Saint Joseph's University was founded by the Jesuits — visionary Catholic priests and educators who prioritized social justice, the pursuit of excellence, service to others, and the development of the whole person, or, cura personalis. One of only 28 universities and colleges nationwide exemplifying this 500-year- old Jesuit tradition, SJU offers each of its students an educational experience that will hone their skills, expand their knowledge, grow their faith and strengthen their character.
"The best aspect of the economics program is the accessibility and helpfulness of everyone in the department. It was always very easy to find professors in their offices to ask them questions whenever I needed any help. Anyone considering the major should attend one of the monthly meetings where many of the professors and students gather during free period for a presentation or even sometimes a party (always with free food). The whole department is like a big family and anyone will feel welcome in the office."