Fast Facts for Parents

Fast Facts for Parents

Admissions and Financial Aid

What are the admissions requirements?

St. Joseph's University is a selective institution. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis. The University enrolls students that are academically talented and diverse. Successful admissions candidates typically have:

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Solid grades in a strong college preparatory curriculum.
  • Standardized test scores that demonstrate the promise of success in college-level courses. Note: Long Island Campus has gone test optional.

Do you accept Advanced Placement for college credit? 

Yes, we do.

When should I apply? When is the application deadline?

St. Joseph's University admits students on a rolling basis, but there are priority dates. 

For the fall semester, the scholarship priority date is March 15 for first year students and August 1 for transfer students. For the spring semester, the priority date is January 1 for both first year students and transfer students. 

Is there a supplemental application required? 

No, there is not. 

What else do I need to submit in addition to my application? 

Applicants must also submit high school transcripts. Long Island Campus has gone test optional, therefore submitting SAT or ACT scores is optional. A personal statement/essay and two letters of recommendation are also requested. Students with college credits are required to submit a transcript from each school attended.

Is an appointment necessary to speak with an admissions counselor? 

No. An appointment is not necessary, but it is recommended. Check here for contact information or schedule your appointment online now

What scholarships are available? How do I apply? 

We have many generous scholarships available at the Long Island Campus, including the Presidential, Provost, Dean’s Academic Achievement, Scholastic Achievement and other grants. There is no need to apply for the scholarships. Qualified students will automatically be included. We recommend that you apply to the University, however, by March 15 to be considered for scholarships. Contact the Alumni Office regarding an alumni grant. 

How do I apply for financial aid and when is the application deadline? 

Students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which may be done online. Financial aid priority is given to students who file by the following dates: for the fall semester, first-year students — February 25; transfer students — March 15; first-year students and transfer students entering in the spring semester — November 15. 

When and where are campus tours offered? 

Campus tours can be given at any time, but appointments are recommended to ensure a guide will be available for you. 

What are the tuition expenses? 

Undergaduate tuition for the 2024-2025 academic year is $35,840.

Our Campus and Student Life

Where is St. Joseph's University? 

Our beautiful lakeside campus is located on Long Island in Patchogue, just south of Sunrise Highway and just east of Nicolls Road. 

How large is the campus? 

Our Long Island Campus covers 32 acres near the Great Patchogue Lake.

How many students attend St. Joseph's University? 

During fall 2022, the Long Island Campus had 3,302 students in both divisions, including our online programs.

What internships and student jobs are available?

There are credit-bearing internship courses available within our academic departments that students may select to sign up for. Students will also have internship and job opportunities advertised to them through the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development. Each year, the Office of Career Preparation and Professional Development hosts their annual Pathways to Success Internship and Job Fair, which is well attended by local companies and organizations. It is open to all students and alumni. Please visit the office for more information.

What kind of entertainment is there around the campus? 

For students on the Long Island Campus, you can be entertained in a myriad ways. The area offers movie theaters, restaurants, beaches, baseball parks, water parks and county parks. The area also has a thriving nightlife. 

Can I have a car on campus? 

Absolutely. We have parking lots for students on both campuses. Please see Student Life for more information. 

What clubs/organizations/sports do you have? 

We offer women’s basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis and volleyball. There are also men’s basketball, baseball, cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and volleyball teams, plus more than 40 clubs and organizations

What NCAA division is your athletics programs a member of?

The Long Island Athletic Department is an NCAA Division III member. For more information about athletics, please visit our Golden Eagles website.


How many undergraduate programs does St. Joseph's University offer?

On Long Island, we offer 43 bachelor’s degree programs, 61 majors, 39 minors, 20 master’s programs, 47 dual degree programs, 18 undergraduate certificates and nine advanced certificates. Please search our academic programs for more information.

We also offer a global studies program that encourages students to study abroad.  

What is the student/faculty ratio? 

As of fall 2022, the student/faculty ratio on the Long Island Campus is 13:1, offering students individualized attention and allowing professors to know each student by name and face. 

When do classes start and end?

Classes for the fall semester typically begin on the Wednesday after Labor Day, and spring semester classes usually start during the third week in January.

Do you offer summer and winter courses? 

Yes we do. Consult the semester schedules to see when they begin and end. 

Do you have a study abroad program? 

We offer courses that allow students to travel abroad to study other cultures, as well as opportunities for students to do independent study abroad trips. Please see our Global Studies Office for more information on our study abroad programs.