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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate89%

About Saint Joseph's University

Founded in 1851 as Philadelphia’s Jesuit university, Saint Joseph’s University prepares students for a rapidly changing world by focusing on academic excellence and courageous exploration. Through a foundational liberal arts core, and diversified by strong professional programs in education, business, health and science, Saint Joseph’s students are empowered, challenged and supported by faculty-scholar mentors to follow their own path. There are nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students in the University’s four schools and colleges – the College of Arts and Sciences, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the School of Education and Human Development and the School of Health Professions. With academic offerings in the most sought-after majors, including leading programs in the first-in-the-nation Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, nearly 100% of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs upon graduation.

Saint Joseph's University is a private, religious university in the suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Saint Joseph's University was founded in 1851. The college currently enrolls around 7,863 students a year, including 5,077 undergrad students.

Saint Joseph's University Acceptance Rate 2022

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint Joseph's University. In 2022, Saint Joseph's University accepted 89% of applicants. In 2022, 8,609 out of 9,708 total applicants were accepted.

Saint Joseph's University Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 41%

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Saint Joseph's University is located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

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College Info

5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395

Campus Setting: Suburban

Saint Joseph's University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint Joseph's University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint Joseph's University is Continuous processing.

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Saint Joseph's University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1130 - 1300


Math SAT Range

560 - 660


Reading SAT Range

570 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1300 and Above


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1130 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Saint Joseph's University students is 1218. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Saint Joseph's University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1130 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1130 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Saint Joseph's University.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Saint Joseph's University is like? There are approximately 7,863 students enrolled at Saint Joseph's University, including 5,077 undergraduate students and 2,786 graduate students. 95% percent of students attend school full-time, 56% percent are from PA and 44% percent of students are from other states.


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