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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 4,481 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Saint Joseph's acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Marketing, Finance, and Accounting. Graduating 82% of students, Saint Joseph's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $48,400.
About Saint Joseph's University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
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
77%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1110-1290
ACT Range
23-28
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$35,290/ 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
$23,892/ 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
43%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,481Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
663
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • White
    32%
  • Passionate
    29%
  • Outgoing
    13%
  • Preppy
    13%
  • Driven
    11%
  • Disatisfied
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
59%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.82 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Spirited
    42%
  • Accepting
    19%
  • Inspirational
    14%
  • Boring
    12%
  • Inclusive
    9%
  • Home
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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Excellent instructors and available classes. There are countless options and areas of study, and the support given is incredible. Any time I have a question, I get a return call or email promptly. I have returned for classes for certification and was able to register and start in less than two weeks!
Saint Joseph's University does have its problems, but overall it isn't a terrible place to go to school. The academics here are rigorous in all departments and teachers take their jobs very seriously. Food on campus sucks, especially if you're a freshman and can't cook your own food. Students here are generally nice, even though they are moderately cliquey. The staff and public safety security is really kind and they make SJU feel very secure.

Several racist incidents have occurred on campus during the past couple of years that aren't being handled right. The school lacks diversity, and is made up of mostly the same rich white catholic demographic.

The school is located in a good area, and although there is already much to do on campus, there is even more to do in the city which is just one SEPTA stop away.