Freshman Applicants

Are you a Hawk? SJU Student Profile

2012 SJU first-year student profile:

             -        Middle 50% GPA: 3.20 – 3.88 on a 4.00 scale

             -        Middle 50% SAT:  1070 – 1230 out of 1600 point scale

                                (critical reading and math sections)

             -        Middle 50% ACT:  23 – 28 out of 36 points

                                 (composite score)



             -        53% female

             -        47% male

Top five states: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Maryland

Countries represented: Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Venezuela


Rankings & Distinctions

U.S. News & World Reports ranked Saint Joseph’s University #8 among 193 master’s universities in the north. 

The Princeton Review ranked the Haub School of Business as one of the Best 290 Business Schools.

The Haub School of Business is accredited by AACSB International in both Business and Accounting, less than 5% of business schools worldwide meet this dual standard of excellence. The international honor society serving AACSB-accredited schools is Beta Gamma Sigma. Saint Joseph’s University was named the 2012 Gold Chapter, the highest recognition a collegiate chapter can earn through Beta Gamma Sigma International. Haub has consistently been ranked as one of the top chapters in the world.

Saint Joseph’s University is proud to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, which is the oldest America honors society devoted to recognizing and advancing excellence in the arts and sciences. In addition, we sponsor chapters of sixteen discipline-specific honor societies.  

Freshman Application Process

Admission Deadlines
Early Action:   November 15th
Regular Decision:  February 1st

Notification Dates

Early Action: December 25th
Regular Decision:  March 15th

Students may apply using the Common Application or the Saint Joseph's Online Application. If you prefer to submit a paper application, you may download the print ready application here. In addition the following are required:

  • Application fee ($60)  If you prefer to pay the application fee online click here
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT (SJU code 2801) or ACT (SJU code 3684) scores
  • Letter of recommendation from guidance counselor or teacher
  • Essay
  • Supplement Form (for students completing the paper version of the Common Application)
  • Social security number is required on the application for admission if applying for federal financial aid with a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA)

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For detailed instructions on homeschool and GED admission policies, please select the link that describes you:

Homeschooled applicant

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