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St. Joseph's University


Saint Joseph's University (SJU) is a Roman Catholic university located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1851 as Saint Joseph's College, SJU is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. In the Jesuit tradition, the university commits itself to high academic standards, a commitment to social justice, and an environment of open-minded investigation and debate. In addition to its on-campus offerings, SJU has introduced an array of online programs leading to bachelor's and master's degrees as well as certificates.

St. Joseph's University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

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Environmental Science
Asian Studies/Civilization
European Studies/Civilization
French Studies
Italian Studies
Computer And Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies
Computer Science
Education, General
Educational Leadership And Administration, General
Educational, Instructional, And Curriculum Supervision
Educational/Instructional Technology
Special Education And Teaching, General
Special Education And Teaching, Other
Elementary Education And Teaching
Secondary Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Foreign Language Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Reading Teacher Education
German Language And Literature
French Language And Literature
Italian Language And Literature
Spanish Language And Literature
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General
Latin Language And Literature
Adult Development And Aging
English Language And Literature, General
Creative Writing
Liberal Arts And Sciences/Liberal Studies
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other
Mathematics, General
Ancient Studies/Civilization
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Psychology, General
Industrial And Organizational Psychology
Applied Behavior Analysis
Community Organization And Advocacy
Public Administration
Visual And Performing Arts, General
Film/Video And Photographic Arts, Other
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
History, General
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Points of Distinction

  • Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rooted in Jesuit traditions
  • Nationally recognized degrees can be earned completely online
  • Commitment to high academic standards
  • On-campus degrees include both undergraduate and graduate degrees


Most of the faculty members at St. Joseph's are full-time professors who are experts in their field. Where SJU does utilize adjunct instructors, the university requires these individuals to demonstrate an expertise in their field through their current body of work, enabling them to bring invaluable real-world experience to the classroom. Nearly all instructors at SJU hold advanced degrees in the fields in which they teach.

Student Life

St. Joseph's University boasts more than 9,000 traditional undergraduate and graduate students and provides a variety of housing options. Traditional students who choose not to commute from home are required to live in an on-campus housing facility for their first two years of attendance. Online students have the flexibility of "attending" classes when their schedule permits, making online learning a quality option for adult learners. SJU is founded in the Jesuit traditions of education, self-reflection, and service. Students do not necessarily have to be Roman Catholic to attend the school. SJU provides a wealth of opportunities for students to become active and involved. From Greek life to NCAA Division I athletic programs, students will find a plethora of activities in which they may participate.


  1. Home Page, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/
  2. About SJU, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/about-sju
  3. History of SJU, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/about-sju/history-sju
  4. Meet the Faculty, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/about-sju/faculty-staff
  5. Majors & Programs, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/majors-programs
  6. Online Learner, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/majors-programs/online-learner
  7. Campus Life, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/campus-life
  8. Facts and Figures, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/about-sju/facts-figures
  9. Member Institutions, Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, http://www.ajcunet.edu/institutions
  10. Jesuit Identity, St. Joseph's University, http://www.sju.edu/jesuit-identity

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

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