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Study at Saint Joseph College

Saint Joseph College was established by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932. This Roman Catholic institute is an undergraduate college for women with a coeducational graduate degree program. The sprawling 84-acre campus of the college is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. The students of Saint Joseph College can opt for undergraduate and graduate programs of study in the fields of accounting, art history, computer science, family studies, education, English, foreign languages, history, information technology, and international studies, among others. The academic divisions of the college include:
  • The Graduate School
  • The Women's College
The athletics department of Saint Joseph College fields teams in volleyball, softball, tennis, soccer, cross country, basketball, and lacrosse. The teams, nicknamed the Blue Jays, are members of the Eastern College Athletic Conference, the NCAA Division III, and the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The basketball, volleyball, tennis, and softball teams have won a number of national championships.

Profile of Saint Joseph CollegeSaint Joseph College can be found in West Hartford, CT (a small city). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. Saint Joseph College is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Post-Master's certificate is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

Saint Joseph College offers a wide range of choices in programs of study. The most common majors at the school are in education and teaching, family and social work, nursing and emergency medicine, and therapy and Counselling.

Saint Joseph College Selectivity

Saint Joseph College does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 460 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at the school centered around 443 to 540, but ranged both higher and lower.

Classes at Saint Joseph College are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way the school works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at Saint Joseph College are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 1, 773 students were enrolled in the school. Older adults are in evidence at Saint Joseph College, often seeking career changing education. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life
Full-time students are the norm at Saint Joseph College. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. Saint Joseph College offers students meal plans. The school student athletes compete in Great Northeast Athletic Conference competitions. Saint Joseph College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Education and Teaching130education, elementary school teaching, special ed, school Counselling, science teaching, education courses, urban education, secondary teaching
Nursing and Emergency Medicine68registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling54psychology, Counselling psychology, marriage and family therapy, clinical social work
Family and Social Work45social work, child development, food and nutrition, family and consumer science, social work courses, public administration
Business and Management32business management, management science, managerial economics, accounting
Science30biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, biomedical sciences
Liberal Arts26English, history, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, area studies, women's studies, social studies, Spanish language, . . .
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, pastoral Counselling, theology and religious vocations, religion
Fine Arts1art history and criticism
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0nutrition sciences
Contact: Saint Joseph CollegeSaint Joseph College

1678 Asylum Ave.

West Hartford, CT 06117-2791

General Phone: (860) 232-4571

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