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Study at Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University, also referred to as SJU or St. Joe's, is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic university that was founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus as the Saint Joseph's College. SJU is one of the member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. It ranked eighth among Best Universities-Master's (North) in the U. S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges 2009" edition.

SJU enrolls over 7, 500 students each year. It offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, over 10 special-study options, and over 25 study-abroad programs in various fields of study. The university is organized into the following academic divisions:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Erivan K. Haub School of Business
  • Undergraduate Continuing Studies
SJU has more than 18 varsity sports teams in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Hawks.

Profile of Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University is in a large city, in Philadelphia, PA. The school has a Roman Catholic religious affiliation. Saint Joseph's University is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at the school earn degrees up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

There are more programs of study at Saint Joseph's University than you'll find at most colleges of similar size. The most common major fields study at the school include business and management and security and law enforcement.

Saint Joseph's University Selectivity

Saint Joseph's University does not admit all applicants. The middle range of verbal SAT scores in 2007 was 530 to 620 for students at the school. While math SAT scores among applicants varied, those accepted commonly had scores between 540 and 630.


Some professors at Saint Joseph's University are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.

Student Enrolment

Saint Joseph's University, in 2007, had 7, 542 students (5, 752 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Dorm living is common. Athletic teams at Saint Joseph's University belong to the Atlantic 10 Conference for major sports.

Saint Joseph's University Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management800marketing, finance, business, business management, special products marketing, merchandising sales and marketing, accounting, international marketing, . . .
Education and Teaching406elementary school teaching, special education, reading teaching, secondary teaching, education, instructional media design, educational supervision, educational administration, . . .
Liberal Arts213English, political science, creative writing, sociology, economics, international relations, history, liberal arts and sciences, . . .
Security and Law Enforcement154criminology
Therapy and Counselling82psychology, organizational psychology
Science64biology, chemistry, biochemistry, physics
Medical administration50health care facilities management, health care administration
Family and Social Work26community organization, adult development and aging, public administration
Computer Science and Engineering24computer and info science, information science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine18nurse anesthetist
Medicine17health professions
Engineering Technician14environmental control tech
Law7legal professions
Art Studies7visual and performing arts
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Media5communication studies
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science

Contact: Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University

5600 City Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

General Phone: (610) 660-1000


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