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Saint Joseph's University
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  • 4 Year
  • PHILADELPHIA, PA

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Saint Joseph’s University operations was on ground for the fall 2020 and spring 2021 semesters, and will be on ground for the fall of 2021. We will continue to follow public health guidance and be informed by the latest science when planning events and tours. More information can be found on our visit page and on the Hawk Hill Ahead site. Learn More

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  2. Value
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  5. Athletics
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  6. Party Scene
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  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
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  11. Student Life
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About

5600 CITY AVENUE
PHILADELPHIA, PA 19131
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Atlantic 10 Conference
From Saint Joseph's University

Founded in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University provides a liberal arts education rooted in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and social justice. A wide range of majors and minors are offered across three schools: College of Arts and Sciences, Erivan K. Haub School of Business, and School of Health Studies and Education. Students are mentored by faculty scholars and exposed to a curriculum that allows for exploration, reflection, and personalized program combinations. Many students pursue double majors and our 4+1 bachelor’s/master’s programs allow students to graduate with both degrees in five years. The 125-acre campus in Philadelphia and Lower Merion Township offers the best of the city and suburbs. Co-ops and internships with local companies offer hands-on learning experiences. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees, or volunteering. A proud member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, the Hawks compete in 20 Division I sports.

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Saint Joseph's University Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
March 1
Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1100-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,780 / 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
$27,617 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
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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
42%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 78 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 78 responses

Majors

Biology Major/Minor

A biology degree from Saint Joseph’s University exposes you to all levels of biological organization, from the sub-cellular to the broad ecosystem. Our program is built with core courses covering the fundamentals of biology, a distribution of upper-level course across the major areas of biology and free electives. You will experience a hands-on, experimental approach in all your courses.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    67%
  • On Campus
    29%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,945 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
354
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
12%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • White
    29%
  • Passionate
    22%
  • Outgoing
    14%
  • Preppy
    14%
  • Driven
    12%
  • Outgoing
    4%
  • Disatisfied
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 93 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 54 responses
  • Spirited
    35%
  • Accepting
    19%
  • Boring
    13%
  • Inspirational
    11%
  • Inclusive
    7%
  • Supportive
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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