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Study at Saint Josephs College

Saint Joseph College Rensselaer is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic liberal arts institution located in Indiana. SJC was established by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1889. The campus is spread across an area of 180 acres. Students are offered pre-professional programs and associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees in several Course Topics, including economics, arts, education, nursing, history, foreign languages and physical education.

SJC participates in the Great Lakes Valley Conference and is also a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The school sponsors volleyball, tennis, soccer, golf and basketball teams, all of which are nicknamed the Pumas.

Profile of Saint Josephs College

Rensselaer, IN is home to Saint Josephs College. Rensselaer is a town not particularly near any major cities. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Saint Josephs College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at Saint Josephs College can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in science, mathematics, music, fine arts, and security and law enforcement.

Saint Josephs College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 420. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 440 and 560.


Saint Josephs College has a tenure system for senior faculty.

Student Enrolment

The school has 1, 070 enrolled students .

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Saint Josephs College. The school has a residential or campus feel. Saint Josephs College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Saint Josephs College values student athletics, and belongs to the Great Lakes Valley Conference and Independent Mid-South Region. The school offers athletic financial aid to more of its students than do most colleges.

Saint Josephs College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management44business, accounting, MIS, international business
Education and Teaching36elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, art education, Education
Liberal Arts25history, economics, English, creative writing, political science, Spanish language, international studies, sociology, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement19criminal justice and safety
Science18biology, biochemistry, chemistry
Nursing and Emergency Medicine15registered nursing
Therapy and Counselling10psychology
Media8mass communication, public relations and advertising, communication studies
Music8music history and theory, music management
Fine Arts8fine arts
Religion and Philosophy6religious music, philosophy and religious studies, pastoral Counselling, philosophy
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental science
Family and Social Work2social work
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Saint Josephs College

Saint Josephs College

US Highway 231

Rensselaer, IN 47978

General Phone: (219) 866-6000


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