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University of Saint Joseph is a private not-for-profit institution situated in West Hartford, Connecticut. West Hartford is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

73 Undergraduate Degrees
70 Graduate Degrees
$37,194 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
90% Acceptance Rate

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University of Saint Joseph Rankings

According to our 2021 analysis, USJ is ranked #227 out of 1,284 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards USJ has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#10 Best Colleges for Nursing College Factual
#23 Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual
#75 Best Nursing Colleges for Veterans College Factual
#164 Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students College Factual

Where Is University of Saint Joseph?

Location of University of Saint Joseph

Contact details for USJ are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117
Phone: 860-232-4571

How Do I Get Into USJ?

You can apply to USJ online at:

Admission Requirements for USJ

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank neither required nor recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program recommended
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into USJ?

90% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
89% Submit SAT Scores
Since USJ has an acceptance rate of 90%, it is not too hard to gain acceptance into the school. Still, you need to be sure you complete your application in full and send in any other requested documents.

Average Test Scores

About 89% of students accepted to USJ submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 590. Math scores were between 470 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 500 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 470 to 570 )
USJ received ACT scores from 4% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 19 and 22. Math scores were between 17 and 19. Composite scores were between 19 and 22.

ACT English Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 19 to 22 )
ACT Math Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 17 to 19 )
ACT Composite Scores for University of Saint Joseph  ( 19 to 22 )

Can I Afford University of Saint Joseph?

$37,194 Net Price
82% Take Out Loans
2.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of USJ is $37,194. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At USJ, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $7,427 a year. That adds up to $29,708 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at USJ is 2.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

University of Saint Joseph Undergraduate Student Diversity

794 Full-Time Undergraduates
80% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 904 undergraduate students at USJ, with 794 being full-time and 110 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  USJ

There are also 1,494 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 794 full-time undergraduates at USJ, 20% are male and 80% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  USJ

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of Saint Joseph students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of USJ Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 48
Black or African American 110
Hispanic or Latino 110
White 463
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 51

Geographic Diversity

Connecticut students aren't the only ones who study at University of Saint Joseph. At this time, 6 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 13 countries are represented at USJ. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, India, and Netherlands.

Online Learning at University of Saint Joseph

227 Took All Classes Online
569 Took At Least One Class Online
2.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
There are 1 bachelor’s degree and 4 master’s degree programs available online at USJ. In 2017-2018, 569 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at USJ has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 3rd most popular in Connecticut for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of USJ

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of Saint Joseph was 2.4%. This is the #1,326 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USJ regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USJ ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USJ.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Nursing Practice #65
Registered Nursing #336
Nursing #410

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

University of Saint Joseph Nursing Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s Doctor’s TOTAL
Registered Nursing 73 0 60 0 133
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing 0 8 0 0 8
Nursing Practice 0 0 0 2 2
TOTAL 73 8 60 2 143


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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