Guided by the Jesuit educational tradition since 1851, Saint Joseph’s University has shaped passionate people with curious minds and real-world skills — people who are ready to make change. We’re a lively, close community of students, teachers and alumni with eyes wide open for new ideas and experiences. We take risks and we have each other’s backs. We explore widely, pushing the boundaries between art and science, thinking and acting, local and global. We’re looking for purpose, but we’re practical, too, because we want to lead the way to a prosperous future.

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Your application is reviewed on the basis of your academic and personal accomplishments, with primary consideration given to your high school record and strong academic performance in college preparatory courses. We'll also consider your personal essay, letter of academic recommendation, and extracurricular involvement. Submission of standardized test scores is optional. For high school seniors, we offer four application deadlines to choose from, including Early Decision and Early Action.


Transfer applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Transfer applicants must have a minimum of 12 earned transferable credits and typically have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Additional Information

Each year, Saint Joseph's University awards merit-based scholarships to freshman who have outstanding academic achievement records. These scholarships range from $1,000 per year to full-tuition. All students who submit a complete application for admission are considered for merit-based scholarships. Typical recipients have a minimum B+ grade point average and a strong academic record.

In addition to scholarships, SJU also offers financial aid assistance. To qualify for need-based financial assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using SJU's federal school code 003367. 

Visit us

The best way to get a feel for life as a Hawk is to experience Saint Joseph’s University for yourself. We offer a variety of in-person and virtual visit opportunities to explore our 125-acre campus, which crosses a vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood and sprawling Lower Merion suburbs. To get started, go to

Admissions office

Visit us

School location

5600 City Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19131, United States of America

Phone number

(610) 660-1300