University of Saint Joseph

1678 Asylum Ave, West Hartford, United States
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Overview of University of Saint Joseph

About this school

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/
  • Coeducational


    Mostly women

  • Graduate Students


    1,595

  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:810
    • Men:20 (2.5%)
    • Women:790 (97.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to University of Saint Joseph 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 required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
-
Mathematics
-
-
Science
-
-
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
-
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
August 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
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1678 Asylum Avenue
City, State, Zip
West Hartford, CT  06117-2700
Phone
(860) 231-5216
Fax
(860) 233-5695
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50|Fee may be reduced or waived if student applies online. Check with Admissions Office.
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

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

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
90% of 649 applicants were admitted
Women
90% of 649 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
206 (35%) of 586 admitted students enrolled
Women
203 (35%) of 586 admitted students enrolled
Men
3 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.44
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $39,172 (74.93018095566012%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,428 (21.860055855235473%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.9128505298595968%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $678 (1.2969126592448066%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


University of Saint Joseph accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning November 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001409
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
90%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,916
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
18.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,711

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

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

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 60% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Not reported

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


University of Saint Joseph provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


67.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


68.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (23)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Public administration and social services, Family and consumer sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study (20)


  • 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

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


63,268

Nearest Metropolitan Area


90 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Hartford

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Windsor Locks
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 of College Housing


51% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


49%

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 III
Mascot
Blue Jay
School Colors
Blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


University of Saint Joseph offers choral groups, drama theatre

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly women

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


654

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
810
Women
790
Men
20

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

Number of Graduate Students


1,595

Student Resources

Study resources