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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Harriet Goodheart, Assistant Vice President of University Communications, 610-660-1222,


As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts. SJU ranks as a top university in the Northeast, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter in the College of Arts and Sciences and AACSB accreditation of the  Erivan K. Haub School of Business. The University is also deeply committed to the Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, earning a place on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and the community engagement classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. With courses offered on campus and online, SJU prepares its more than 8,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to lead lives of personal excellence, professional success and engaged citizenship.


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