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.
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 our undergraduate class of 2020 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 2021 graduated with a double major and/or minor, prepared for wherever life takes them.
Meet Our Hawks
Part of being at college is being on your own for the first time, and with that independence, you get a better sense of what your likes and dislikes are to find your right major. And because I was at Saint Joseph’s, I knew I had advisors and professors that were willing to talk to me and explain the process of changing my major, and that really made everything much more comforting."
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."
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."
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.
WHO WE BECOME
Within six months of graduating, 92% of the undergraduate class of 2020 were:
Employed full time
Employed part time
Pursuing graduate study
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.
How We Contribute
Mike Lyons, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of communication and media studies, and his students produced “On Both Sides,” a multimedia project featuring interviews with people who have lost loved ones to murder and incarceration for life. Lyons started the project with the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration, a grassroots organization fighting to change harsh sentencing laws in Pennsylvania.
Through a new collaboration, St. Joe’s interdisciplinary health studies majors put theory into practice developing health education lessons for Gompers Elementary students under the tutelage of Main Line Health medical school students.