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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA, USA
3.65 Average Rating

Founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, Saint Joseph’s University is a Jesuit Catholic school in Philadelphia. SJU is home to colleges and schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Health Studies offering bachelor’s degrees with a core curriculum founded in the liberal arts. Additionally, Saint Joseph’s operates a number of experiential learning initiatives such as a cooperative education program enabling students to participate in two paid full-time work opportunities while enrolled. As a Catholic university, SJU celebrates daily and Sunday mass in the Chapel of Saint Joseph.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Roman Catholic
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
77%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2020
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 1, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Other January 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
45%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
28%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1209
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
8,085
Total Number of Undergrads
5,144
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
42%
20-39 Students
54%
40-99 Students
3%
0
100
72%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
79%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$33,480
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$44,974
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$44,974
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$14,840
Books and Supplies
$856

Aid & Grants

0
100
79%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Aid Per Year
$23,892
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
12%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,365
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$22,903

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
58%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$10,381
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$19,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$250
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
46%
54%
Student Organizations
90
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
48%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Hawks
School Colors
Grey/Crimson
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Philadelphia
New York
Washington
Boston
Baltimore
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
83%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$65,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
St. Joe's is a school where you can never say there is nothing to do. With challenging school work and ways to get involved you can always keep yourself busy. There is a place for everyone here.
Rosie
Saint Joe's has a great community aspect. If you're looking for a place where you will recognize people in the library, in the dining hall and in your classes, this is the place for you.
Isabella from Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph's University is a great school to graduate from and a place where the campus is close enough to the inner city but far enough not to be apart of the chaos the inner city comes with. A very comfortable atmosphere and campus.
Dawn from Oviedo, FL

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