Facts & Figures

Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 153 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to approximately 4,670 traditional undergraduate day students, 610 College of Professional and Liberal Studies adult undergraduates and Haub Degree Completion students, and 3,580 graduate and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, the University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.


Saint Joseph’s University offers over 50 undergraduate day majors and 50 minors, over 16 College of Professional & Liberal Studies degree and certificate programs as well as over 10 business degree and certificate programs offered through the Haub Degree Completion program, over 30 graduate areas of study including 11 online graduate majors, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.  Special programs include Study Abroad, Honors program, Summer Scholars, Service-Learning, and Faith-Justice Studies.


Saint Joseph’s University is approved by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

Estimates as of Fall 2013

8,860 total in all programs
4,670 traditional undergraduates

  • 2,200 in College of Arts and Sciences;  2,470 in Erivan K. Haub School of Business
  • 52% female, 48% male; 60% of traditional full-time students reside on campus

610 College of Professional and Liberal Studies and Haub Degree Completion students
3,580 graduate students

  • 2,380 in arts and sciences master’s programs and doctoral program; 1,200 in business programs

114 acres in western Philadelphia and Montgomery County; 82 buildings

Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
Approximately 353,500 volumes; 67,400 full-text electronic journals; 7,900 e-books; 860,000 microforms; 4,000 audio-visual materials

Total of 20 varsity sports (10 men; 10 women), NCAA Division I, Atlantic 10, Big 5
Over 30 intramural and recreational activities; Nickname/Mascot = The Hawks

Undergraduate (full-time day/annually):   $38,880 for all programs
College of Professional and Liberal Studies:   $515 per credit
Graduate Programs:   $774 - $918 per credit depending upon the program of study

319 full-time faculty; 97.8% of tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees

1,120 full-time and 410 part-time faculty, administrators and staff
18 members of the Society of Jesus serve as faculty or administrators

60,800 Proud Hawks

$213.163 million (FY14)

$193.2 million (as of 5/31/2013)


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