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Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PAhttps://www.sju.edu
Some 4,700 undergraduates attend Saint Joseph's University, but they enjoy a sense of community that's more common to smaller colleges. SJU has about 90 clubs, 20 official sports teams, and four types of campus housing. While students who are not Catholic may feel out of place in the Jesuit school's required theology classes, anyone interested in social change and helping out in the community will find numerous opportunities to get involved, notably through the Philadelphia Service Immersion Program and Faith Justice Institute. On weekends, students often head to Center City in Philadelphia or the small neighborhood of Manayunk, which is known for its youthful crowd and nightlife. SJU has about 20 varsity sports teams, but the most popular events at SJU are the men's basketball games. SJU is a member of the Big Five, and the rivalry between it and other Philly colleges is spirited. SJU's mascot is the hawk, and the school even has a fight song called "When the Hawks Go Flying In." It's sung to the tune of "When the Saints Go Marching In."
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$63,600
% of students who get any grants
91%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$37,700
Average price for low-income students
$25,030
admissions
Acceptance rate
77%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1200/26
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
5,040
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
98%
% of need met
76%
% of students who get merit* grants
33%
Average merit grant
$13,435
student success
Graduation rate
82%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$23,490
Average salary within 3 years
$55,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
41%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Feb 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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