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

761 Undergraduate Degrees
420 Graduate Degrees
$42,763 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
77% Acceptance Rate

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Saint Joseph’s University Rankings

We have ranked St. Joe's as #87 out of 1,018 colleges and universities in the country in our 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 70 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #7.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#41 Best Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#120 Most Popular Business Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#166 Most Popular Business 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
#1 Best Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Insurance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#18 Best Human Resource Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#31 Best Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#32 Best International Business Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#43 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#115 Best Business Administration & Management Bachelor’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
#5 Best Colleges for Business, Management & Marketing College Factual
#6 Best Colleges for Human Resource Management College Factual
#8 Best Colleges for Marketing College Factual
#22 Best Colleges for Finance & Financial Management College Factual
#57 Best Colleges for Accounting College Factual
#209 Best Schools Course Advisor

Where Is Saint Joseph’s University?

Location of Saint Joseph's University

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-request-information

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?

77% Acceptance Rate
55% Of Accepted Are Women
66% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 77%. 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 75%, and the acceptance rate for women is 79%.

Average Test Scores

About 66% 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 640. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 560 to 640 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 550 to 650 )
200
800
St. Joe's received ACT scores from 28% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 22 and 27. Math scores were between 23 and 30. Composite scores were between 23 and 28.

ACT English Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 22 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 23 to 28 )
1
36

Can I Afford Saint Joseph’s University?

$42,763 Net Price
59% Take Out Loans
3.6% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of St. Joe's is $42,763. 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 59% of students took out student loans averaging $10,885 a year. That adds up to $43,540 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Joe's is 3.6%. 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

4,222 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,784 undergraduate students at St. Joe's, with 4,222 being full-time and 562 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  St. Joe's

There are also 2,578 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,222 full-time undergraduates at St. Joe's, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  St. Joe's

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of St. Joe's Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 105
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 332
White 3,325
International Students 89
Other Races/Ethnicities 172

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

2,074 Took All Classes Online
3,191 Took At Least One Class Online
9.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 3 bachelor’s degree and 16 master’s degree programs available online at St. Joe's. In 2017-2018, 3,191 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 6th most popular in Pennsylvania for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

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 9.0%. This is the #1,223 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at St. Joe's regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of St. Joe's majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
General Business/Commerce 12%
General Business/Commerce 12%
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 35%
Human Resource Management 22%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at St. Joe's ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at St. Joe's.

Major Growth Rate Rank
International Marketing #1
Other Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations #1
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing #4
Financial Planning & Services #5
Insurance #9
Insurance #9
International Business #19
International Business/Trade/Commerce #19
Management Science #21
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #23
Finance #25
General Management Information Systems #31
Finance & Financial Management #38
Management Information Systems #41
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration #50
Marketing/Marketing Management, General #66
Marketing #68
Human Resource Management #76
Accounting #96
General Business/Commerce #99
General Business/Commerce #99
Accounting #142
General Business Administration and Management #402
Business Administration & Management #470

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 Business Concentrations

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

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Management Science 72 0 174 246
Finance 121 0 33 154
Special Products Marketing Operations 118 0 20 138
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 113 0 21 134
Accounting 78 1 1 80
General Business/Commerce 0 0 68 68
Other Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations 24 0 39 63
Insurance 50 0 0 50
International Business/Trade/Commerce 39 0 2 41
General Business Administration and Management 31 0 6 37
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations 34 0 0 34
General Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration 14 0 17 31
Financial Planning & Services 3 0 25 28
Organizational Behavior Studies 23 0 0 23
General Economics 14 0 0 14
Small Business Administration/Management 13 0 0 13
Actuarial Science 13 0 0 13
International Marketing 0 0 11 11
Other Marketing 0 0 2 2
General Management Information Systems 1 0 0 1
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 0 0 0 0
Knowledge Management 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 761 1 419 1,181

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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