Saint Joseph's College of Maine

Standish, ME, USA

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Saint Joseph's College of Maine

3.80 Average Rating

Kacey from Standish, ME

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
Saint Joe's has an extremely wide curriculum which lets you choose which classes interest you for your electives. Of course there are courses required which you must take, but if you pay attention, ask the professor for help (which they are ecstatic about doing), and learn an effective way to study for you, you will do well. With all the information that you are privy to, it's phenomenal how much you learn! I'm in my sophomore year and I still remember the smallest facts from the beginning of my freshman year.
Am enjoying being here
This campus is very homey and cozy. Everyone goes out of their way to either say hello or smile while passing. The overall campus is set up almost like a community, so getting to know people is very easy if you are open to it.
Bang for the buck
At Saint Joe's you really get what you pay for. The expanse of knowledge, the wide array of courses, and the daily smiles are a great way to spend your college experience.
Tips for prospective students
Learn the way that's best for YOU to study and don't be afraid to ask for help. Fellow students and faculty are very willing to work with you, whatever your circumstances may be.
Great for these types of students
This college is great for students who want a great college experience that includes many opportunities to learn a wide array of information, while living in a friendly environment.
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Coleman from Loudon, NH

accepted here and planning to attend soon
0 people found this review useful
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In three sentences
Very interested in student success! I haven't enrolled (yet) but have already talked to professors about my degree and possible internships when I do attend. New business card and Connections program sound like they will also contribute to student success after graduation!
Tips for prospective students
Definitely look at this school! Very personable. Great country setting. Small class sizes. Great merit scholarships!
Academic Rigor
Will find out!
Dorm Life
Will find out!
Food and Dining
Great food options. Attended Accepted Student Day and was able to go into the dining hall and select as if I were already a student at the college.
What to do for fun
SPORTS! Approximately 60% of all students are on their sports teams. they are also directly on Sebago Lake. Lots of activities on campus from the looks of it, plus they run shuttle buses to Portland, ME and nearby ski areas.
Campus Safety
SAFE
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Ashley from sanford, ME

a current student here
5 people found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
The teachers at St. Joe's are very friendly and welcome questions at any time. At the beginning of the semester you will be given their office hours and they tell you, you can always email them or go up to their office for help. The class size ranges from 20-25 students. This gives students a lot of one on one with teachers if they need it.
Am enjoying being here
Everyone at St. Joe's is very nice. At most high schools your social status matters if you are a freshmen or if you are a senior. At St. Joe's I have noticed that doesn't matter. I have become friends with people throughout different classes. The rooms at St. Joe's are very nice for college campus dorms. You can arrange your room to how you like it and make it home like if you want. The food at St. Joe's is a definite plus! More than half of the food here is organic food. St. Joe's has its own garden where vegetables are grown. All of the salad dresses are home made as well.
Bang for the buck
I live in a low income family, so I was trying to find the college that would give me the best offer for financial aid. At St. Joe's they gave me more than half of the price to go to St. Joe's. Most of the financial aid was grants and work study money. There are few loans that you are given and will have to pay back.
Tips for prospective students
If you need help from any teacher, ask your teacher right away. Do not wait until the last minute. Your teachers are willing to help you if you show the effort that you want the help.
Great for these types of students
St. Joe's is a great college for students who want to be at a smaller college campus where most everyone knows who everyone is. Throughout the school year there are activities put on for St. Joe's that students can attend. St. Joe's is also a great school for students who want to go to a smaller college campus to get the education they need.
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Ntumba from Gorham, ME

accepted here and planning to attend soon
2 people found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
Easily one of the best colleges in the state. Educationally, Athletically, Spiritually. Small campus and has that family like environment. Great place and happy to be a part of this.
Tips for prospective students
SJC is a wonderful choice if your looking a great place to grow mentally, spiritually, and socially
Academic Rigor
It depends on your major but the harder you work the tougher the course the more prepared you will be in the real world.
Dorm Life
Rooms are a little small and bed a little uncomfortable
Food and Dining
A++, a wonderful chef, large café and you can request anything you want to eat any day you would like to. 19 meals a week so they truly care and the food is homegrown and natural really good for your body.
What to do for fun
Intermural activities, hang out with friends, go to the even of the night, workout, walk down to the lake great scenic getaway of take a swim in the pool.
Bang for the buck
Really expensive but finical aid will help out big time and give a wonderful aid package.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Catholic school very reserved but after winning conference championships, favorite team winning the world series, finals or the Stanley cup there are a ton of rally's and late night marching
Great for these types of students
Athletes, Jocks, Nerds.... No but really its is a really comfortable place for everyone and the teachers, and staff are extremely friendly.
Clubs and Activities
All sorts of clubs, student council, student government, a surplus amount of activities, bingo, wing night, movie night, sports night (watch your favorite teams of t.v) Intramural's that involve (softball, volleyball, flag football dodge ball. men's and co-ed basketball, indoor soccer, ultimate Frisbee, ping pong, floor hockey etc....
Campus Safety
Many campus security buildings and a large communication chain
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Sakenua from Thonotosassa, FL

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
My experience has been rewarding. I have learned a lot of valuable information so far. I look forward to the rest of my program.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you have a plan and talk to your advisor and instructors often if you are experiencing any difficulties.
Bang for the buck
I like the option to pay my tuition in installments. It has been very helpful since I am paying out of pocket.
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Alison from Portland, ME

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
The atmosphere is community-oriented. Very small, close-knit community. Almost like continuing high school as it is a very small community of people.
Tips for prospective students
You will love St. Joseph's if you like small schools. It has a beautiful campus with a lake. I would recommend taking advantage of these things that others may not be aware of.
Academic Rigor
I found Saint Joe's curriculum challenging and appropriate for grade level. I didn't find any courses too difficult, definitely challenging, but manageable.
Dorm Life
I loved O'Connor hall! The dorms are great and not too small.
Food and Dining
The cafeteria definitely needs improvement. More options would be a good start!
What to do for fun
Portland is only about 20 minutes away, so going into town is fun. Also, every restaurant, bank, shopping center is right nearby for convenience. When the weather is nice the beach down at the lake is beautiful and lots of fun.
Bang for the buck
A little over-priced for what it offers.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
Sebago Lake.
Great for these types of students
Students interested in nursing, liberal arts, or education. Also, anyone who likes a small community similar to high school.
Clubs and Activities
There are tons of clubs and activities going on every single day.
Campus Safety
The security building is in the center of campus. The security guards patrol in their cars and by foot 24/7. Very safe campus!
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Rose from Jay, ME

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
Categories Comments
In three sentences
faculty and staff very helpful and easy to get ahold of, want you to succeed.
extremely expensive.
beautiful campus with many activities for everyone.
Tips for prospective students
although hard programs, very rewarding. a wonderful, safe, and friendly commuity. there is something for everyone. great academics.
Academic Rigor
the academics are hard but worth it. the faculty and staff help any way they can.
Dorm Life
nice dorm buildings, fun dorm activities. separated classes in dorms.
Food and Dining
amazing and delicious food. beautiful cafeteria with an amazing view. so many options and the chefs are open to suggestions.
What to do for fun
there is a lake to swim in, or in the winter, to skate on. there is a beautiful gym with a swimming pool. there are numerous clubs and activities to get involved in ranging from theatre, to dance club, to student associations. the student activities club plans 3-5 activities a month that are super fun and super affordable.
Great for these types of students
great for students who want a connected community and a place where they are not just a number. it is a small campus, but very personal.
Clubs and Activities
many clubs and activities, there is something for everyone.
Campus Safety
the entire campus is lit up at night and public safety is on 24/7 and constantly patrolling the grounds.
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