“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/16/2018 @ 8:15 AM

Name of College:

Saint Joseph’s College - Maine

Name of Representative:

Jennifer Murphy

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 207-893-7676

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Spring Fling (concerts)

Harvest Festival - Monktoberfest.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

Depends on the weekend, but normal weekends, most students stay.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?


What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Beachfront property, sustainability, farm, turf fields.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

18 miles, 30 minutes to Portland, ME

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

2-½ hours driving.

What are your most popular majors?

Nursing, Biology, Business, Education.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Health & Wellness Promotion (New)

Environmental Science (unique) Human Resources

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Environmental Science - Now has semester at sea


Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

At Saint Joe’s by Counselors.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes. Based solely on GPA $11K - $20K year

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

95+% of our students receive Financial Aid.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

  • Beautiful campus, Wonderful professors that care about who you are and what you want to do.
  • +100% of our nursing grads passed NCLEX on 1st attempt.
  • $1,500 visit scholarship for freshman year at SJC for visiting before May 1st of Senior Year
  • Nursing: Dec 15 - B in Bio and Chemistry