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| Saint Joseph's is a good university but is lacking in social areas and is overcrowded, especially at the freshmen level. The campus itself is pretty and the central location of everything makes it easy to get back and forth from classes. |
|Apr 30 2003|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2006 |
| SJU is a great university that is failed by some of the ignorant and snooty students (see: business school). The school itself, campus, various programs, and surrounding city are enough to make up for the mostly terrible student body. |
|May 08 2011|| 3rd Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| My father had gone to a Jesuit university and described it as one of the best experiences of his life and said that he had learned so much. That's a major reason I came to St. Joe's - plus they offered me a scholarship and material on the net gives glowing reviews. However, in my first year, I have discovered that creative, independent thinkers are not rewarded, that assignments must be completed to fit within the system, and even the Dean admits that this is not a competitive school - if you have the money, you can attend.|
I have had to dumb down my writing for the majority of my classes and studying for tests seems to consist of basic memorization of facts, not knowledge and understanding of concepts. Some of the faculty are great, teachers that push you to perform your best; however, these are teachers that have the lowest ratings on ratemyprofessor.com. Students here seem to believe that grades should be handed to you on a platter.
There is little diversity: honestly, it seems that St. Joe's admits international and ethnically diverse students only to fill a quota. Most students are more interested in partying and getting drunk than actual academics - for class project and peer editing, I usually go to the writing center for actual input. A classmate once wrote "it is good you use quotations from the texts to support your arguments" as a critique for one of my papers. All in all - disillusioned. I anticipated college to be some of "the best years of my life", and I don't see that here. Seriously considering transferring.
|May 02 2008|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2011 |