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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
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Website
From University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph in Connecticut engages students with a rigorous liberal arts and professional education based on a proven track record of empowering students to succeed and lead. You can select from an array of dynamic majors and minors, dual majors, and concentrations, and then proceed to realize your ambitions. Experiential learning is incorporated across the curriculum and faculty prepare students for meaningful professional careers. Seamless degree programs save time and money, and build the foundation for a great career as many degree programs lead to professional licenses.

University of Saint Joseph Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
90%
SAT Range
970-1160
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,226/ 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
$21,536/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
654Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
156
Undergrads Over 25
11%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
13%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    50%
  • To themselves
    21%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Diverse
    7%
  • Outgoing
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
62%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.20 responses
Poll
60%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Safe
    43%
  • Home
    36%
  • Quaint
    14%
  • Home away from home
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    68%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    91%
    National
    83%
    80%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.15 responses
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    University of Saint Joseph Reviews

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    USJ started life as a women's college, meaning that we were top-notch in diversity, in a welcoming college experience, and in academics! The campus was always clean and quiet enough at night that everyone slept soundly. That was my freshman year experience and I loved it so much. Now that it has turned co-ed and is making the shift into becoming a sports school, plenty of the previous features I've mentioned are rapidly becoming obsolete. Sexual harassment on campus is on the rise. Students no longer wish to walk alone at night, when before women would wander the campus to their heart's content after dark, so long as they were quiet. The famous coach of the men's basketball team refuses players face consequences for their reckless actions. Keeping all this in mind, the teachers at the school are competent. They are often wonderful and eloquent people, who research the fields they teach with care and are often eager to share their wisdom. It's a good school, but a bad environment now.
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    I have lived here for about a year and a half. There are zero parties, food is terrible, Public safety is very strict, buildings are breaking, there is a very small gym, heat doesn't work, there's no A/C, extremely small class sizes, and no transport if you don't have a car. The pros are small classes, good nursing program, pretty campus when there no construction, close to West Hartford ( there is no public transport or shuttle there, however), its in a nice area. Really a commuter school that happens to have dorms basically. Everyone also leaves each weekend, a car is almost a must. They also don't have enough parking spots so, its double edge sword. It also a D3 school so.... and no student life like clubs and stuff
    The University of Saint Joseph is a wonderful school, but it could use some improvement. Although the tuition is high, their financial aid packages cover a lot of the costs. The campus is tiny, but it is nice. Some people have noisy neighbors in the dorms, as I did. They would scream karaoke at 3 am. Our school has "quiet hours" set in place, but they didn't always listen. The dorms have no air conditioning so my dorm was always hot. This could just be Assumption Hall. The food is always hit or miss. The Cafe sometimes tries to make fancy meals, but they come out bland. Other times they offer hand rolled sushi and it is delicious. The food is definitely overpriced as well. Lastly, the teachers. Some teacher loves what they're doing and love to work with you until you understand what you are doing. Other teacher don't understand how to convey concepts to students in a manner that is understandable. The class sizes are really small, so you get to know the teachers personally as well.