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University of Saint Joseph
West Hartford, CT
University of Saint Joseph (formerly Saint Joseph College), founded in 1932, is a private, church-affiliated college. The university's undergraduate programs are open to women only. The graduate and continuing education programs are co-ed. Its 84-acre campus is located in West Hartford.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 894
   Women 871 (97.4%)
   Men 23 (2.6%)
Graduate Students 1,573
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 87% of 743 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.39
SAT Math 473 average
400-540 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 430-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 21 average
20-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $50,515
  Tuition and Fees $36,870
  Room and Board $11,095
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $26,686
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 131
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 25% of classes
10-19 students: 49% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
West Hartford Population 63,268
Nearest Metropolitan Area Hartford
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 54% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Blue Jay
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.9% Asian
15.5% Black/African-American
15.8% Hispanic/Latino
1.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.1% White
9.0% Unknown
International Students 1.1%
First-Year Students Returning 75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 56.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported