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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 main campus one mile from West Hartford's thriving downtown, three miles from Hartford, and midway between Boston and New York City.
  • The Doctor of Pharmacy program operates at the Hartford campus, located in a professional area that also boasts a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues.


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


  • 25+ majors and pre-professional areas of study
  • Accelerated bachelors-to-masters 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: 8:1


  • 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 Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
  • Named 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Sportsmanship Award Winner – Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC)



  • Six residence halls – including suite-style housing for juniors and seniors
  • NCAA Division III Athletics – nine women's teams and six men's teams
  • The O'Connell Athletic Center – includes a six-lane pool, fitness center, indoor track and more
  • The Bruyette Athenaeum – includes the 365-seat Hoffman auditorium, the O'Connor Archives, an art studio, dance studio, classrooms, and faculty offices
  • The Art Museum at 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 preschool, one block from campus

USJ Named Among Top CT Universities by U.S. News & World Report

Reading Time: 2 minutes The University of Saint Joseph has been recognized as a top national university in Connecticut by U.S. News & World Report’s (USNWR) Best Colleges Rankings. This year, USJ earned: No. 1 Connecticut University in “Top Performers on Social Mobility”– This measures a school’s success at supporting and graduating students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.

USJ Ranks #55 in “Best Regional Universities – North” and #23 in “Best Value for Regional Universities” in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings

Reading Time: 1 minute As part of the Strategic Plan 2020, the University of Saint Joseph focused on three key goals – high-impact learning, stature and distinctiveness, and strength and stability. Through rigorous academic programs, opportunities for experiential learning, and the recent decision to become coeducational, USJ’s headway in achieving these goals is evident in newly released ranking of

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