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Saint Joseph’s University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Saint Joseph's University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Saint Joseph’s University Ranked?

Quality Badge

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Saint Joseph's University was awarded 78 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

St. Joe's is ranked #225 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

St. Joe's is also ranked #22 out of 123 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Joe’s?

Acceptance Rate

Saint Joseph's University has an acceptance rate of 77%, which makes it somewhat selective. Make sure it's not the only school you apply to, even if it's your school of choice. Whether you get in or not will largely depend on how you compare to other applicants.

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 )

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

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 23 to 28 )

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Saint Joseph’s University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At St. Joe's, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 11 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Joseph's University is 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Joseph’s University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 91% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Saint Joseph's University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at St. Joe's for first-time, full-time students is 72%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at St. Joe’s

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 5,144 undergraduates at St. Joe's with 4,481 being full-time and 663 being part-time.

St. Joe’s Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for St. Joe’s is 78.91 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  78.91 out of 100
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How Much Does Saint Joseph’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Joe's is $33,742. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for St. Joe’s

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$25,822 $27,491 $28,428 $31,032 $37,161

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of St. Joe's, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. 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.

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How Much Money Do St. Joe’s Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from St. Joe's make around $59,600 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future St. Joe's graduates since it is 50% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Saint Joseph’s University make the most money.

Location of Saint Joseph’s University

Saint Joseph's University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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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

Saint Joseph’s University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 65 majors graduated from Saint Joseph's University. Of these students, 1,311 received undergraduate degrees and 1,089 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 176 $50,700
Finance & Financial Management 124 $57,100
Marketing 113 $45,200
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 85 $57,900
Accounting 78 $60,500
Communication & Media Studies 65 $34,900
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $33,000
Other Health Professions 63 $44,700
General Biology 54 $27,700
Insurance 50 $56,600

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Joseph's University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at St. Joe’s

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 3,191 students took at least one online class at Saint Joseph's University. This is a decrease from the 3,366 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3,191 2,074
2016-2017 3,366 2,195
2015-2016 3,594 2,135
2014-2015 2,348 1,828
2013-2014 2,439 1,500

Learn more about online learning at Saint Joseph’s University.

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