Saint Joseph's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Saint Joseph's University
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Saint Joseph's University Admissions Overview:

Saint Joseph's University admitted 82% of applicants in 2015; students with good grades and a strong application are likely to be admitted. To learn about the school, including application requirements and deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office at Saint Joseph's. The school is test-optional, so applicants are not required to submit SAT or ACT scores--they will need to send in an application and high school transcripts, however.

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Admissions Data (2015):

Saint Joseph's University Description:

Located on a 103-acre campus in western Philadelphia and Montgomery Country, Saint Joseph's University is a highly-regarded private Catholic University with a history dating back to 1851. The college's strengths in the liberal arts and science earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. Many of Saint Joseph's most popular and distinguished programs, however, are in business fields.

Undergraduates can choose from 75 academic programs. In athletics, the Saint Joseph's Hawks compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference as well as the Philadelphia Big 5 conference. Lacrosse competes in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 8,625 (5,391 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 86% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,180
  • Books: $825 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,928
  • Other Expenses: $1,205
  • Total Cost: $59,138

Saint Joseph's University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 58%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $19,339
    • Loans: $10,364

Academic Programs:

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 90%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 79%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Rowing, Cross Country, Track and Field, Basketball, Baseball, Golf, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Rowing, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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