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The University of Saint Joseph is the premier small private university in Connecticut developing professionals for in-demand fields with its undergraduate and graduate degree programs designed for your goals!

A USJ degree is a proven credential for undergraduates seeking a traditional New England college setting with exceptional NCAA Division III athletics and a strong sense of community.

For graduate students ready to learn more and earn more, USJ offers online, hybrid, and on-ground masters and doctoral programs with innovative curricula that attract students from around the world.



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.
  • USJ’s beautiful 90-acre main campus is one mile from West Hartford’s thriving downtown and three miles from Hartford, Connecticut’s capital city. Explore Blue Back Square!


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


Program Options

  • 25+ undergraduate majors and pre-professional areas of study
  • Accelerated bachelors-to-masters degree options
  • Online, hybrid, and on-campus 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
  • All classes taught by faculty (never teaching assistants)
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Student-to-faculty ratio: 8:1

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