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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
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B-
Saint Joseph's is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,350 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Joseph's acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 80% of students, Saint Joseph's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,400.
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference

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.

SJU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1120-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$35,344/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,030/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.71 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.71 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,350Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
554
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • White
    29%
  • Passionate
    26%
  • Driven
    14%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Outgoing
    12%
  • Disatisfied
    2%
  • Involved
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.86 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 47 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    38%
  • Accepting
    17%
  • Inspirational
    13%
  • Boring
    11%
  • Inclusive
    9%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ 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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People who go here either LOVE it or hate it. Party life is mediocre, but many sju students go to the bars so it's not awful. Greek life in general is a lot of fun and really exciting! Here at sju we have so many clubs and activities to join that you'll never be bored. And on top of that we really have a great library. I'd say this school lacks diversity in all aspects. In terms of the people, the guys that go here are unmotivated. The women here are exceptional and are very driven to be successful. Several racial incidents and a decent amount of students transferring out of the school. Some professors are the best you'll ever meet, while others should not be teaching at all. You will know your first semester here whether or not you hate it. Those who usually hate it alienate themselves by not becoming active on campus. If you're looking for great work opportunities and an overall enjoyable community sju is the place to come.
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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.
Saint Joes is definitely a school made for a certain type of person and personality. Most students at SJU attended private high school, and usually the same ones. Academically, the business program is really great however there isn't much to say about the other programs or majors. There are a lot of struggles with the administration if you are trying to be accommodated in any sort of way. SJU gives off a a high school sort of vibe since it is so small. The dining hall food is pretty rough but if you stick to certain foods it can be okay. However the dining hall closes at 7 or 8 so it is hard to get all three meals in for your day. The party scene is nearly non-existent. There is usually one or two parties on the weekend and they become packed because there is nowhere else for students to go. Overall is a good school for someone looking for a small, business school with a tight knit community. But if that isn't what you are looking for then SJU probably isn't the right fit for you.