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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
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
72%
SAT Range
1030-1210
ACT Range
19-22
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,714/ 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
$22,849/ 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
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.21 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Digital Media and Communication, B.A.

As a USJ Digital Media and Communication major, you’ll receive a solid academic foundation that will prepare you to be a leader in today's highly innovative and fast-paced media industry.

Online

Online Programs Offered
1
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
1
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    26%
  • On Campus
    73%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
765Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
138
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
42%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Friendly
    57%
  • To themselves
    21%
  • Boring
    14%
  • Outgoing
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
65%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life.21 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
  • Safe
    47%
  • Home
    33%
  • Quaint
    13%
  • Home away from home
    7%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $52,800/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    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

    University of Saint Joseph Reviews

    351 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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    Honestly, I do have mixed feelings for this school. I cannot say this is a terrible school, but I can't say it's the best.
    I don't like to whine or to sound greedy but for a student who is a first generational nursing student who is at or below average in financial income, this school is, I am sorry to say, incompetent for students with greater financial needs.
    Don't get me wrong, the programs such as the nursing program here is fantastic! All of the renovations done to this school is top-notch (such as McGovern hall) and the professors here...gosh I couldn't ask for better professors :) (Shout-out to Dr. Crandall, Dr. Dilek, Dr. Zito, and Prof. Alevras for their fantastic teaching methods that has helped me grown!)
    Although this school is beyond beautiful and holds several professors that actually LOVE their job, there are some cons to the school that I feel that must be addressed. All in all, I see it as a great school for nursing majors! :)
    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