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Encyclopedia > St. Joseph's University
Saint Joseph's University
Seal of Saint Joseph's University
Motto
Established 1851
School type Private
President Timothy R. Lannon, S.J.
Location Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Campus Urban, 65 acres (263,000 m²)
Enrollment 3,950 undergraduate,
2,500 graduate
Faculty 815
Mascot Hawks
Homepage http://www.sju.edu/

Saint Joseph's University is a private, co-educational Roman Catholic university in the United States. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it was founded in 1851 as Saint Joseph's College by the Society of Jesus. Today, Saint Joseph's University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Saint Joseph's University educates over 7000 students each year in over 40 undergraduate majors and 10 special-study options. This work is copyrighted. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania, occupying all of Philadelphia County. ... State nickname: The Keystone State Other U.S. States Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Governor Ed Rendell Official languages None Area 119,283 km² (33rd)  - Land 116,074 km²  - Water 3,208 km² (2. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Urban is in or having to do with cities, as distinct from rural areas. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Independence Hall Philadelphia (sometimes referred to as Philly or the City of Brotherly Love) is the sixth-most-populous city in the United States and the most populous city in the state of Pennsylvania, occupying all of Philadelphia County. ... Events January 23 - The flip of a coin determines whether a new city in Oregon is named after Boston, Massachusetts, or Portland, Maine, with Portland winning. ... The Society of Jesus (Latin: Societas Iesu), commonly known as the Jesuits, is a Roman Catholic religious order. ... Loyola University is located in north Chicagos Rogers Park neighborhood. ...


In 1970, ownership of Saint Joseph's College was transferred to a private corporation governed by a Board of Trustees. That same year, women were admitted for the first time. In 1978, Saint Joseph's College was elevated to the rank of university. 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Events January January 1 - The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law. ...


Saint Joseph's University is home of the Hawks, the university's athletic program. It fields teams in 20 varsity sports. It competes in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. It belongs to the Atlantic 10 and Big 5 conferences. In 2004, the Saint Joseph's men's basketball team almost finished with a undefeated regular season suffering their only loss to Xavier University in the Atlantic 10 tournament. In the NCAA tournament that year, they lost to Oklahoma St. by two points in the Elite Eight. Saint Joseph's University also offers 30 intramural and recreational programs. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


See also

Saint Joseph College, a Roman Catholic womens liberal arts college, is located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... West Hartford is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ...

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