About the Brooklyn Campus
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1916, St. Joseph's University, New York has provided an affordable liberal arts education to a diverse group of students. Independent and coeducational, St. Joseph's prepares students for lives of integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service; lives that are worthy of the University's motto: Esse non videri — "To be, not to seem."
Our Brooklyn campus challenges its approximately 1,200 students to develop their full potential and a joy of learning. With more than 500 faculty members, the University enjoys a student-to-faculty ratio that provides individual attention in an open, supportive atmosphere.
The University’s location in Brooklyn puts it at the center of one of the nation’s most diverse academic and cultural cities. The Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum of Art are all minutes away from the University’s doors.
With Manhattan just over the Brooklyn Bridge, students have quick and easy access to such world-renowned institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, Madison Square Garden, Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Campus facilities include seven buildings and an outdoor theater across three blocks in the Clinton Hill neighborhood.
St. Joseph's remains dedicated to maintaining low costs while upholding a strict standard of excellence. While retention rates at most colleges are slipping, St. Joseph's remains above the national average.
Its academic strength hasn't gone unnoticed. The University is consistently recognized in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" issue.