Saint Joseph's University

Saint Joseph's University, City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

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established Established :

September 15, 1851

campus University Type and Campus :

Private Nonprofit Research Coeducational

Saint Joseph's University (also referred to as SJU or St. Joe's) is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic Jesuit university located in the Philadelphia suburb of Merion Station in Lower Merion Township on the historic Philadelphia Main Line. The University was founded in 1851 as Saint Joseph's College by the Society of Jesus. Saint Joseph's is the seventh oldest Jesuit university in the United States and one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.

Saint Joseph's University educates over 9,200 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students each year through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Program of Professional & Liberal Studies, and the Haub Degree Completion Program. The University offers over 60 undergraduate majors, 53 graduate programs, 28 study-abroad programs, 12 special-study options, a co-op program, a joint degree program with Thomas Jefferson University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. It has 17 centers and institutes, including the prestigious Kinney Center for Autism Education & Support and Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics.

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Motto: Spirit, Intellect, Purpose

Endowment: $216 million (5/23/2016)

Administrative staff: 449 full-time

Students: 8,629

Undergraduates: 4,805

Postgraduates: 3,234

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