76%

Acceptance Rate

$25,030

Avg.Financial Aid

003367

FAFSA Code

About Saint Joseph's University (SJU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,589

Website

https://www.sju.edu

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

MSCHE

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

Roman Catholic

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

Yes

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; 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 the 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

Location & Contact

Address

5600 City Avenue

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 6106601000
Fax: 6106601000
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Rankings

  • SJU is ranked #161 among the top colleges by Forbes

  • Forbes also ranks SJU as #286 among America’s Best Value Colleges

  • US News ranked SJU #12 among Regional Universities-North.

  • No 4 in Best Colleges for Veterans.

Admissions

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.

76%

SAT Range

1120 - 1290

ACT Range

23 - 29

Application Fee

$50

SAT/ACT

Considered but not required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

Saint Joseph's University Admission ProcessSaint Joseph’s University Online Admissions

the 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. 

Saint Joseph’s University Online Admission process

  • Aspirants should go to the official website of Saint Joseph’s University online
  • Aspirants should select the “admissions” options
  • After clicking on admissions, aspirants should click on “Apply”

Saint Joseph’s Admission Requirements

  • Students should submit a completed application
  • Students should pay application fees of $35
  • Official transcripts of the student should be sent directly from all previously attended colleges. The transcripts should be official and sealed
  • Students should be having a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Students having less than 2.75 should submit a personal statement or a letter of intention (Typed) explaining the reason for less GPA
  • Students should send their updated resume
  • A letter of recommendation from former and/or employers should be submitted by the students
  • International students should submit WES transcript evaluation
  • International students should submit an affidavit of financial support

Saint Joseph’s Admission Requirements for International Students

  • International applicants from Non-English speaking countries are required to submit their TOEFL score to test their proficiency in English
  • Students should have official high school or secondary school transcript sent directly to Saint Joseph’s University
  • Students can send their SAT or ACT scores along with TOEFL or IELTS score to be considered for merit-based scholarship
  • Students should submit a letter of recommendation written by their guidance counselor or teacher
  • Students should send an essay or a personal statement

Annual Cost to Attend

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

$35,344

Average Annual Cost

$44,794

Books And Supplies

$856

Other Fees

$180

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

$14,840

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,324

Total One Year Cost

$61,994

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

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

89%

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

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$423

Faculty Overview

55%

Male Professors

45%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

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

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

4,904

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

12%

Full-time

89%

Part-time

11%

Students Gender

Male

45%

US National: 44%

Female

55%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

77% White

2% Unknown

6% Black

7% Hispanic

3% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

3% Asian

0 American Indian/Alaska native

0 Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0

Unknown Location

56%

Out Of State

43%

In State

1%

Foreign

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

Housing

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

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

97%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

$9,424/year

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

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$5,416/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Hawks

School Colors

crimson and gray

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

261

Total Female Athletes

226

Intramural Sports

24

Sports Club

38

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Crew-Rowing

Field Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Tennis

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$48,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$59,600/year

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

$0 $100,000

$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.

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$25,030

Students Receiving Federal Grants

12%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,295

Students Receiving State Aid

10%

Average Aid Per Year

$3,187

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$24,084

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$34,569

$30K - $48K

$32,900

$48K - $75K

$31,963

$75K - $110K

$29,359

> $110K

$23,230

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$2,326,561

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$24,888,521

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 Tuition Assistance Program, Post 9/11 GI Bill is awarded to the student.