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Reviews 1001 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Junior

Greek Life: Many non-greeks only see greeks as partiers and are indifferent towards them unless they are throwing parties. Greek life is pretty easy to get into, but some people may only join greek life to have an instant connection to parties

3 College Junior

Athletics: The most popular sport is basketball, which many people like to attend. Other than that, if a game is not going on on the field directly in the middle of campus, then most non-student athletes do not pay attention or are interested in them

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Most off campus housing is very close to campus, but the area around campus is not the safest. It is nice to have freedom in off campus housing, but on campus housing offers a more simple lifestyle. Costs are pretty average and you get what you pay for. Most of the time, the landlords are pretty cool and just want their rent checks.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: We have many options from fast food (McDonalds, Wendys, Taco Bell, KFC, etc), nicer places (Qdoba, Chipotle, Five Guys) and then higher-end, classier places. All are very accessible and close to campus

3 College Junior

Administration: The administration respects the students in the fact that they are in college, but at the same time, the students understand that if they slip up then there will be repercussions.

5 College Junior

Scholarships: Easy FAFSA form online and aid office very helpful

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Parties near campus fill up quickly/ busted

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Campion is pretty bad, but DB/Subway are good alts.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing is okay, but the food options need work

4 College Junior

Majors: I have never had an internship; however, a lot of my friends have. The career development center is extremely helpful in improving your resume and preparing you with mock interviews. In most departments, advisers really encourage their students to pursue internships and, occasionally, even help those students find internships to apply to. A lot of students at Saint Joe's do have at least one internship before graduation and I hope to have one myself, if my course/work schedule allows.

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload at Saint Joe's is pretty reasonable, in my opinion; I work two jobs and still make Dean's List. The small class sizes (20-30 students) make it easy to participate and get to know your professors. Although the academics at Saint Joe's definitely aren't as difficult as they are at other schools, that isn't to say that you'll get good grades if you don't put in the effort. Because the school is on the smaller side, professors do take attendance and notice when you're not pulling your weight, and it'll almost definitely be reflected in your grades.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: I'm going to start by saying that I am not at all into the party scene. I've hated parties since high school and, for the most part, have avoided them through college - and it hasn't had a negative impact on my experience here at all. I've made friends through classes, clubs, and such, and I never get judged for turning down invitations to parties. I have gone to two or three parties while I've been here, though, and haven't had a great experience (probably due to the fact that I just don't like that sort of thing). They're very cramped and since Saint Joe's is a smaller school, you're bound to run into at least one person you know from class who you'd rather not see during the weekend. Coming from my friends who do regularly go to parties off-campus, the cops show up a lot, largely due to the fact that many freshmen get rides from Public Safety officers who tend to call the police after they drop them off. If you take anything from this review, don't get rides from Public Safety to parties if you don't want the party to get busted.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I mean, I live across the state so I am not fit to answer this question

College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: I do not and have never lived on campus or in thsi state, thus I am unable to answer this question

4 College Junior

Administration: From the interactions I have had with Admin and counselors and the Grad department, everyone is extremely patient, welcoming, helpful, and willing. It has honestly been a really nice experience.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Same as any other school-I filled out the FAFSA and was offered loans, which pay for my schooling

College Junior

Party Scene: I do not live on campus thus I know nothing about the party scene

College Junior

Campus Food: I live across the country and have never lived on campus, thus I do not know.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I don't and never have lived on campus-I am in the online program and I live across the country

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus is small so you won't be too far from your classes and a lot of people are friendly so the social aspect is great. The food is also pretty good but it has its off days of course

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: I did not live off campus for my freshman year. Sorry.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I did not live off campus freshman year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in Philly, there are a vast number of dining options off campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Not outstanding, not terrible. No major complaints other than shuttles running a little late at times.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: One of the reasons I went here is because of the chancellorship they offered me in a school with a solid academic program

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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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