About SJC Long Island
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1916, St. Joseph's College has provided an affordable liberal arts education to a diverse group of students. Independent and coeducational, St. Joseph's prepares students for lives of integrity, intellectual rigor, spiritual depth, social responsibility and service; lives that are worthy of the College's motto, Esse non videri — "To be, not to seem."
SJC Long Island challenges its approximately 3,300 students to develop their full potential and a joy of learning. With more than 400 faculty members, the College enjoys a student-to-faculty ratio that provides individual attention in an open, supportive atmosphere.
SJC Long Island is located in Patchogue at 155 W. Roe Blvd., directly off Sunrise Highway. Located on the South Shore of eastern Long Island, SJC Long Island is just minutes from the Great South Bay, Long Island MacArthur Airport, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Orient Point and many of Long Island’s ocean beaches. New York City is just a short ride on the Long Island Rail Road.
Campus facilities include six buildings and the Outdoor Field Complex, spread over a 32-acre lakeside campus on the outskirts of Patchogue Village.
St. Joseph's remains dedicated to maintaining low costs while upholding a strict standard of excellence. While retention rates at most colleges are slipping, St. Joseph's remains above the national average.
Its academic strength hasn't gone unnoticed. The College is consistently recognized in U.S. News & World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" issue.