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.

Website: www.sju.edu/

Private
Co-ed
5,145
Undergraduate
Students
(54.4%) 2,800 Women
(45.6%) 2,345 Men
2,941
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
77% of 8,972 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.61
SAT Math
597 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
604 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,854
Tuition and Fees
$43,880
Room and Board
$14,840
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Freshman Award
$30,645
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
308
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 30% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hawk
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
6.2% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.9% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students
1.8% from 37 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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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 recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 5  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 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
5600 City Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Phone
(610) 660-1300
Fax
 
E-mail
admit@sju.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 3 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 15
Early Decision Notification
December 20, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 20

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required 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
77% of 8,972 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 4,833 applicants were admitted
Men
75% of 4,139 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
1,157 (17%) of 6,925 admitted students enrolled
Women
624 (16%) of 3,835 admitted students enrolled
Men
533 (17%) of 3,090 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
Not reported
Early Action Admission Rate
88% of 5159 applicants were admitted
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
3.61
3.75 and Above
38%
3.50 - 3.74
21%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
11%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
597 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
47%
Score of 400 - 500
4%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
604 average
560-640 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
49%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
3%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-28 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
16%
Score of 24 - 29
59%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
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: 21%
Top quarter: 51%
Top half: 87%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,854
Tuition and Fees
$43,880
Room and Board
$14,840
Books and Supplies
$840
Other Expenses
$1,294
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
admit@sju.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003367
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
927 (86.2%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
741 (79.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
740 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
168 (22.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$30,645
Need-Based Gift
Received by 727 (98.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $24,981
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 530 (71.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,229
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 124 (16.8%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
271 (25.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,594

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
3,138 (70.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
2,641 (84.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,638 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
597 (22.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$29,634
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,585 (98.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,091
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,895 (71.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,225
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 376 (14.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
1,470 (32.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,435

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS 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
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Debating, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Communication, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminology
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Financial Planning and Services
  • French Language and Literature
  • French Studies
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
  • Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Insurance
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Knowledge Management
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Small Business Administration/Management
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Special Products Marketing Operations
  • Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Visual and Performing Arts, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, 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
308
Part-Time Faculty
396
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
40%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 4% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 31% of classes
30-39 students: 30% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 84% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 2% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
908,443
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
682
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, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Finance and Banking
  • Gerontology
  • Health Education
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Resources Management
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Middle School Education
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Organizational Management
  • Psychology--General
  • Reading Education
  • School Nursing
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education
  • Writing

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Education

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Educational Media/Instructional Technology
  • Elementary Education
  • Middle School Education
  • Reading Education
  • Secondary Education
  • Special Education

Location and Setting


Philadelphia Population
1,547,607
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
114 acres

Weather

Temperature
22.8 average low in January, 81.7 average high in September
Rain
117 rainy days per year

Getting Around

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

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
54% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
46%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

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
24-hour shuttle/escort service, bicycle patrols

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Hawk
School Colors
Crimson and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Golf     x x
Lacrosse x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Softball x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Golf    
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Golf x x
Lacrosse x x
Soccer x x
Softball    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, student union board, hand-in-hand, 54th airborne / booster club, appalachian experience, weekly service
Sororities
25% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
5,145
Women
2,800 (54.4%)
Men
2,345 (45.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
4,482
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
6.2% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
79.9% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students.
1.8% from 37 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
2,941

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
75.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
81.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
82.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
70%
Average Starting Salary
70%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Law 2%
Arts and Sciences 6%
Medicine 3%
Education 5%

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