About Us - Fast Facts

Fast Facts


  • The University of Saint Joseph is an independent not-for-profit organization, founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1932 in the Catholic tradition
  • Beautiful 90-acre campus one mile from West Hartford's thriving downtown
  • Three miles from Hartford
  • Mid-way between Boston and New York City


Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees are available from our:

  • Undergraduate College (B.A.; B.S.)
  • Graduate and Professional Studies Program (M.A.; M.S.; D.N.P.)
  • School of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)


  • More than 30 majors and pre-professional areas of study
  • Accelerated bachelor's-to-master's degree options
  • Online degree programs
  • Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program for veteran students, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


  • More than 85% of full-time faculty hold terminal degrees
  • Faculty includes six Fulbright Scholars
  • All classes taught by faculty (never teaching assistants)
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 11:1


  • Selected as one of the Colleges of Distinction for 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 and 2016-2017
  • Ranked in the Top Tier of Regional Colleges in the North – U.S. News & World Report, 2017
  • Regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • Named 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Sportsmanship Award Winner – Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)


  • Top 10 University in MONEY's "Colleges That Add the Most Value"
  • #2 in Niche’s 2016 listing of Best Location - Colleges in Connecticut
  • #33 US News Best Value Schools 2018
  • #78 US News Best Colleges – Regional Colleges in the North 2018


  • Six residence halls – including suite-style housing for juniors and seniors
  • NCAA Division III Athletics – eight teams
  • The O'Connell Athletic Center – includes a six-lane pool, fitness center, indoor track, dance studio and more
  • The Bruyette Athenaeum – includes the 365-seat Hoffman auditorium, the O'Connor Archives, an art studio, classrooms, and faculty offices
  • The Art Museum,   USJ  – houses a distinguished collection of more than 2,000 works of art
  • McGovern Student Center – the hub of student activity, which houses the Dining Hall, a snack bar, activities offices, a community lounge and the University Bookstore
  • The Connor Chapel of Our Lady – the heart of the University's Roman Catholic tradition
  • The Pope Pius XII Library – with 133,700 volumes and online resources
  • Eight state-of-the-art science laboratories
  • On-campus nursing lab
  • Two laboratory schools:
    • The Gengras Center – private special education school, on campus
    • The School for Young Children – model lab pre-school, one block from campus

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