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University of Saint Joseph Overview

University of Saint Joseph is a private not-for-profit institution located in West Hartford, Connecticut. USJ is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is University of Saint Joseph Known For?

0 Undergraduate Awards
$36,813 Avg Cost After Aid
78% Acceptance Rate
  • USJ has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.
  • Students at USJ have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 1%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The highest award offered at USJ is the doctor's degree.
  • In <nil>, 95% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from USJ makes roughly $54,455 a year. This is 33% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from USJ to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Where Is University of Saint Joseph?


Contact details for USJ are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-232-4571

How Do I Get Into USJ?

You can apply to USJ online at:

Admission Requirements for USJ

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USJ?

78% Acceptance Rate
75% Of Accepted Are Women
16% Submit SAT Scores
USJ has an acceptance rate of 78%, which means that is not quite as selective as some other schools. Still, you'll need good grades and a solid application if you want to be admitted.

Approximately 25% of accepted students are men and 75% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 69%, and the acceptance rate for women is 82%.

Average Test Scores

About 16% of students accepted to USJ submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 523 and 548. Math scores were between 513 and 633.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 523 to 548 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 513 to 633 )
USJ received ACT scores from 0% of accepted students.

Can I Afford University of Saint Joseph?

$36,813 Net Price
77% Take Out Loans
0.7% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USJ is $36,813. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USJ, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $9,375 a year. That adds up to $37,500 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USJ is 0.7%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Saint Joseph Undergraduate Student Diversity

852 Full-Time Undergraduates
77% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 906 undergraduate students at USJ, with 852 being full-time and 54 being part-time.


There are also 1,226 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 852 full-time undergraduates at USJ, 23% are male and 77% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Saint Joseph students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 46
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 129
White 514
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 60

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at University of Saint Joseph. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at USJ. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Netherlands.

Online Learning at University of Saint Joseph

193 Took All Classes Online
635 Took At Least One Class Online
-4.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 635 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USJ has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 6th most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2020-2021.

Online Growth Rankings of USJ

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Saint Joseph was -4.9%. This is the #1,928 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USJ regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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