Top 20 Universities in Connecticut


University of Saint Joseph
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Connecticut has some of the best public and private colleges in the country. The state also offers everything from large universities to small colleges, which make finding the right fit easy for you.

Here are the top 20 universities in Connecticut that provide excellent education and quality of living.

20. University of Saint Joseph

University of St. Joseph is a private institution that was founded in 1932. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,049, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 90 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar.

Its tuition and fees are $34,755 (2014-15).

Applying

When applying to University of St. Joseph, it’s important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at University of St. Joseph is $50. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 63.9 percent.

Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at University of St. Joseph is 10:1, and the school has 73.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students.

The most popular majors at University of St. Joseph include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Psychology; Public Administration and Social Service Professions; Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences; and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services.

The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 76.7 percent.

Student Life

University of St. Joseph has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,049, with a gender distribution of 2 percent male students and 98 percent female students. At this school, 41 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 59 percent of students live off campus.

University of St. Joseph is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Campus Services

University of St. Joseph offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance.

University of St. Joseph also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc).

Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at University of St. Joseph.

Cost and Financial Aid

At University of St. Joseph, 88.3 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $17,220.


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