Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities

The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) is a consortium of the 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and two theological centers in the United States committed to advancing academic excellence by promoting and coordinating collaborative activities, sharing resources, and advocating and representing the work of Jesuit higher education at the national and international levels. It is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Although each institution is legally autonomous under independent boards of trustees and separately chartered by respective states, the 28 schools and two theological schools share common Jesuit ideals and engage in a number of collaborative projects.



University Common short form and abbreviation Location President Enrollment Athletics nickname School Colors Founded Avg. SAT
Boston College Boston Coll.
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts William P. Leahy, S.J. 14,395 Eagles maroon, gold 1863 1375
Canisius College Canisius Buffalo, New York John J. Hurley
5,018 Golden Griffins blue, gold 1870 1111
College of the Holy Cross Holy Cross Worcester, Massachusetts Michael C. McFarland, S.J. 2,817 Crusaders purple 1843 1265
Creighton University Creighton Omaha, Nebraska John P. Schlegel, S.J. 6,992 Bluejays white, blue 1878 1160
University of Detroit Mercy Detroit Mercy, Detroit
UDM, U of D (older)
Detroit, Michigan Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J. 5,600 Titans red, white, blue 1877 1075
Fairfield University Fairfield
Fairfield, Connecticut Jeffrey P. von Arx, S.J. 5,024[1] Stags Cardinal Red 1942 1290
Fordham University Fordham New York City and West Harrison, New York Joseph M. McShane, S.J. 14,544[2] Rams maroon, white 1841 1300[3]
Georgetown University Georgetown Washington, D.C. John J. DeGioia 14,148 Hoyas blue, grey 1789 1360
Gonzaga University Gonzaga
Spokane, Washington Thayne McCulloh 6,503 Bulldogs (Unofficial: Zags) blue, white 1887 1195
Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University (associate member) J.S.T. Berkeley, California Michael Engh, S.J. 194     1934
John Carroll University John Carroll
University Heights, Ohio Robert L. Niehoff, S.J. 4,050 Blue Streaks blue, gold 1886 1144
Le Moyne College Le Moyne
Syracuse, New York Fred P. Pestello 2,290 Dolphins Green, Gold 1946 1100[4]
Loyola University Maryland Loyola Maryland
Loyola (MD)
Baltimore, Maryland Brian F. Linnane, S.J. 6,131 Greyhounds green, grey 1852 1190
Loyola Marymount University Loyola Marymount
Los Angeles, California David W. Burcham 8,972 Lions crimson, blue, grey 1911 1210[5]
Loyola University Chicago Loyola Chicago
Chicago, Illinois Michael J. Garanzini, S.J. 15,670 Ramblers black, gold, maroon 1870 1185
Loyola University New Orleans Loyola New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana Kevin Wildes, S.J. 5,000 Wolfpack maroon, gold 1912 1225
Marquette University Marquette Milwaukee, Wisconsin Robert A. Wild, S.J. 11,305 Golden Eagles navy blue, gold 1881 1182
Regis University Regis Denver, Colorado Michael J. Sheeran, S.J. 1,600 Rangers blue, gold 1877 1070
Rockhurst University Rockhurst Kansas City, Missouri Thomas Curran, O.S.F.S. 3,000 Hawks royal blue, white 1910 1175
Saint Joseph's University St. Joseph's
St. Joe's
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Timothy R. Lannon, S.J. 7,542 Hawks crimson, grey 1851 1160
Saint Louis University SLU St. Louis, Missouri Lawrence Biondi, S.J. 11,823 Billikens blue, white 1818 1174
Saint Peter's College   Jersey City, New Jersey Eugene J. Cornacchia 3,700 Peacocks blue, white 1872 940
University of San Francisco San Francisco
San Francisco, California Stephen Privett, S.J. 8,477 Dons green, gold 1855 1270
Santa Clara University SCU Santa Clara, California Michael Engh, S.J. 8,377 Broncos red, white 1851 1243
The University of Scranton Scranton
The U
Scranton, Pennsylvania Scott R. Pilarz, S.J. 5,160 Royals purple, white 1888 1126[6]
Seattle University SU Seattle, Washington Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J. 7,751[7] Redhawks red, black 1891 1146
Spring Hill College Spring Hill
Mobile, Alabama Richard P. Salmi, S.J. 1,500 Badgers purple, white 1830 1040
Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (associate member)   Brighton, Massachusetts Mark Massa, S.J. (Dean) 191     1922
Wheeling Jesuit University WJU Wheeling, West Virginia Sr. Francis Marie Thrailkill, O.S.U. 1,200 Cardinals red, black, gold 1954 1000
Xavier University Xavier
Cincinnati, Ohio Michael J. Graham, S.J. 6,500 Musketeers blue, white 1831 1190


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