Quick Facts


  • 474 acres along the shore of beautiful Sebago Lake in Standish, Maine
  • Eighteen miles northwest of Portland, Maine's largest city
  • Two hours north of Boston


  • Private, Catholic, primarily residential, coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1912 by the  Sisters of Mercy
  • Welcomes students of all ages and all faiths
  • Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Community Engagement Classification, highlighting the College’s focus on community service. Learn more about the College's classification.
  • Building and modeling sustainability practices on our campus
  • Saint Joseph's is a member of Maine Campus Compact - a coalition of 18 member campuses that leads a movement to reinvigorate the civic mission of higher education.


  • Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences, education, nursing, and business
  • Emphasis placed on learning both inside and outside of the classroom; strong community-based learning program
  • Value-centered environment


  • Campus enrollment of approximately 1,000 students
  • Approximately 2,500 students, who reside throughout the United States and in more than 20 other countries, enrolled in online programs

Cost for 2017–2018 (four-year, campus programs)

  • Tuition: $34,610
  • Room & Board: $13,280

Badges: Carnegie, Carbon Neutral, Campus in Action, Silver STARS