SJU Fast Facts

• 114 acres in a suburban setting on the western edge of Philadelphia 

• 4,900 undergraduate students

• 12:1 student-faculty ratio

• 25 average class size

• 96% of the Class of 2016 were either employed, pursuing graduate study, or involved in full-time volunteer programs within six months of graduation.

• 20 NCAA Division I athletic programs

• 100+ student clubs and organizations 

• 99.7% of the Class of 2016 graduates participated in at least one semester-long experiential education program.

• 2 hours to New York City and Washington, DC, by train from Philadelphia

• 66,000+ alumni across the globe

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit, Catholic university, Saint Joseph’s provides a demanding yet supportive educational experience that has been inspiring students to live greater since 1851. Our mission is to prepare students for personal excellence, professional success, and engaged citizenship. 

Currently ranked #11 in its category of Regional Universities—North among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report, Saint Joseph’s teaches students to think critically regardless of their majors. With more than 50 academic programs, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation, and a chapter of the country’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization (Phi Beta Kappa), the University’s education has no boundaries—only possibilities.

Our distinguished faculty are innovative educators and researchers, with 100% holding the highest attainable degree in their field. Between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, students can study with a faculty mentor as a Summer Scholar, take state-of-the-art classes in the Wall Street Training Room, and work as a peer mentor in the Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support. Students are consistently recognized as Fulbright Scholars for their academic achievements.

Saint Joseph’s students are scholars, volunteers, leaders, athletes, activists, and friends. They spend their semester breaks volunteering in El Paso, Appalachia, and Guatemala, proving that being men and women for others isn’t simply an ideal but a way of life. 

To start your journey to become a Hawk, we offer campus visits year-round at For high school seniors, we offer three application deadlines to choose from, including Early Decision and Early Action, at