First-Year Students

Settle into college life with support and tools that will help ensure your success

As a first-year student at USJ, you will be given the tools you need to succeed throughout your college experience.

In Class

  • Faculty will inspire you to fulfill your potential
  • Your average class size will include 14 students; student/faculty ratio is 11:1
  • Your First-Year Seminar (FYS) course will help you transition to college-level learning and living

In The USJ Community

We'll support you every step of the way, through our Center for Academic Excellence (CAE), Career Development CenterAcademic Advising, and other areas.

Take The Next Step: Easy Admission Process

  • Submit your application online or through the Common App and we will waive the fee.
  • Submit official Transcripts from your high school.
  • Request your official test scores (SAT and/or ACT) be sent to USJ (see Test Optional Admission Policy.)
  • Submit an essay, 250 words or more in length.
  • Have a teacher or high school counselor write a letter of recommendation and send it to the University.
  • Include your ZeeMee link or unique profile page (optional) - Learn more about ZeeMee.

Questions? Contact an Admissions Counselor

Fast Facts

Get to know USJ.

Tour USJ

Schedule a tour today.

Career Development

Gain career advice and guidance.

Student Life

Play, lead, serve.


Learn about athletics.