About Saint Joseph's University (SJU)
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:
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.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual 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
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 Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
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.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $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.
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.