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Lots of drugs on campus and dealers...school turns a blind eye and slap on the wrist which enables behavior
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Useful Schoolwork: A, Education Quality: F
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Saint Joseph's University is a joke of aSuper BrilliantEnglish
Saint Joseph's University is a joke of a school that only cares about money. The facility is mostly extremely uncaring towards the students and they only want you to pay your tuition and follow orders. Some of them, like those in financial aid or career development, can be helpful, but the higher ups are clearly just there for a paycheck. Many of the professors are snobs who think having tenure means not having to try to teach or care about their students. The school's "community standards" are a joke, lead by pro-feminist, far-left political correctness and "obeying orders" at all times; it is very restrictive and personally anti-constitutional; you always feel like you have to follow orders and be just another drone like many of the other students. Creative thought and dissenting opinions are VERY much disagreed upon by the school. They don't care about you as a student at all and very few of them want to see you succeed. The students are mostly upper middle-class snobs who still hold onto their "clique" elite-circle mentality from high school. Though usually polite towards the facility and each other, they are still pretty self-absorbed and elitist. The campus is pretty, but isolated from anything worthwhile and far off from Center City. The school only cares about money and NOTHING else.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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Saint Joseph's University WAS a good school, untilQuite BrightEconomics
Saint Joseph's University WAS a good school, until recently. The university is headed on a very dangerous path to mediocrity. The administration is planning on increasing the incoming class size by 20%, and by doing so, effectively increasing the acceptance rate of incoming freshmen to 92%. This policy is highly flawed for several reasons: firstly, the university prides itself on small class sizes and high levels of faculty interaction. This will inevitably be diminished once the university increases the class size. Secondly, by increasing the acceptance rate to 92%, the quality on average of the incoming student will inevitably be lower. Not only that, but few credible universities have acceptance rates north of 90%. Within 5-10 years, students will be paying over $50,000 a year to go to university with the quality of your local community college. The rankings are already showing the declining quality of the university. Last year it was ranked #8 in U.S. News' regional universities north ranking, now it's #11. The Haub School of Business used to be in the top 60, now it barley ranks in the top 100. I can only imagine how much further the university will drop in the future. The sad thing is, this could have been avoided. Just yesterday, the university fired 2 top officials in charge of the university's finances for not performing their duties properly. And sadly, the provost (head of academics) was just fired because he was opposed to the increases in class sizes and acceptance rate. All signs are pointing to this university going downhill, and quickly. When students created a petition and got thousands of signatures to stop these policies, what did the university's president do? Responded by saying how the university has performed well in the past (which is completely irrelevant, considering students are protesting a FUTURE decision) and condescendingly told students to essentially "not worry" about it. Don't go here. The value of your degree will be substantially reduced in a very short time period, and you will not get the same quality education here that used to be offered. To close the $8 million budget deficit, in addition to increasing class sizes and the acceptance rate, the university is cutting faculty positions, and decreasing the availability of common student services. This school is simply no longer worth the $53,000 a year it charges in tuition.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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