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Saint Joseph’s University Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Saint Joseph's University? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors St. Joe's offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Saint Joseph’s University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Joseph's University was awarded 76 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is business, management and marketing.

Overall Quality

St. Joe's landed the #225 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation.

St. Joe's also holds the #22 spot on the Best Colleges in Pennsylvania ranking.

See all of the rankings for Saint Joseph's University.

Is It Hard to Get Into St. Joe’s?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Saint Joseph's University is 77%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that St. Joe's is a good fit for you.

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

The student to faculty ratio at St. Joe's is an impressive 11 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

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

Saint Joseph's University has a freshmen retention rate of 91%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  91 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At St. Joe's the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 72%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  72 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Saint Joseph’s University.

Good Overall Diversity at St. Joe’s

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,784 undergraduates at St. Joe's with 4,222 being full-time and 562 being part-time.

St. Joe’s Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from St. Joe's with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $59,600 in their early years. That's great news for St. Joe's students 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

Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph's University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city 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 64 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
Teacher Education Grade Specific 65 $33,000
Communication & Media Studies 65 $34,900
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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Notes and 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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