B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Saint Joseph's University is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Website
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Saint Joseph's University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
78%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1050-1230
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$36,058/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $27,875/ year
  • $30-48k
    $27,799/ year
  • $49-75k
    $30,361/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,260/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,495/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.63 responses
44%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,623Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    31%
  • White
    26%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Disatisfied
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.79 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.98 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 40 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    43%
  • Accepting
    20%
  • Inspirational
    15%
  • Boring
    13%
  • Inclusive
    8%
  • Home
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Choosing to attend Saint Joe's for my undergraduate degree was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The class sizes are small and intimate, allowing for professors to work closely with their students. Classes are never taught by TAs and most of the professors have doctorate degrees in the field that they are teaching in. They are approachable and always happy to help out. There is always something to do on campus, whether it be a sporting event, club meeting, party, or University sponsored event, and the city is only a short train ride away! We have a phenomenal business school, and our Risk Management program is the best in the country. Our liberal arts program is also top notch. For those wanting to enter the medical field, SJU is connected to Thomas Jefferson University and offers some accelerated masters and doctorate programs. Many students are able to travel abroad or participate in a co-op. SJU truly is an incredible school!
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Saint Joe's is quite expensive, however, it is a beautiful campus! I studied psychology there for 4 years and loved it, other than the costs. I am not a big partier, I much rather stay in on the weekends with a good movie and a few good friends. Yet, even in the college atmosphere you can still find others who share similar interests with you! The professors were awesome and really contributed to my learning. My advisor was also really helpful and through the helps of my supports I landed an internship and then a job! Some of the dorm buildings are a little bit outdated, but they are still very nice. I would recommend trying to get any type of grants, scholarships, etc. and try to save as much as you can!
So far, my experience at Saint Joseph's has been pretty great. I have slowly started getting involved with numerous amount of clubs and activities the school has to offer. At first, it was slow around campus and I was getting bored, but within a few weeks there were events held on campus, job offerings, clubs, and club sports. Saint Joseph's University has a ton of opportunities for students to get involved with the school community and the school's surrounding communities. I, personally, really enjoy the service opportunities offered to students. I participate in Weekly Service and once a week I go and work in a kindergarten class. I feel as if I am connected more into the community than I was even in my own hometown. I would like to see the dining hall improve a little more. It isn't bad, but could be updated.