St. Joseph’s College/Long Island Campus

Long Island Campus

Campus Description

Founded in 1916, St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is a four-year, comprehensive, coeducational, private institution in the liberal arts tradition with campuses in Brooklyn and Patchogue, New York. With a combined enrollment of approximately 5,000 students, SJC offers the lowest tuition of all top-tier private colleges on Long Island, and is one of the most affordable private institutions in the tri-state area. With almost 600 faculty members, the College enjoys a student-to-faculty ratio of 12:1, which provides individual attention in an open, supportive atmosphere. 

The College offers baccalaureate degrees in more than 30 majors, including Hospitality and Tourism Management and Journalism and New Media Studies. In addition, special course offerings, advanced certificates and pre-professional programs are available. Graduate degrees include Childhood or Adolescent Special Education with an annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities, Infant and Toddler Early Childhood Special Education, Literacy and Cognition, Mathematics Education and a dual M.A. in Literacy and Cognition/Special Education with an annotation in Severe and Multiple Disabilities. Other degrees include Human Services Leadership, an M.S. in Forensic Computing, an M.S. in Nursing and an M.S. in Management with concentrations in Organizational Management, Health Care Management and Human Resources Management. SJC offers M.B.A. degrees in Accounting, Health Care Management and Health Care Management with a concentration in Health Information Systems, as well as an online Executive M.B.A. program. On the Brooklyn Campus, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing is available. There are also three advanced graduate certificates in Human Services Leadership, Human Resources and Health Care Management. The College also offers almost a dozen dual-degree programs, which allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a condensed period of time at an affordable rate. In 2015, the College introduced an online campus with SJC Online, a fully online learning community offering 12 degrees and five certificates.

SJC Brooklyn is home to the Dillon Child Study Center, a laboratory preschool used as a resource by students majoring in child study, as well as the McEntegart Hall Library. Located at 212 Vanderbilt Avenue, the 43,623-square-foot Hill Center features a 290-seat NCAA-regulation basketball and volleyball court, a fully equipped fitness center, locker rooms, an athletic training room and a multipurpose room. The Brooklyn Bears’ new home opened in December 2014. SJC Brooklyn offers easy access to transit lines and brings students from every part of the New York metropolitan area to the College each day. Students enjoy the freedom of campus life, while profiting from the many cultural and educational advantages of being in New York City. The 30-acre lakeside SJC Long Island is an ideal setting for studying, socializing and partaking in extracurricular activities. Just off Sunrise Highway, the College is easily accessible from all parts of Long Island. SJC Long Island features state-of-the-art facilities, including the Business Technology Center and the John A. Danzi Athletic Center, as well as the Clare Rose Playhouse, the Callahan Library and the 24.8-acre Outdoor Field Complex, located approximately one mile east of the main campus.

St. Joseph’s College remains dedicated to maintaining low costs while upholding a strict standard of excellence. For more than a decade, U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized SJC as an outstanding college in the region, placing it in the top tier of its 2015 rankings of Best Colleges in the North. SJC’s strong freshman retention rate and continuing dedication to highly personalized instruction, has continually helped secure the institution’s place in the top tier. The College has also been recognized by such publications as Military Advanced Education and Military Times for its commitment to providing opportunities to America’s veterans and active military, and Washington Monthly listed SJC as one of its “Best Bang for the Buck” colleges. 

Offers online certificate and degree programs.

155 West Roe Blvd., Patchogue, NY 11772


St. Joseph’s College/Long Island Campus on the Web

St. Joseph’s College/Long Island Campus Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's (BA, BS), Master's (MS, MA, MBA, MFA, BA/MA, BS/MBA, BS/MS), Certificates, Advanced Certificates


Intercollegiate Sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball.

Club Sports: Women's: equestrian club. Men's: roller hockey club

Clubs and Activities

Accounting and Business, ACM (Association of Computing Machinery), Adolescent Education Club, American Red Cross, Art Club, BASIC (Brothers and Sisters in Christ), Biology Club, Campus Activities Board, Criminal Justice Club, Dance Club, Diversity Union, Drama Society, Finance and Investments, Habitat for Humanity, History Club, Keep A Child Alive, L.E.I.I. (Literature, Expression, Imagination and Inspiration), Latin Dance Club, LGBTQA, Newman Club, Nicaragua, Project Club, Project Sunshine, Psychology, Recreation Club, S.A.A.C. (Student Athlete Advisory Committee), S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions), Show Choir, Sign Language, SJC Bishops, SJC FIT, SJC LEAD, Matrix Club, NSSHLA (Speech Pathology), SJC Sharps, STARS (Students Taking an Active Role in Society), Step Squad, Student Government Association, Student Veteran's of America, The INN (Individual Needs Network)

Committees/Special Interest: Environmental Sustainability (Students), FFINS (Friends of Fire Island National Seashore), SJC Radio, SJC Talon (Newspaper), Relay for Life

Featured Programs

Honors Program; Global Studies Program; Undergraduate Programs; Adult Learner Programs; Teacher Ed Program leads to four New York State certificates; STEM Empowers Program; MOSAIC Program; Clare Rose Playhouse; Master's programs in Literacy/Cognition, Nursing, Business Accounting, Management, Health Care Management; Special Education and Mathematics Education; Online program in Organizational Management and EMBA; Programs for working adults offer flexible schedule.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 2,846 (Full-time: 810 men, 1,590 women; Part-time: 150 men, 296 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 639 (Full-time: 36 men, 49 women; Part-time: 123 men, 431 women)
SAT verbal range: 480 – 560
SAT math range: 470 – 570
ACT range: 19 – 25
90% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
10% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American5%5%
% Asian2%2%
% Hispanic / Latino11%8%
% White, Non-Hispanic68%79%
% American Indian / Alaskan Native1%0%
% Two or more races1%1%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity12%5%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$24,123 per year, or $760 per credit for part-time students (lab fees may be required)
Tuition Only:
$23,500 (full-time flat rate)
Room Only:
N/A (some off-campus housing available)

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling; spring- rolling

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines for Freshmen:
rolling, no deadline
Financial Aid Deadlines for Transfers:
rolling, no deadline

Application Requirements

Freshmen: HS diploma or GED; SAT or ACT; letters of recommendation; college transcript if applicable; $25 fee; essay or personal statement is required of scholarship candidates, strongly recommended for all others; interview strongly recommended.
Transfers: HS transcript and SAT scores (if fewer than 24 transfer credits).
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
State Scholarships/grants; Academic Merit Scholarships/Grants