Saint Joseph's University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

Campus Type:

Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


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.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Business Administration, English, Finance, Health Services, Marketing, Psychology, Special Education

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 7900
Total Grad Students: 2429
Undergraduate Students: 5471
Faculty: 277

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 29:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 20:1

Percent Male: 47%
Percent Female: 53%

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Alumni Giving Rate: %

Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: 73%

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 78%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 19131


Main Email:

Main Phone: 610-660-1300

Additional Campuses:

Admissions Contact:
Steven Rodgers
Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:

Athletics Contact:

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

Common App Used?

High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
Saint Joseph's University will place an emphasis on the transfer applicant's grade point average, the college-level courses completed and the institution(s) attended. Typical admitted transfer students have at least a 2.5 cummulative GPA from all college work.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer students must successfully complete their college-level coursework and earn a final grade of at least a "C" or better for transferrable credit to be given.

Credits (Min/Max):
Undergraduate day, full-time transfer students may transfer a maximum of sixty credits or twenty courses.SJU requires that all students complete a minimum of twenty courses at Saint Joseph's in order to be conferred an SJU bachelors degree.

Test Scores for Applying:
Transfer applicants with fewer than 24 earned transferrable credits must submit official SAT/ACT scores. An academic profile of our admitted freshmen students and their middle 50% test scores can be found on our web site,

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Saint Joseph's University requires all transfer applicants to complete and submit the Transfer Recommendation Form found on our website at

Essay(s) required:
An essay is required for all transfer applicants. Essay prompts can be found on the SJU application or via the Common Application.

Application Fee:

Other Requirements:
Copies of all course syllabi or course descriptions must be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions for all transfer applicants.

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Spring Deadline:

Summer Deadline:

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 22 26
English 22 26
Math 21 27
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 510 600
Math 520 610
Writing 520 610

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied:

Transfers Accepted:

Transfer Percentage Accepted: %

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 78%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: -78%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1500

Other Expenses: 2500

Room and Board: 12206

Tuition and Fees: 36640

Total Cost: 52846

Note on Costs:
211-12 academic year tuition: $36,48 and approximately $8,5 to $12, for Room/Board. Room/Board cost may vary depending upon choice of meal plan and place of residence.

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Typical recipients have at least a 2.75 cumulative grade point average in all college work.The awards range in value from $6,000 to $12,000 annually. PTK members may be offered $2,000/year.

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Own Financial Aid Form?

Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 10082

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 95%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 94%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 60%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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