Fast Facts

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.


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

Program Options

  • 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

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: 8:1

Awards & Recognitions


Campus Highlights

  • 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:

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