Saint Joseph's College of Maine


Highest Degree Offered: Masters

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Maine


Founded in 1912, Saint Joseph's College of Maine is a private, Catholic liberal arts college. Saint Joseph's 350-acre campus has an attractive location on the shore of Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine. Boston is just two hours to the south. Students can choose from 40 academic programs with nursing being most popular at the bachelor's level. Academics are supported by a 15 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 17. The college takes pride in the close relationship between students and their professors. The college encourages hands-on learning experiences through internships and study abroad (Saint Joseph's students can choose from 240 institutions in about 40 countries). The college also has robust graduate and professional programs delivered online to students around the country and world. For residential students, Saint Joseph's has a wide range of student clubs and activities. In athletics, the Monks compete in the NCAA Division III North Atlantic Conference and Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The college fields seven men's and eight women's intercollegiate sports.

Most Popular Majors

Business Administration, Elementary Education, General Studies, Health Administration, Nursing

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2758
Total Grad Students: 954
Undergraduate Students: 1804
Faculty: 69

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 40:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 26:1

Percent Male: 31%
Percent Female: 69%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 55%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

278 Whites Bridge Rd
Standish Maine 4084


Main Email:

Main Phone: 207-892-6766

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Anna Gordon
Associate Director, Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Academic rigor is important. Applicants need to take at least college preparatory classes. If an applicant has a lower GPA but took honors classes, then the applicant is considered a stronger candidate because of the honors challenge.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Credit towards graduation from SJC is granted for courses taken at accredited institutions with a grade of 2.0 or above (4.0 scale), if those courses are deemed both comparable to a course at SJC and relevant to the proposed program of study at SJC.

Credits (Min/Max):
Students must complete a minimum of 32 credits at Saint Joseph's College in order to meet degree requirements.

Test Scores for Applying:
Applicants are required to take SAT or ACT, including transfer students with fewer than 15 college credit hours.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Have a college advisor or professor write a letter of recommendation. If that's not available we'll accept a work supervisor or religious leader.

Essay(s) required:
The submission of an essay is required with your application.

Application Fee:
There is no application fee.

Other Requirements:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 17 26
English 17 26
Math 16 25
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 430 530
Math 430 530
Writing 420 520

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 88%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -88%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1100

Other Expenses: 1700

Room and Board: 11000

Tuition and Fees: 28700

Total Cost: 42500

Note on Costs:
For the 211-212 academic year, tuition is $27,7, room and board is $11,, and general fees are $1, - for a total of $39,7.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
We offer students a very competitive financial aid package. More than 90 percent of our students receive some form of financial assistance, generally a combination of grants, scholarships, work opportunities, and loans.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 13106

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 99%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 87%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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