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.

Website: www.usj.edu/

Private
810
Undergraduate
Students
(97.5%) 790 Women
(2.5%) 20 Men
1,595
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
90% of 649 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
20-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$52,278
Tuition and Fees
$39,172
Room and Board
$11,428
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$29,484
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,916
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
134
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

West Hartford Population
63,268
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
13.9% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students
0.9%
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required for some August 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1678 Asylum Avenue
City, State, Zip
West Hartford, CT 06117-2700
Phone
(860) 231-5216
Fax
(860) 233-5695
E-mail
admissions@usj.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
90% of 649 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 649 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
206 (35%) of 586 admitted students enrolled
Women
203 (35%) of 586 admitted students enrolled
Men
3 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.44
3.75 and Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
19%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
470-570 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
13%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
37%
Score of 300 - 400
3%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
500-590 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
18%
Score of 500 - 600
61%
Score of 400 - 500
17%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
20-22 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
14%
Score of 18 - 23
86%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 31%
Top quarter: 54%
Top half: 84%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$52,278
Tuition and Fees
$39,172
Room and Board
$11,428
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$678
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001409
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
125 (96.9%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
122 (97.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
122 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
23 (18.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$29,484
Need-Based Gift
Received by 122 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,847
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 100 (82.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,436
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 19 (15.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
7 (5.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $17,350

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
598 (96.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
572 (95.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
572 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
81 (14.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$27,986
Need-Based Gift
Received by 554 (96.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,970
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 523 (91.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,276
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 44 (7.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
45 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,954

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$38,916
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,711
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Development
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
  • Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
  • History, General
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Public administration and social services, Family and consumer sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
134
Part-Time Faculty
167
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
38%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 40% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
72
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Animal Sciences
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Reading Education
  • Special Education

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Pharmacy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing--General
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychiatric Nursing

Location and Setting


Boston Population
63,268
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Hartford
Campus Size
90 acres

Weather

Temperature
15.8 average low in January, 80 average high in September
Rain
128 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Hartford
Nearest Train Station
3 mile(s) from campus in Hartford

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are not guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blue Jay
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Mostly women
All Undergraduates
810
Women
790 (97.5%)
Men
20 (2.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
654
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4.7% Asian
13.9% Black/African-American
15.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
11.1% Unknown
International Students.
0.9%
Average Age
23
All Graduate Students
1,595

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
67.5%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
68.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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