Applying early to SJU offers a range of benefits — from exclusive scholarship opportunities to possibly getting a big red envelope sticking out of your mailbox in December. If you are still working on your application, here are eight reasons to hit the submit button before November 1.

1. The best of both worlds

In the words of the wise Hannah Montana, you get the best of both worlds on our suburban campus that’s one short train ride away from Center City Philadelphia.

2. We attract many famous visitors

SJU’s campus has seen many famous faces, from Pope Francis and Martin Luther King Jr. Fun Fact: One of Kobe Bryant’s favorite cheese steak joints just so happens to be on SJU’s campus!

3. Hawk Wraps

Hawk Wraps are a delicacy on SJU’s campus, complete with some top-secret Hawk sauce.

4. The class sizes

With a 12:1 student-faculty ratio, you’re not just a face in an overcrowded lecture hall. Your professors will get to know you by name (and yes, they will say hi to you on campus!)

5. Jesuit educated

A Jesuit education is unlike other. Faculty, staff, and your peers will constantly challenge you to search for the “magis” in all aspects of your life to help you “live greater.”

6. School Spirit

You haven’t seen school spirit until you’ve been to an SJU sports game. Did we also mention that our Hawk mascot is one of the most famous mascots in the country?

7. Barbelin Instagram pictures

Look at that beautiful building! No, it’s not Hogwarts. It is our picturesque Barbelin Hall that will become the star of your Instagram account once you become a Hawk at SJU.

8. There’s something for everyone…come find it!

With 50+ majors between our Haub School of Business and College of Arts and Sciences and 90+ clubs and organizations, you’ll never be bored on Hawk Hill.


Apply to SJU today and see yourself as a Hawk! Our Early Action and Early Decision I deadline is November 1.