Open your mind. Change our world. Live greater.
As the only Jesuit university in Philadelphia, Saint Joseph’s University provides a welcoming atmosphere for students from all backgrounds. Since 1851, we’ve provided more than just an education to our students and community. With an education based in Jesuit traditions that go back as far as 500 years, we strive to prepare our students beyond the classroom so they’re ready for all aspects of life. We relentlessly support each other and the values we share.
The Jesuit academic tradition is built on the idea that faith, knowledge, career success, and social justice are all connected. This tradition of academic excellence not only prepares students to perform well in the classroom but connects them to their purpose, transforming them into leaders who are capable of turning their visions into reality. The world is what you make it.
Our students become changemakers, problem solvers, innovators, and leaders. They’re not only making strong efforts to strengthen their community but are also ready to influence how the world around them works. They spend semester breaks volunteering in El Paso, Appalachia, and Guatemala, proving that being men and women with and for others isn’t simply an ideal but a way of life.
The idea of cura personalis—care for the whole person—permeates throughout daily life at Saint Joseph’s University. We urge our students to fully utilize our campus to better themselves and grow throughout their time here. We want you to reflect on the many ideas you learn then put those ideas into action throughout the community around you.
To start your journey of becoming a Hawk, we offer campus visits year-round. You can schedule yours at sju.edu/visit. We offer four application deadlines for high school seniors to choose from, including Early Decision and Early Action. Learn more at sju.edu/apply.