Due to the ongoing threat of the coronavirus pandemic, St. Joseph's College will move all in-person classes to virtual and online formats for the remainder of the semester starting on Monday, March 30. Courses that are ready will start as early as March 23. Contact your professor for more information.

Check our Emergency Management section for further updates.

Admissions Facts

Admissions Facts

What are the admissions requirements? 
St. Joseph's College is a selective institution. Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis. The College enrolls students that are academically talented and diverse. Successful admissions candidates typically have:

A high school diploma or its equivalent

  • Solid grades in a strong college preparatory curriculum
  • Standardized test scores that demonstrate the promise of success in college-level courses

Do you accept Advanced Placement for college credit? 
Yes, we do. 

When should I apply? When is the application deadline?
St. Joseph’s College admits students on a rolling basis, there are priority dates though. 

For the fall semester, the scholarship priority date is March 15 for freshmen and August 1 for transfer students. For the spring semester, the priority date is January 1 for both freshmen and transfer students. 

Is there a supplemental application required? 
No, there is not. 

What else do I need to submit in addition to my application? 
Applicants must also submit high school transcripts and SAT or ACT scores. A personal statement/essay and two letters of recommendation are also requested. Students with college credits are required to submit a transcript from each school attended.

Is an appointment necessary to speak with an admissions counselor? 
No. An appointment is not necessary, but it is recommended. Check here for contact information or schedule your appointment online now

What scholarships are available? How do I apply? 
We have many generous scholarships available at SJC Long Island, including the Presidential, Provost, Dean’s Academic Achievement, Scholastic Achievement and other grants. There is no need to apply for the scholarships. Qualified students will automatically be included. We recommend that you apply to the College, however, by March 15 to be considered for scholarships. Contact the Alumni Office regarding an alumni grant. 

How do I apply for financial aid and when is the application deadline? 
Students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which may be done online. Financial aid priority is given to students who file by the following dates: for the fall semester, freshmen — February 25; transfer students — March 15; freshmen and transfer students entering in the spring semester — November 15. 

Where is St. Joseph’s College? 
Our beautiful lakeside campus is located on Long Island in Patchogue, just south of Sunrise Highway and just east of Nicolls Road. 

How many undergraduate programs does St. Joseph’s College offer?  

On Long Island, we offer 30 majors, 22 minors, 5 pre-professional programs, 4 affiliated programs, 9 special offerings and 13 certificate programs.

We also offer a global studies program that encourages students to study abroad. There are also numerous clubs and NCAA Division III programs to consider. 

How many students attend St. Joseph’s College? 
SJC Long Island has approximately 3,914 students in both divisions.

What is the student/faculty ratio? 
The student/faculty ratio at SJC Long Island is 15:1, which gives students excellent access to professors and allowing professors to know students by name and face. 

How large is the campus? 
SJC Long Island covers 32 acres near the Great Patchogue Lake.

When and where are campus tours offered? 
Campus tours can be given at any time, but appointments are recommended to ensure a guide will be available for you. 

When do classes start and end?
Classes for the fall semester typically begin on the Wednesday after Labor Day and the spring semester classes usually start during the third week in January.

What are the tuition expenses? 
Tuition for the 2019-2020 academic year is $28,590.

Do you offer summer and winter courses? 
Yes we do. Consult the semester schedules to see when they begin and end. 

Do you have a study abroad program? 
We offer courses that allow students to travel abroad to study other cultures. See the global studies or our Department of Fine Arts sections of the website for more information.

What internships and student jobs are available?
There are credit-bearing internship courses available within our academic departments that students may select to sign up for. Students will also have internship and job opportunities advertised to them through the Office of Career Development and Engagement. Each year the Office of Career Development and Engagement hosts their annual Pathways to Success Internship and Job Fair that is well attended by local companies and organizations that is open to all students and alumni. Please visit the office for more information.

What kind of entertainment is there around the SJC campuses? 
For students on the SJC Long Island, you can be entertained in myriad ways. The area offers movie theaters, restaurants, beaches, baseball parks, water parks and county parks. The area also has a thriving nightlife. 

Can I have a car on campus? 
Absolutely. We have parking lots for students on both campuses. Please see Student Life for more information. 

What clubs/organizations/sports do you have? 
We offer women’s basketball, women's volleyball, softball, tennis and cross country. There are also men’s basketball, baseball, cross country and tennis teams, plus numerous clubs and organizations

What NCAA division is your athletics programs a member of?

SJC Long Island is a Division III member that offers:

  • Baseball
  • Dance team
  • Equestrian
  • Indoor track and field
  • Intramural sports and activities
  • Men's basketball
  • Men's cross country
  • Men's golf
  • Men's lacrosse
  • Men's soccer
  • Men's tennis
  • Men's volleyball
  • Outdoor track and field      
  • Softball
  • Women's basketball
  • Women's cross country
  • Women's lacrosse
  • Women's soccer
  • Women's swimming
  • Women's tennis
  • Women's volleyball