Saint Joseph's University

Student Stories

Change your Destination, Keep your Dreams

Growing up, we are told that our college days will be the best days of our life; that those four years will open our eyes to worlds we never imagined, allow us to create lifelong bonds with the greatest of friends, and that we will not only leave a piece of ourselves on our university’s…

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Starting Over: The Benefits of Transferring to SJU

I grew up just a mile away from Saint Joe’s, and for a long time I always appreciated its values and amazing culture. Everything about it seemed perfect to me: it is in the city, it is small enough that the teachers know you but not too small, the culture is accepting, it is close to…

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Why I Applied Early Decision…

My love for Saint Joseph’s University began at the early age of ten years old. I remember visiting Saint Joseph’s for the first time eight years ago, for a fall open house with my older sister, Laura. The whole family had come along this time, and I was eager to see the college my father…

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Moments

Maddie Michowski (’19) reveals her Saint Joseph’s University moment. If you are lucky enough to already be a Saint Joe’s student, you will know exactly what I mean when I say your “SJU moment.” You may have a different name for it, or may not even have a name at all, but you will know…

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Why I Chose SJU: Paul Ammons ’20

Have you made your #sjudecision yet? Learn from current student, Paul Ammons ’20, why he chose SJU and why you should too!   Paul Ammons Class of: 2020 Major: Sociology Minors: Political Science, Latin-American Studies, and Faith-Justice Studies Hometown: San Diego, CA     How I Live Greater: My role as a student organizer for…

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Student Takeover Spotlight- Alex Velazquez ’20

Alex Velazquez ’20 is an Economics major with minors in Political Science and Justice and Ethics in the Law. Look out for him and many other students taking over our Undergraduate Admission Office on February 11th, 2018 for our #SJUtakeover! At the end of every campus tour I give as a Hawk Host, I highlight…

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Student Takeover Spotlight- Asha Jacob ’18

Asha Jacob ’18 is a Biology and Environmental Science major with a minor in English. Look out for her and many other students taking over our Undergraduate Admission Office on February 11th, 2018 for our #SJUtakeover! It was both an accident and a stroke of luck when my mom and I walked into a research…

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Student Takeover Spotlight- Steven Bradley ’20

Steven Bradley ’20 is a Communication Studies major with a Marketing minor. Look out for him and many other students taking over our Undergraduate Admission Office on February 11th, 2018 for our #SJUtakeover!   When I recall my college decision making process in my senior year of high school, I wasn’t too sure about whether…

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Student Takeover Spotlight- Madison Rojas ’20

Madison Rojas ’20 is a Finance and Risk Management and Insurance (RMI) double major with a minor in Economics. Look out for her on SJU Snapchat on February 11th, 2018 for our #SJUtakeover!   Just two Christmases ago, all I wished for was the red envelope in my mailbox. And on that day, I was…

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Empowered by the McNulty Scholars Program

Marisa Egan ’18 is one of the selected young women in SJU’s John P. McNulty Scholars Program. Read about her experience in the program that empowers and creates leaders out of young women in the STEM field.   As a senior, reminiscing about my journey on Hawk Hill, I am brimming with gratitude for the opportunities and…

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