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Reviews 2569 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: A great degree from this school carries weight. Graduating from St. John's University can open the gateway to your career.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I liked living in the dorms because I got to meet new people and make friends.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You won't be treated differently if you are Greek or non Greek.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The sports are pretty good.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Our Public Safety is always patrolling campus, makes me feel very safe.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: The activities at my school are above and beyond. Aside from weekly events, the academics are very strong.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm involved in a fraternity called Beta Alpha Psi, which is an organization for all Accounting and Finance majors! I love the opportunity and sense of involvement!

4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm not involved in any sports on campus, but my I love attending games for our basketball team!

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: It's extremely diverse and very encouraging. There are several programs that allow you to succeed!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have taken courses aimed at a science major so they have been very difficult but they are fun and interesting. Class sizes are not too small and not too big and the university offers a big variety of courses to take.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I got my current job as a veterinary assistant through the help of St John's. I am very happy with my job because it gives me experience and practice for what I want to do in the future.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and I never worry about my safety. I know that if I feel unsafe I can always find someone to talk to.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't dorm on campus, however, I have been to my friends dorm room and it is very spacious and clean. I like that the dorms have a play room on every floor where residents can play pool and get to socialize.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I don't really pay attention to Greek life, however, they are a big part of campus life. I always see sorroritys and fraternitys selling baked goods to raise money for important charities.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: St. John's has a big and clean gym on campus that has many athletic machines available. They have a big variety of fitness classes you can take and they have two fields where you can run track or play any type of sport.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: St. John's has a beautiful campus and is an amazing place to go to college. They have many helpful resources for students that are struggling and it is easy to make friends because the campus is so diverse. The students are really outgoing and the professors encourage and inspire students to strive for higher goals.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm in a very hard program (biology) but my professors have been very good and always willing to help. There's definitely been a couple I'd certainly suggest to avoid, but for the most part I've really liked my professors. The courses are generally of very good quality and I like to think that ove learned a lot. I haven't had a class of over 40 people, so that's been very nice. My largest class was a lab of 50, but that's generally the exception rather than the rule. We have a lot of classes offered and we require a lot of the liberal arts kinds of classes too, so you'll definitely experience a lot here.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: We are among some of the most hire-able students in America for a ton of major companies and wall Street banks. Our proximity to the city is awesome for that, and we also have great placement into very prestigious universities' graduate programs. Going to St John's can really help you go anywhere, our connections are some of the best in the world and that is what makes the value of a St John's University degree great.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: We're extremely safe here at St John's. Administration recognizes we're in the middle of Queens and takes appropriate action to ensure that we're safe here. Public Safety is everywhere and always willing to go above and beyond. Honestly my only complaint is that we're almost overbearing in our amount of safety staff and ability to access other dorms.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It's great to live on campus purely for the social life and meeting new people. I lived in Donovan (which is by far the worst freshman dorm DO NOT get it) and even then I still loved it. Other than Donovan or St. Vinny's, the rest of the dorms are really nice suite style living, and everything is really clean. It was an easy process for me and my friends to get setup in a good dorm together for next year. It is very expensive to live on campus though, and that is a major drawback. Most people move off campus by the end of sophomore year. The other problem with living on campus is that you have to be very careful with drinking and the like because we have very strict public safety enforcement that'll break up your parties and fine you (it happens way too much). Other than those two things, I loved living on campus and am doing it again for my sophomore year.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I love Greek life here at SJU. It ensures that you're always connected with other fun people and makes for one of the best experiences we have to offer. There's not much crazy hazing, but there is definitely a process involved in getting in. Greeks definitely throw the best parties and are the most social kids on campus, and we also work very hard to help maintain the great image of community service and respect that St. John's has built. We don't have a traditional frat row, but the fraternities do have houses and that is where most of the partying goes on here. If you join one of the organizations, it should be easy to get into an off campus house with your brothers or sisters, and should be a lot of fun too.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Being a division 1 school, there's lots of different sports and activities for the students to enjoy. Our basketball team is historically in the top 6 in the nation for most wins, and while we did have a down year this year, the team's recruitment is top notch and Chris Mullin as our coach inspires confidence. Other sports like baseball and soccer are also very popular and the teams are generally at the top of the Big East. Most of the sporting events are not incredibly well attended unless the teams are winning, which is the only major drawback. The intramurals are fun and anyone can get involved, but Greek life has the biggest impact on them.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love St. John's and would easily choose it again. It has the perfect blend of academics and social life for me, and is big enough that you're always meeting new people but small enough you can keep to just a small group of friends of you want to. The diversity is what makes this school special, no where else can you find so many students of different backgrounds and cultures. The proximity to Manhattan is awesome too, you can always take time to go to the city. My hands down favorite experience so far from SJU was going Greek. Greek life at SJU is tight knit and we also know how to have a good time. We throw the best parties, but we also raised over $75,000 alone for Relay for Life. St. John's is what you make of it, and I'd like to say I've made the most of it so far.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I feel as though the staff on campus know what's going on behind closed doors and try to turn a blind eye some of the time, but other times they have no choice because some students are extremely obvious about their illegal activities.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: All the professors that I have worked with his past year have made each class very easy to understand the material. Each professor was also very empathetic to how we manage our time and would not make the work load too heavy. I took valuable information out of each class I completed. None of my professors made my classes boring.


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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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