Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

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Open your mind. Change our world. Live greater.

As Philadelphia's only Jesuit Catholic university, Saint Joseph's University has been providing an inclusive and welcoming community since 1851. Our Jesuit traditions provide an openness for people of all backgrounds, and we seek to support our students and community through our shared values.

Saint Joseph’s University presents more than just an education—it opens the door to more. With top-ranked programs, accomplished faculty, and a Jesuit tradition of academic excellence that goes back 500 years, Saint Joseph’s prepares students to thrive in all aspects of life. From professional success to personal growth to social impact, the value of a Saint Joseph’s education is immeasurable. When our students aren’t learning in the classroom or volunteering, they can be found experiencing the real world; 98% of students complete at least one experiential learning opportunity, and 97% of the Class of 2018 were employed, pursuing graduate study, or participating in full-time volunteer programs within six months of graduation. When you step foot on campus, you’ll see this is a community like no other.

Our students take their civic and community duties seriously, even while in school. Community service is one of the most important facets of life at Saint Joseph's University. Our Hawks spend their semester breaks volunteering in El Paso, Appalachia, and Guatemala, proving that being individuals with and for others isn’t simply an ideal—it’s a way of life.

To start your journey of becoming a Hawk, we offer campus visits year-round. Schedule yours at For high school seniors, we offer four application deadlines to choose from, including Early Decision and Early Action; learn more at 



Featured in The Best 385 Colleges 2020 | The Princeton Review


Ranked in the top 3% of universities nationwide for alumni earnings 10 years after graduation


Ranked among the “Best Colleges for Your Money” 2019–2020 | Money magazine


Ranked #10 on the “Best Northeastern Schools” list 2020 | U.S. News & World Report


Featured in “America’s Top Colleges” 2020 | Forbes

SJU Fast Facts

With over 4,500 undergraduate students representing over 50 countries, Saint Joseph's University has a remarkable 11:1 student-faculty ratio, providing much more individualized attention to all of our students. One hundred percent of our tenured faculty hold a terminal degree; they're not just experienced in their fields—they’re leading them. We also boast over 72,000 proud alumni. You always have someone out there watching your back and rooting for you to succeed on Hawk Hill!

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “In high school, I thought that service meant helping someone. Through my service experiences at Saint Joe’s, I’ve learned that in relationship-based service, I get just as much—if not more—out of the experience than the people I’m serving.”

    • Vilma Vermin ’20
  • “I constantly strive to become better at what I do. Learning from other people at Saint Joe’s pushed me to become a better consultant and coach.”

    • Jameel Rush ’14
  • “I not only gained a breadth of experience but also developed a fine-tuned skill set that I brought to my landing roll after I graduated from the program.”

    • Paul Karoly ’17
  • “My experience at SJU taught me that it’s important to have an end goal but to also understand that the plan is always changing.”

    • Will Marsh ’18