SJU, St Joe's

Saint Joseph's University

5600 City Ave, Philadelphia, United States
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  • Total Documents
    5
  • Class Notes
    5
  • Textbook Notes
    0
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    321
  • Previously Enrolled
    159

Overview of Saint Joseph's University (SJU, St Joe's)

About this school

Saint Joseph's University, founded in 1851, is a private, church-affiliated university. Its 60-acre campus is located in western Philadelphia.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:5,145
    • Men:2,345 Men (45.6%)
    • Women:2,800 Women (54.4%)

Location

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Admission Information (SJU, St Joe's)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Saint Joseph's University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
5
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Considered if submitted
February 15
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
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

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5600 City Avenue
City, State, Zip
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Phone
(610) 660-1300
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.61
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
597 average |550-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
44%
• Score 500 - 600
47%
• Score 400 - 500
4%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
6%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
42%
• Score 400 - 500
3%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |23-28 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
16%
• Score 24 - 29
59%
• Score 18 - 23
25%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SJU, St Joe's)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $43,880 (72.11%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,840 (24.39%)
  • Other Expenses: - $840 (1.38%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,294 (2.13%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Saint Joseph's University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 31
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003367
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with 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

Scholarchips 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
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Debating, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (SJU, St Joe's)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Saint Joseph's University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


75.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


81.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


82.0%

Programs & Majors (SJU, St Joe's)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (55)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

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


Business/marketing, Education, Social sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Education

Master's Programs of Study (35)


  • 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

Campus Life (SJU, St Joe's)

Location & Geography

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

Available Transportation


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 of College Housing


54% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


46%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
football, softball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Saint Joseph's University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


4,482

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
5,145
Women
2,800
Men
2,345

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

Number of Graduate Students


2,941

Student Resources (SJU, St Joe's)

Study resources