Saint Joseph’s University Places in Top 15 of U.S. News’ 2014 Rankings

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 10, 2013) – Saint Joseph’s University is again one of the top 15 — at No. 11 — among 193 regional institutions (north) in U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 edition of Best Colleges.  The rankings, which were released on Sept. 10, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the sixteenth consecutive year.

University President C. Kevin Gillespie S.J., said, “This affirms Saint Joseph’s reputation for academic excellence and a values-centered student experience.  The strength of a university is not easily quantified by a single number, but it is gratifying to know that our peers in the nation’s most competitive region recognize and value the Saint Joseph’s experience – one that is intellectually exciting and challenging within the context of the Jesuit vision of ‘concern for the individual student’ (cura personalis) and a commitment to social justice.”

U.S. News also listed Saint Joseph’s among the 2014 Up-and-Comers:  “institutions that have recently made the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities,” based on peer assessment surveys of college presidents, provosts and admissions deans.

In addition to the overall ranking at No. 101 for SJU’s Haub School of Business for Best Undergraduate Business Programs, a jump from No. 117 last year, these Haub School of Business undergraduate programs were ranked in their discipline: Insurance at No. 11, and Marketing (entertainment, food, international, pharmaceutical and healthcare, sports) at No. 13.

“Clearly, the ambitious initiatives we continue to pursue to enhance our students’ experience — inside and outside the classroom, through hands-on research and internship opportunities and through service to communities both near and around the globe — are making a difference,” Fr. Gillespie said.

Additional information on the 2014 rankings is available at

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Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni — over 68,000 strong — provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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