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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.

3 College Junior

Administration: Strict, in a sense that they remind you to take responsibility for your actions. Adults follow rules, they expect you to follow, and if you don't then there are consequences. So far, everyone is in compliant.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Just being part of this community is a great feeling. SJU is a great place, just because the students and faculty have this bond with the school. You are given so many opportunities, like joining clubs or finding a career. It is a real college experience.

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3 College Junior

Transportation: I can't complain. There is only one bus stop that stops in front of the University. I wish there were more options. Campus to Campus buses are usually available, but it's hard for those who are commuting within queens. You would think it is easy to get around, but it is not. I have to take 2 buses and commute 1.5 hrs, sometimes longer because traffic/delays are crazy.

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3 College Junior

Parking: I know that paying for a parking permit, to actually park on campus is a bit much.

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4 College Junior

Drug Safety: Most of the students are of age to drink. As far as I can see, every one is responsible adults about it. It is college, so you can't help the alcohol being out there. For drugs, I don't see it. The University is doing a great job with it's regulations. Our students are not some out of control animals, we are adults who know how to handle ourselves.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: I'd say all the nightlife would be better expressed and experienced by those who live on campus. But as far as I am informed, it is okay. The school hosts a lot of activities after hours to keep those who dorm active, but not necessarily looking elsewhere for a good time.

3 College Junior

Academics: The workload is a bit much. There is tons of reading and writing, but that is what we are expected to do as Majors. But learning and being able to work with the professors in our field is very rewarding. SJH is mostly where a lot of our classes are, and I wish that it were more lively.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm not part of the Greek Life. Although I was intrigued and offered to join a few times, I had to turn it down. Greek life can be very beneficial, but also time consuming. I need to focus on my studies, and the friends I have don't need to be found through a Sorority.

4 College Junior

Technology: There's an allowance of how much printing you can get. So those point you earned, and haven't used for printing get transferred over to the next semester. It's great! There isn't a need to spend all this money on printing because it is practically free! And the wi-fi is pretty good, you can stay connected almost anywhere on campus.

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4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: So far everyone I've come across is friendly. You can tell there is a sense of maturity among the students, but never too consumed with their studies. We are human! :)

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The scholarships usually go for those in athletics, and some to academics. But it's so hard to cover those who really need it! I wish there was more opportunities, because tuition is through the roof!

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4 College Junior

Diversity: The diversity is very much welcomed in our school. It's great!

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Taxi's don't really come around and can be expensive. The nearest subway is about a 15-20 min walk, but there is a bus in front of the school.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really use it.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I just started so i'm not sure completely.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I just started so i'm not sure.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Good teachers mostly, you get what you put in.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: they gave me some, but it's still not enough.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: You have to look for it.

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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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