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IPEDS ID: 215770
OPE ID: 00336700
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Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19131-1395
General information:  (610) 660-1000
Website:  www.sju.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  8,954 (5,374 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  15 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
9%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty321335
Instructional321335
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-73
Instructional-73
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$35,230$36,640$37,830$39,0403.2%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,500$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,925$12,206$12,800$13,2323.4%
Other$2,500$2,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,925$12,206$12,800$13,2323.4%
Other$2,500$2,500$1,500$1,5000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$6,000$6,000$5,000$5,0000.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$51,155$52,846$53,130$54,7723.1%
Off Campus$51,155$52,846$53,130$54,7723.1%
Off Campus with Family$42,730$44,140$43,830$45,0402.8%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$14,200
Fees$0
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,18997%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,17896%$21,727,048$18,444
Federal grants13911%$691,679$4,976
Pell grants13811%$566,379$4,104
Other federal grants12610%$125,300$994
State/local government grant or scholarships1169%$395,400$3,409
Institutional grants or scholarships1,17896%$20,639,969$17,521
Student loan aid75561%$7,138,728$9,455
Federal student loans74761%$4,103,277$5,493
Other student loans13911%$3,035,451$21,838
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,62787%$74,490,105$16,099
Pell grants72514%$2,661,811$3,671
Federal student loans2,70051%$17,796,416$6,591
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$34,856$35,408$34,347
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$27,335$30,503$27,628
$30,001 – $48,000$27,356$27,591$25,365
$48,001 – $75,000$32,418$31,036$28,341
$75,001 – $110,000$32,740$32,335$31,718
$110,001 and more$36,805$37,346$35,757
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment8,954
Undergraduate enrollment5,374
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment211
Graduate enrollment3,580
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Non-resident alien: 2%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 90%
25 and over: 10%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 41%
Out-of-state: 59%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 18%
Part-time: 82%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 97%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 44%
Enrolled in some distance education: 11%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 46%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $60
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants7,8313,5654,266
Percent admitted79%78%79%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%21%20%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT1,15891%
ACT33926%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading510590
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing510600
ACT Composite2226
ACT English2227
ACT Math2227
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 89%
Part-time students: 50%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 82 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 79%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2005]
4-year: 71%
6-year: 76%
8-year: 76%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 70%
6-year: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 77%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 100%
Asian: 60%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 70%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 80%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 58%
Non-resident alien: 67%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization-1---
European Studies/Civilization-0---
French Studies-0---
Category total-1---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry-5---
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other----0
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-4012--
Category total-4512-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting0686-0
Actuarial Science-6---
Business Administration and Management, General12817d--
Business/Commerce, General--73-0
Finance, General011071--
Financial Planning and Services-246d--
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations-15---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-621d--
Insurance-6---
International Business/Trade/Commerce-2410--
International Marketing-039--
Knowledge Management-1242d-0
Management Information Systems, General-48d--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General-14120-2
Organizational Behavior Studies-4---
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management01---
Small Business Administration/Management-8---
Special Products Marketing Operations-12514--
Specialized Merchandising, Sales, and Marketing Operations, Other-1140d--
Category total1571407d-2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other-4---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-4---
Category total-8---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General-526--
Information Science/Studies-1---
Category total-626--
Education
Art Teacher Education-01--
Education, General--11--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--31d9-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-169d-1
Educational/Instructional Technology--43d-0
Elementary Education and Teaching-2634--
Health Teacher Education--5--
Mathematics Teacher Education--2--
Reading Teacher Education--42--
Secondary Education and Teaching-179d-0
Special Education and Teaching, General--93d-1d
Special Education and Teaching, Other-6626--
Category total-94436d92d
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians, Other--8--
Category total--8--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--24--
English Language and Literature, General046---
Category total04624--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-5---
French Language and Literature-1---
German Language and Literature-1---
Italian Language and Literature-0---
Latin Language and Literature-0---
Spanish Language and Literature-4---
Category total-11---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Bioethics/Medical Ethics--2--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-52---
Health/Health Care Administration/Management--4d--
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-777--
Nurse Anesthetist--16--
Category total-5999d--
History
History, General-23---
Category total-23---
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Homeland Security--11--
Category total--11--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-7---
Category total-7---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies2d48d---
Category total2d48d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-9---
Category total-9---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Gerontology--2-0
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-0---
Category total-02-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science-2---
Category total-2---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-3---
Religion/Religious Studies-1---
Category total-4---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-10---
Physics, General-6---
Category total-16---
Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis----0
Industrial and Organizational Psychology-0---
Psychology, General-7216--
Category total-7216-0
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Community Organization and Advocacy--19--
Public Administration-0---
Category total-019--
Social Sciences
Criminology049193d-22d
Economics, General-18---
International Relations and Affairs-18---
Political Science and Government, General-34---
Social Sciences, General-0---
Sociology-30---
Category total0149193d-22d
Visual and Performing Arts
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other-4---
Visual and Performing Arts, General-1---
Category total-5---
Grand total31,1761,253926
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined115103
Baseball33
Basketball1614
Field Hockey22
Golf11
Lacrosse4731
Rowing5133
Soccer2329
Softball21
Tennis1811
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)1/1/1922 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations127
Liquor law violations237
  • For 2011, Line a., Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc., was changed from 0 to 1 because Saint Joseph's University records for 2011 In-Residential Facilities on Campus indicated one (1) incident that was reflected in neither Arrests-On Campus category within the electronic and print versions of the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report, nor in same category within this website.
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession010
Drug law violations127
Liquor law violations017
  • For 2011, Line a., Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc., was changed from 0 to 1 because Saint Joseph's University records for Federal Campus Crime Statistics indicate one (1) incident reported that was not reflected on this website.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible126
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery131
Aggravated assault110
Burglary47916
Motor vehicle theft012
Arson000
  • For 2011, Line f., Aggravated Assault, was changed from 0 to 1 because Saint Joseph's University records for Federal Campus Crime Statistics indicate one (1) incident reported during 2011 that was not reflected on this website.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible126
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault110
Burglary3126
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • For 2011, Line f., Aggravated Assault, was changed from 0 to 1 because Saint Joseph's University records for Federal Campus Crime Statistics indicate one (1) incident reported during 2011 that was not reflected on this website.
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate4.4%5.0%3.5%
Number in default716546
Number in repayment1,6061,2991,295
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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