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SJU By The Numbers

Located in Philadelphia and just 15 minutes from the city center
23 Average class size
14:1 Student/Faculty ratio
3,500 Times the SJU Hawk flaps its wings at each basketball game
97 Percent of 2014 graduates employed, pursuing graduate study or volunteering full time

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Why SJU?

All-Encompassing Academics

Students come to Saint Joseph’s University seeking a values-based learning experience. They join a community that regards questions of ethics, morality and faith as centrally important to human existence. Students are guided to develop to the fullest in every facet of their intellectual potential. In both the College of Arts & Sciences and the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the University sets continually higher educational standards for its students. Our top-rate faculty provide a rigorous, intense education that both disciplines and expands the mind.

Philadelphia Life

Located on the edge of Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's University has the best of both worlds, combining the excitement and adventure of city life with the quiet atmosphere of the suburbs.  Just a train ride away from the city center, students have access to America's "No. 1 City for Culture." Additionally, with eight Fortune 500 companies, Philadelphia is ideal for internships, networking, and post-graduation job opportunities.

Distinctly Jesuit

As a Jesuit institution, guided by a faith that promotes justice, Saint Joseph’s University educates for a higher purpose; service is central to the Jesuit identity, and students are expected to improve the common good by utilizing their skills and knowledge to promote tolerance, compassion and social justice.


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