Saint Joseph's University

Student Stories

Why I Decided to #BeAHawk

Being the first child, my parents had no idea where to take me for college tours. They threw around big names and I visited those schools, but never got the “home” vibe I was looking for. Then, my dad heard from a co-worker that his daughter had applied to Saint Joe’s. Not really knowing anything…

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Study Art. It’s Fun!

People tend to stereotype the study of fine arts as either “easy” or that in order to take a fine arts course you must be able to define “abstract art” and know everything about the Byzantine Era. Shockingly enough, this is all untrue. In fact, those who tend to get the most out of visual…

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Support Through Encounters

Leaving home and going to college creates a great deal of apprehension. Even though new students are joining hundreds of others in the same situation, it can lead to feelings of isolation. I had heard about WIP from one of my older friends who went to SJU but didn’t realize the impact it would have…

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Home is Where the Hawk is

“So, why did you pick St. Joe’s” One of my favorite questions to answer. I could talk about the professors, all of whom have something to teach, all of whom are knowledgeable about their field, all of whom want you to succeed. I could speak about our experiential learning, about how this style of learning prepares you…

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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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