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Going around the world for your education. That’s the magis.

What’s magis? It’s a Jesuit principle that calls us to do more, like traveling to another country for the best education possible. Magis inspires us to think more broadly, work a little harder, and make each choice better than the last. Living the magis opens up a whole world of opportunity for us to make life better – not just for ourselves, but also for others. Where might magis lead you?

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Students from more than 50 nations call Saint Joseph’s University home. Saint Joseph’s has been offering programs for international students for more than 30 years. They come from Chile, China, France, Ghana, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, and many more places around the world. International students help us create a global community on our campus. SJU has more than 100 student clubs and organizations, some tailored for international students. And our Office of Multicultural Life organizes events like Intercultural Week that bring our community together. Because as much as you can learn from Americans, we also want to learn from you.

English Proficiency Requirements: Students may fulfill any one of the following: TOEFL minimum: 79 iBT for undergraduates, 80 iBT for graduate students or 213 computer-based. IELTS minimum: 6.5

ELS Language Center: Academically qualified students who do not meet English proficiency requirements may be eligible for conditional admission. Upon completing Level 112 at Saint Joseph’s University ELS Language Center and passing the Michigan Test, these students may be granted full admission. For more information, visit

At the Center for International Programs (CIP), you will find support for everything you’ll need to be successful – from your immigration paperwork to transportation, academic tutoring and applying for OPT or CPT. The Center also organizes International Education Week and events around Philadelphia. We look forward to welcoming you to Saint Joseph’s.

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UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE PROGRAMS — Find out more at College of Arts and Sciences Majors Actuarial Science* Ancient Studies* Art Asian Studies* Autism Studies* Biology* Chemical Biology Chemistry* Communication Studies* Computer Science* Criminal Justice* Economics* Education Art Education Early Childhood/Elementary, Pre-K-4 Early Childhood/Elementary, Pre-K-4 & Special Education, K-8 (double) Elementary/Middle Years, 4-8 Secondary Education, 8-12 English* Environmental Science* European Studies Francophone Studies French* German* History* Interdisciplinary Health Services* International Relations* Italian*

Italian Studies Linguistics* Mathematics* Music* Philosophy* Physics* Political Science* Psychology* Religious Studies* Sociology* Spanish* Theatre and Film* Theology* Undecided Humanities Undecided Natural Sciences Undecided Social Sciences Haub School of Business Majors Accounting* Business Administration Business Intelligence & Analytics* Entertainment Marketing* Family Business and Entrepreneurship* Finance* Financial Planning* Food Marketing* Information Technology International Business* Leadership, Ethics & Organizational Sustainability* Managing Human Capital*

Marketing* Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Risk Management and Insurance* Sports Marketing* Undecided Business Interdisciplinary Minors Advertising and Public Relations Africana Studies American Studies Animal Studies Art History Behavioral Neuroscience Business Minor (For CAS Students) Chinese Language and Culture Creative Writing Environmental & Sustainability Studies Faith-Justice Studies Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Healthcare Ethics Journalism Justice & Ethics in the Law Latin American Studies Medieval, Renaissance & Reformation Studies Music Industry TESOL (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages) * indicates a minor is also available



• Fall Semester begins in August: Early Action: November 15; Notification: December 25 Regular Decision: February 1; Notification: March 15

All students who complete an application will be considered for merit scholarships. There are a number of additional scholarships you may apply for separately.

• S pring Semester begins in January: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Notifications are sent two to three weeks after all application materials are received.

Dean’s Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded

TRANSFER APPLICATION DEADLINES Transfer applications for fall and spring semesters are accepted on a rolling basis. Notifications are sent two to three weeks after all application materials are received. 2014 ADMITTED STUDENT PROFILE • Middle 50% GPA 3.20–3.90 • Middle 50% SAT 1100–1280 • Middle 50% TOEFL 83–90 out of 120 (Internet Based Test – iBT) SAT and ACT test scores are optional.

Costs: 2014-2015 Tuition ..................... $40,420 Room and Board ...................... $14,426

on a competitive basis. A separate application, essay and an on-campus or virtual online interview are required. Applicants must apply for admission through the Early Action process.

John P. McNulty Scholars Program. This is a full-tuition scholarship awarded to women who declare a major and plan to pursue a career in natural science, mathematics or computer science. We encourage applicants to apply through the Early Action process. (for a full list of scholarships) ADVANCED PLACEMENT CREDIT/ INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE SCORES Students who complete AP or IB examinations may be eligible for University credit. To be considered for credit, AP exam scores must be a 4 or 5; IB exam scores must be a 5, 6 or 7. Hear more from current international students:

Annie Bakasa, Zimbabwe M.S. Health Administration (concentration in Informatics)

Saint Joseph’s graduates take on the world. More than 60,000 SJU graduates lead successful lives across the globe. They work in business, medicine and law. They are employed by nonprofit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. No matter where SJU graduates go, they share a commitment to giving back. • Within six months of graduation, 94 percent of the undergraduate Class of 2013 was either employed, pursuing graduate study or involved in full-time volunteer programs. •  The average starting salary for the undergraduate Class of 2013 was $48,400 U.S. dollars. • The Class of 2013 includes recipients of some of the world’s most competitive and prestigious global services programs, among them acceptance into the Peace Corps, Teach for America and the Teaching Assistant Program in France. • SJU is listed in The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2013 among master’s institutions nationwide.

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Philadelphia is a great place to begin. Philadelphia has always been an entry point for people from all over the world. That explains the city’s diverse mix of neighborhoods: Irish, Italian, Asian, Latin American, Caribbean, and many more. Many of the most important events in United States history – including the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution – happened within a few miles of Saint Joseph’s campus. With more than 50 colleges in the area (and more than 50,000 college students), there is always something great to do: restaurants, concerts, museums, nightlife, parks and sports. And when you’re ready to venture farther and see more? New York City and Washington D.C. are just two hours awayME by train or car. VT NH

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More about SJU Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, only two hours to New York City and Washington, D.C. History: Founded in 1851, SJU is a Catholic, Jesuit institution. Students: 4,670 undergraduate; 2,780 graduate; 377 international students

Are you ready to apply?

Student/Faculty Ratio: 14:1 Average Class Size: 23 Housing: All first and second year undergraduate students live on campus. SJU’s Office of Residence Life can help locate housing off campus.

Campus Life: SJU has more than 100 student clubs and organizations, including specific clubs led by and designed for international students. Athletics: 20 NCAA Division I sports (10 men’s, 10 women’s). SJU’s mascot is the Hawk. That’s why Saint Joseph’s campus is known as Hawk Hill.

Find us online: @sjuadmissions

If you have questions or are ready to apply to Saint Joseph’s University, please call 1.888.BE.A.HAWK or email

5600 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131-1376 610.660.1300, 1.888.BE.A.HAWK

SJU Brochure for International Students  

If you are an undergraduate or graduate international student, this brochure is for you. Find out all the details you need to know to apply...