Saint Joseph's College - New York Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (10)
I truly loved my experience at this college. Many people think that commuting to and from campus doesn't give you the "college experience." I'm debunking that belief right now! You can come here for your 4 years (or longer, depending on the program) and have an amazing time. St. Joseph's College (or SJC, as we commonly refer to it) has a variety of clubs, sports teams, and Greek Life organizations. Not to mention, there's often free events on campus (i.e. Fall Fest, Spring Fling, massages/puppy therapy, etc.) There's even work-study opportunities; For a semester, I tutored in the Academic Center and received a monthly paycheck. The campus is small, as it's a private college, so there's a chance you'll see your friends pretty often. I will note that if you prefer a more bustling campus with many thousands of students, then this would not be the place for you. If you would like to dorm in a residence hall, this is not the place for you (although they have discussed future plans for building dorms here). Something I really liked here was the class size. Classes consist of no more than 30 students, so you receive more individual attention than if you take classes in a large lecture hall. As far as my specific degree program, I earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology with a minor in speech communication. The psychology program is rigorous and prepared me really well for graduate school (which I was just accepted to). The required courses, including introductory psychology, research methods, statistics, physiological psychology, and senior thesis are typically pre-requisites for any graduate psychology program you will apply to, so SJC makes sure you got those covered. My professors were insightful and my advisors were helpful in making sure I completed my requirements in the right sequence. There are many elective courses in the department as well, including social psychology, positive psychology, lifespan development, and human sexuality, to name a few. I would definitely recommend this school for psychology, or any other major for that matter! You will be challenged, but the professors are there for you. It's as easy as signing up for office hours, sending an email, or stopping by after class. I never felt ignored and any assistance I needed was always provided for me.
St. Joseph's College is an amazing college to go to especially if you are pursuing to be a teacher. They have a small nursing program and there's also student in Psychology/Speech field. For those wanting to be teachers, you get a hands-on experience (observations) and professors who are knowledgeable about the field. Overall, I would highly recommend this college.
My undergraduate experiences at St. Joseph's College had provided me with a sufficient background in coursework in the field of psychology. I believe that my experiences at this school greatly prepared me for my current academic institution at St. John's University, as I am presently pursuing my MsED in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Although the coursework I had completed at St. Joseph's College had not offered extensive clinical internship experience, I was however able to learn a significant amount about conducting research, which had helped me succeed at the graduate level. In addition to this, the significant overlap of content reflected in coursework prepared me to a great extent for extending my knowledge regarding what it means to be an effective counselor and theoretical approaches to apply in real life application within my field of study.
I recommend this college to anyone thinking about pursuing a career in education. The staff of professors are wonderful and genuinely care about their students. There are many employment opportunities that are given to students because they are St. Joe's grads!
St. Joseph' s College has truly prepared me for the field of education. The professors are experienced and personable! They truly care about their students and are always willing to help with whatever is needed. I would definitely recommend this college to people considering the field of education! I am now a prekindergarten teacher for a UPK program and am gaining my experience, as well as making many connections with other educators!
St. Joseph's College is a great establishment. It is not the typical big college experience, but if you are interested in actually getting to know your professors, get help when needed, and be in a closer knit atmosphere then St. Joe's is for you. I know first hand the difference between a larger university and a smaller college and for me, I prefer the smaller college. At the larger Universities I found it difficult to track down professors and a majority of time they didn't even know who I was. During my time at St. Joseph's College, I never had trouble getting in contact with a professor, they instantly knew who I was, and there was not a single professor who didn't genuinely want me to succeed.
St. Joseph's College was the best college I could have asked to go to in order to receive my teaching degree. They greatly prepared me to be a teacher. I was able to pass all of my teacher certification exams on the first try thanks to their program. St. Joseph's also allowed me to be dual certified in general and special education from birth-6th grade, an opportunity that I would have missed if I attended any other program. They made me find my passion in special education and I am grateful for that. Although I missed three semesters due to medical problems, the teachers there were amazing and helped me to graduate only one semester late. I would recommend St. Joseph's College to anyone interested in the field of teaching.
St. Joseph's College is a school that truly cares about each and every one of its students. The professors I have had are so wonderful. The program has prepared me to become a better teacher, educator, and person. St. Joseph's College is a perfect school if you are looking for small class sizes and a location close to home!
St. Joseph's College is a accredited college that has given me the tools necessary to be a successful and effective teacher. The quality of instruction was superb as I learned different literacy strategies to help all types of learners. The program is wonderful as it allows students to work individually with students in a clinic setting to apply and practice those strategies that were learned. I would recommend this college to anyone who is interested in the literacy and cognition graduate program.
Joining the child study program at St. Joseph's College was the best decision I could have ever made. It is a lot of work and effort, but it was well worth it. I got a job offer from every interview I went on and felt more prepared than anyone I knew from other schools. I have nothing negative to say about it.