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More than 100 students from 27 different departments and programs were Summer Scholars in 2012.

It’s being totally booked and still finding time to help my professor with research.

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Within the Jesuit tradition, service doesn’t just mean helping others, it means standing together with and for others.

It’s 500 of us doing service each week, even though it’s not required.

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Hawks fans have a lot to cheer for in Hagan Arena. So get your tickets. Get your Hawks gear. And get ready to make some noise.

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It’s when I could stop at 50 free throws – but I keep going.

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When Saint Ignatius of Loyola founded the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), one of the first things he did was establish schools, colleges and seminaries all over Europe. Learn more at

That’s the magis. (màh-gis)

What’s magis? It’s a Jesuit principle that underlies everything we do at Saint Joseph’s. Roughly translated, it means “more.” Magis inspires us to think a little broader, work a little harder and accomplish the kinds of things we never dreamed possible. Magis lives in how we make choices – always striving to make each one better than the last. Magis is difficult to put into words, but you’ll know it when you experience it. Where might magis lead you?

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Working for the A instead of settling for a B. That’s the magis.

The only place that business exists separately from the arts and sciences is on college campuses.

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In the real world the two are interrelated and interdependent. That’s why Saint Joseph’s is developing more and more interdisciplinary programs that combine the strengths of our Haub School of Business and College of Arts & Sciences. College of Arts & Sciences All of Saint Joseph’s students spend time in the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). In fact, your future as a productive, engaged citizen starts here with your General Education Program courses. Whether you’re destined for business or for the arts and sciences, we help you learn to think critically, analyze information, solve problems and communicate effectively within the context of moral discernment (which is academic speak for doing the right thing).

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Erivan K. Haub School of Business Businesses say they can always tell an SJU alum. That’s because by the time they graduate, our students know their subjects backward and forward. But that’s not all. Studying business within the Jesuit tradition means you’ll also go out into the world with real work experience gained through internships, co-ops, study abroad and service-learning. Your liberal arts base will give you what it takes to advance in your career through market and industry

changes. And you’ll have a firm ethical foundation that will help ground you in practices that are smart, sustainable and good for all. The Haub School has 14 majors and a variety of minors and interdisciplinary programs ranging from food, pharmaceutical and sports marketing to risk management and insurance to accounting.

The Haub School of Business is accredited by the AACSB in Business and Accounting. Less than five percent of business schools worldwide meet this dual standard of excellence.

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The CAS is broken up into three divisions: Humanities, Natural Sciences/Mathematics and Social Sciences. You can choose from 38 majors and a wide array of minors and interdisciplinary courses.

Saint Joseph’s is one of only 280 U.S. schools to have a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest American honor society for the arts and sciences.

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Honors Program In SJU’s Honors Program, your curriculum will challenge your intellect, your creativity and your time management skills. Honors students attend special events, receptions, concerts and lectures and have opportunities to present research and creative work at national conferences and seminars.

SJU offers more than 50 majors and academic programs.

Faith-Justice Studies Faith-Justice Studies allows you to design an interdisciplinary curriculum that augments your major with questions of faith and social justice. Our Faith-Justice Study Series focuses on current social justice issues, including: Food and Justice, Ethics and Global Economics and Environmental Justice.

Magis calls us to constantly strive to expand ourselves. Your liberal arts courses will introduce you to new subjects, new ideas and new ways of thinking. Along the way, you’ll develop the mental dexterity you’ll need – not just to get that first job, but also to remain marketable throughout your career.

Haub Highlights Wall Street Trading Room Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society Cooperative Education (Co-op) Center for Food Marketing Academy of Risk Management and Insurance CAS Highlights Faith-Justice Institute Institute for Catholic Bioethics Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations Center for International Programs The Kinney Center for Autism Education and Support Richard Johnson Center for Anti-Violence

Cura personalis is another Jesuit principle. It means “care for the whole person.”

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History* Interdisciplinary Health Services* International Business* International Relations* Italian* Italian Studies Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability* Managing Human Capital* Marketing* Advertising & Promotion, International Marketing Mathematics* Music* Pharmaceutical & Healthcare Marketing Philosophy* Physics* Political Science* Psychology* Public Administration* Religious Studies* Risk Management & Insurance* Sociology* Spanish* Sports Marketing* Theatre & Film* Theology* Undecided Business Undecided Humanities Undecided Natural Science Undecided Social Sciences Minors Advertising & Public Relations Aerospace Studies Africana Studies American Studies Autism Studies

Behavioral Neuroscience Business Minor (For CAS students) Chinese Language and Culture Entertainment Marketing Environmental & Sustainability Studies Faith-Justice Studies Gender Studies Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics Latin American Studies Linguistics Medieval & Renaissance Studies Music Industry Secondary Education Additional Programs and Offerings Allied Health/PACE - Joint degree program with Thomas Jefferson University Bioscience Technologies Nursing Occupational Therapy Physical Therapy Radiologic Sciences Honors Program Pre-Law Advising Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dental, Pre-Veterinary Medicine Service-Learning Study Abroad Summer Scholars *indicates a minor is also available.

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Majors Accounting Financial Services, General Accounting, Information Systems, International, Public Actuarial Science* Ancient Studies* Ancient Cultures, Classics Art Asian Studies* Biology* Business Administration Business Intelligence* 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 English* Journalism, Literature, Theater/Drama, Writing Environmental Science* European Studies Family Business and Entrepreneurship* Finance* Financial Planning* Food Marketing French* French Studies German*

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How do we know SJU students are ready to take on the world?

Because they’re already doing it. Saint Joseph’s is not for spectators. So be prepared to get involved. SJU students speak up in the classroom, design and carry out research with faculty mentors, study abroad, and apply what they’re learning through internships, co-ops and service-learning. Internship or Co-op – what’s the difference? Co-ops are full-time, paid positions created through partnerships between SJU and employers. With a co-op, you’ll alternate semesters between work and classes. Internships can be partor full-time, paid or unpaid. Most internships work around your class schedule, so they’re often shorter and more narrowly focused than co-ops. Either way, you’ll have hundreds of opportunities at SJU to connect with the nation’s top employers. Summer is another opportunity. Some people think summer is break time. For SJU Summer Scholars, it’s an opportunity to dive into a

special research or creative project. Summer Scholars receive a stipend and work closely with a faculty mentor. Previous projects have examined nutrition and water quality in Philadelphia, hunger in Guatemala, micro financing in developing nations, and trends in marketing children’s clothing. Apply for your passport now. It’s not enough to look at pictures of faraway places. You need to experience the world for yourself. You can find SJU Hawks studying all over the world: South Africa, China, Italy, Spain, Australia, England, Ireland and New Zealand. With study-abroad options ranging

from short, faculty-led study tours to academic-year abroad programs, you’ll be globetrotting before you know it. Your education is not all about you. Saint Joseph’s will show you how to use your academic powers for the good of others. Through a wide range of service-learning programs in the community, SJU students tackle such issues as poverty, AIDS, violence, mental illness and racism.

Past co-op and internship sites include: Internships

AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Chesterbrook, PA Cigna, Philadelphia, PA Comcast Human Resources, Philadelphia, PA Concentra, Philadelphia, PA DuPont, Wilmington, DE Elko CPA, Media, PA Estée Lauder, Bristol, PA F.X. Duffy CPA, Philadelphia, PA Independence Blue Cross, Philadelphia, PA Johnson & Johnson Global Finance Services, Fort Washington, PA and Skillman, NJ Kencrest Services, Plymouth Meeting, PA

American Cancer Society, Philadelphia, PA BlackRock, Wilmington, DE & New York, NY Condé Nast–Teen Vogue, New York, NY Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C. Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C. Devereux Foundation, West Chester, PA Morgan Stanley, Baltimore, MD New England Pathology Associates, Springfield, MA Philadelphia Union, Chester, PA Philadelphia Zoo, Philadelphia, PA The Weather Channel, New York, NY SAP Americas, Inc., Newtown Square, PA

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The Hawk Will Never Die! ESPN estimates that the Hawk flaps his wings 3,500 times per game – without stopping – ever!

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When you’re down by 10 and charge back to win. That’s the magis.

If you’re into March Madness, you already know SJU. The Hawks men’s basketball team regularly sees postseason play, and recently made it as far as the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament. (Inside scoop: Those in the know tell us next year’s team looks pretty promising.) Hawk pride covers more than basketball. Saint Joseph’s fields 20 varsity teams that compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference and the Philadelphia Big 5. Our cross country team regularly finishes at or near the top of its conference. SJU rowing teams have a long tradition of success at the Dad Vail Regatta and other prestigious national competitions. And our baseball, softball, field hockey and tennis teams have new, state-of-the-art facilities on the Maguire Campus.

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Hawks don’t stop at being exceptional athletes; they’re also stellar scholars. Recently, 275 of them were recognized on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, achieving a 3.0 GPA or better. Ninety-three of those athletes were also included in the Atlantic 10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll with 3.5 GPAs or above.

SJU’s NCAA Division I Sports Baseball (M) Basketball (M, W) Cross Country (M, W) Field Hockey (W) Golf (M) Lacrosse (M,W) Rowing (M,W) Soccer (M,W) Softball (W) Tennis (M,W) Track, indoor (M,W) Track, outdoor (M,W)

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The magis effect Steve tells his friends at basketball about GeoKids.

You could participate in GeoKids.

You meet Steve, a fifth-grader in a Philadelphia public school.

You could play a game of pickup basketball with your friends.

You and Steve work on Steve’s science fair project.

Surprised by the lack of resources in Steve’s school, you go back to campus and start a science supply backpack drive.

You get interviewed on the local news.

You have fun.

The program wins support from a large corporate sponsor.

Calls start coming in from the community with donations and questions about starting backpack drives for other schools.

Any one of your choices could start a Magis Effect, but you won’t always know it. In the moment, the choice itself may appear insignificant, but the results can be profound and far-reaching. The magis calls us to make each of our choices just a little better than the last. Every day, you have the power to shape a greater world – one choice at a time.

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Steve stays in school and makes the Honor Roll. More teachers start doing cool math and science projects with their students.

They get excited about math and science.

Steve feels good about making his father proud. More dads start helping their kids.

Steve’s teacher presents her students’ projects at a national conference.

Steve’s mom and dad stop fighting about Steve’s grades.

One of his friends starts helping his daughter on her school projects.

Steve gets an A. Steve’s dad brags about Steve at his men’s group.

Steve’s brother and sister want to get an A, too.

Steve takes his A home and his family celebrates.

Steve takes AP classes in high school.

Steve helps his brother and sister with their homework.

Steve’s brother discovers that he loves geology.

Your roommate takes over when you graduate.

You create a foundation for science tutoring and scholarships.

Steve’s sister decides she wants to be a doctor.

Your roommate discovers he’s really good at raising money. You graduate and get a job in urban redevelopment.

She gets into the GeoKids program where she meets another SJU biology major.

He goes on to head a national nonprofit.

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He’s elected president of his neighborhood association.

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You fill more than 100 backpacks.

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Philos + Adelphos = (“loving”)


Philly is fantastic for students. Philadelphia has more public art than any other U.S. city. And Fairmount Park is the largest landscaped urban park in the world.

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Our city’s history could be a credit course of its own. Many of the nation’s most important events – including the signing of the Declaration of Independence – happened within a few miles of our campus. Thirteen Fortune 500 companies call this area home, which is handy when you’re looking for internships. And when you’re ready for a break from the books, you won’t have to go far for great food, music or art. Pro sports fans also have plenty to cheer for in Philadelphia: the Phillies, 76ers, Eagles and Flyers are all our home teams.

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= Philadelphia The City of Brotherly Love

Each week, more than 500 students give back. With others. For others. Service is one of the key elements of a Jesuit education. Though it’s not a graduation requirement, hundreds of Saint Joseph’s students serve every week. And hundreds more participate in our Alternative Spring Break programs. In the Jesuit tradition, service is about more than just helping others; it’s standing with them.

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There are two Campus Ministry programs especially designed for first-year students. Ignite is an overnight off-campus experience where you can get to know other new students and ease your transition to college. The other program is MAGIS, a yearlong, student-led service and social program. Each week, you’ll do service and learn about the social justice issues that are addressed at different community organizations.

One of Saint Joseph’s most popular away programs is Appalachian Experience. Every spring break, 400 SJU students work on Habitat for Humanity sites in Virginia, West Virginia and Kentucky. Other service teams have served communities in New Orleans, Bolivia, Ecuador and El Salvador.

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When you realize there really is more to life. That’s the magis.

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What more will you d Don’t expect to sit around your dorm room. Hawks tend to be doers – and there is no shortage of Hawk Pride around here. You’ll have all kinds of opportunities to explore your interests, express yourself and apply what you’re learning. If you’re not a little amazed by what you’re doing, you’re missing out. Shelter: Life in a residence hall makes it easier for you to meet new friends and make yourself at home. That’s why all first- and second-year students at SJU live on campus. Most freshmen live in LaFarge, McShain or Sourin halls or in our new high-rise, Villiger Hall. They’re all wireless, cable ready and equipped with laundry rooms, study rooms and lounge areas.

Food: Hungry? Need a break? You’ll find 10 different dining spots on campus. They range from our main student dining hall in Campion to P.O.D. Express, Starbucks and Cosi. Check out the various menus and meal plans online.

Purpose: Explore what gives life meaning. SJU has more than 100 student clubs and organizations. Take note, athletes: last year, more than 500 students participated in SJU’s 22 club sports.

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Making each choice better than the last. That’s the magis.

u do at Saint Joseph’s? SJU Student Clubs and Organizations include: Asian Student Association Harambee: African Awareness Best Buddies The HAWK (student newspaper) Black Student Union Hawks Against Hunger Bridging the Gap Hawks of India Caribbean Students Association Jazz Band Crimson and Gray (literary magazine) Latino Student Association Habitat for Humanity SJU Theatre Company Hand-in-Hand Student Union Board

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Running Ski/Snowboard Soccer (M,W) Swimming Tennis Ultimate Frisbee Volleyball (M,W) Water Polo

Intramurals Basketball Flag Football Soccer Softball Volleyball Various short tournaments

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Club Teams Baseball Basketball (M,W) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Field Hockey Ice Hockey (M,W) Lacrosse (M,W) Roller Hockey Rugby (M,W)

Students for Peace and Justice Students in Free Enterprise University Student Senate Up ‘Til Dawn Voices of Praise Gospel Choir WSJR – Saint Joseph’s Radio

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Giving it everything you have and then some. That’s the magis.

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How do SJU graduates live greater? Dr. Elizabeth Hagen

Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr.

SJU’s 50,000 graduates lead successful lives across the globe. They’re in business, medicine and law. They work for nonprofits and Fortune 500s. No matter where they’ve gone in life, they share a commitment to social justice and giving back. In fact, Saint Joseph’s National Alumni Board launched Global Community Day, where SJU graduates all over the world unite to serve their local communities.

Sr. Mary Scullion

Our six-months-after graduation stats are impressive (check out the chart below). But if you really want to know the full value of an SJU education, look at alums who’ve been out in the world for a while. Dr. Elizabeth Hagen, ‘91, has been overseeing our nation’s food supply since 2010 in her role as the U.S. Undersecretary for Food Safety.

Class of 2011 post-graduation: Percent that was employed, engaged in graduate study, or involved full-time in a service organization within six months of graduation

The medical school acceptance rate SJU pre-med students have had over the past five years

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Average starting salary

Average grant or scholarship awarded to those pursuing graduate study

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Joseph J. McLaughlin, Jr., ’81, is the Chairman and CEO of the Haverford Trust Company which manages more than $6 billion in assets. Under his leadership, the company was named by the Philadelphia Business Journal one of the region’s largest supporters of charitable causes. In 2009, Sr. Mary Scullion, RSM ‘76, was named one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” for her work with the homeless. Michael J. Hagan, ’85, was Forbes magazine’s 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year. He’s also a huge Hawk supporter, which is why we now have home basketball games in Hagan Arena. Katie McGinty, ‘85, was the first woman to chair the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Today, she leads Peregrine Technology Partners in pioneering clean technologies.

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Mom and Dad, you’re always welcome.

Sending a child off to college is a huge transition. But rest easy, Mom and Dad. As a Hawk parent, you’ll be in the SJU family, too. Our Office of Student Life has special programs just for you: Family Weekend, a parent newsletter, even a special section on our website. There, you’ll find all the things parents want to know, like SJU’s academic calendar, a list of restaurants near campus and tips on how to stay connected while letting your baby grow up. Learn more at

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Scholarships: Every student who completes an application for admission is automatically considered for merit scholarships. Typical recipients have a minimum B+ average and competitive SAT or ACT scores. Awards are made based on the strength of the applicant pool. Saint Joseph’s four merit scholarships are valued from partial to full tuition. • Board of Trustees Scholarship • Presidential Scholarship • University Scholarship • Achievement Scholarship Certain scholarships, including the Board of Trustees and the McNulty scholarships, require a separate application.

Financial Assistance: Saint Joseph’s University works with families to help make an SJU education affordable through need-based grants, loans and federal workstudy. To qualify for need-based financial assistance, you must fill out and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The preferred FAFSA deadline is February 15, and SJU’s federal school code is 003367.

Approximately 93 percent of the SJU student body receives some form of financial assistance, and in 2012 Saint Joseph’s awarded more than $50 million in institutional merit and need-based aid.

For more information about scholarships and financial aid, visit

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When you accomplish what you thought was impossible. That’s the magis.

Are you a Hawk? SJU offers two non-restrictive, non-binding admissions programs: Early Action and Regular Decision. All admitted students have until May 1 to confirm their intent to enroll by submitting a non-refundable enrollment deposit. To learn more about applying to Saint Joseph’s, visit Early Regular

Action Decision

Application deadline:

November 15

February 1

Decision mailed by:

December 25

March 15

Deposit due by:

May 1

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More about SJU History: Founded in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution.

Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1 Average Class Size: 24

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If you haven’t already visited, we would love to show you around. There are several different visit options, including campus tours, Discover SJU presentations, Open House events and Ask-a-Counselor sessions. At least one of these options is available Monday – Friday and on select Saturdays throughout the year. Schedule your visit now at or by calling 1.888.BE.A.HAWK.

Programs: More than 50 undergraduate programs and special-study options, including interdisciplinary and study abroad programs.

Athletics: 20 varsity sports (10 men’s, 10 women’s) compete in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference and the Philadelphia Big 5.

Students: 4,650 undergraduates from 43 states and 23 countries.

2012–2013 Costs: Tuition .............................. $37,670 Room and Board ............. $12,800

Admitted Student Profile, 2012–2013 freshman class:

Middle 50% high school GPA: 3.2–3.88 Middle 50% SAT: 1070–1230 Middle 50% ACT: 23–28

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Location: Our 105-acre campus is in a beautiful, green residential neighborhood straddling Philadelphia and Lower Merion township. We’re just minutes from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

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