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Catholic Profile

Supportive. Personalized. Career Focused.

As Maine’s only Catholic college, Saint Joseph’s College provides a values-centered education that serves students’ curiosity for knowledge, their spiritual well-being, and their desire to give back to the community.

At the southern Maine setting just outside of Portland, a partnership among students, faculty, and staff sets a high standard for achievement and engagement. Students speak of feeling comfortable and having the chance to participate and take on leadership roles. Whether it’s signing up for intramurals, finding volunteer opportunities through the Mercy Center, or joining a student club, campus life provides many opportunities.

When you step into a classroom at Saint Joseph’s College, you gain a personal education—from the first day on campus through graduation. Most classes have only 20 students, and our student-faculty ratio is 14:1. Professors offer you not only their scholarship but also their professional insight. Your success is important at Saint Joseph’s.

Saint Joseph’s College offers more than 40 majors and concentrations based on a strong liberal arts foundation, with an emphasis on career preparation and community engagement. Academics at Saint Joseph’s are complemented by a campus culture where values and service are important. Many students roll up their sleeves and make a difference in someone’s life thanks to the Community-Based Learning program, an important component to many classes. Students also acquire valuable real-world experience through faculty-sponsored field research and workplace internships, helping them develop professional contacts. Our Career Services Center works closely with students to find internships and master time management, study skills, and test-taking strategies. Graduating seniors receive one-on-one résumé and interview counseling.

The College runs an honors program as well as a program that counsels students still determining their major. Study Away is offered through the Council on International Education Exchange.

Imagine spectacular views of Mount Washington from a lakeside beach. We offer the best of both worlds on 474 acres of possibilities near the southern Maine coast, just two hours from Boston, nestled in a four-season recreational area surrounded by lakes and the foothills of the White Mountains. Prime skiing, hiking, and kayaking spots are nearby, and the culture and entertainment of Portland—Maine’s largest city—are just 18 miles away. The town of Windham, with a range of shops to meet everyday needs, is only minutes from campus.

As a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, with 19 Division III varsity teams and a host of club and intramural teams, students have plenty of choices when it comes to competing and having fun. The Harold Alfond Center showcases a fitness and weight room, rock-climbing wall, suspended track, six-lane pool, 1,300-seat gym, dance studio, and student lounges overlooking the lake and mountains.

Financial aid
We offer a valuable, affordable education, and we want to take the concern about finances out of decision making. Each year, more than 90% of our students receive assistance. We award a number of generous merit-based scholarships, up to $19,000 (renewable annually), along with need-based grants. Also we offer an Alumni Scholarship for $2,000 and a visit scholarship for $1,000, both with a deadline of February 15, 2016.




• Maine’s only Catholic college, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1912
• Situated on 474 acres on the shore of Sebago Lake, 18 miles from Portland, two hours north of Boston
• Enrollment of about 1,000 students, 86% of whom reside on campus
• Strong liberal arts core with more than 40 majors and programs
• Small classes (average 17 students) with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1
• Over 30 clubs and organizations
• Division III intercollegiate athletics with 19 men’s and women’s varsity teams
• Values-centered environment with many options for community-based learning and volunteering
• Ten residence halls, with choice of traditional, townhouse, or suite-style
• Over 90% of students receiving financial assistance

Areas of Study
Business Administration
• Accounting
• Business & Sports Management
• Finance
• Human Resource Management
• International Business
• Management
• Marketing

Communications, Fine Art, English, Writing
• Communication
• Business Communication
• English
• Fine Art
• Journalism/PR
• New Media
• Sports Communication
• Writing & Publishing

• Elementary Education
• Special Education
• Biology/Secondary Education
• English/Secondary Education
• History/Secondary Education
• Mathematics/Secondary Education

Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sports Management
• Exercise Science
- Fitness Leader
• Exercise Science Specialist
• Physical Education Teacher
• Sports Management
• Sports Management—Coaching

Liberal Studies
• Self-Designed Major


Natural, Physical & Health Sciences

• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Biology, Medical
• Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Health & Wellness Promotion
• Marine Science
• Mathematics

Partnership Degree Programs
• Pre-optometry
• Pre-physician Assistant

Social Sciences
• Classics
• Criminal Justice
• History
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Sociology
• Sociology—Social Work
• Theology

• Accredited by the New England
Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)