Founded in 1851 as Philadelphia’s Jesuit university, Saint Joseph’s University prepares you to blaze a path to a meaningful, fulfilling future. Our educational philosophy encourages exploration and allows you to discover your passions and interests, from finding the major you’ll love to participating in co-ops and internships to engaging in service learning in the community. With leading programs in healthcare, business, science and education backed by a core liberal arts curriculum, you will engage with your coursework and the world around you. At Saint Joseph’s University, opportunity is everywhere. Do with it what you will. 

Academic Programs

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

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • 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, Early Action and Regular Decision.  There is no application fee.


There's no deadline to apply as a transfer student. Transfer applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for the fall and spring semesters. You can enter St. Joe's as a traditional transfer student (pursuing one of our four-year undergraduate degrees) or as a professional transfer student (pursuing a degree in occupational therapy, pharmacy or physical therapy).

Additional Information


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 visit opportunities to explore our two campuses: the 125-acre Hawk Hill campus that borders Lower Merion and Philadelphia, and our 24-acre University City campus, which is just minutes from Center City.  To get started, go to

SJU is a community where people want to see and help their peers succeed. From our amazing professors, to my fellow students in school activities, to the staff on campus, everyone here is committed to looking out for one another. Being surrounded by this community has been indispensable in my successes as a college student.

Ian, Class of 2024
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Admissions office

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

Phone number

(610) 660-1300