Saint Joseph's College of Maine 
278 Whites Bridge Road 
Standish, Maine 04084-5263
(207) 893-7746 or 
(800) 338-7057 
FAX: (207) 893-7862
e-mail: admission@ 

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1000 (combined) 
Average GPA: 
85 (weighted & unweighted) 

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Saint Joseph's College of Maine 
278 Whites Bridge Road 
Standish, Maine 04084-5263

Saint Joseph's College of Maine, Maine's only Catholic
college,offers breathtaking views of Sebago Lake and
Mount Washington and is just minutes from Portland.

College Description 
Academic excellence in a magnificent setting serves as the perfect phrase to describe the Saint Joseph’s College of Maine experience. As Maine’s only Catholic college, Saint Joseph’s nurtures the intellectual, spiritual and social growth of all students within a value-centered environment. The Washington Post recently recognized the College as a “hidden gem,” one of 100 colleges nationwide that deserves a second look. Situated on the shore of Sebago Lake in southern Maine, the College offers a distinctive location only minutes from Portland and 2 hours from Boston. As a leading liberal arts institution, Saint Joseph’s prides itself on personalized attention, practical field experiences, a Catholic tradition, and a commitment to service. With class sizes averaging between 20-25 students, faculty work intimately with students to foster academic enrichment and success. Our comprehensive service-learning program integrates service into academics. Students relate their studies to hands-on service, fulfilling an integral part of the College’s mission. Saint Joseph’s also takes great pride in its distance learning program, the division of Graduate and Professional Studies. Now in its 28th year, GPS caters to the learning needs of individuals all over the world. The new Harold Alfond Academic Hall, a 50,000-square-foot technologically advanced facility, offers a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Academic Life 
The traditional undergraduate program (semester system) offers majors in Accounting, Advertising, Applied Computer Science, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Environmental Science and Studies, Exercise Science, Finance, History, International Business, Marine Science, Marketing, Mathematics, Nursing, Philosophy, Physical Education, Psychology, Sociology, Sports Management and Theology. Secondary education preparation is also offered with the Biology, English, History, Mathematics and Physical Education majors. A faculty advisor is assigned to each student upon entrance, providing guidance throughout the undergraduate years. A four-year Honors Program provides advanced students an integrated approach to humanities, mathematics and sciences.

Saint Joseph’s is a member of a consortium whereby full-time students may take up to five courses at member institutions, including Maine College of Art, Southern Maine Community College, the University of New England and the University of Southern Maine. Study abroad opportunities exist with the International Student Exchange Program.

Campus Life 
Saint Joseph’s has over 20 clubs/organizations and the creation of those representing new interests is encouraged. The Student Government Association serves as the voice of the students. The College’s theatre group, Feeney Players, presents three major productions annually. Recent hits include Broadway or Bust (a musical review) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. Students are regularly treated to cultural activities that enlighten and entertain. A sampling: Monkstock music festival, book readings by award-winning authors Richard Russo and Galway Kinnell, an evening with a Holocaust survivor, mountain hikes and an Irish dance demonstration.

College services include: a Career Services Office, which prepares and guides students in finding employment; 24-hour security, a full-time psychological counselor and nurse practitioner; and a dining hall featuring selections to suit everyone’s tastes, including a pasta bar, international cuisine, a deli and dessert bar.

Facilities and Resources 
Located on majestic Sebago Lake, our 331-acre campus includes cross-country walking and running trails with beautiful views of Mount Washington, and private beachfront property. Features on campus include two newly built suite-style residence halls, recently renovated science and business labs, a reconstructed dining hall as well as the Harold Alfond Athletic Center. Opened in 1999, the Athletic Center is a recreational complex that includes a gym, running track, pool, fitness center, climbing wall, aerobics studio, and a student lounge. The new Harold Alfond Academic Hall boasts 32 new classrooms, faculty offices, computer labs, media labs, student lounges, and a performance-grade auditorium. The facility, located on the highest point on campus, offers spectacular views of the lake and mountains. The elegant Tudor-style Xavier Hall is used to host many formal college functions. Students also enjoy an observatory, radio station and chapel. The Wellehan Library, with over 100,000 volumes and 450 current periodical titles, is home to Maine’s largest Thomas Merton collection. The library houses extensive Irish and Maine collections. Saint Joseph’s also has newly renovated computer labs. Residence hall rooms have Internet access.

The College offers a competitive NCAA Division III athletic program. Women’s varsity teams include field hockey, soccer, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, and softball. Men participate in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, and soccer. Many teams have garnered national recognition and numerous athletes have won All-American and Player of the Year awards. The Office of Athletics offers competitive and non-competitive intramural programs (volleyball, co-ed softball, soccer, basketball, floor hockey) and other recreational activities (aerobics, martial arts, yoga, cross-country skiing).

Financial Aid 
The Office of Financial Aid works closely with students and families throughout the financial aid process. Over 90 percent of full-time students receive aid. Financial Aid funds include college scholarships and grants, state funds, federal Pell Grants, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loan, Nursing Student Loans and Federal Work Study. Merit awards range from $1000 to full-tuition. Financial Aid awards are determined using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (Title IV Code 002051) and the Saint Joseph’s College Financial Aid Application. Scholastic achievement also is a primary consideration in the award process. The FAFSA is available at and the Saint Joseph’s application can be downloaded from the College’s website,

Admission Requirements 
Candidates are expected to have completed a college preparatory curriculum with appropriate course work, including fours years of English; three years of science, history (or social studies) and math; and two years of a foreign language. Additional requirements may be in effect for certain majors. The SAT I or ACT also is required. Preference is given to candidates who have taken an academically challenging program and who have realized their potential as reflected by grades and academic achievement. Leadership opportunities through community service and extracurricular activities are valued highly. Saint Joseph’s encourages prospective students to visit campus and talk with students, members of the Admission staff, and faculty about whether the College would be right for them. The Office of Admission offers daily tours and interviews Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to call for an appointment. On selected Saturdays in the fall and early winter, the office is open for campus visits. Additionally, our numerous group visitation programs are ideal times to visit to experience campus life firsthand.

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