BROOKLYN, N.Y. – September 14, 2009 – With over 200 new freshmen, St. Joseph’s College is pleased to announce that this year’s incoming freshman class is the largest in the history of the Brooklyn Campus. This news follows St. Joseph’s recent rankings in both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes Magazine’s “America’s Best Colleges” issues for the 2009-10 academic year.
"This has truly been a banner year for new student enrollment at the Brooklyn Campus," said Theresa LaRocca Meyer, vice president for enrollment management at St. Joseph’s College. “Not only is the freshman class of 204 the largest in the history of the College, but the academic quality of the group is equally as impressive.”
St. Joseph’s College was recently ranked for the eighth consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report to its top-tier of “Northern Comprehensive Colleges – Bachelor’s” category, receiving a tie-ranking of 17 with Endicott College for 2010. U.S. News & World Report bases its annual rankings on graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, selectivity, faculty/student ratio and the assessment of each school from its peers. St. Joseph’s College’s strong freshman retention rate helped secure the institution’s spot in the top-tier, while the College’s continuing dedication to highly personalized instruction is reflected in the 15:1 faculty-student ratio and the fact that the majority of classes have fewer than 30 students.
St. Joseph's was also named to Forbes Magazine's “America’s Best Colleges” online issue for the second consecutive year. Maintaining its overall high ranking of 13 in New York State, St. Joseph’s College offers one of the lowest tuitions of all private colleges in the tri-state area. Criteria for ranking by Forbes Magazine is based on the average student debt at graduation, percentage of students graduating in four years and the number of students or faculty who win national competitive awards.
About St. Joseph's College
St. Joseph's College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 23 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs through its School of Arts and Sciences and its School of Professional and Graduate Studies.