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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 our undergraduate Class of 2021 was employed, pursuing graduate study or in full-time volunteer programs 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

Madison Quinn started as an undecided business major & found her passion as a health studies major.

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."

Madison Quinn started as an undecided business major & found her passion as a health studies major.

Madison Quinn '19

health studies major


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."

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Jameel Rush ’14 (M.S.)

AVP of diversity and inclusion, Aramark

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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."

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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 2021 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. 

Explore Career Outcomes

How We Contribute

The Philadelphia Chapter of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) will be awarding Saint Joseph’s Usha Rao, Ph.D., with the 2021 Elizabeth Bingham Mentorship Award. As a woman, person of color and immigrant who is deeply embedded into the world of STEM, Rao is determined to do what she can to make STEM careers more accessible to the students she works with.
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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.