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Founded in 1857, Saint Johns University. is a Private college. Located in Minnesota, which is a city setting in Minnesota, the campus itself is Rural. The campus is home to 1,754 full time undergraduate students, and 95 full time graduate students.
The Saint Johns University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 12:1. There are 141 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Saint Johns University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at SJU are considered Less Selective, with ,6% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 32 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
86% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 51% were in the top quarter, and 22% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Saint Johns University.
25 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 16 % gave the school a 5.0.
20 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 32 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
25 Students rated school activities 3.8 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated local services 3.4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
26 Students rated academics 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
21 Students rated Saint Johns University
Excellent school if you are looking for a small Liberal Arts University. Great campus with friendly students, faculty, and administrators. If you are considering, visit and you will know if its home for you the moment you step foot on campus.
I love STJ. It was the best experience of my life
The campus is a beautiful place to be. The student are friendly. There is freedom of religion on campus. Culture diversity is a great thing we have and we also have great merch. It’s overall a great place to spend the next 4 years of your life. Love
its okay but there are a few things I preferred didnt happen on campus. I appreciate that they want to keep us "safe" but they seem a bit more over protective. Residence halls have strict guest policies that just don't really make sense. st john's visitors can stay until 3am and cant come back until 7am, what is really the difference between those 4hrs. Most of the time people risk getting a violation because they don't want their friends that dont live on campus to have such long dangerous trips so late at night especially if they are tired. And its nearly impossible to have non-st johns overnight guests to the point of people rather risking the consequence of trying to sneak there friends in instead of going through that whole process. My suitemate last semester had a friend stay for the weekend and on her last night they came home at 1am, they didnt let her friend in because technically she was set as an overnight from the night before and because its technically 1am the next day and was not let in. They had to sleep in public safety that night on uncomfortable benches until her friend had to go at 8am.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Saint Johns University is 87%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
An extremly diverse group of people, who for the most part are friendly, and very accepting of you; but at the same time are very close knit in their groups of friends.
Try anything and everything that you can. Get involved in as many clubs and programs as possible. Getting engaged in the activities offered on campus is the best way to make friends and get the most out of your education. Coursework is only one component of the college experience. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try something new even if you don't think you'll like it, or your friends think it's weird. Studying is important, but mental health is equally important. As much as possible approach learning with the goal of increasing your knowledge and growing as a person, not just completing assignments. Finally, take advantage of the professors that are available. They are invaluble resources both in class and after you've graduated.
I think it just depends what you are into.
Coming into CSB/SJU, I was under the impression that everyone was smart and from Minnesota. I am out of state and fairly intelligent, and I though I would be all alone in terms of intelligence and I would have no one that I would know because I was going to a school outside my home state. While it is true that Minnesotans are ~75% of the school, I meet and became friends with not only Minnesotans, but also friends from other states, including my home state (we car-pool together a lot for breaks). Also, in regards to the "nerds". Almost everyone is very smart at CSB/SJU, its where they put thier intelligence to work. For example, some of my friends love music and they can hear a song and tell if its out of tune or if someone hit a wrong key or note. I cannot do this and I appreciate thier knowledge in this aspect. I also have friends who love politics, and they share thier insight into political races and the like. I pull that information in and use it to my advantage. I am versed in sports and athletics, so if I have a friend that needs answers to who might be the next coach somewhere or who is expected to win the Super Bowl, Im thier man. So while it might seem that CSB/SJU students are all nerds and are all Minnesotans, there is a lot of variety of knowledge of the students and variety of where some are from.
The academics at St. Johns are really great. some professors really do their job and challenge you.
I love going to CSB/SJU. When people ask me where I go to college, I tell them it's a small liberal arts college in Minnesota. Most of the time people will give me a surprised reaction and they ask why would I study in a place far from home and where the weather is always unexpected. The response I love to give is that CSB/SJU gives you the best educational environment in 2 campuses, the people here are friendly and want to know more about you, especially when you're from out of state, and all the fun stays on these 2 campuses.
I recently graduated in 2013 and looking back I would have to say the people and the community are the best things. I made a lot of life time friends and shared amazing experiences I never thought possible. The strong community allowed me to gain several different perspectives on life and made me a better person. It is a proud place to call home for the years I spent there.
Inspired learning and inspired lives those who take the school's principles seriously.
The lack of financed research in fields outside of the sciences and social sciences.
Sports at St. John's and St. Ben's are involved in the lives of almost every student. Johnnie football games seem to be the most popular sports activities on the campuses, as the student section is always packed with red-wearing students. Even the alum and family seating sections are well-packed on most Saturdays. Other Johnnie and Bennie sports events such as cross country and swim meets, volleyball and hockey games, and lacrosse and rugby tournaments are very well-attended by students and community members. As far as I am aware, a vast majority of students participates in some sort of physical activity on campus, whether they play in a varsity, junior varsity, or intramural sport, play pickup games with their friends on weekends, or work out in the facilities on either campus. I am on an intramural volleyball team that has a good chance of becoming the intramural champion team for our league. I also really like to play ultimate frisbee and football with my friends on weekends, and I am a member of the Johnball club on campus, which is a fairly new, extremely fun, and blooming sport.
Split between two campusses (it is both a gift and a curse)
The best part of the social scene on campus is the fact that everyone with whom you would like to hang out is almost instantly accessible. I have been able to walk down the hall to the door leading outside and have two ultimate frisbee teams ready to play by the time I get to the field outside the residence hall. You don't really have to worry about making many plans in advance to do things with friends, because they are all in the almost-immediate vicinity. I would say that the worst part of the social scene is that it could sometimes be difficult to get homework done, especially on weekends, because you could almost always be hanging out with someone. Like I stated above, people are always accessible, so I sometimes have to force myself to go to the library in order to get any homework done.
First-year dorms are usually pretty much the same, no matter where you go to school. However, I have been very happy with the dorms at St. John's and St. Ben's. Every room has a sink, plenty of closet space for two people, a bookshelf, two beds, and two desks with shelves. The sink is absolutely necessary. Some of the colleges I toured during my search did not have sinks in individual dorms, and I see now that it would have been very difficult to live without one over the course of the year. My roommate and I were able to make our room very comfortable with the addition of christmas lights and a loft/futon set, and we once fit fourteen people in our room to watch a Vikings game. That was during my first year at St. John's. The girls' first-year dorms are slightly larger the guys', and they have much more closet space (to be expected, I guess). They are also very comfortable, and each room (girls' and guys' alike) has a large window on one wall to let in a lot of natural lighting and outside air.
I believe the school is best know for the unique way the campus is set up. There are two campuses, St. Ben's and St. John's (you'll most likely take classes at both). The women's residences are at St. Ben's, and then men's at St. John's. That, and CSBSJU, is a pretty good all around school. We have an EXCELLENT study abroad program, with many participating students, and a variety of countries to select from.
St. John's used to be an all-male school founded by a community of Benedictine monks. It has since merged with the all-female College of St. Benedict which is located about eight minutes away in the town of St. Joseph, MN, and which was founded by a community of Benedictine nuns. Everything about the schools now is coed except for the living situations. The girls' residence halls are at St. Ben's, and the boys' are at St. John's. There is a bus called the Link that runs from campus to campus between classes and every half hour after classes. Many of my classes are at St. Ben's, and I have quite a few extra-curricular activities there, such as various instrumental ensembles and intramural volleyball, among other things. Student activities and events are held at both campuses, and we function exactly like any single-campus school. The campuses are both beautiful areas with well-kept lawns and gardens. The greatest part about this school is the people and community feeling on campus. The professors are great and have a lot to offer students in the areas of intellectual, moral, and emotional growth, and the staff (admissions, registrar, financial aid, etc.) are extremely accommodating and try to help your experience here be the best that it can. The students are also some of the best people you will ever meet, and I have met several lifelong friends in my year-and-a-third spent here so far.
The one part of this school that I like to talk most about to other people is the community aspect. Of all the schools to which I applied in senior year, this was the one that really provided an awesome community of faculty, staff, and students. I was very impressed by the number of friends that people here had and the way they got along. My tour guide passed at least twenty people he knew on our forty-five minute tour, and I really wanted that to be me. In the freshman dorms especially, there is an "Open Door Policy" where students are encouraged to keep their doors open when in their room so that people the know or even don't know can stop in and chat. It was a really great way to get to know people last year, and I met tons of new friends that way. Most people still adhere to that "policy" after they finish their first year. I value relationships over almost all else, and this is place fits me perfectly in regard to my values.
In another question, I outlined the only stereotype that I could think of about students at my school, which referred to the Johnnie/Bennie title that every student has. Those names seem to symbolize exactly what it means to be a man or a woman, and I am proud of being a Johnnie. I believe that the stereotype accurately depicts almost all students on campus. When you meet a Johnnie or a Bennie (alum or current student), you can rest assured that they will be amiable and easy to talk to. All of the people I know here fit that description, and I wouldn't know so many great people if I hadn't come here.
Between the two campuses at CSBSJU, there are four eating establishments. Gorecki (CSB) and the Refectory (SJU) are the two main dining centers, with all-you-can-eat buffet-style eating, and McGlynn's (CSB) and Sexton (SJU) give out individual (but filling and tasty) meals in exchange for meal punches or meal flex dollars. McGlynn's is perfect if you want to grab a burger and fries with some friends after working out or playing intramurals, and Sexton is a great place to get a sub or a sandwich on the go. Both of those facilities are very comparable to each other, as are Gorecki and the Reef. The food is really good at all four establishments, and while McGlynn's and Sexton offer a large variety of options from an a la carte menu, Gorecki and the Reef change up their menu every day, while staying to a certain formula (they always have the grille, homestyle cooking, salad/soup, and deli stations, and the international section changes from day to day from things such as Italian pasta to Asian rice and stir fry).
The professors at this school are some of the nicest, smartest, and most talented people I know. Almost all of them prefer that students call them by their first names. They all know an incredible amount about their subject matter, and they keep convenient office hours and are easily accessible to students. They are more than willing to spend time with a student before, between, or after classes, and they understand well the stressful lives of students and are very accommodating when they need to be. Most of all, though, they effectively motivate students to want to learn, which is imperative in the life of any student, but especially one in college.
There aren't really any hot-button issues that have members of the student body opposed to each other in any way. There are organizations for both democratic and republican students, but they don't debate or deface each other. There are some issues that students advocate for, however. A couple weeks ago, some students led a campaign to raise awareness about the abortion issue, and they had a booth in a popular student area and gave out pins promoting life. There is also a group for GLBT students, and they send out emails to all students, informing their members of upcoming events, and asking nonmembers to support GLBT or become someone that their members can talk to. It became a little bit of a hot-button issue last year when many of that group's members and supporters wore pins advocating their group to the student Mass (always an optional event, of course), over which the bishop presided that night. He did not allow the students to receive communion, which raised a lot of questioning and intellectual debate between many of the students on my floor, among many others. Apart from that, I can't think of a campus event or organization that has raised debate or that has possibly offended some people. If a student organization takes a side on an issue, the other students let them stand up and advocate for their beliefs without offending them or trying to stop them. The community here is very accepting of all ideas, and people will befriend others regardless of what they believe or do.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Saint Johns University receive some sort of financial aid.
23% were awarded federal grants.
While 66% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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