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Reviews 2556 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: The teams are pretty good but the school spirit isn't so hyped.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Saint John's is a great school and has a lot of fun activities to do it really is what you make of it. If you participate the school will seem worth it but if you don't than it will seem like a waste of money. Our meal plan is amazing and the food is pretty good. The tuition is just over priced and at times I wonder if it's worth it but I like it here.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a variety of courses and a ton of places to study.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I was able to take major-related classes my freshman year. It is required to take 3 philosophies and 3 theologies, they don't really emphasize that prior to selecting classes. The teachers have been the best and so caring!

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I receive emails from the career center for upcoming internships related to my major! They are very helpful with finding internships and reviewing resumes.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's nice and new buildings. The security for dorms is very strict.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The gym is decent sized but it can get crowded.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a great school that encourages finding what you want to pursue as your career. The teachers are so helpful and the class size is small, which is beneficial.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much to do nightlife wise in the exact area, but you're in New York City. There is so much to do in all of the boroughs. They're all very easy to get to.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not much to do on campus party wise. However, you're living in New York City and there are so many things to do.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is very diverse, which is one of the main reasons I chose it. I'm a student of an asisn ethnic background coming from a suburban area where the area was mostly of Caucasian descent. Nothing wrong with that of course but I wanted to meet others who shared the same cultural interests that I had. In terms of political background it is certainly diverse here too, people of conservative, liberal and moderate backgrounds exist here. There is also a good amount of religious diversity here but certainly more Catholics then not. Sexual orientation I cannot really judge upon.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: As far as I've experienced so far, the academics here are very good as they challenge you but you definitely get a lot from it. The workload is certainly manageable and will not take away from your social life if you can manage time very well. The professors here for the most part seem very ready to teach but of curse there are professors that do not fit in.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Generally the school is very safe. Only times we really hear of any issues is when referring to people off campus. We will receive a notification through our student emails if something has happened but generally they do not happen and even if they do they're minor things. There are plenty of public safety posts on campus so that you can contact them in emergencies.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshmen I cannot really say too much yet. I can say however that my classes for the most part this semester were very manageable and the professors were great. Course work was not bad at all and I definitely learned and reviewed plenty of material. For my major specifically (Chemistry) there were social events to get to know the students and faculty.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Again as a freshmen I cannot say much, but through the chemistry social events that I attended it is definitely pretty easy to get close to a professor. They are always sending you information about research opportunities and basically all you have to do is see them and ask. Career services I hear is also very good though I haven't attended any events yet.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here is pretty good, very livable, and actually pretty independent in terms of his everything is basically suite style. No communal things which is pretty great, and you do you're own cleaning. Unfortunately, if the hallways and stairwells get messy, they're not usually cleaned up right away. The people that form are all pretty chill and respectful of space and quiet for the most part. However, your certainly better off housing off campus from what I hear, mostly due to affordability. It can be actually a lot cheaper to go off campus if you can find the right places.

9 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Being a freshmen who has only completed first semester, I definitely see plenty of students sporting Greek life attire. However, I am not too familiar as I haven't tried to join a Frat yet.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Athletics: The biggest sport here is most certainly men's basketball and women's soccer. Who've both done very well in their seasons so far. They're usually the biggest events. However other sports unfortunately get overshadowed. Even men's soccer isn't as well attended. Mostly because students only come to the more successful teams but that's okay. Intramurals is also pretty popular to participate in on campus. I'm part of the club tennis team for example, and usually we have more people attend than can fit on the three courts we are given. Overall, the athletics here are pretty good and certainly accessible to everyone.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: St. John's University is definitely a great college to attend and certainly I am very happy with my decision to attend here so far. To begin with, it has pretty strong programs specifically in Pharmacy, most of the Sciences, Business and Law and certainly others that I can't really think of at the moment. Aside from that, this school is a Vincentian school. They encourage you to pursue something you love to do but to also pursue the final goal, to contribute to the greater good of the world. Their are several opportunities offered throughout the year to get involved and to volunteer. In fact, every club is required to do service hours. They also have a day every year allotted solely to volunteering called University Service Day. Next, it is a definitely a metropolitan campus. The main campus is situated in Jamaica, Queens, with other campuses in Staten Island and Mamhattan. It is a commuter heavy school so it is very lively but generally very quiet on the weekends. Even so, it is very easy to get around through the usage of the MTA's buses and subway transit systems. Finally, the people are very friendly and there is a lot to do on campus

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's hard to get into a dorm if you don't go to st john's or if you do not have your ID

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It all depends on how much effort you put in.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I feel like getting a job after college would not be hard

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do not really do much.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: It's small, disgusting, and not a lot offered.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It depends on the professor. They can either make or break how interesting that class is and how well you do.

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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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