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Saint Joseph's University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The location of St. Joe's is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$43,647 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
80% Acceptance Rate

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Saint Joseph’s University Rankings

We have ranked St. Joe's as #112 out of 1,358 colleges and universities in the country in our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. It is also ranked #11 out of 77 schools in Pennsylvania.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

St. Joe's has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#57 Best Teaching Doctor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Teaching Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Teaching Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at St. Joe's.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#10 Best Instructional Media Design Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#27 Most Popular Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Educational Administration Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Best Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Most Popular Special Education Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Teacher Education Grade Specific Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#81 Most Popular Teacher Education Subject Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#113 Most Popular Teacher Education Grade Specific Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards St. Joe's has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#3 Best Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision Schools College Factual
#33 Best General Educational Leadership & Administration Schools College Factual
#39 Best Educational Administration Schools College Factual
#46 Best Special Education Schools College Factual
#104 Best Schools Course Advisor
#147 Best Education Schools College Factual

Where Is Saint Joseph’s University?

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Contact details for St. Joe's are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Phone: 610-660-1000
Website: https://www.sju.edu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saintjosephsuniversity
Twitter: https://twitter.com/saintjosephs

How Do I Get Into St. Joe’s?

You can apply to St. Joe’s online at: https://www.sju.edu/apply

Admission Requirements for St. Joe’s

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into St. Joe’s?

80% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
64% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 80%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Approximately 45% of accepted students are men and 55% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 79%, and the acceptance rate for women is 81%.

Average Test Scores

About 64% of students accepted to St. Joe's submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 560 and 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 560 to 650 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 540 to 640 )
200
800
St. Joe's received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 23 to 29 )
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36

Can I Afford Saint Joseph’s University?

$43,647 Net Price
61% Take Out Loans
3.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Joe's is $43,647. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At St. Joe's, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $11,667 a year. That adds up to $46,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Joe's is 3.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Saint Joseph’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,945 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,299 undergraduate students at St. Joe's, with 3,945 being full-time and 354 being part-time.

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There are also 2,480 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,945 full-time undergraduates at St. Joe's, 47% are male and 53% are female.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Saint Joseph's University students is as follows.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 112
Black or African American 189
Hispanic or Latino 330
White 3,095
International Students 60
Other Races/Ethnicities 159

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Saint Joseph's University. At this time, 28 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 63 countries are represented at St. Joe's. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Saudi Arabia.

Online Learning at Saint Joseph’s University

2,296 Took All Classes Online
5,397 Took At Least One Class Online
2.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 5,397 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at St. Joe's has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 5th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of St. Joe’s

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Saint Joseph's University was $42,180 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how St. Joe's is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Health Education #24 #24
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision #43 #43

Online Growth Rankings of St. Joe’s

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Saint Joseph's University was 2.1%. This is the #1,194 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Joe's regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Saint Joseph’s University Teaching Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major TOTAL
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 0
General Educational Leadership & Administration 0
General Education 0
Educational/Instructional Technology 0
General Special Education 0
Other Special Education & Teaching 0
Art Education 0
English & Language Arts Education 0
Health Education 0
History Education 0
Mathematics Education 0
Modern Language Education 0
Reading Teacher Education 0
Elementary Education 0
Secondary Education 0
TOTAL 0

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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