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Reviews 2139 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If I could do it all again, I would have definitely picked another school and looked at different schools.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love this school! The choice to dorm was the best choice I ever made.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: The urban setting is perfect for a major like pharmacy

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Some of my favorite experiences at St. John's University would be dorming on campus during my freshman year and meeting all of my friends for the first time, going to all of the Division I sporting events, and being named to the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society in my sophomore year.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Great help, professors are great and give you more than you can ask for.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: there is a large variety of things for incoming freshman to do

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love St. John's so far. There are lots of fun activities coordinated for students to do so there's always options of things t o do. Overall, my teachers were all pretty good and I loved my classes. The professors are enthusiastic and clearly have lots of experience in their fields. The campus has a great feel to it, with plenty of places to hang out and the classroom buildings are close to each other so it's easy to go class to class. It's also located only 45 min-1.5hr from Manhattan and Brookyln (depending on where you go and train traffic), so I was able to spend almost every weekend exploring the city. We also had many fun field trips to various places in the city integrated into our classes.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: St. John's is a great school if you're into Greek life or sports. Other than that, night life is sub par, professors are alright, campus is not too big or too small. I think if you really want to be involved and know a lot of people dorming is a must. The school itself is really bad about getting important info out. There are lots of resources you just have to use them. The school claims that we are close to the subway and the city but both statements are false. It takes at least 15 mins to get to the subway, and a 45 min train ride into the city. Not much to do in the area. The only good food around is Double J's and Regina's. Other than that you are stuck with the crappy food on campus. Tuition is ridiculously high, and definitely not worth it for the price. However, if you have good grades coming out of high school, you'll get some good tuition money, but still not enough. to make the school affordable, you have to get good grades in high school and get scholarships, and become an RA for free room & board. Overall, I enjoy SJU being part of the sports scene, but if you're not into that, it's not the school for you.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Great campus and good professors at the school but tuition is too high. Not many activities to do unless your into greek life or on a sports team.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Great campus activities, but the tuition is too high.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Coming from Washington state, NY in and of itself was a big leap of faith and St. John's University was a really great place to start out. Because it's not directly in Manhattan, I was able to observe the quieter lifestyle that people live in Queens and separate time for me to go to Manhattan to see all of the sights on a time that I am not busy. The teachers are very knowledgeable and the big student body makes friend group diverse! The only complaint that I would have is the size of the campus. Though there are a lot of facilities on campus, more building and more foliage would make the campus very nice and exciting!

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2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They make it like it's such a great school when reality it's a s*** hole. They say it's by the city when it's such a hassle to get there. The food is disgusting, the night life sucks, and if you're not in greek life there is nothing to do. Happy I will not be returning.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Some of the professors opted for the Honors Program are terrible! The school made such a big deal about the Honors program but the only benefit of being in it is a very small separate study room for honors kids only.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I had a really rough time with my first semester after realizing that the girls that I lived with hated me for nearly no reason and began stealing my stuff and vandalizing my property. After being moved into a new room the following semester, I met the most incredible people and was able to live with my best friend. I decided that I would join a sorority in order to make the transition easier and I could not be happier! Being a sister of Phi Sigma Sigma at St. John's University totally changed my life for the better. I am extremely proud to be representing the top recruiting sorority on campus and I cannot wait for the years to come.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school's environment is very welcoming.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: the best part of the school is the diversity, you meet so many new people and its not like high school.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I what makes my school. It's in New York City which is considered one of the best cities in the world.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I enjoyed meeting current students of the school and my potential classmates. It gave me a feel of what kind of people I would be around.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The learning environment and professors are great. The location makes it less desirable.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: It was a great experience even though a lot of students were commuters, I was able to meet a lot of people almost every week! It was close to home and the city so everything was very convenient.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: With my foster care situation they helped

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are beautiful and close to the NYC

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I like the campus food.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There could be better assistance in this department.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really enjoy the school and the atmosphere.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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