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Saint Joseph's University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1851
Affiliation: Roman Catholic-Jesuit
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 4,932
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $120,250,569
Admissions Address

5600 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131

Website

http://www.sju.edu

Admissions E-mail

admit@sju.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: N/A
Admissions office telephone: (610) 660-1300
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: March 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: January 15
Application fee: $55
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $200 (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is not accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 4
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 0 1
History 1 4
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 12 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 56%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 79%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 29%
Total applicants: 8,777
Total acceptances: 4,939
Total freshman enrollment: 1,024
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 66%
Male applicants: 4,125
Male acceptances: 2,297
Male freshman enrollment: 504
 
Female applicants: 4,652
Female acceptances: 2,642
Female freshman enrollment: 520
Out-of-state freshmen: 59%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 2,434
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 530
Students enrolled from waiting list: 346

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 21%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 54%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 88%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 35%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 97%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 520 – 610
Math: 540 – 620
Combined: 1060 – 1230

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 5.0% 6.0%
600-699 27.0% 35.0%
500-599 56.0% 50.0%
400-499 12.0% 9.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 3%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 3.0% N/A N/A
24-29 68.0% N/A N/A
18-23 29.0% N/A N/A
12-17 0.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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