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Reviews 2154 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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.

4 College Freshman

Academics: So far, I've learned a lot in this first semester.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: i'm a commuter student so i don't know a lot about dorms. Friends tell me that they're ok with the dorm size, it's the roommates that are a problem. You MUST choose your own roommate and make a down payment on the SAME room if you want a happy semester.

the money for the dorms is ridiculous, but that's where scholarships and loan $$ come in.

Most dorms are separated with girls on one floor and guys above. You can't have the opposite gender over overnight or you'll get fined.

If you get caught with weed, alcohol, or anything like that, you'll get kicked out dorms and possibly the school.

4 College Junior

Academics: SJU is one of the best pre-law schools in the nation soo my workload is pretty intense. There's a Honor society, debate team, and mock trial team which are also intense.

3 College Junior

Athletics: I'm a commuter so I'm not that involved. When the SJU basketball team is playing, people go a little crazy. especially when they're at madison square.

But it's not THAT huge, so just watch them on tv.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Just don't live off campus unless its a dorm off campus. People have been mugged, raped, and flashed by local pervs.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm a non-greek so I'm not sure.

If you want to know about greek life @ SJU just go online to the website or just call in to Student Life.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: SJU is a CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. Even the Basketball Players have a curfew.

Just go to Webster hall or Pacha for the under 21 scene.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: This is New York. Fun costs money. If you want to go somewhere, you have to spend $$ on the train fare, bus fare, or taxi is $$$$. It would be best that you make friends with someone who has a car.

Safety is ok. Cops aren't nice, so when it comes to asking for directions....mapquest it or download the MyCityWay app.

**Pickpocketers and rapists know a newcomer/outsider (non-new yorker) when they see one.

Shopping: the best places are the most shady. Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, Chinatown, and Canal Street are the best for deals for a college student budget.

Sports/rec: it would be best that you go to a neighborhood park bball game or just watch tv.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plentiful options to choose from, however, you're going to need alot of $$. Obviously you will say, but for what exactly? This is New York, so everything. If your going somewhere, your going to need $$ for the bus fare, then of course the food which tends to be pricey, then you have to tip. **If you don't tip, then the next time you order, expect the food to be burnt or to take a lonnnng time to come.

If your ordering in, food is costly and if the food tastes poorly, they won't take it back nor refund you. **Tip well also applies to this.

Vegan/vegetarian food usually is more pricey but depends where you go.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is pretty darn good. If you are in trouble they will help and you really can feel safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school is terrible with financial aid and it is extremely expensive to attend. The school does provide options to offset the cost to attend however it requires a lot of work on your part and you will still have some amount of debt.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The best pizza place is Regina's hands down. But there is another and then a taco place, asian place and convince store and that is pretty much it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is huge up here. The Team is in division 1 and play in Madison Square Gardens during the season frequently.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is a pretty big deal for half or a little less than half the students. You don't have to join to enjoy parties and other perks but they do have their own fun from what I've heard.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The locals know they are surrounded by college students. Most don't speak but nothing is hostile, just a really chill environment. If you really want to do something fun you most likely have to go to the city rather than Queens. Everything is pretty average.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms for the most part are nice. Not really terrible unless you have dirty roommates.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Average girl and boys. There are some cute girls but not much is going to happen. Plus hard to have a social life up here, barely any parties and if there are, its a hassle to get to them.


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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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