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4 College Freshman

Local Area: My school is centrally located to all of the local attractions.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: St. Johns University is primarily interested interested in the health, safety and well being of their students. There is ALWAYS a police presence. I always feel very safe on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I strongly feel that because of the enrollment and the tuition cost that the school should try to provide a better scholarship program for their students. When the parents do make enough money to pay the tuition and it becomes a complete burden due to the financial situation in the family, there should be an option for financial aid to re-visit the financial aid process for this particular family.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not familiar with the off-campus housing program.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had the opportunity to be apart of an internship. I am looking forward to working in the federal government next summer hopefully.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: As you may well St. Johns University is very well respected for their sports programs. They are one of the best in the country and rightfully so. It feels great to be apart of school that is noted for their sports. I was just a student at Dematha Catholic High school who also was noted for their sports recognition.

5 College Freshman

Party Scene: St. Johns provides most of the parties for their students. There are other options of being able to go to the frat houses and the local bars. I am not quite old enough for those scenes right now. I am trying to acclimate myself to all of the studying that I have to do. I usually go to bed sometime around 4:00am. I only have time for my classes right now.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: Things that were mentioned above are high on the priority list for no tolerance. It is extremely important that we follow the rules and regulations of the school. I feel very safe at this school because of their no tolerance. We reprimanded to the fullest extent when the rules are broken.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: I have no idea because I have never seen it.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: This school has a huge mix of asians and african-americans. Half of the kids are from out of state while the other half live close to school.

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3 College Senior

Greek Life: Greek life isn't really a big deal here as it is in other schools. They mostly do charity work and hosts certain events at school for people to participate in.

4 College Senior

Local Area: Although there is not much to do in this area, the E and F train are close by and you can hop on the train and head down to the city where there is always something to do.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: I dormed on campus freshman year and absolutely hated it. I was in a suite with 7 other girls and the room that I shared was the size of a small closet and it was very uncomfortable. Definitely not worth the ridiculous amount we spend for room and board.

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2 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: I am a commuter so I don't really have to worry about eating on campus but from what I can tell the options of restaurants are very disappointing.

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4 College Senior

Academics: One thing I can truly say is that I've had very good experiences with the teachers at St. John's. They are very caring and at the same time knowledgable about the material they are teaching.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: This school has security but it hasn't prevented students from getting mugged or harassed outside of the campus gates. They need to have security patrol the outside area not just on campus.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Crime is not a problem on campus but could be one off-campus. Sketchy area, especially at night. I would not walk alone.

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4 College Junior

Administration: Be aware, this is a VERY strict school with zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol. Also zero tolerance on having overnight different-sex guests.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Perks of being in Queens, one of the most diverse areas in the country. Cheap small places are everywhere, though not directly outside of campus. To really get a sense of off-campus dining, one would have to take a ~15 minute walk off campus as the area directly surrounding the campus is mostly residential. Food on campus is very pricey, around $10 for a sandwich meal.

3 College Junior

Local Area: Could be sketchy and we get frequent Public Safety notices about robberies. At night or when alone, it's important to stay aware of your surroundings. Keep your phones concealed and don't be distracted by earphones! Public Safety itself does try hard to keep the students safe, though.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Some places can be updated, but overall they serve their purpose

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Its a very diverse campus

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3 College Junior

Administration: They are strict but Public Safety is awesome

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: I enjoy being on campus in general. The buildings are kept updated and clean.

4 College Junior

Local Area: I love going to the city, I believe there are many opportunities for career advancement in this area.

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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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