Saint Joseph's University Admissions

SJU Acceptance Rate, SAT Scores, Financial Aid, and More

Saint Joseph's University
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Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia admits over 78 percent of the applicants. 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.

SJU 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. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

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 (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 8,415 (5,377 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent male / 55 percent female
  • 87 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,020
  • Books: $825 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,524
  • Other Expenses: $1,205
  • Total Cost: $59,574

Saint Joseph's University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 97 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97 percent
    • Loans: 60 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $22,407
    • Loans: $10,017

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Business Administration, English, Finance, Health Services, Marketing, Psychology, Special Education

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 72 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 80 percent

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

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics