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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know personally but I know there's always a place available . Price is expected to be high because it is NY.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: It gets crowded so quickly but there's always variety.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is very good.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I haven't been able to join a sorority yet but I will once I am eligible .

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You will need to take transportation to get any kind of off campus food .

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Receiving my financial aid wasn't too much of a hassle. The financial aid office notified me immediately when there was a missing document and provided me enough time to send them a copy.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: So far, Im liking the the way my major is being covered. Te majority of my classes are relevant and I've picked up lots of relevant skills!

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Honestly, as a freshman, I see the Greek students but they are just doing their things. People here don't really feel pushed to join unless they really want to. They hold lots of donations for causes. They aren't assholes.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is always around looking to keep our campus safe. Honestly, I feel safe on campus. If a student is drunk, they will be there for support and make sure they don't pass out.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I don't hear of students really stating the St John's help the students find off-campus housing. I see post around the school for people offering and looking for housing. If you look on your own, you will find some.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Because I had a perfect average in High School and did well on the SAT's I received a large academic scholarship. This only covered half the tuition. Becoming part of the Catholic Scholars group, coming from a Catholic High School, and taking College Courses, I also received grants. As for the many of the other grants, the school basically screws you if you are an international student.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many fast food places to eat at. You might find one or two spots where you can get a good bite. This is the worst part for me. I usually just grab a chicken cutlet sandwich right outside of school.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The professors are very straightforward and look towards helping the students. They are actually here to help if you speak to them. In this school, you're not just a number. They take a personal relationship with every one. As for the administration, well, if you want things done, you address the superiors.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: St. John's University, from a commuter's perspective, is a decent university. As a freshmen, I've had great professors. There are always events on campus. You cannot get bored here. As for the seriousness of the school, it's not Harvard or Columbia. It's a school with opportunities (internships and all) but it's not going to motivate you to be the best. If you're not self motivated, then don't come here because the students are living the typical college life and experience. It's great for having fun and a great experience with classmate. The students are very friendly! But like I said, if you're looking to have an ambitious attitude, go to Columbia. This is a great College for the atmosphere and helpfulness.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love going to taco bell, its great to have one there........

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Mostly a bar school, frat parties and dorm parties are around

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Well since the college is in New York; they are many things to do. For one you could take the train to the ferry station; then take a ferry to see Ellis Island. Or to see the Statue of Liberty at Liberty Island. Or you could also take the train into the heart of New York to see in the city and shop till you drop.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The party scene on the campus is basically non-existent. And that's fine because they are local clubs not far away from the campus that provide the students with as much partying as they need.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Usually you apply for your financial aid package when you first apply to the school. So when you get your acceptance letter; you are also given notice of your financial aid package. So the process was really easy.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Well I am in The Tobin College of Business and to be able to enter the school; you have to have good grades and a minimum GPA of 3.0. And the higher your GPA, the more scholarship you qualify for.

5 College Freshman

Administration: St. John's University is very strict in the areas it has to be but still allows for their academic body to enjoy school. They hold many events for their students and make college funner than I could have imagined.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: They do a good job making sure that students are okay

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a lot of diversity with the people that attend. So many different looks when it comes to people

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I wish there were more options to choose from, but the stuff we have now is good.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our public safety reacts quickly to any situation.

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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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