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Reviews 2123 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Everywhere on Utopia is filled with ethnic cuisine that do not disappoint.

3 College Student

Administration: I never really had a problem with the Administration but then again I have never really known anyone or have been involved with first-hand any illegal or unscholarly activities for me to be involved with any justice.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I really had to pull teeth with some of the scholarships I wanted. When I was a chemistry major and switched to PharmD before the school year started, I received literally half the aid I wanted. It was not pleasant, and I still am looking for more scholarships, but I received enough from outside sources to not feel overwhelmed.

4 College Student

Campus Food: The atmosphere of all of the dining areas are very nice. The food of all of them (except maybe Montgoris) are all exceptionally good. I haven't been to every area on campus that is available to eat, but I have first hand experience about Montgoris because I was on the meal plan when I used to dorm. It wasn't the best.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I love St. John's University. Although you're not really there to just enjoy the atmosphere and critique their dining, they do not lack in those areas and others. They are obviously prestigious in their academics, as any good university/college is.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: It has its problems, obviously. But without it at St John's, students wouldn't even get a taste of a traditional college experience.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's just a better environment, sense of freedom that every young adult needs to learn responsibility.

2 College Junior

Party Scene: Honestly, St. John's night life compared to other schools is awful. However, everyone makes do and it is a good time. However, partying isn't what we are there for, college is about the professional environment not parties anyway.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Our off-campus dining is actually so great and I've heard alumni parents talk about how they miss some spots.

4 College Junior

Administration: I think they're there to help us, kind, etc. I don't have anything negative to say.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: I personally am struggling with this so much. My parents literally cannot pay their bills and I do not get enough financial aid, it doesn't make sense. I work and support myself and still cannot pay for school. I had to take a semester off and I'm praying that I can get enough outside scholarships to cover school. However, St John's did give me a scholarship for 3 years that was very helpful and I'm beyond thankful for that. I just think they should take a look at who really, really needs the money.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: I think that the food in Montgoris is good but when it comes to other school owned options like in DAC for example, such as the sandwhich or salad place I think it's over priced for food that isn't that good. Also, there should be a different variety. There is no need to have a sandwhich place in DAC when there is subway in the next building. I think maybe it would be good if there were healthy, trendy options, too! Or something with a larger menu. It's just frustrating to eat the same food every day especially when it's not very good. I hope this helps.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I'm a senior now and I no longer live on campus but when I did it was fine and it has great things that other colleges did not, like our own bathrooms and so much space. The food and meal exchange is great as well as the cable, study lounges, and just all the amenities. After living off of campus you definitely don't know what you have until it's gone.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the administration does what they are supposed to do but do not disrupt normal student life.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: If it weren't for the scholarship and grant that I was receiving from the school, I would not be able to attend. I really appreciate that I was given the help that I needed in order to make it to the school that I love so much.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I actually really think that our school has a great variety of eating options on campus. One of my favorite places, the marketplace, is my favorite because it is so convenient; whenever I need to just pick up a quick lunch between classes, the marketplace is the best option. Montgoris is also quite nice because they like to keep the foods varied, which I really do appreciate. And there's always options like Taco Bell, Subway, Burger King, Freshens, etc. that are a great value for meal exchanges.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I really enjoy living on campus (I have no other option at the moment). The cafeteria is about a 5 minutes' walk from the residence village, and classes are about 10 minutes from the village. The campus itself has the most important things (food and classes) located close to the dorms, which is convenient. Picking a room is easy, especially when you already know who you're gonna be living with. The rooms themselves are spacious, each equipped with a desk per student and a dresser of some sorts for each student. The rooms come equipped with personal heating/air conditioning units, so each room can change the temperature as desired. Living on campus is very comfortable and enjoyable.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Not very familiar with off campus housing

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is average and diverse.

3 College Student

Party Scene: Not too sure about the party scene

4 College Student

Administration: Campus policies are protective and necessary.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: Receiving financial assistance was and is difficult. Did not get a lot of assistance and must seek external scholarships in order to attend this university.

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5 College Student

Campus Food: There are a lot of choices and options available

5 College Student

Campus Housing: The amenities are awesome and the social atmosphere is great. It is expensive and costly

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4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Camaraderie and perseverance are instilled in athletes because of the underdog culture.

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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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