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Reviews 2369 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: St. John's has recently become much more proactive in addressing matters of sexual assault on campus. However, sexual assault continues to prevail outside of the St. John's campus, due to the fact that the school has not provided transportation from campus to bus stops or subway stations, as other metropolitan schools have (ex. Fordham) in order to protect students from violence.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The only subculture on campus that seems to enjoy St. John's are those involved in Greek life. Greek life provides students with a scene of belonging and purpose in the community.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: St. John's attempts to create school spirit through the basketball team, but the student body is mostly disinterested.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most people opt to live off-campus, but for this reason, there is very little socialization at St. Johns. The landlords are often very strict, and living conditions are subpar.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: One of the few positive aspects of attending St. Johns is the access to a variety of different cuisines.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: The social atmosphere at St. John's leaves much to be desired. Freshmen have access to one bar off of campus, (Trads) and it is an absolute dive. There is no air conditioning, and there is always a cover fee. Frat houses only allow girls in for free, and the houses are often so packed that it is impossible to navigate through the environment. 9 out of 10 times, parties are busted by the police within an hour.

1 College Freshman

Administration: Because the school maintains a catholic value system, security goes through great lengths to ensure that males and females do not have the opportunity to have overnight guests of the opposite sex. Signing in a guest that is not a St. John's student is nearly impossible. Students that have guests from other dorms must have their guest signed out before 3am if they are of the opposite sex. If you are seen intoxicated anywhere near or on campus, you are immediately taken to the hospital via ambulance, and you are fined $800.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone receives financial aid at this school, but there are several people that lose their financial aid at the whim of the university. The best way to maintain your financial aid package, or receive money, is to be proactive in contacting the dean and financial aid office.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Due to the time restrictions of the dinning hall, you end up waisting most of the money in your tuition allocated towards the dining plan. You only receive $50 in flex dollars per semester, which equals about 6 meals.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On-campus housing is the best option for St. John's students, but not easily acquired. The lottery system often leaves students in positions where they have no other option other than to seek off-campus housing. The dorms are all relatively new and clean. The social atmosphere is essentially non-existent due to the the structure of housing. People typically remain within their suites and there is little socializing among students.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally, I have not seen any problems with the health and safety on campus.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life allows for you to make a bunch of friends and makes the college experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I think that going to the games is sun for students to go to.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Its okay, it depends on the kind of person you are and if you like being off or on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Its okay, there are some good places a lot of the students frequently go to.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: I think the school is strict just in the right places. Ive never felt like it was too strict.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Its okay. The school has some events where you can go and hangout with other students.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: It was great, the school gives out scholarships to a lot of people.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I think the food is okay. I personally have food allergies so eating is difficult but I find great options.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I think the hosing is great from what I've seen and the students love it.

2 College Student

Administration: We can't have certain people in the room after a certain time

3 College Student

Party Scene: There's not much that goes on on-campus and w eusually have to leave campus if w ewant to go to a good party.

2 College Student

Scholarships: I didn't get any financial aid form this school, they didn't even give me work study

3 College Student

Campus Food: It could be better but the food options right now are pretty good!

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I honestly miss dorming so much! This campus is beautiful and there are so many nice amenities.

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St. John’s has its ups and downs, but most students agree, sometimes reluctantly, that the bad outweighs the good. Some argue that with the high tuition cost, students should receive better student services and facilities. The school’s motto is, “We are St. John’s,” but does the administration listen when students speak? The school needs more dorm rooms, better computers, and more people ready to help students instead of giving them the runaround or transferring their calls to someone else. These things are not luxuries, but rather necessities to keep the students and the institution running smoothly.

Going to St. John’s is a good experience, and the name only seems to impress many people, which is a good trademark to use in the workforce. The overwhelming majority of teachers cares about its students. Check out St. John’s extensively before attending to see if it can meet your needs, especially monetary-wise. In 1870, when St. John’s was founded by the Vincentian community, it was supposed to be an answer for the poor students who couldn’t afford schooling; now many feel SJU is making the students poor. The costs are going up each year, but the financial aid is basically staying the same, making it hard for students to attend because of the lack of funding. Explore it for yourself. There’s plenty to enjoy and benefit from, but don’t get caught up in hype.

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