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Reviews 905 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: These professors will bend over backwards, jump through hoops, and do a dance in front of the entire classroom if it means helping a student succeed. Whether it is emailing back and forth, staying after for office hours, or offering to meet up and go over some things, the professors are very helpful and complient. Every professor has a graduate degree, because they always do more at SJU. AS for classes, however, I wish our school had a wider variety and did not require so many core courses. Although I value the idea of being well rounded in language, philosophy, religion, ethics, math, and science, I feel as though there is not enough time to complete every course I would like to complete.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: A Saint Joe's education can take a student as far as they are willing to go. SJU has a strong reputation, and is known for producing hard working, well rounded students who will later succeed in the work place. An SJU degree proves that a prospective employee has worked hard to create themselves into the best person they could prossibly be. Our school always has recruiters, companies, and employers come and scope out potential employees. However, I wish they had more medical support at our school, rather than business and marketing support.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: On campus, from building to building, it is very safe. There are blue light security buttons, officers, and cameras, However, once walking from off campus housing to campus buildings, there is not much security; this is where most armed robberies happen. Also, I feel as though public safety in their university vehicles could be more timely and prompt with students' requests.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: This is a tricky question, because all housing is different. For example, my freshman dorm was a perfect location and relatively new, however, there were some freshman dorms that were older and a bit of a farther walk. Overall, SJU is doing the best they can with housing. When it comes to the housing process, students get very stressed due to the randomized lottery. I believe an easy and fair fix to this issue is to allow students who earn higher GPA's have a higher priority over those who do not take academics as serious. This way, students feel more inclined to work harder, and there is some aspect of organization as to who gets to live in what building, instead of it being a free-for-all.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Students who choose to participate in Greek life are completely non-discriminatory towards those who do not. When I joined my academic honor fraternity, I was treated no differently by anyone; I only added more friends to my niche. Most fraternities and sororities at SJU work together to raise money for different charities, foundations, or even serve the greater Philadelphia area.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Although I am not an athlete, I admire the athletic program our school offers. The D1 athletes wake up at 5am, have two practices a day, and even participate on community service on the weekends. Our fans are loyal, fair, and appropriate at the sporting events. Their school spirit is incomparable; on the field and off.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It has taught me how to grow, how to serve, how to be a friend, how to lead, and how to learn. This school has changed me as a person, and showed me what is truly meaningful and important in life. Saint Joseph's University is a special place that feels like home, that encourages each person to live greater, do more, and use your god given talents for a good purpose.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Lots of variety and great professors. Unfortunately a large amount of gen-ed courses

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Large alumni network/community, especially in the tri-state area for jobs, etc. The school has a lot of connections with nearby businesses. The degree is looked highly upon

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is in West Philly, but the school does a pretty good job at keeping students feeling safe despite their location. Once on campus, it is entirely safe

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: New buildings are beautiful and very well-kept. Older buildings show their age. Housing is a lottery which is unfortunate for those who get bad pick times both years. Housing is also only guaranteed for 2 years

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't a huge part of campus. It's great for making friends but no one is left out if they don't participate.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Lots of spirit for Varsity Basketball. Solid attendance at other sporting events as well, but more popular for friends of team members

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Unique approach and ideals. Enormous amount of drive and passion from students. Huge sense of community and pride.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I think that there is a good look when a person has a degree from SJU.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Most of my professors were great but there were some that I would have been okay with not taking. I think it is a correlation with the gen-ed classes.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think that the overall safety of the campus is great. I dont think that there is a great amount of sexual assault on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I really liked the dorm I lived in freshman year. I was lucky enough to get what I think is the best dorm on campus. It is close to everything and has the best living convenience. However, it is the most expensive.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I have relatively no opinion on greek life. I am not interested in joining a fraternity and have nothing wrong with the people in frats. They are just an option that I choose not to participate in.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love the sports at Saint Joe's. Its a small school but still a D1 University which means we play against the top teams in the country. Since it is such a small school it is easy to become friends with many athletes at the University.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the campus, people, and location of the University. Our school is unique because of the magis. You can see the magis in every student at Saint Joe's. The magis is basically described as the ability to perform in and out of the classroom. I really became involved with the community at SJU.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: As a Latina, I have never faced any overt act of doscrimation at aSt Joseph

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I don't use drugs so I can't contribute much e here

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am concerned about job opportunity after I graduate

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would prefer more flexibility in choosing classes I'm interested in.

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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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