Saint Joseph's College (Indiana) Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Chapel at Saint Joseph's College in Indiana
Chapel at Saint Joseph's College in Indiana. Chris Light / Wikimedia Commons

Saint Joseph's College Admissions Overview:

To apply to Saint Joseph's College, interested students will need to submit an application, along with official high school transcripts and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. The school has an acceptance rate of 77%. Those with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted--if your test scores fall within or above the ranges listed below, you are on track for admission.

If you have any questions about the admissions process or application requirements, be sure to visit Saint Joseph's website, or get in touch with someone from the admissions office.

Admissions Data (2016):

Saint Joseph's College Description:

Founded in 1889, Saint Joseph’s College is a four-year, private, Roman Catholic college located on a 180-acre campus in Rensselaer, Indiana, an hour and a half from both Chicago and Indianapolis. Students come from 23 states and a majority live on campus. With roughly 1,200 students and a student / faculty ratio of 14 to 1, SJC offers an intimate college experience in which students get to work closely with their professors.

Saint Joseph's College students can choose from 27 majors, 35 minors, and 9 pre-professional programs. The top majors are nursing, biology, and business administration. The Princeton Review has frequently named Saint Joe among the “Best Regional Colleges.” SJC has a long list of student clubs and organizations on campus, as well as eight intramural sports including flag football, ultimate frisbee, and dodgeball.

For intercollegiate sports, the Saint Joseph's College Pumas compete in the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) with 18 teams, 9 men’s and 9 women’s.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,066 (1,051 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $30,080
  • Books: $900 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $9,480
  • Other Expenses: $1,420
  • Total Cost: $41,880

Saint Joseph's College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 96%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,294
    • Loans: $7,117

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Nursing, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 66%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 43%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 50%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Baseball, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field
  • Women's Sports: Softball, Soccer, Tennis, Basketball, Cross Country, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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