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St. Joseph’s University at New York is a private, small college founded in 1916 located in Brooklyn, New York and another campus is located in Long Island. In Brooklyn, one can expect just over 950 undergraduate students, which is over 80% of the student population on campus. Another 200+ graduate students are on campus, as well. The Long Island location is a bit larger with roughly 4,000 students in total.

Overview of St. Joseph’s University-New York (SJU-New York)

These metro campuses are located near anything and everything you could ever want or need. They are easy to reach by car, bus, subway, train, or foot. St. Joseph’s approach to academics is deeply rooted in liberal arts, and today it incorporates more modern educational methodologies. Classes are small, with a 10 to 1 student-to-educator ratio in Brooklyn. The campus centers around inclusion and diversity so that students can more easily transition from an academic setting to a real-life work environment.

Students can select from 50 programs at the undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and pre-professional levels. Some of the most popular areas of study include human services, nursing, education, accounting, business, management, and healthcare management. A growing number of students are taking advantage of the same outstanding educational opportunities online. As part of the full-service college experience, students can play in or support NCAA athletics or participate in club or intramural sports. And students are mere minutes from some of the most remarkable cultural experiences in the world in both Brooklyn and Manhattan.

General Information

School Type Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting City: Large
Campus Housing No
Student Faculty Ratio 10:1
Graduation Rate 62%
Year Founded 1916

Student Enrollment

Total Students1,185


Undergraduate Student

Male 336
Female 625

Graduate Student

Male 78
Female 146

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SJC-New York Acceptance Rate and Admissions


Male 766
Female 1,661


Male 536
Female 1,196

Acceptance Rate71%

Male 70%
Female 72%

Enrollment 207

Male   31
Female   23
Application Fee $25
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Considered But Not Required
High School Transcripts Required
College Prep Courses Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Application Deadline Rolling
Common Application Accepted Yes

SJC-New York Tuition Cost & Financial Aid

The cost of St. Joseph’s College is less than the average cost of most small, private colleges at $28,590 per undergraduate year. This is roughly $9,000 less that the average cost of a four-year private institution. Around 84% of students receive a financial aid package. This might include any number of grants, scholarships, and student loans they have applied for. Keep in mind that another $13,000 or more will be required to pay for books, living expenses, supplies, and other education-related expenses.

At St. Joe’s, they offer reduced tuition to online programs, and a wide array of discounts are offered to SJC students all over the city and the country such as with Allstate, Apple, Avis Car Rental, Microsoft, Dell, insurance companies, yoga clubs, retail shops, restaurants, and much more. Also, keep in mind that the cost of these types of expenses are not included in the figures previously mentioned. Many students choose to work while they take classes as a way to pay for such entertainment and lifestyle wants and needs.

Average net price 2018-2019
Net Price $16,363
Average Total Aid $17,835
Students Receiving Financial Aid 99%
Room & Board $7,300

Sticker Price

  • Tuition In-State - $29,190
  • Tuition Out-of-State - $29,190
  • Books and Supplies - $1,000
  • Room & Board - $7,300
  • Other - $5,300


St. Joseph’s College students can expect a curriculum strong in liberal arts tradition along with more current perspectives and practices. Classes and opportunities focus on professional development and personal growth. The class sizes are small with numerous academic support systems in place. This allows students to receive more personal attention that will be reflected in the end results of each course.

Among the many majors, minors, certificates, and master’s degrees, students will also have access to in-depth, hands-on research opportunities. Students can also expect to be challenged academically, as well as in their world views and personal experiences. The degree programs available are quite varied and include education, marketing, criminal justice, dance, hospitality, modern languages, music, biology, human relations, psychology, and religious studies.

To ensure each student has the most enriching experience possible, the Office of Student Involvement, Leadership and Intercultural Engagement is available to provide cultural, spiritual, multicultural, wellness, and other various opportunities. Students also have access to leadership development programs, inclusion and intercultural engagement activities, clubs, organizations, and alternatives to traditional spring break.

Student Population Total

Student Population 1,185

Evening Classes : Yes
Online Learning : Yes

Most Popular Programs & Majors

(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)

Health Professions and Related Programs 59 Total Graduates / 27%
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 41 Graduates
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 12 Graduates
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 5 Graduates
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 Graduates
All Business Majors 37 Total Graduates / 17%
Business Administration and Management, General 28 Graduates
Accounting 4 Graduates
Hospitality Administration/Management, General 3 Graduates
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 2 Graduates
All Education Majors 27 Total Graduates / 13%
Special Education and Teaching, General 19 Graduates
Elementary Education and Teaching 3 Graduates
English/Language Arts Teacher Education 2 Graduates
Social Studies Teacher Education 2 Graduates
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 16 Total Graduates / 7%
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 16 Graduates
All Psychology Majors 16 Total Graduates / 7%
Psychology, General 16 Graduates
All Other Diplomas 28%

Outcome & Salary

Extensive career resources are available for all students. Student veterans have dedicated career resources and strategies given their unique skill sets, experiences, and challenges during the transition to civilian life. Because SJU is highly military friendly, veterans will receive access to custom tools and services to help assist veterans into civilian careers, veteran’s groups, networking opportunities, and more.

Those students who are non-veteran students will have access to a more generalized center for professional development career preparation. This office will help students to participate in experiential learning opportunities, collaborate with faculty and alumni, develop career management plans, establish goals, introduce them to potential employers, and more. All services are available online at this time.

Graduates Salary
College Grads Early Career Salary $49,500
College Grads Average Salary $67,350
College Grads Mid Career Salary $93,800
Return on Investment (ROI)
10 Year Salary Earnings Potential $673,500
20 Year Salary Earnings Potential $1,611,500
Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year $65,452
10 Year Projected ROI $608,048
20 Year Projected ROI $1,546,048
No College Education Salary Comparison
National Average Salary $38,792
10 Year Projected Income $387,920
20 Year Projected Income $775,840

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