September 12, 2022 BK LI

BROOKLYN and PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – September 12, 2022 – St. Joseph’s University, New York (formerly St. Joseph’s College of New York) was once again named one of the nation’s top universities by U.S. News & World Report. For more than a decade, St. Joseph’s University, New York (SJNY) has ranked among the nation’s top universities in the Regional Universities – North category, moving up 30 spots in the rankings this year.

Landing in a 6-way tie at #48 for top universities, SJNY also received accolades as the #18 Best College for Veterans; #19 top university for Undergraduate Teaching in the Regional Universities – North category and #43 for Social Mobility.

“Both our recent elevation to university status and our most recent U.S. News & World Report rankings make it clear that St. Joseph's University, New York is an institution reaching new heights with still more to do,” said SJNY President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D. “These rankings are testaments to the hard work and dedication of our students, faculty and staff. I could not be more proud of all we have accomplished and more optimistic about the bright future that lies ahead.”

This past April, President Boomgaarden announced that the New York State Board of Regents had approved St. Joseph’s College’s petition to be elevated to university status, and would change its name to St. Joseph’s University, New York, effective immediately. An historic moment for the more than century-old institution, it marked the beginning of St. Joseph’s next chapter as a mission-driven institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition that provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and supports provision for career preparation and enhancement.

With campuses in Brooklyn, Long Island and Online, SJNY was selected to this year’s list of top Regional Universities–North based on its high graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources per students, graduate indebtedness, alumni giving and social mobility, as well as the number of veterans enrolled and eligibility in the 9/11 GI® Bill Yellow Ribbon Program. 

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St. Joseph’s University has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the University provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. Through its Brooklyn, Long Island and online campuses, the University offers degrees in 60 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.