Saint Joseph’s University

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Saint Joseph's University can be found in Philadelphia, PA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 8,100 students enrolled per year at Saint Joseph's University.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1120 (25th percentile) to 1300 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 23 (25th percentile) to 29 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants admitted to this school. We were able to estimate the Saint Joseph's University average GPA (3.28 - 3.57) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 75% of all those students that apply are admitted to Saint Joseph's University, from which 17% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Joseph's University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Joseph's University was reported as 75.0% in Fall 2020 with over 8,690 college applications submitted to Saint Joseph's University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Saint Joseph's University?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Saint Joseph's University has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Saint Joseph's University has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.9%
  • 2017-2018: 77.2%
  • 2018-2019: 76.3%
  • 2019-2020: 75.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 70.8%

How Does Saint Joseph's University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Saint Joseph's University is thirty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Haverford College16.3%
University of the Sciences71.0%
Bryn Mawr College33.1%
The University of the Arts73.5%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Joseph's University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 650
Math550 - 650
Total Score1120 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score23 - 29
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