Saint Joseph’s University Overview
Saint Joseph's University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Saint Joseph’s University Known For?
- Students at St. Joe's have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 3%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
- The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at St. Joe's.
- For the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from St. Joe's with a bachelor's degree make about $73,428 a year. That's 80% more than those who graduate from other schools.
- On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from St. Joe's to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.
Saint Joseph’s University Rankings
St. Joe's landed the #117 spot in our 2023 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,018 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #14 out of 106 schools in Pennsylvania.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
St. Joe's has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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|#82||Best Master’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#101||Best Doctor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
|#104||Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools||Tweet It - Post It|
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Joe's.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards St. Joe's has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#13||Best Educational Administration Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#34||Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Schools||College Factual|
|#42||Best Education Graduate Degree Schools||College Factual|
|#50||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#87||Best Business Schools||Business Degree Central|
Where Is Saint Joseph’s University?
Contact details for St. Joe's are given below.
|Address:||5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395|
How Do I Get Into St. Joe’s?
You can apply to St. Joe’s online at: https://www.sju.edu/apply
Admission Requirements for St. Joe’s
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||recommended|
|SAT or ACT Scores||considered but not required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Joe’s?
Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.
Average Test Scores
About 64% of students accepted to St. Joe's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.
Can I Afford Saint Joseph’s University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At St. Joe's, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $11,667 a year. That adds up to $46,668 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at St. Joe's is 2.5%. 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.
Saint Joseph’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,480 graduate students at the school.
Of the 3,945 full-time undergraduates at St. Joe's, 47% are male and 53% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Joseph's University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||189|
|Hispanic or Latino||330|
Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Joseph's University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 63 countries are represented at St. Joe's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at Saint Joseph’s University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Joe's has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 82nd most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of St. Joe’s
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $47,940 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how St. Joe's is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||#1||#1|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#47||#47|
Online Growth Rankings of St. Joe’s
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Joseph's University was 2.1%. This is the #1,632 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Joe's regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Joe's majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology||35%|
|Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing||9%|
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%.
Saint Joseph’s University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*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.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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More about our data sources and methodologies.
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