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Saint Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's University seal.svg
Latin: Universitas Sancti Iosephi
Former name
Saint Joseph's College
(1851–1978)
Motto Spirit, Intellect, Purpose
Type Private
Established September 15, 1851 (1851-09-15)
Founder Felix Barbelin, S.J.
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic (Jesuit)
Academic affiliations
AJCU ACCU
PCRC NAICU
Endowment $279 million (2017)
President Mark C. Reed, Ed.D.
Provost Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D.
Academic staff
449
Students 8,086
Undergraduates 4,688
Postgraduates 2,941
Other students
82 (adult and visiting students)
Location
Philadelphia and Lower Merion
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United States

39°59′43″N 75°14′20″W / 39.99528°N 75.23889°W / 39.99528; -75.23889
Campus Urban - 114 acres (46.1 ha)
Colors Crimson      and      Gray
Athletics 20 varsity sports teams
Nickname Hawks
Sporting affiliations
NCAA Division I
Atlantic 10 Conference
Northeast Conference (NEC)
Philadelphia Big 5 City 6
Mascot The Hawk
Saint Joseph's University logo

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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