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Saint Joseph's University
Philadelphia, PA
Saint Joseph's University, founded in 1851, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 60-acre campus is located in western Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,377
   Women 2,957 (55.0%)
   Men 2,420 (45.0%)
Graduate Students 3,038
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 78% of 8,914 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.60
SAT Math 577 average
530-620 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 568 average
520-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
23-28 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 $59,574
  Tuition and Fees $43,020
  Room and Board $14,524
Average Percent of Need Met 79%
Average Freshman Award $30,163
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 298
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 5% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 32% of classes
40-49 students: 5% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Philadelphia Population 1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing  
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Hawk
Sororities 15% of women participate
Fraternities 6% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
6.4% Black/African-American
6.3% Hispanic/Latino
2.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
80.3% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students 1.9% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 72.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 12.0%