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Saint Joseph's University

3.9 out of 5 (11 ratings / 10 reviews) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Steeped in a tradition of academic rigor and social justice, Saint Joseph’s has been challenging students to lead engaged lives for more than 160 years. We believe in honoring our past while focusing on the future. Today we prepare students to lead successful lives of meaning and impact in a complex, fast-changing world.

About

History

Founded in Philadelphia in 1851, Saint Joseph's University embraces the Jesuit educational model. This means that we recognize you are a multidimensional individual — not just a student — who needs the freedom and encouragement to grow mentally, spiritually, personally and creatively. It means we will invite you to be both reflective and active.

Education

As Philadelphia's Jesuit, Catholic University, founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University provides a rigorous, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Research

The Office of Research Services is the office through wihich federal, state, local, and private funding agencies channel their requests for assistance utilizing grants and contracts. In addition, it is the unit through which faculty coordinate their efforts in the development of research and other sponsored programs. The ORS assist faculty in making contracts with government and private agency officials; works to stimulate the interests of these agencies in appropriate university programs; and provide a clearing house for information on faculty interests and university capabilities.

Career

Saint Joseph’s University graduates respond to Ignatius’ call to do good in the world in a myriad of ways. 96% of 2016 Saint Joseph’s University graduates are employed, pursuing graduate study and/or serving in volunteer program or in the military.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

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Services

Student services

Saint Joseph’s University and the Office of Student Success & First Year Experience are dedicated to cura personalis, the fullest development of the individual student's potential both inside and outside the classroom.

Housing services

On August 22, 2004 students at ELS/Philadelphia moved to beautiful new dormitory accommodations. This new dormitory building was designed especially for students of Saint Joseph's University and ELS/Philadelphia.

Library services

Selected primary source documents covering:

  • Business, the Economy, and Work
  • Defense, Security, and Military Affairs
  • Energy, Environment, Transportation, Science, and Technology
  • Government and Politics
  • Health Care, Social Services, Housing, and Education
  • International Affairs
  • Media, Culture, and Life in America
  • Rights, Responsibilities, and Criminal Justice

ICT services

To support the missions of teaching, research, and public service, Saint Joseph's University provides access to computing and information resources for students, faculty, and staff, within institutional priorities and financial capabilities.

Medical services

Saint Joseph's University is providing this Notice to you on behalf of the Health Plan (the "Plan").  The Plan is required by law to maintain the privacy of your health information.  The Plan is also required to send you this Notice which explains how the Plan may use information about you and when the Plan can give out or "disclose" that information to others.

Student Life

Campus life

Our 125-acre campus offers students the best of both worlds, intersecting a vibrant Philadelphia neighborhood with a charming, historic Main Line suburb. When you come to Saint Joseph’s University, you’ll have easy access to all of the endless opportunities the nation’s sixth largest city has to offer.

Sports facilities

At Saint Joseph’s University we work to reinforce the educational mission that emphasizes the whole person – including spirit, mind, and body.  The Office of Student Life organizes a number of fitness programs and group exercise classes available to students.  The O’Pake Recreation Center is open daily, featuring a 25-meter indoor pool and a fitness center with the latest cardio and strength equipment. The fitness center is located on the Maguire Campus side of campus. This center, offers various athletic and recreation facilities in addition to specialized classes and activities.

Student clubs

With 90 student organizations on the SJU  campus, every student has opportunities to join, lead, expand horizons, make friends and have fun. Listed below are student organizations currently registered at SJU. Look it over to find the one that’s right for YOU!

Accreditation

An AACSB International Accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Less than 5% of the world's 13,000 business programs have earned AACSB Accreditation. All Erivan K. Haub School of Business programs are accredited by AACSB, confirming our commitment to quality and to continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive review program.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 2 out of 5 stars

Im yet to join the university

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Regarding education the university is great but for aome middle-income household at a point it can become unbearable to afford expenses.

University Experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Saint Joseph University is a Jesuit University based on hard work, evolvement and team work. It is one the best universities in Lebanon. However, there are some points they could improve like the lack of real life examples and application of theory to the real word. But in overall I learned a lot from my bachelor in this university and I improved in many domains like...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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