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There's a lot of campus bloat that drivesQuite BrightComputer Science
There's a lot of campus bloat that drives up tuition, and quite a bit of pointless drivel to wade through in the non-major classes. Because it's technically private, FSU and UF will provide the same (or better) education for a third of the price. The best advantage JU has is its small size. Some of my classes had just six students, which makes access to the good faculty better than at most schools. Also, the financial aid, registrar and bursar are all there to serve themselves - while the faculty care very much for the students, the admin will give you the cold shoulder the moment they know they can without consequence.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2019
Faculty Accessibility: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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The campus is beautiful and on the water.Quite BrightNursing
The campus is beautiful and on the water. Overall it is a decent school. For your money and looking for a BSN program it would be best to go someplace different. The BSN program at JU is very flawed. You will have a great clinical experience full of busy work. The theory classes are a complete joke and JU is constantly changing them around. The majority of students I have talked to would not recommend or had come to this University for a BSN if they knew. The school has 100% NCLEX pass rate but you should spend the time to look into how many pass. The school has many professors who should not be teaching there. The Nursing program does not care about program issues, only that they receive the funding for their new buildings. Spend time talking to students that attend this school for their BSN, I guarantee you will find many who think its a joke and a waste of money for what they pay to what they receive.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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JU is a strange place.Not so brightPolitical Science
JU is a strange place. Despite that the campus is pretty nice with a swimmingpool, beachvolleyball court, and a bar there is not many students taking advantage of these things. In fact, people seem to prefer staying in their dorms most of the time. JU would have been a more pleasant experience if people were more outgoing. As a transfer student I can say that it was easier to make friends in my previous college.

I do not think that the student population at JU represent FL well, as most students seem to come from NJ, MD, etc. There was also plenty of rich students from south/central american countries - who only spent time with each other and only spoke english in the classroom.

The academic standard vary depending on department. Overall its not good enough. My main political science professor was on tenure and used the time in class however he liked - when he showed up at all.

Some professors were good tho, and my friends seemed satisfied with the business school (which btw has great facilities).

And, like many other colleges JU has too low admission requirements, which lowers the quality of education.

The athletic teams are not very successfull - which is inexcusable considering the scholarship money JU provides. Several of the sport teams have severe drug problems, which is well-known around campus.

The surrounding area is dangerous. But campus is safe. You will need a car/ a friend with a car to be able to enjoy life outside the campus area tho. Except on saturdays when there is a shuttle going to town center.Although this review has been pretty negative overall, I would not tell you not to apply. JU has been making some great investments during the last years and will double its student population. I think that will make the life at JU more enjoyable. Hopefully they will also make sure that the academic level is improved as well.

2nd Year Male -- Class 2014
Campus Aesthetics: A, Education Quality: C-
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