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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Staten I sland is quite boring and there is not much to do. One's best bet is heading on the ferry to the city.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There is pretty good diversity on campus however it is prodominantly white so there are some instances when a class, which is already small, my only have two minorities. But overall it's good.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: I think most of the teachers are very knowledgable and informed. I learned alot here not just academically, but about myself as well - new skills and new experiences.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the price I think it's an okay value. It is quite nice, having a whole apartment but even splitting it with two others, it's stll expensive.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: It is a private university so they offered a lot of aid - still it is a large amount but for the services, i think that it's good.

4 College Freshman

Majors: There some options if you stay at the Staten Island campus but the most options are on the Queens campus by far, so altogether, there are fanntastic options and possibilties.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The career office helps you to find the perfect intern opportunity for you. They are often very fulfilling and rewarding to the student participating.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The university uses a stricyt honor and value code that they expect each student to follow and I like that.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There is not a lot of variety off campus on the island without travelling a far distance or going to the city.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The St. John's University's basketball team in one of the best in the country. GO RED!

3 College Freshman

Weather: The weather has been kinda sucky lately and this affects my overall mood and motivation.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I like the laptop program and there are plenty of computer labs for your web browser pleasure.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I like the Staten Island campus but at times it feels very small and limited. So there are pros and cons.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: My campus is ruled by Greek life, there are at least a sozen sorrities alone not counting the fraternities. Most are very nice and welcome so I don't mind it, I was interested but with sororities come drama. I like the Greek life on campus but they are very dominating.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Thge public transportation is great. Certain buses don't operate on the weekend so that's one con. The shuttle buses on campus are very reliable and efficient. There are plenty of public buses and the ferry is in close proximity so that is good too.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I dorm on campus. I don't know about the off - campus housing, it is not applicable to me.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: It's okay just because the school should offer the shuttle buses more often and on the weekends.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: St. John's is no doubt diverse.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you love Parsons then the nightlife is average or amazing, but if you're looking for something else and you can't afford going to the city every weekend the night life is pretty weak.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: When I used to live on campus I felt like I was overpaying for such a small area. The community is also very individualistic because you're forced into a suite of over 9 girls. It's hard to get acclimated with such a huge group to adjust to. Also, the lottery is so difficult because they may you decide if you'll be living on campus so early and they don't refund you if you change your mind.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've never felt unsafe or like I was surrounded by drugs. The usage and visibility of either alcohol or drugs is not too evident. Public safety also does a good job keeping it off or out of the open on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: The local atmosphere is average for the Jamaica/Fresh Meadows area. The majority of the higher ratings come from Manhattan that is only 40 minutes away by public transportation.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a presence of athletics on the campus, obviously, considering teams like the basketball and baseball teams are ranked so high, but student participation and student life involvement is not so high.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There are so many sororities and fraternities on campus. I have lots of friends that are apart of Delta Phi Epsilon and they are so down to earth and the nicest girls I've ever met. They are committed to whatever they do and they do a lot of charity work for cystic fibrosis.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: I have a Lenovo T430 that I got at Freshman Orientation in 2012, and it still works perfectly to this day. The only time the wifi is slow is when I'm on campus because a lot of people are using it. There are multiple computer labs on campus including one E-printer in Marillac hall which is pretty cool.

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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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