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HISTORY & LOCATION

  • 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.

DEGREES

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

PROGRAM OPTIONS

  • 25+ 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

FACULTY & CLASSES

  • 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

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

  • 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)

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CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Six residence halls – including suite-style housing for juniors and seniors
  • NCAA Division III Athletics – eight women's teams and four 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 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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USJ Ranked in College Consensus’ Top 10

Reading Time: 1 minute The College Consensus recently ranked the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in the top 10 “Best Colleges & Universities in Connecticut.” The organization, which averages the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with review scores from students to formulate a unique rating for each institution, also named USJ to its list of

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