University of Saint Joseph

Private, Four-years School Located in West Hartford, CT

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How much is the USJ tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, USJ's tuition & fees is $45,908.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $61,898 when a student lives on-campus.

USJ Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$45,908
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
On-campus Room & Board$13,240
On-campus Expenses$1,550
Off-campus Room & Board$13,240
Off-campus Expenses$2,550
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$48,917

How Much Does it Cost to Go to USJ for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $204,350 at USJ. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $268,962. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $154,416.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$47,892$63,208$36,363
Sophomore (2024-25)$49,962$65,823$37,818
Junior (2025-26)$52,122$68,547$39,331
Senior (2026-27)$54,374$71,384$40,905
4 Years Total$204,350$268,962$154,416
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$49,962$65,823$37,818
Sophomore (2025-26)$52,122$68,547$39,331
Junior (2026-27)$54,374$71,384$40,905
Senior (2027-28)$56,725$74,339$42,543
4 Years Total$213,183$280,092$160,596
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$52,122$68,547$39,331
Sophomore (2026-27)$54,374$71,384$40,905
Junior (2027-28)$56,725$74,339$42,543
Senior (2028-29)$59,176$77,417$44,247
4 Years Total$222,397$291,686$167,025
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$54,374$71,384$40,905
Sophomore (2027-28)$56,725$74,339$42,543
Junior (2028-29)$59,176$77,417$44,247
Senior (2029-30)$61,734$80,623$46,020
4 Years Total$232,009$303,763$173,714
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$56,725$74,339$42,543
Sophomore (2028-29)$59,176$77,417$44,247
Junior (2029-30)$61,734$80,623$46,020
Senior (2030-31)$64,402$83,964$47,864
4 Years Total$242,037$316,343$180,673

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, USJ' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Connecticut, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $26,075.
University of Saint Joseph$45,908
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Connecticut Four-years Colleges$22,986
Public Schools$9,068$17,194
Private Schools$26,075

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between USJ and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
University of Saint JosephWest Hartford, CT$45,908$16,971
West Virginia Wesleyan CollegeBuckhannon, WV$33,494$10,476
Caldwell UniversityCaldwell, NJ$39,450$19,800
Trinity Washington UniversityWashington, DC$26,110$15,390
Eastern Mennonite UniversityHarrisonburg, VA$41,860$15,500
King's CollegeWilkes-Barre, PA$42,600$55,572
Saint Elizabeth UniversityMorristown, NJ$35,942$19,926
Lake Erie CollegePainesville, OH$36,032$13,535
University of BridgeportBridgeport, CT$35,760$21,786
Columbia CollegeColumbia, MO$24,326$9,200
D'Youville UniversityBuffalo, NY$33,560$22,400

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Saint Joseph, 855 students (94%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $25,733.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at USJ is $36,165 for students living on-campus and $37,165 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 186 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $28,311 and the average amount of student loans is $8,523.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$61,898
COA (off-campus)$62,898
Tuition & Fees$45,908
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$15,990
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$16,990
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$36,165
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$37,165
Average Financial Aid$25,733
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship85594%$25,733
Pell Grants33237%$4,969
Federal Student Loan69276%$7,039
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid186100%-
Grants or Scholarships186100%$28,311
Federal Grants8244%$8,836
Pell Grants6937%$5,204
Other Federal Grants6736%$5,455
State/Local Grants63%$2,708
Institutional Grants18599%$24,459
Student Loan Aid14980%$8,523
Federal Student Loans14880%$5,090
Other Student Loans2715%$19,133

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

USJ's acceptance rate is 78.25%. A total of 1,338 applicants applied to and 1,047 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 186 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 17.77%.
To apply to USJ, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 1 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program. SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
Acceptance Rate78.25%69.05%81.88%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)17.77%16.09%18.32%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

SAT and ACT Scores

The SAT and ACT scores are considered but not required to apply to USJ. The average SAT score of the enrolled first-time students is 1,109.
Its SAT score is slightly lower than the national average score of 1,174.
SAT Total1,1091,0361,181
National Average1,174
Connecticut Average1,212
SAT EBRW536523548
SAT Math573513633

Student Population

University of Saint Joseph has a total of 1,992 students including 831 undergraduate and 1,161 graduate students. By gender, there are 429 male students and 1,703 female students attending USJ. The school offers online degree programs and 206 students enrolled online exclusively (10.34% of all students).
Total2,132 4291,703
Undergraduate906 207699
Graduate1,226 2221,004

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1678 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford, CT
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered80 Programs
Online Program Offered10 Online Programs
Graduate Program Offered27 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate79.98%
Student Population1,992
Graduation Rate60%
Transfer-out Rate29%
Retention Rate78%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate8 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties127 (Full-time), 229 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs461 (Full-time), 261 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$78,561
Average Staff Salary$55,195