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5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
p. 610-660-1000
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Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University Rating: 4.2/5 (13 votes)

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Ranks 23rd in Pennsylvania and 272nd overall
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St. 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 St. Joseph’s is a study of 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 leans heavily on a carative model, patients coping with a disease, and follows that philosophy. 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 a bevy of fields including 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.

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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 funded through SJU 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.

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Ranks 898th for the average student loan amount.
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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.

St Josephs was founded in 1851 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The school has been ranked high in National Polls by U.S. News and World Report and Business Week.

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

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Saint Joseph’s University offers 20 varsity 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 are the most popular at the school winning seven Atlantic 10 regular season titles and were the last Division I college basketball team to go undefeated in the regular season.

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