Saint Joseph's College
; colloquially, Saint Joe
) is a coeducational
, Catholic liberal arts college
located in Rensselaer, Indiana
, United States
. It was founded in 1889 by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood
(C.PP.S.). Over 1,000 students currently attend the College.
The campus has several distinctive features. The Romanesque-style Chapel
and the reflecting pond
in front of the Chapel are the most recognized features of campus. Drexel Hall was one of the first buildings on campus, and is distinctive for its unique atrium
. Drexel has been renovated and restored to its historical appearance. The campus also includes a private recreational lake which is an old stone quarry.
The school is accredited
by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the National League for Nursing (NLN), the Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association (HLC), and the State of Indiana Professional Standards Board for the Training of Elementary Teachers.
Saint Joseph's College has well respected academic programs and faculty. The school is known for its groundbreaking, and nationally recognized, Core Program. Students learn the basics of history
, political science
, natural science
, and philosophy
in integrated "core classes." This departs from the cafeteria-style approach to general education used by most colleges... Read More