Saint Joseph's University: Narrative Description

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5600 City Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19131-1395
Tel: (610)660-1000
Admissions: (610)660-1300
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent Roman Catholic (Jesuit), comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees and post-master's certificates. Founded 1851. Setting: 65-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $82.8 million. Research spending 2003-04: $4.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $8053 per student. Total enrollment: 7,730. Faculty: 569 (259 full-time, 310 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 15:1. 7,949 applied, 48% were admitted. 30% from top 10% of their high school class, 85% from top quarter, 100% from top half. Full-time: 4,112 students, 51% women, 49% men. Part-time: 866 students, 56% women, 44% men. Students come from 38 states and territories, 48 other countries, 45% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 7% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 0% 25 or older, 59% live on campus, 2% transferred in. Retention: 88% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; social sciences and history; education. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at members of the Jesuit Student Exchange. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c), Naval (c), Air Force.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early action, deferred admission. Required: essay, high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadlines: 11/1, 11/1 for early action. Notification: 12/15, 1/15 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $45. Comprehensive fee: $35,515 includes full-time tuition ($25,770), mandatory fees ($135), and college room and board ($9610). College room only: $6100. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility. Part-time tuition: $390 per credit.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 70 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 11% of eligible men and 16% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: University Student Senate, Student Union Board, Cap and Bells Dramatic Arts Society, Hand-in-Hand, Up 'til Dawn. Major annual events: Midnight Madness, Hand-in-Hand Festival, Up 'til Dawn. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, 24-hour shuttle/escort service, bicycle patrols. College housing designed to accommodate 2,421 students; 2,446 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Francis A. Drexel Library plus 1 other with 353,101 books, 853,441 microform titles, 2,698 serials, 4,415 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $2.5 million. 400 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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