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Saint Joseph’s University (SJU) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in arts and sciences and business. Undergraduate degrees include Asian studies, chemistry and medieval studies. Graduate programs include education, psychology and criminal justice.

The Religious Studies department at Saint Joseph’s emphasizes Christian Theology coupled with a broad overview of religions. Classes in this major include American Catholicism, Gender and Christian Spirituality and Church and State.

The Actuarial Science Program at SJU helps students form strong analytical skills. Courses taught in this program include calculus, mathematics of finance and database management.

The Health Services program at SJU embraces a carative model – focusing health care on the patients coping with a disease. Courses in the Health Services curriculum include Health and Society, Health and the School-Aged Child and Organic Chemistry.

The Erivan K. Haub School of Business offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business, including specializations in accounting, finance, and financial services. The school also runs the Center for Consumer Research and the Energy School which works to provide a forum for energy risk management.

Saint Joseph’s University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The Erivan K. Haub Business School is accredited by the International Association for Management Education.


New Students must fill out either a Saint Joseph’s University Application or the Common Application by at least the February before the students first semester. Along with the application students must pay an application fee, submit their official high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores, submit a letter of recommendation from either a high school guidance counselor or teacher and complete an essay.

Transfer students must fill out all of the above and provide an official college transcript from each attended, as well as course syllabi from all college science and business courses.

SJU will accepts international students.

There may be additional admission requirements for special programs in the school.

Financial Aid

Approximately 85% of all SJU students receive aid in some form. The school offers grants, loans and work study programs.

Students must fill out the FAFSA to be considered.

Grants available to Saint Joseph’s University students include the Federal Pell Grant, the PHEAA State Grant and the Pennsylvania New Economy Technology Scholarship Program.

Work Study Programs are awarded as part of a student’s financial aid package but does not guarantee a job.

Scholarships at SJU include the Villager Debating Scholarship, The Eagles Fly For Leukemia Scholarship and International Merit-Based Scholarships.


SJU offers a Campus Ministry in the context of Catholic Higher Education. Student-run clubs and organizations include the Hawks for Life, The Polish Cultural Society and Hawks against Hunger. The school also sponsors many Greek organizations on campus.

The Sports Complex at SJU offers an 8-lane indoor pool, four racquetball courts, a fitness center and four outdoor tennis courts.

Saint Joseph’s University was founded in 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Campus at SJU sits on 103 acres in the suburbs of Philadelphia. The campus is known for its Gothic architecture and beautiful landscaping.


Saint Joseph’s University supports 20 teams all in the NCAA Division I. The Hawks compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference. Baseball, basketball and rowing are among the sports sponsored by the school.

The men’s basketball team has won seven Atlantic 10 regular season titles and was undefeated in the 2003-2004 regular season.

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5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
p. (610) 660-1000

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