Open your mind. Change our world. Live greater.


transferable credits accepted from other accredited institutions

NCAA Division I sports teams

Class of 2017 average starting alary

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As Philadelphia’s Jesuit university, Saint Joseph’s University provides a demanding yet supportive educational experience that has been inspiring students to 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. 

Transfer-friendly campus
Saint Joseph’s has been named to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Roll and commended for transfer excellence. SJU offers transfer student housing and a transfer-centric orientation program and accepts up to 60 credits from other accredited institutions to count toward your bachelor’s degree.

Academic prestige
Ranked #11 in the Regional Universities North category among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges,” a Saint Joseph’s education has no boundaries—only possibilities. With over 100 majors and minors, AACSB International accreditation, and the country’s most prestigious undergraduate honors organization (Phi Beta Kappa), our students learn to think critically and strive relentlessly to give their absolute best.

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, even while they’re still in school. In fact, 98% of SJU students complete at least one experiential learning opportunity, and 96.5% of the Class of 2017 was employed, pursuing graduate study, or in full-time volunteer programs within six months of graduation.

To start your journey to become a Hawk, apply today. We accept transfer applications on a rolling admission cycle and encourage you to apply early for priority scholarships and transfer housing. Transfer merit-based and Phi Theta Kappa scholarships are awarded to all eligible applicants. We offer campus visits year-round. Schedule your visit at