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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Around campus, there is and endless number of Asian take out restaurants with all the same quality of food. The places which are not Asian are quite pricey. That about sums up food surrounding the campus.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: St.John's is a dry campus but students still try to make it somewhat live. For weed, alcohol, and guests not leaving when they're suppose to usually results in only a violation but repeat offenders have far worse consequences. I believe that the punishments here fit the crimes.

2 College Freshman

Administration: St. John's has a dry campus, and complaints are frequent when it comes to noise in the dorms. I know some dorm halls are more lenient than others but overall its strict. Public safety can sometimes be understanding given the situation, other than that, they are enforcers. Being able to just let themselves into a suite is not acceptable, the only time it would be okay is if there was an emergency of some sort. But in all honesty, they take their jobs to seriously.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid here at St. John's isn't the worst but I assure you that it's far from the worst. In my opinion, it only pays off if you come from a Catholic High School or have a superior GPA. In order to sign up for your next semesters classes you have to have a balance of $0 and they do not tell you if you have a balance or not until you go to register for your classes, but if they only told you earlier you could've had your bill taken care of already. Now you have to wait for your payment to go through and that leaves time for the classes that you need/want to fill and you're stuck in some crap you don't want to take right then just so you can fill your required credits to make sure that you even keep your scholarship. I do also wish that the person who is receiving the scholarship could regulate when and where the scholarship is applied when it comes to tuition.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The scholarships that I received from the school were satisfactory, it covered a good portion for such an expensive school but I wish my scholarship would have covered the annoying charges they throw at you throughout the year. In a way, I wish you could choose where your scholarship would be applied (i.e. housing, science lab fees, meal plans etc.) For the school to be so expensive and demanding on certain fees, I think they should offer a little more scholarship money, as well as more scholarship programs that appeal to certain types of people.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: When it comes to parties, the best ones take place on campus but a close second is off campus at parties that are promoted to the dorm halls. However, compared to other schools, the party scene at St. John's University is lacking.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm originally from Atlanta and the party scene there is completely different from New York's party scene. I like Atlanta's party scene better personally, but I guess the party scene here works for New Yorkers or Northerners in general.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Meal exchange saves the whole campus food system because there aren't many good options. The best option would be the Law School café which is pricey and not included in the meal exchange. Montigoris Dining Hall by far has the worst food on campus, the food is either overcooked or unsatisfying and the the overall quality is just poor. If anything one food place on campus should 24 hours for all the people up late studying all night. Another flaw in the campus food system would be the red storm diner. The employees are rude and impatient and are among the most unprofessional workers in the world. They are impolite and talk down to the students as if they are superior and its just incredibly tacky.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Montigoris is absolutely gross. They basically make the same things everyday and the food makes everyone's stomach upset after they eat. Marillac has the best food options, especially for anyone trying to live the healthy lifestyle. They have "Freshens" and "Subway", which is usually what I eat. The Red Storm Diner is a cool place because they stay open until 3am which is a perfect place to go after college students have had a fun night out but the food is kind of expensive. Flex dollars really come in handy too, $50 is a nice amount but the fact that all the food places on campus are quite expensive it can go pretty quickly but the idea of "flex dollars" is nice though. All in all the food quality is just okay.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has its ups and downs. The ease of getting to class on time and having a traditional college experience are amongst the schools strengths. However, the quality of the rooms on campus could be better, filing a work order to have things refurbished could be a little smoother and also the cost of living is quite expensive, but overall campus housing it better than most schools. The perks of living on campus include meal plans and access to certain things commuters can't access.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: On campus living isn't that bad actually. Technically we don't have a curfew but only one gate is left open for students to use their student ID cards to scan back onto campus after certain hours. I recommend for students to live on campus for as long as possible because the commute to classes is extremely easy. Public safety always makes me feel as if I'm in a safe and protected environment.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The Off-Campus Housing is okay- but I wouldn't know too much about it

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I've been to a few places to eat off campus- some Chinese food, a crepe place, pizza, indian- it's okay

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: To be honest, the school is okay regarding enforcing different policies

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I applied for financial aid and did not receive any

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Food prices could be better, and food quality could be better, but places like Subway are amazing, and you can get soup for under three dollars at the Outtakes market

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The housing options seem nice- it really depends on who you get as roommates and which dorm building you are placed in

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: A lot of options, very close to walk to, and pretty cheap

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3 College Junior

Administration: Very strict; totally dry campus, even when you are 21 and they generally stick to that rule until you are in the townhouses or off campus

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: If you have a scholarship, that's great. But if you are dealing with loans/grants/other forms of aid, it is a major headache, and on-campus financial aid people have no idea what they are doing.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: Not big into partying, but have heard off campus bars are okay.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There are great places for meal exchange, but if you don't have a meal plan, it is expensive. Montigoris is good for breakfast but not the best for lunch/dinner.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus was great. No communal bathrooms, lots of events, great social atmosphere. Suite style living after Freshman year.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety, some good, some not so good.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I don't know enough about campus administration to review 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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