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 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 We offer four application deadlines for high school seniors 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 Immersion Trips

For over 25 years, Saint Joseph’s University has been sending students to the Appalachian Region. In 2020, over 300 undergraduate students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends traveled to 18 different sites seeking to learn, encounter, and serve—giving witness to the call to be men and women with and for others and to encounter God’s presence in all things. Immersion trips also take place internationally in countries like Belgium, Guatemala, and El Salvador.

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 that it’s important to have an end goal but also to understand the plan is always changing.”

    • Will Marsh '18