Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph’s University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Saint Joseph’s University Ranked?

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2023 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 381 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is other specialized merchandising, sales, and marketing operations.

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked St. Joe's as #98 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This lands it a coveted spot in the top 5% of all colleges and universities in the country. This is an improvement over the previous year, when St. Joe's held the #148 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

St. Joe's is also ranked #10 out of 117 schools in Pennsylvania.

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Is It Hard to Get Into St. Joe’s?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Saint Joseph's University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 80%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 64% 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 650. Math scores were between 540 and 640.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 560 to 650 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 540 to 640 )
St. Joe's received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 23 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Joseph's University  ( 23 to 29 )

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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 89%. 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  89 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 73%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  73 out of 100

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Saint Joseph’s University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 4,299 undergraduates at St. Joe's with 3,945 being full-time and 354 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Joseph’s University Cost?

The overall average net price of St. Joe's is $33,492. 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 +
$24,313 $23,963 $26,825 $30,232 $37,803

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 61% of students took out student loans averaging $11,667 a year. That adds up to $46,668 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at St. Joe's is 2.5%. 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 $73,428 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for St. Joe's students since it is 73% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 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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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, 1,302 received undergraduate degrees and 884 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 171 $51,025
Finance & Financial Management 112 $56,042
Marketing 110 $48,227
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 109 $60,324
Communication & Media Studies 78 $33,094
Other Health Professions 77 $30,348
Accounting 75 $59,162
General Psychology 56 $37,248
Insurance 52 $59,809
Human Resource Management 38 $48,241

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 2019-2020, 5,397 students took at least one online class at Saint Joseph's University. This is an increase from the 2,408 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,397 2,296
2018-2019 2,408 2,023
2017-2018 3,191 2,074
2016-2017 3,366 2,195
2015-2016 3,594 2,135

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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.


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