St. Joseph’s University Program Review
Saint Joseph's University is a Catholic and Jesuit institution that aims to instill in each of its students a lifelong love of learning, commitment to academic excellence, Christian values and a dedication to pursuing social justice. Students will engage in a core curriculum which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences while getting career specific training and experience that will help them once they graduate. Students are encouraged to pursue activities that add to their personal development both in and out of the classroom.
The University was founded in 1851 as Saint Joseph's College by the Society of Jesus and today is part of 28 Jesuit institutions across the United States. The school was originally all-boys but in 1970 changed over to its current coeducational format. The main campus of the school is located on the edge of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and students can attend classes here or through the schools’ online programs.
St. Joseph’s is a well-ranked university overall but the Haub School of Business’ Master’s program was ranked the best in the city of Philadelphia and the 8th best in the region. The business school is also well regarded for its undergraduate programs both by the Princeton Review and Business Week. Students who have a commitment to community service will find that St. Joseph’s is an outstanding choice, having been placed on the Corporation for National and Community Service’s 2007 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.
Students can enjoy the educational programs of St. Joseph’s through online education as well. Students will gain a firm background in liberal education while learning skills that will help them to get ahead in their careers. Interaction with professors and other students takes place entirely in the online format and students can work towards Master’s degrees in Business Intelligence or Instructional Technology.