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
    B
  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-AAA
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
Address
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Website

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
85%
SAT Scores Range
1020-1200
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Saint Joseph's University

Cost

Net Price
$34,346/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $25,584/ year
  • $30-48k
    $26,572/ year
  • $49-75k
    $29,705/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,556/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,100/ year

Academics

Professors
B
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

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,671Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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
96%
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 Saint Joseph's University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$58,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
47%
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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Saint Joseph's University Reviews

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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!
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I appreciate this school in many ways; they have great professors and they really do want to see you succeed. However, the amount of pushback I've gotten in trying to condense my 3.5 years into three years has been both exhausting and frustrating. There's no flexibility to their policies, many of which are obscure and don't make much sense; there's very little apparent communication across departments; and though I've come up with solution after solution for this issue, no one has been willing to really consider what I'm asking for. I'm constantly being shut down, and no one seems willing to really help cut down the time and out of pocket cost of staying here. I'm in a unique situation, but the way it's been handled here really has been discouraging. However, the academics have been solid, and I've loved most of my professors; so I'd say it's really just the administration that's a real problem.
I am currently a sophomore at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia. The campus is small but nice, and the location is perfect, considering it is secluded in the suburbs of West Philadelphia, yet Center City and New Jersey are essentially a stones throw away. If parties are a high priority on your list, you want to consider going somewhere else. Although Saint Joe's has Greek life, there is barely a party scene, and it is more of a bar school than anything else.
As far as academics go, Saint Joe's has one of the top-rated business schools in the country and has many connections to the business world. Saint Joe's also has a top notch co-op program that offers students opportunities to work for some of the most notable corporations, such as Johnson & Johnson, as a sophomore or junior.
Overall, I am having a great experience at Saint Joe's and it offers resources and tools that will for sure allow its students to succeed after college.