Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME

Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME

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Where the Community Grows

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine is situated on 474 acres along the shore of Sebago Lake, just 18 miles from Portland and two hours north of Boston. Founded in 1912 by the Sisters of Mercy, we are Maine’s only Catholic college with nearly 1,000 students.

We provide a values-centered education that serves students’ curiosity for knowledge, their spiritual well-being, and their desire to give back to the community. We encourage a partnership among students, faculty, and staff that sets a high standard for academic achievement and engagement. Students speak of feeling “at home” and having the chance to participate and take on leadership roles at Saint Joseph’s. Whether it’s signing up for intramurals, finding volunteer opportunities through the Mercy Center, or joining a student club, campus life provides many opportunities.

Imagine spectacular views of Mount Washington from a lakeside beach. Our location, near the southern coast of Maine, is nestled in a four-season recreation area surrounded by lakes and the foothills of the White Mountains. Prime skiing, hiking, and kayaking spots are nearby, but so are the professional opportunities of Portland—Maine’s largest city. We encourage you to come see for yourself. Schedule a campus visit at 


Carnegie Badge

Recognized for the Advancement of Teaching–Community Engagement with a focus on community service | The Carnegie Foundation

 Princeton Review badge

Named a “Green College” for our sustainability initiatives | The Princeton Review

STARS badge

Recognized with a STARS Silver rating for campus-wide sustainability achievements | Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

Bee Campus badge

First Maine college to be certified as a Bee Campus USA® for our rigorous commitments to raise awareness and enhance habitats for pollinators | Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

St. Joe's Fast Facts

• 474-acre campus
• Strong liberal arts core with more than 40 majors and programs
• Small classes (16 students on average) with a student-faculty ratio of 13:1
• 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
• 10 residence halls with your choice of traditional, townhouse, or suite-style living
• 86% of students residing on campus
• Over 90% of students receiving financial assistance
• Merit scholarships up to $20,000 awarded to students each year
• 95% placement rate in employment or graduate school within six months of graduation for recent alumni

Areas of Study

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

Communications, Fine Arts, English & Writing
• Art & Design
• Communications
   - Business Communication
   - Sports Communication

• English
• Fine Arts
• Writing & Publishing

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

Exercise Science, Physical Education & Sports Management
• Exercise Science
   - Fitness Leader
   - Pre-physical Therapy
   - Sports Performance

• Health & Wellness Promotion
• Physical Education Teacher
• Sports Management
• Sports Management—Athletic Administration

Liberal Studies
• Self-Designed Major
• Undeclared

Natural, Physical & Health Sciences
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental Science
• Environmental Studies
• Marine Science
• Mathematics
• Medical Biology
   - Pre-dental
   - Pre-medicine
   - Pre-pharmacy
   - Pre-veterinary

• Pre-physician Assistant


Partnership Degree Programs
• Pre-law
• Pre-optometry

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

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “One of the great parts about Saint Joe’s is we’ve got Shawnee Peak just over half an hour away. It’s a great place to learn to ski, but you still get that big mountain feel.”

    • Jacob Huberdeau
  • “I’m most proud of how SJC has made me a more educated professional student. I’ve grown so much because of the experiences SJC had to offer me.”

    • Hannah Egan
  • “SJC has given me all the resources and opportunities to prosper, and I’m very proud to be a part of this college and inspired to work hard to be able to give back!”

    • Ricky Reyes
  • “I enjoy walking around campus and knowing the majority of the people I’m walking by. I also like that the class sizes are small because I can make connections and build relationships with my professors.”

    • Kelly Sheehan