Saint Joseph’s University Places in Top 10 of U.S. News’ 2013 Rankings

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 12, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University is again one of the top 10 – at No. 8 – among 193 master’s universities in the north in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The rankings, which were released on Sept. 12, placed Saint Joseph’s in the top tier in its region for the fifteenth consecutive year.

University President C. Kevin Gillespie S.J., said that this recognition “confirms Saint Joseph’s reputation for academic excellence and a transformative, values-centered student experience. It is gratifying to know that the ambitious initiatives we continue to pursue to enhance our students’ experience – in the classroom, through service to communities both near and around the globe, through hands-on research and internship opportunities – are recognized and valued by our peers.”

In last year’s U.S. News rankings, Saint Joseph’s made a dramatic jump from No. 13 to the No. 8 spot. “Saint Joseph’s is a university on the move,” noted Fr. Gillespie.  “It is a testament to the excellence and dedication of our faculty, our students, and indeed the entire Saint Joseph’s community.” Saint Joseph’s shares the No. 8 ranking with Marist College.

In addition to the overall ranking, several Haub School of Business undergraduate programs were ranked in their discipline. Marketing (entertainment, food, international, pharmaceutical and healthcare, sports) jumped from No. 16 to No. 13 and Insurance moved from No. 11 to No. 10.

 “A single number does not easily encapsulate the excellence of a university,” he added. “But clearly, Saint Joseph’s has successfully delivered on its promise of an outstanding academic experience within the context of the Jesuit vision of ‘concern for the individual student’ (cura personalis) and a commitment to social justice.”

Additional information on this year’s 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 8,500 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 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.

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