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We Are Hawks

Hawks have courage, resilience, curiosity. We dare to grow into our true selves by taking chances, working hard and embracing a fast-changing future.

At Saint Joseph's, you'll be challenged, inspired, encouraged and supported. It's the Jesuit difference. It's who we are.

Who We Are

We’re a lively, close community of students, teachers and alumni with eyes wide open for new ideas and experiences. We take risks and we have each other’s backs. We explore widely, pushing the boundaries between art and science, thinking and acting, local and global. We’re looking for purpose, but we’re practical, too, because we want to lead the way to a prosperous future.

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Our History

Transformation and disruption are in our DNA

Guided by the Jesuit educational tradition since 1851, Saint Joseph’s has shaped passionate people with curious minds and real-world skills — people who are ready to make change.

Facts & Figures


Of the class of 2018 had full-time employment or was in graduate school within 6 months of graduation.


Proud alumni across the globe, creating one powerful network.


Undergraduate student/faculty ratio; 7:1 for graduate programs — meaning you'll get the personalized attention you need.


Of the class of 2019 graduated with a double-major and/or minor, prepared for wherever life takes them.

Meet Our Hawks

Marisa Egan with Dr. Shantanu Bhatt in a lab

To me, the ability to solve problems is the most important skill for success. I want to solve problems professionally as a researcher, to help humanity through innovation."

Marissa smiles wearing a white lab coat

Marisa Egan ’18

Cellular and molecular biology doctoral student

Jameel smiles with a blazer on

I constantly strive to become better at what I do. Learning from other people at St. Joe’s pushed me to become a better consultant and coach."

Jameel smiles with his hands on his hips in the city

Jameel Rush ’14 (M.S.)

AVP of diversity and inclusion, Aramark

Jim smiles and teaches his class from the center of the room

Experiential learning experiences give students new opportunities to test out their interests, helping them discern their vocation during their time at St. Joe’s. Getting outside the classroom adds a new piece to the process of finding your place in the world."

James smiles at the camera in a suit jacket and glasses, with trees behind him

James Caccamo, Ph.D.

Associate dean, College of Arts and Sciences

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Bordering Philadelphia and Merion, We’re (Sub)urban.

Where We Are

Located on the border of Philadelphia and the Main Line, Saint Joseph's University is comfortably situated in a beautiful residential neighborhood that’s home to upscale shops and restaurants, historic estates, bike paths and hiking trails. Located only 15 minutes outside of Center City Philadelphia, Saint Joseph's University offers the ideal blend of urban energy and suburban tranquility.


Within six months of graduating, 97% of the undergraduate class of 2019 were:




Pursuing graduate study


Employed part-time


In volunteer or military programs

Saint Joseph's University graduates have gone on to pursue careers with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Johnson & Johnson, Amazon, the NBA, Main Line Health and more. Graduates pursuing advanced degrees in medicine, law, business, education and more have gone on to attend the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Notre Dame, The George Washington University and many other prestigious institutions. 

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How We Contribute

Samuel Gompers School exterior
Now in its 15th year, the Seedlings program connects SJU students with young learners from the adjacent Samuel Gompers School for hands-on science lessons.