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University of Saint Joseph Campus Life

University of Saint Joseph Campus Life

Campus Size - Small and Personalized

  • Total undergrads: 1,049
  • Full time: 794
  • Part time: 255
  • Undergraduate Gender breakdown: 100% women

Athletics- NCAA Division III

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Recreation & Wellness

  • Intramural sports
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
  • Lunchtime Workouts
  • Workout Competitions and More

Coaches - 8 Women's Sports Coaches

Soccer Coach Chris LeGates has the most wins of any women's soccer coach in GNAC history. Plus, he's a 5-time GNAC Coach of the Year.

Meet the coaches and check the latest scores at www.usjbluejays.com

Diversity

  • American Indian/ Native Alaskan <0.1%
  • Asian/ Pacific Islander 4.5%
  • Black/ Non-Hispanic 8.0%
  • Hispanic 7.0%
  • Non-Resident/ Alien <0.1%
  • Race/Ethnicity Unknown 23.9%
  • Two or More Races 1.8%
  • White/ Non-Hispanic 54.5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered

  • Center for Academic Excellence - free tutoring in every subject, writing support, time management skills, and more
  • Academic Advising
  • English as a Second Language
  • Career Counseling
  • Job placement for graduates

Living

  • On campus housing - 7 residence halls, including apartments
  • O'Connell Athletic Center
  • 8 state-of-the-art laboratories
  • Arts Center
  • McGovern Student Center
  • Connor Chapel
  • Library
  • Meal plan - options include 15 or 19 meals per week
  • USJ is located in West Hartford, Connecticut, a beautiful New England town with an active center
  • Shopping, clubs, restaurants, movies, and more
  • 4 miles from downtown Hartford-Perfect for internships, career networking, community service, and fun!
  • Less than 2 hours from New York City and Boston

Clubs & Organizations

USJ has more than 30 clubs, including:

  • Student Programming and Events Council
  • Student Government
  • Honor Societies
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Gospel and Choir
  • Accounting & Business
  • A Woman's Worth
  • Campus Ministry
  • Education Club
  • Diversity in Action
  • History Club
  • Interfaith Better Together
  • Nutrition
  • Student Athletic Advisory Committee and more

Safety

Safety is a priority at the University of Saint Joseph - so much so that we've been cited as a leader in creating proactive and efficient policies. But let our record speak for itself. Our Clery safety report is hosted online. Your safety is our priority!

Notable Alumni

  • Ann Uccello- the first female mayor of a capital city in the U.S. (Hartford - 2 terms)
  • Lynn Malerba- chief of the Mohegan Tribe and the first woman to hold the position in more than 300 years
  • Sheila Horan- first woman to head the FBI's anti-terrorist unit
  • Catherine Noble- first African American Lieutenant-Colonel in the Army Medical Specialist Corps
  • Mary Ellen Murphy- NASA's first female lunar research scientist
  • Arline Mooney- Connecticut's first female judge
  • Maura Melley- Connecticut's youngest secretary of state

Reviews Food and Dining
  • E from Canton , CT
  • 3
  • We have one cafeteria. A store with food in that building and some vending machines in the main academic building that have sandwiches, coffee, and frozen meals you can make.…

  • Nov-09-2015 Read More
  • Jessica from Farmington, CT
  • 3
  • The dining services are limited in availability and options, as one would expect in a small school. There is one dining hall, one grab-and-go cafe, many places to use microwaves…

  • Dec-28-2014 Read More
  • Gina from Colchester, CT
  • 5
  • The food is great and there are so many options. There's a salad bar, and specialty salads that can be made. Also there's global where different foods are made from…

  • Nov-17-2013 Read More
  • Rei Schumer, SC
  • 1
  • The food is somewhat okay, I prefer to cook on the weekends to avoid tasting similar flavors every other day. It's very repetitive, the meals are, and it's hard not…

  • Oct-18-2013 Read More
Reviews Dorm Life
Reviews Greek Life
  • Rei Schumer, SC
  • 0
  • There is not any greek life but if you start one on campus as a new coming student, it could be adopted as a tradition if properly kept up each…

  • Oct-18-2013 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Jacqueline from North Andover, MA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Occasionally, the cafeteria food has some good and tasty options but the majority of the time, there is nothing appetizing or it does not taste good. They try to have a lot of healthy food options which can be important. Everyday, there is a salad bar and a deli station where you can make your own salad or sandwich with a panini press. There is a station called global where either someone makes you the dish they are serving for that meal or you can serve yourself depending on what the dish is. Monday-Thursday and now on Saturday there is an option called late night where you can use a meal swipe if you did not eat dinner in the cafeteria (or you can choose to spend either cash, credit card, or dining dollars) to order from a list of different foods. A few examples are wraps, salads, and quesadillas. Within a time period, you can go to the Jay's Nest (where late night is served) and buy pre-made sandwiches, pasta, soup, or a large variety of snacks. Personally, I prefer the Jay's Nest and late night food over the cafeteria's food.

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  • 3
  • E from Canton , CT
  • Nov-09-2015 I am a current student here

    We have one cafeteria. A store with food in that building and some vending machines in the main academic building that have sandwiches, coffee, and frozen meals you can make. The food is okay here but we don't have a whole lot of options since it's a small school.

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  • 3
  • Jessica from Farmington, CT
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    The dining services are limited in availability and options, as one would expect in a small school. There is one dining hall, one grab-and-go cafe, many places to use microwaves to heat up your food if you bring some from home, and each residence hall and suite is equipped with a fully functional kitchen.

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  • 5
  • Gina from Colchester, CT
  • Nov-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is great and there are so many options. There's a salad bar, and specialty salads that can be made. Also there's global where different foods are made from different countries, for example we had sushi the other day! Also there are many options for hot food such as pasta, chicken, or anything else they make depending on the day. Lastly, there are always sandwich makings out in case the food does not suit your cravings for that day.

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  • 1
  • Rei Schumer, SC
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is somewhat okay, I prefer to cook on the weekends to avoid tasting similar flavors every other day. It's very repetitive, the meals are, and it's hard not to eat french fries if the food is tasting the same every day.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Swansboro, NC
  • Aug-20-2013 I am a past student here

    Bon Appetit provides the food at the college, and they always have vegetarian/vegan and organic, sustainable options.

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  • 3
  • Jacqui from Terryville, CT
  • Mar-20-2013 I am a current student here

    I hear from the dormers that the menu becomes redundant after a while. However, the vending machines are the best I have ever seen. Full lunches and exotic coffees....

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  • 2
  • Sarah from Newington, CT
  • Feb-12-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is not great and gets old fast. There are always options like salad bar, pasta and making your own sandwiches.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Rei Schumer, SC
  • Oct-18-2013 I am a current student here

    There is not any greek life but if you start one on campus as a new coming student, it could be adopted as a tradition if properly kept up each year.

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  • 0
  • Jessie from Winsted, CT
  • Jul-19-2012 I am a current student here

    We have one biology sorority, Tri-Beta. It's open to second semester sophomores interested in biology as part of their degree.

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