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You can – if you have “magis.” A thoroughly Jesuit idea, magis means “more.” As in doing more. Giving more. And having a more amazing life than you ever dreamed possible. That’s the magis of Saint Joseph’s University.

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

More about SJU History: Founded in 1851, Saint Joseph’s University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution. Location: Our 105-acre campus is in a beautiful, green residential neighborhood straddling Philadelphia and Lower Merion township, Montgomery County, PA, just minutes from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell. Student/Faculty Ratio: 13:1

Early Regular

Action Decision

Application deadline:

November 15

February 1

Decision mailed by:

December 25

March 15

Deposit due by:

May 1

May 1

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 and Aid: 2012 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

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.

Average Class Size: 24

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What if you spent your life amazing yourself?

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Are you ready for more? There’s a lot of spirit here. But it’s about more than the Hawk gear you see all over campus. People at Saint Joseph’s strive to make whatever they do just a little better. Hawks ask themselves questions like, “Why settle for a B when I could work harder and get an A?” That’s how magis works. It becomes a part of who we are. It inspires us to make the most of our God-given talents. And in the process, we create amazing lives.

To plan your visit online, go to, or call us at 1.888.BE.A.HAWK.

Brilliance is just the beginning. Being bright is a good start. However, knowledge will only get you so far in life; you also need to know what to do with it. That’s why a big part of your SJU experience will be applying what you learn in class to real life. Saint Joseph’s has hundreds of internships and co-ops. Maybe you’ll be a Summer Scholar and do research with a faculty mentor. Or you might turn a class assignment into a fundraiser for

sick kids. Or spend a semester abroad somewhere like Ghana, Beijing, London, Rome, Madrid, or Melbourne. There are amazing academic programs in both our College of Arts & Sciences and Haub School of Business (check out the list of majors!). No matter what course you pursue, you will always find an opportunity to make the experience just a little bit “more.”

By the time they graduated, 95 percent of the students in Saint Joseph’s class of 2011 had done internships, co-ops, part-time jobs, study abroad, or service.

Businessweek ranked the Haub School of Business as one of the top 70 undergraduate programs in the country.

What more will you do? Maybe you’ve heard: Saint Joseph’s is not for spectators. Students here are super involved. SJU has over 100 student clubs and organizations ranging from Greek life to Students for Peace and Justice. Service is one of the most popular activities. More than 400 students participate in Alternative Spring

Break in Appalachia each year (there’s a waiting list to get in!). And every week, more than 500 SJU students engage in service-learning or do volunteer work in Philadelphia.

for running the most popular Mass on campus (10:00 pm on Sundays – drop in if you’re around). SJU is one of only 35 institutions to have AACSB accreditation, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and be on the President’s Community Service Honor Roll.

On campus, SJU students are leaders. They assist in academic departments, participate in student government, and are responsible



Distance from Philadelphia





New York, NY............95 mi. Washington, D.C.... 145 mi.



Richmond, VA ........ 250 mi. IN

Washington, D.C.

Providence, RI......... 275 mi. WV

Boston, MA ............ 320 mi. Charleston

New York City


Hartford, CT............ 220 mi. OH


Providence Hartford




The Hawk will never die. TN

Get used to that phrase – because you’re going to hear it a lot. Athletics is another area where SJU students push themselves to do more. Take the Hawk mascot, for example. ESPN estimates that the Hawk flaps his wings 3,500 times per game – without ever stopping! SJU fields 20 NCAA Division I varsity teams that compete in the Atlantic 10 Conference and

the Philadelphia Big 5. Once you’ve experienced SJU basketball fans in Hagan Arena, you’ll never look at spectators the same way again! SJU’s NCAA Division I Sports Baseball (M) Rowing (M,W) Basketball (M,W) Soccer (M,W) Cross Country (M,W) Softball (W) Field Hockey (W) Tennis (M,W) Golf (M) Track, indoor (M,W) Lacrosse (M,W) Track, outdoor (M,W)


Philly, PA When you walk across our lush, green campus, you’d never guess that you’re just minutes from downtown Philadelphia. Philly is a great place to live – and for your friends and parents to visit. It’s close to many major urban centers in the midAtlantic and Northeast regions. So when you’re ready for off-campus adventure, you’ll have your pick of world-class museums, restaurants, historic sites, concerts, athletic events, and weekend adventures.

SJU is listed as one of “The Best Northeastern Colleges” by The Princeton Review.

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, PreK-4 Elementary/Middle Years, 4-8 Early Childhood Elementary, PreK-4 & Special Education, K-8 (double) English* Journalism, Literature, Theater/Drama, Writing Environmental Science* European Studies Family Business & Entrepreneurship* Finance* Financial Planning* Food Marketing French* French Studies

German* History* Interdisciplinary Health Services* International Business* International Relations* Italian* Italian Studies Leadership, Ethics & 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 and Film* Theology* Undecided Business Undecided Humanities Undecided Natural Science Undecided Social Sciences

Is there more after SJU?

Where do Hawks land?

Yes. Absolutely. SJU graduates go on to live greater in all kinds of ways. Within six months of graduation, 93 percent of the Class of 2011 was employed, pursuing graduate study, or serving in a full-time volunteer program.

For the past five years, SJU graduates have had a 77 percent acceptance rate into medical school.

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, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine Service Learning Study Abroad Summer Scholars *indicates a minor is also available

Our alumni are Saint Joseph’s “lifers.” They live and work all over the world, and they’re always delighted to meet and help a fellow Hawk. Recent Hawk employers and graduate programs include: Employers Accenture Aetna AstraZeneca Barclay’s Wealth Boeing Children’s Hospital CIGNA Deloitte DuPont Gannett General Mills Johnson & Johnson

KPMG Lockheed Martin Manhattan District Attorney’s Office Merck & Co. MTV Networks NY Board of Education Target Corporation Towers Watson Under Armour U.S. Department of Defense

Graduate Programs American University Boston College Law School Columbia University Harvard University Johns Hopkins University London School of Economics New York University Northwestern University Syracuse University Tufts University Yale University

U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Saint Joseph’s among “America’s Best Colleges” and, in its category of Regional Universities/North, places SJU in the top 10, number 8 in 2011.

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Minors Advertising & Public Relations Aerospace Studies Africana Studies American Studies Autism Studies

Behavioral Neuroscience Business Minor (for College of Arts & Sciences majors) Chinese Language & 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

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