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. Dating back 500 years, the 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, 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. In fact, 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 



Ranked #4 among the "Best Colleges for Veterans" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #11 among the "Most Innovative Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #22 among "Best Value Schools" | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Ranked #6 in Business (including Insurance) and #11 in Business Intelligence & Analytics among top undergraduate programs | U.S. News & World Report, 2023


Featured in The Best 385 Colleges for five consecutive years | The Princeton Review

SJU Fast Facts

With over 4,500 undergraduate students representing 46 states and 57 nations, Saint Joseph's University has an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, providing individualized attention to all of our students. Additionally, 100% of our tenured faculty hold a terminal degree; they're not just experienced in their fields—they’re leading them. We also boast over 95,000 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 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 as 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 it’s important to have an end goal but also to understand the plan is always changing.”

    • Will Marsh '18