Saint Joseph’s University Places in Top 10 of U.S. News’ 2013 Rankings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 12, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is again one of the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 12, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fifteenth consecutive year.

University President C. Kevin Gillespie S.J., said that this recognition “confirms Saint Joseph’s reputation for academic excellence and a transformative, values-centered student experience. It is gratifying to know that the ambitious initiatives we continue to pursue to enhance our students’ experience – in the classroom, through service to communities both near and around the globe, through hands-on research and internship opportunities – are recognized and valued by our peers.”

In last year’s U.S. News rankings, Saint Joseph’s made a dramatic jump from No. 13 to the No. 8 spot. “Saint Joseph’s is a university on the move,” noted Fr. Gillespie.  “It is a testament to the excellence and dedication of our faculty, our students, and indeed the entire Saint Joseph’s community.” Saint Joseph’s shares the No. 8 ranking with Marist College.

In addition to the overall ranking, several Haub School of Business undergraduate programs were ranked in their discipline. Marketing (entertainment, food, international, pharmaceutical and healthcare, sports) jumped from No. 16 to No. 13 and Insurance moved from No. 11 to No. 10.

 “A single number does not easily encapsulate the excellence of a university,” he added. “But clearly, Saint Joseph’s has successfully delivered on its promise of an outstanding academic experience within the context of the Jesuit vision of ‘concern for the individual student’ (cura personalis) and a commitment to social justice.”

Additional information on this year’s rankings is available at


Contact Information

Harriet K. Goodheart, Assistant Vice President for University Communications, 610-660-1532,


Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 152 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,650 traditional undergraduate day students, 700 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates, and 3,600 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2012 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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