Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • 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
8,972
Students Applied
47%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
216
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
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
Early Decision II
January 15, 2019
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$50
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
45%
Out-Of-State Students
53%
US States Represented
36
Countries Represented
36
28%
Submitting ACT
66%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1209
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
550
75th
650
Reading
25th
560
75th
640
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
43%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
19
Top 25%
50
Top 50%
79

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 888-232-4295
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.65 Average Rating
You should visit the campus and really get a feeling for the atmosphere. There are guided tours and open houses that are a great opportunity for that. If you plan on going to Saint Joseph's check out all the dorm options before deciding to see what option is best for you.
Megan from Elkton, MD
Take the chance and apply, and visit the beautiful campus.
Colleen from Philadelphia, PA
Branch out of your comfort zone. My biggest mistake was hanging around only with my friends from high school. Get involved in things your friends aren't necessarily involved in and meet new people.
Isabella from Philadelphia, PA
For prospective students I suggest that you MINGLE!, MINGLE!, MINGLE! Get to know who you are in class with and anyone surrounding you. It will help make your experience better. For multicultural students I suggest that you too mingle and visit the OML (Office of Multicultural Life) in the campion building. All students of any race, culture and color are welcomed into the office and the director Dr. Sho is a very friendly and funny woman who will make you feel right at home. P.S if you have not already, FILL OUT SCHOLARSHIPS LIKE CRAZY! You'll need it!
Dawn from Oviedo, FL
go visit the campus and stalk the website. let the school know you are interested. do not be afraid to contact staff. they want to help you get in. and they want to get to know you
Julia from East Stroudsburg, PA
Do not be afraid to try new things, freshman year is a huge learning experience, and not just in the classroom. You will have to get used to living with and interacting with different types of people that you never interacted or lived with before. Freshman year is like your first step into some independence, you will probably switch majors or miss high school sometimes, or make some mistakes but it all ends with you coming out as a wiser and more experienced student and person. This school is really good and it really does a good job for gearing its students in the right direction.
Shanise from Philadelphia, PA
Campus is beautiful and it is just a comfortable enviornment to be apart of. Classes are a great size, and the teachers will get to know your name, you will not be just a number. Definitely visit the school before eliminating it due to cost because there are many ways with scholarships and loans to get around that.
Tina from Scranton, PA
If you're signing up for a residence hall...pick the houses. It's like a campus secret. They are much more spacious then the dorms, they have charm, and it's almost as if you're walking home at the end of the day. All campus houses are located on campus and most have kitchens!
Another tip is to wait to buy your textbooks. Sometimes professors post books for the class as a recommended source instead of required. And usually renting your book from the bookstore or buying your books online is a lot cheaper if you know your not going to keep them.
HAWKS!
Time management is something every student needs to learn here. With so many service sites and other ways to get involved on campus you have to find ways to have fun, but also get work done. The work seems like a lot at first, but it is all manageable.
Rosie

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