Students Say

As soon as you set foot on St. Joseph’s campus, you are likely to “instantly [feel] welcome.” A Jesuit university, SJU “presents itself as a school where you can receive not only a degree, but an education.” Indeed, embracing its religious roots, St. Joes strives to show its students “how to live a life that benefits others” and provides “many opportunities for service and reflection.” Academically, undergrads highlight the “top ranked” business school and are especially quick to boast about the food marketing program. Overall, they appreciate both the “supportive learning environment” and the fact that professors are “extremely engaging and learned in their field.”

Overview

Applicants
8,462
Acceptance Rate
85%
Average HS GPA
3.46

GPA Breakdown

32%
Over 3.75
16%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
16%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
2%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
510 - 600
SAT Math
520 - 620
SAT Writing
520 - 610
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

As soon as you set foot on St. Joseph’s campus, you are likely to “instantly [feel] welcome.” A Jesuit university, SJU “presents itself as a school where you can receive not only a degree, but an education.” Indeed, embracing its religious roots, St. Joes strives to show its students “how to live a life that benefits others” and provides “many opportunities for service and reflection.” Academically, undergrads highlight the “top ranked” business school and are especially quick to boast about the food marketing program. Overall, they appreciate both the “supportive learning environment” and the fact that professors are “extremely engaging and learned in their field.” Moreover, they truly “care about their students’ success.” And while they can certainly be “demanding,” professors at St. Joe’s really “prepare you for the real world.” Additionally, students are also grateful that “you will never be taught by a TA.” All in all, an SJU education is all about helping students “develop intellectually, spiritually, and personally” and what more could you ask for?

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.4:1
Total Faculty
711
with Terminal Degree

396
Men
315
Women
88
Minority
12
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
73%
Graduate in 6 years
73%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • Italian Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • General Merchandising, Sales, and Related Marketing Operations, Other
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Marketing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing, Other
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Information Technology

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Foreign Language Teacher Education
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • Latin Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
  • Secondary Education and Teaching
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, Other
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Administration

  • Social Sciences

  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Music, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate
Transfer Associate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Marlene S. Dooner
Executive Vice President, NBC Universal Television

Daniel J. Hilferty
President & CEO, Independence Blue Cross

John F. Lehman, Jr., Ph.D.
9/11 Commission

Hon. Gerald A. McHugh, Jr.
Judge, U.S. District Court

Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado
Vice President of Panama

Jameer L. Nelson
Denver Nuggets

Sr. Mary K. Scullion, R.S.M.
Project H.O.M.E.

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
74
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,785

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$19,065

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,423

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,588

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,420
Required Fees
$160
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$825

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$5,029
Transportation for Commuters
$1,650

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Overall

Students Say

Geographically speaking, the typical Saint Joseph’s undergrad hails from “either New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or the surrounding community.” They can also quickly be described as “preppy, white, upper middle class [and] Catholic.” However, if you look past these easy depictions, you’ll certainly find a student body that is “very friendly, open-minded and willing to help others.” Indeed, most undergrads insist that “you are able to start up a conversation with just about anyone.” And while many “spend a good amount of time studying,” students here clamor to be “a huge part of campus activities.” One undergrad adds, “Saint Joe’s students are extremely committed to service and the surrounding community of West Philadelphia. We take pride in our service.” A fellow student agrees sharing, “Students are very proud of their school and focus on school spirit.” Finally, another undergrad succinctly states, “Students can go to any kind of club event or social activity and practically find a group of friends immediately. Personally, I did not find it hard to fit in.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,512
Out of State

International
2%
Foreign Countries Represented
35

Demographics

2.61%
Asian
6.83%
African-American
5.76%
Hispanic
80.95%
Caucasian
1.87%
Unknown
1.85%
International

54% female
46% male
85% are full time
15% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Undergrads at St. Joe’s seem to thoroughly enjoy collegiate life. Certainly, there’s “always [some]thing to do on campus, from small events to the annual big concerts featuring artists like Ludacris and LMFAO.” Further, “the…sporting events are fun as well, especially the men’s basketball games! The Student Union Board also does a great job with planning on-campus events ranging from dances, to ice-skating, to NYC trips, to laser-tagging, to paint balling, to tie-dying shirts during "free period" (which takes place every T&R 11:30-12:30).” While house parties “aren’t that popular,” students do assert that “there is a very large bar scene here.” Undergrads also love to capitalize on St. Joe’s proximity to Philadelphia. Indeed with “less than a 10 minute [train] ride into Center City,” it’s easy to take advantage of the city’s cultural fare. As one content student explains, “There are so many opportunities to shop, eat, and learn. First Friday in Old City is one of our favorites. The art galleries open and vendors sell items as well. South Street is also great for exploring.” With this myriad of options, it’s no wonder students are so busy and satisfied.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
68
First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
98

Housing Options

Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
International Student
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
105
Number of Honor Societies
23

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations

6% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

30% participate in intramural sports
9% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Hawks)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Hawks)
10 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Temple University,Drexel University, Widener University
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Villanova University, University of Pennsylvania
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
75

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
140

Average Number of PC's per Lab
11.1

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple, Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Maureen Mathis
Assistant Provost, UG Admissions

Address
Office of Admissions
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Phone
610-660-1300

Email
admit@sju.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campion / The Perch
Post Learning Commons
Hagan Arena
Merion Hall
Hawks Landing
In 2012 the University opened Villiger Hall, a new 400 bed freshman residence hall.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
National Constitution Center
Philadelphia Art Museum
Philadelphia Sports Complex(Home to the Phillies, Eagles, Sixers, & Flyers)
Independence Mall (Liberty Bell)
King of Prussia Mall
http://www.sju.edu/about-sju http://www.visitphilly.com/

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Monday - Friday and select Saturdays

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Buses, Trains, Shuttle buses are available to campus. The closest airport is Philadelphia International.

Driving Instructions to Campus
BY CAR: From the North: New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 6 (PA Turnpike connector). Follow PA Turnpike to Rte.476 (Old Exit 25A/New Exit 20). Follow 476 South to Rte. 76 East, toward Philadelphia. Follow Rte. 76 East to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU. From the East: From the Ben Franklin Bridge (via Rte. 676) or the Walt Whitman Bridge: Follow Rte. 76 West to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU. From the South: Interstate 95 North to 476 North. Follow 476 North to Exit 5 (Rte. 1). Follow Rte. 1 North to SJU approximately 10 miles. From the West: PA Turnpike to Old Exit 24/New Exit 326 (Valley Forge). Follow Rte. 76 East, toward Philadelphia, to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU. From the Airport: Interstate 95 North to Rte. 76 West. Follow Rte. 76 West to Exit 339 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU. From 30th Street Amtrak Station: Rte. 76 (Schuylkill Expressway) westbound to Exit 33 (Rte. 1, City Avenue). Follow two miles to SJU. BY TRAIN: From 30th Street Station Amtrak / SEPTA: Take the R5 local Paoli/Thorndale one stop to Overbrook train station and walk 1/2 mile north to Saint Joseph's University campus. Now you and your parents can save money when you travel by Amtrak to the Philadelphia area. Please go to oneBIGcampus or call 1-877-88-PHILA for details. BY BUS: Take SEPTA's Bus #65 to campus on City Line Avenue.

Local Accommodations
Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue 4200 City Avenue , Philadelphia, PA 19131 215-879-4000 Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia Main Line 4100 Presidential Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19131 215-477-0200 Philadelphia Marriot West 111 Crawford Avenue West Conshohocken, PA 19428 610-941-5600
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Key Stats

8,462
Applicants
5,512
Size
85%
Acceptance Rate
1120
SAT Scores

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