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 9,800 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 1530 (25th percentile) to 1800 (75th percentile) on the SAT and between 22 (25th percentile) to 26 (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 (3.23 - 3.45) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 79% of all those students that apply are admitted to Saint Joseph's University, from which 21% choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Saint Joseph's University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Saint Joseph's University was reported as 78.7% in Fall 2013 with over 7,830 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

  • SAT Scores: 1530 - 1800
  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.45

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

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Saint Joseph's University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2019 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2019-2020 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

  • 2009-2010: 82.4%
  • 2010-2011: 80.4%
  • 2011-2012: 77.7%
  • 2012-2013: 78.3%
  • 2013-2014: 78.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2019-2020: 78.9%

How Does Saint Joseph's University Compare?

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The acceptance rate for Saint Joseph's University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Philadelphia University64.1%
Haverford College23.5%
University of the Sciences56.4%
Bryn Mawr College39.9%
The University of the Arts75.4%

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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Saint Joseph's University (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 590
Math510 - 610
Writing510 - 600
Total Score1530 - 1800
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 27
Math22 - 27
Composite Score22 - 26
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