Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA 19131
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Saint Joseph's University is one of the one hundred nine private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in Pennsylvania. The campus is located in an urban area, in Philadelphia.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 8,085 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 1,076 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 979 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 91%). Every year 82% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Saint Joseph's University's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $43,700, and fees were $180. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $43,700 and $180 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students8,085
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate91%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Master's degree 0 0

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
01/01/1922 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
SAT1110 to 1290
ACT23 to 28
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Considered but not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $50
Graduates $35

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$584/credit
In State Students$584/credit
Out of State Students$584/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$911/credit
In State Students$911/credit
Out of State Students$911/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $26,280 $26,280 $26,280
ADN 70 $40,880 $40,880 $40,880
BSN 125 $73,000 $73,000 $73,000
FNP 50 $45,550 $45,550 $45,550
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 98% of Saint Joseph's University's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 12% $4,216
Other Federal Grant 11% $1,206
State Grant & Scholarships 10% $3,230
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 97% $22,903
Federal Student Loans 58% $5,387
Private Loans 13% $21,960


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$25,033
$30,001 to $48,000$27,000
$48,001 to $75,000$28,776
$75,001 to $110,000$32,092
Over $110,000$36,797

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Pennsylvania state board of nursing.
Saint Joseph's University
5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

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