Saint Joseph’s University

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St. Joseph’s University was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, and is the 7th oldest of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. The school currently has 4,650 full-time undergraduate students in attendance, with an additional 4,300 graduate and non-traditional students. Saint Joseph’s University places high value on instilling and encouraging purpose and intellectual growth and achievement in the lives of each of their students. Each of the curricular programs is dedicated to helping students enrich their personal lives as well as build and expand their plans for the future.

Degree Programs

The academic programs at St. Joseph’s cover a wide range of topics and disciplines. In addition to traditional graduate and undergraduate programs and modes of study, the school provides opportunities for study abroad programs, special study options, a joint degree program, and a co-op program.

The University houses the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Professional and Liberal Studies. There are also 17 centers and institutes run by the university, including the renowned Kinney Center for Autism.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education has granted accreditation to St. Joseph’s University, with the Haub School of Business being accredited by the AACSB International Accreditation. The University itself is a member of The American Council on Education, the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, the National Catholic Educational Association, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, the American Library Association, the Association of Liberal Arts Colleges of Pennsylvania for the Advancement of Teaching, the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, and the Middle Atlantic Association of Colleges of Business Administration.


St. Joseph’s boasts 18 varsity teams, known as the Hawks, who play in Division I of the NCAA. Student athletes participate in baseball, basketball, golf, soccer, cross-country, lacrosse, tennis, track, and rowing. Additionally, St. Joseph’s is a member of the Atlantic 10 and the Philadelphia Big 5.


In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked St. Joseph’s in the top 25 for Finance, Marketing, and Information Systems. The Haub School of Business has been recognized for its excellence by various notable publications, including The Princeton Review, Forbes, and Bloomberg Business Week.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The University offers many different scholarships or financing options to new and continuing students, including the Summer Pennsylvania State (PHEAA) grant that can be used by students attending school during the Summer months, but there are many loan, grant, and scholarship options available to qualifying students who apply. There is also an option for students to participate in an employer tuition reimbursement program where applicable.


Freshmen and sophomores are required to reside in one of the many on-campus housing options offered by St. Joseph’s. The options for on-campus housing include dorm rooms, town houses, and apartments. Upper-classmen may live off campus if they desire. The Off-Campus Housing office is available to help students find suitable housing and to provide guidance and workshops to instruct students on lease negotiations, as well as tenant landlord rights.

General Information

Admission Office
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(610) 660-1300
(888) 232-4295
Fax: (610) 660-1314
[email protected]
Contact: Maureen Mathis
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
(610) 660-1000

Total undergrads: 5,331
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,478
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,161
Graduate enrollment: 2,569

Suburban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $60

Online application fee: $60
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 86%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 88%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

European Studies B
French Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Arts – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology A,B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Finance/Banking A,B,C
International Business B
International Marketing B
Management Information Systems A,B
Marketing Management A,B,C
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts A,B
Special Products Marketing B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric A,B,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Information Sciences/Systems A,B


Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Science Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A,B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Italian B
Latin B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health Facilities Administration B
Health Services – General B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Administration B

Social Sciences

Criminology A,B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology A,B,C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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