Saint Joseph's University facts for kids
|Latin: Universitas Sancti Iosephi|
|Saint Joseph's College
|Motto||Spirit, Intellect, Purpose|
|Established||September 15, 1851|
|Founder||Felix Barbelin, S.J.|
|Roman Catholic (Jesuit)|
|Endowment||$279 million (2017)|
|President||Mark C. Reed, Ed.D.|
|Provost||Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D.|
|82 (adult and visiting students)|
Philadelphia and Lower Merion,
|Campus||Urban - 114 acres (46.1 ha)|
|Athletics||20 varsity sports teams|
|NCAA Division I
Atlantic 10 Conference
Northeast Conference (NEC)
Philadelphia Big 5 City 6
Saint Joseph's University (SJU or St. Joe's) is a private Jesuit university in Philadelphia and Lower Merion, Pennsylvania. The university was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851 as Saint Joseph's College. Saint Joseph's is the seventh oldest Jesuit university in the United States and one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities.
Saint Joseph's University educates over 9,200 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students each year through the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Program of Professional & Liberal Studies, and the Haub Degree Completion Program. The University offers over 60 undergraduate majors, 53 graduate programs, 28 study-abroad programs, 12 special-study options, a co-op program, a joint degree program with Thomas Jefferson University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. It has 17 centers and institutes, including the Kinney Center for Autism Education & Support and the Pedro Arrupe Center for Business Ethics.
St. Joe's athletics teams, the Hawks, are an NCAA Division I program, competing in the Atlantic-10 Conference and Philadelphia's Big 5. The official colors of the university are crimson and gray. The school mascot is the Hawk, which never stops flapping its wings while in costume.
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