503 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$213 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study options are available to students in need of financial aid.

Students are required to fill in the FAFSA form to avail these facilities. The Saint Joseph’s University Federal School Code is 003367.

  • Federal Aids available include Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct PLUS Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans 

  • State Aid awarded include PHEAA State Grant, Institutional Aid, Academy of Food Marketing Scholarships, Jesuit Preparatory Scholarship, Merit-based Academic Scholarships, SJU Theatre Company Scholarships, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

  • Military Aid such as the Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill is awarded to the student.

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