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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Although I am in the Philly area, campus itself is very safe and I never feel like I am in danger.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Class sizes accommodate individual learning and professors are very hands on with students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With a SJU education I believe I will be able to find a good career.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Good for a dormitory, defiantly not the best but it becomes your home.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: As someone in greek life, I have loved the friendships that I have made, as well as the many different opportunities that it presents to me in my life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Although it is not an integral part of my school, athletics are celebrated and attended by many students.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school has proven to be the best in inclusion of all types of people as well as creating a community that encourages everyone to get involved.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: A lot of people go to bars on thursday nights. For those that don't, partying is just on friday and saturday nights. Very hit or miss. The school is so small that you see the same people at every party, and the cops shut the parties down real quick cuz they fill up.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties for the most part suck here. Fill up quickly and cops shut em down quickly. Very hit or miss.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Im only a freshman so I can't say a ton. But based on this year so far, professors are usually decent. Business students take the same gen ed's so we all struggle with some bs classes. Class registration sucks, you just gotta get lucky. Workload is dependent on class, overall it's manageable. Time management is important!

2 College Freshman

Diversity: The school isn't diverse. 80% of this school is white people who are most likely from PA or NJ, and are upper middle class.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Most of the students drink, and a good amount smoke weed. Peer pressure isn't a problem if u find a good friend group. Policies here are strict in dorms and kinda excessive overall.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is safe. Crime only happens at night around the borders of the campus (city ave, overbrook)

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Freshmen year, business schools pretty much all take the same classes. General ed's are not liked by most (accounting sucks, management sucks, english and spanish are meh). Teachers are hit or miss, everyone uses ratemyprofessor to help.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Villiger is great, McShain decent, Sourin blows

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Sororitys are big for that demographic of girls, frats suck tho. The kids that join them are d bags.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is the only good sport here.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school is kinda tough for the demographic of students who get in (acceptance rate was 84% in the fall so you didn't have to do that well in high school to get in). If you don't get financial aid, don't go here, there are better options.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public safety isn't always reliable, but generally close by. I feel fairly safe, but others are more worried. Things definitely happen, but not too frequently. Those administrators who care about sexual assault work really hard on campus, but they are not the majority.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some classes, depending on the topic, professor, and which school you are in (Haub School of Business or School of Arts and Sciences) can be uninteresting, but many of the classes I have taken have been incredible and I have learned so much about the world - about receiving an education not just going to school. Many professors in Arts and Sciences do care about jesuit and ignitian values. Pretty good variety of courses offered, professors are so willing to work with you outside of class and I have great relationships with many them - they really care about educating the whole person. Class sizes are usually fairly small which is great.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Have great career center services and often have career fairs and networking events on campus. Most students leave having either experience in their field or internship experience.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Sourin, my freshman dorm was horrible, but it was suite style. Hall style dorms (villager and mcshain) are much better. All dorms can get pretty rowdy, especially lafarge the other suite style dorm. I lived in an on campus house my sophomore year (Jordan Hall) and absolutely loved it. Cost of living on campus (which is mandatory freshman and sophomore years) is very costly compared to off campus where I live now.

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: I had a roommate that was in an abusive relationship with another student at the time. Despite her having a restraining order against him, the office to deal with this was little to no help. Combined with the fact that he was on the same floor as her and that he was not moved at all, it really was no wonder she left the university.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some professors are very good about teaching. However there are some teachers that I have had problems with. Some teachers that I have had made going to them during office hours or even scheduling an appointment difficult.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: There are opportunities within the career site of sju.

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To fully understand St. Joe's, you have to appreciate the people who run it. There's a uniform vibe amongst the faculty, staff, and students here that's unique to the school. A large number of students end up sticking around the area or moving to Philly for job offers after graduation. While it's true many grads pack up and head to D.C. or NYC for jobs, it's because of the time and effort they put in at St. Joe's that gets them there. Also, it's not uncommon for St. Joe's students to stick around the University with campus jobs in certain departments or as housing advisers.

Everyone at St. Joe's takes the school with a small sense of humor. There are some who love it and a small percentage who pretend they hate it, but most people agree this quirky school—in an even quirkier city—is endearing. The biggest complaint is the cost of attending; however, this is often offset by the large amount of scholarships given out. The running theme through the school is Hawk pride. A lot of students have the "grass is greener" syndrome when reflecting on their time here. However, ask a St. Joe's student if they would rather be down the road at UPenn or Villanova, and you might get a fat lip.

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