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Academics

A Roman Catholic Jesuit university, Saint Joseph's, situated in the suburbs of Philadelphia, strives to incorporate "Jesuit values like solidarity, service, living greater, and reflection" into the fabric of the school. Fortunately, the administration does this thoughtfully and "without shoving religion down your throat." Saint Joseph's also does a phenomenal job of making "everyone who attends feel valued and welcome." Many students flock here because it has "one of the best business schools in the country" as well as a the wonderful" College of Arts and Sciences. It also offers a robust "online option for [nontraditional students as well as individuals] not living close to campus." Undergrads experience "small classes" and a "well-rounded curriculum." And they speak quite highly of their "extraordinarily caring and dedicated" professors. Most students here feel that SJU instructors work diligently "to present the material in an engaging way and genuinely care that we are learning something important and relevant." They also "really like to make you think and challenge you to strengthen your mind and reasoning skills." Best of all, professors here are quite "accessible and you can definitely tell they want you to succeed." As one appreciative student reveals, "They also get to know you on a personal level and remember you."

Student Body

Undergrads at SJU are quick to pronounce their peers "considerate, passionate and intelligent." They're also "selfless...and dedicate[d] to others." As one impressed Saint Joseph's student explains, "Most of the people I know here participate in some kind of service, social justice, or faith-based activities like Weekly Service, APEX (a service immersion trip during Spring Break), or other similar programs that encourage us to learn more about the world around us." Students also note that their fellow Hawks are "super friendly" and "very welcoming." Moreover, it's incredibly evident that they "want the best for one another." Another thrilled student shares, "I am always greeted with smiling faces whether or not I know them." Undergrads do acknowledge that the majority of the student body is a somewhat "homogenous group from the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland area" and that many students "come from wealthy families." But they also note that "the school has taken great strides to become more diverse and to celebrate the existing diversity." Thankfully, no matter an individual's background, "the sense of community and school spirit on campus flows through each student." As one grateful undergrad concludes, "We all hold SJU close to our hearts and are proud to be Hawks."

Campus Life

Life at Saint Joseph's is definitely hectic. However, that's exactly how these Hawks like it! Certainly, it's "pretty common to meet up with your friends in the library and work on some homework while casually catching up with them." Of course, SJU undergrads also manage to step away from the books once in awhile. Many individuals are involved with "service [clubs]" like SJU Dance Marathon, Hand in Hand (a special needs carnival held every year), [and] the Make a Wish club." The university is also "a big basketball school, so students like to attend basketball and other sporting events." Moreover, SJU has a very active Student Union Board (SUB) "that plans events on and off campus [like concerts and comedians] for free or discount prices." Once the weekend rolls around, "upperclassmen [often head to the] bars…[while first-years] go to fraternity parties." When undergrads are getting a little antsy, they "like to travel to neighboring towns such as Manayunk, Ardmore, and Lower Merion." And if they're looking for a little more excitement, they can easily head into Philadelphia. Indeed, Saint Joseph's is only "a ten minute ride away from Center City." Students often take the trip to enjoy the restaurants, arts, and culture that Philadelphia offers.

Overview

Applicants
8,914
Acceptance Rate
78%
Average HS GPA
3.60

GPA Breakdown

38%
Over 3.75
21%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
11%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 620

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Action — November 15


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12.1:1
Total Faculty
647
with Terminal Degree

350
Men
297
Women
104
Minority
14
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

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
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Marketing
  • Knowledge Management
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Management Science, 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 Science
  • 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

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Ancient Studies/Civilization

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • 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

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


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
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

Notable Faculty


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.

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
72%
Graduate in 5 years
79%
Graduate in 6 years
80%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 31

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$24,541

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,112

Average Need-Based Loan
$9,601

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$30,163

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
5,377
Foreign Countries Represented
41

Demographics

2.58%
Asian
6.32%
African-American
6.22%
Hispanic
78.71%
Caucasian
1.95%
Unknown
1.97%
International

55% female
45% male
52% are out of state
87% are full time
13% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Disabled Student
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
15% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

31% 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

73/99

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

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 Visiting Center
Monday through Friday, select Saturdays
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
610-660-1300

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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