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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

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
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
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.66 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,656Undergrads
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 37 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    30%
  • White
    30%
  • 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.81 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    43%
  • Accepting
    19%
  • Inspirational
    14%
  • Boring
    12%
  • Inclusive
    10%
  • Home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$57,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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Saint Joseph's University is a well balanced 4-year university. It's location is ideal, only a quick trip into Philadelphia, but offers a large, green campus to make you feel at home. There are many near by towns that offer fun things to do, but the campus life is HUGE. There are so many ways to get involved! The academics are fair. You truly get a liberal arts experience, taking courses in all different areas of studies. The business school is career driven which is a huge positive, having a focus on getting a job in the future. SJU is a perfect size to make you feel welcome and help you step out of your comfort zone. It has about 5,000 undergraduate students allowing it to feel big and small all at the same time. Additionally, there is a large focus on service and the Jesuit ideals, allowing students to be immersed in it, but also allowing them to decipher if they want to be involved in that aspect.
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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!
This is a great university. Even as a minority, I have loved my experience. In terms of developing skills and becoming a professional, this school is on target. The aspects of and experiences to develop service and leadership skills are endless and infinitely valuable!