Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Saint Joseph's University, founded in 1851 by the Society of Jesus, is a private, four-year, coeducational institution. Its campus is located in Philadelphia.

School Profiles: Undergrad Catholic

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

Open your mind. Change our world. Live greater.


4,620 undergraduate students

20 NCAA Division I sports teams

$50,043  Class of 2018 average starting salary

97of the Class of 2018 were employed, pursuing graduate school, or involved in a full-time volunteer program within six months of graduation.

Important visit Dates 

Open Houses: 

September 29, 2019

Application Deadlines:
Early Decision I and
Early Action—November 1
Early Decision II—January 15
Regular Decision—February 1

As Philadelphia’s Jesuit Catholic university, Saint Joseph’s University provides a demanding yet supportive educational experience that has been inspiring studentsto live greater since 1851. Saint Joseph’s University offers more than an education—it opens the door to a better life. 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. When you step foot on campus, you’ll notice this is a community like no other. We are relentless in our support for each other and the values we share. We dare to question the unquestioned, and we’re strong enough to ignite change. 

Jesuit tradition of academic excellence
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 capable of turning vision into reality. Our mission is to preparestudents for personal excellence, professional success, and engagedcitizenship. Saint Joseph’s teaches students to think critically regardless of their majors. With more than 100 academic programs, Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) accreditation, and a chapter of thecountry’s oldest and most prestigious undergraduate honors organization(Phi Beta Kappa), the University’seducation has no boundaries—onlypossibilities.

The world is what we make of it
Our students become changemakers, problem-solvers, innovators, and leaders. They’re not only relentless in their efforts to strengthen their community—they’re savvy enough to influence how the world works. They spend their 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.

Return on investment
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, you can find them 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 in full-time volunteer programs within six months of graduation.

Apply today
To start your journey to become aHawk, 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