University of Saint Joseph


University of Saint Joseph

As a four-year private institution located in West Hartford, Connecticut, the University of Saint Joseph engages students with a rigorous professional education based on a proven track record of empowering students to succeed and lead. With a wide range of graduate, undergraduate, and certificate programs, you can select from an array of dynamic majors and minors, dual degree programs, and concentrations that encourage you to realize your ambitions.  
Here, you'll find experiential learning is incorporated across the curriculum, and faculty prepare students for meaningful and professional careers. Seamless degree programs save time and money and build the foundation for a great future, as many degree programs lead to professional licenses.  
The University of Saint Joseph has it all: one mile from West Hartford center, three miles from downtown Hartford, mid-way between New York City and Boston, and only a train ride from Washington DC. 

Academic Programs

  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science
  • Nutrition

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • Night Class Offerings
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Additional Information

SAT or ACT test results have been eliminated from USJ's application review process. Applicants may submit standardized test results if they choose, but admission and merit-based scholarship decisions will not be impacted, regardless if the applicant chooses to submit scores or not.

USJ values academic excellence, leadership, diversity, service to our communities and country, and the ability to overcome adversity. Our scholarship and grant programs reflect our values and are intended to assist our students in achieving their potential. These various awards are available to new full-time first-year and transfer students unless noted otherwise. Please visit our website for additional information about various scholarship and grant opportunities at the University of Saint Joseph. 

Visit us

Experience the University of Saint Joseph first-hand. Our 90-acre campus boasts state-of-the-art academic labs, including a brand-new Nursing Learning Center and Simulation Lab, an active student center, newly redesigned Dining Commons, our very own art museum, and completely renovated and expanded athletic facilities. Take part in our admissions presentations and campus tours offered during the weekdays and select Saturdays. View our Undergraduate Events Schedule at:

The University of Saint Joseph has a long history of ensuring that students apply classroom learning to real-world settings. Student teaching, clinical rotations, field placements, service-learning, and internships have been key components of requirements for degrees at USJ for decades. With so many opportunities close at hand, experiential education has helped build the workforce with graduates who have real-world experience that allows them to contribute to their workplaces and meet community needs.

Rhona Free, Ph.D., President, University of Saint Jospeh
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School location

1678 Asylum Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117, United States of America

Phone number

(860) 231-5216


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