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1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Just don't live off campus unless its a dorm off campus. People have been mugged, raped, and flashed by local pervs.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I'm a non-greek so I'm not sure.

If you want to know about greek life @ SJU just go online to the website or just call in to Student Life.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: SJU is a CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY. Even the Basketball Players have a curfew.

Just go to Webster hall or Pacha for the under 21 scene.

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3 College Junior

Local Area: This is New York. Fun costs money. If you want to go somewhere, you have to spend $$ on the train fare, bus fare, or taxi is $$$$. It would be best that you make friends with someone who has a car.

Safety is ok. Cops aren't nice, so when it comes to asking for directions....mapquest it or download the MyCityWay app.

**Pickpocketers and rapists know a newcomer/outsider (non-new yorker) when they see one.

Shopping: the best places are the most shady. Fulton Mall in Brooklyn, Chinatown, and Canal Street are the best for deals for a college student budget.

Sports/rec: it would be best that you go to a neighborhood park bball game or just watch tv.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are plentiful options to choose from, however, you're going to need alot of $$. Obviously you will say, but for what exactly? This is New York, so everything. If your going somewhere, your going to need $$ for the bus fare, then of course the food which tends to be pricey, then you have to tip. **If you don't tip, then the next time you order, expect the food to be burnt or to take a lonnnng time to come.

If your ordering in, food is costly and if the food tastes poorly, they won't take it back nor refund you. **Tip well also applies to this.

Vegan/vegetarian food usually is more pricey but depends where you go.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is pretty darn good. If you are in trouble they will help and you really can feel safe on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school is terrible with financial aid and it is extremely expensive to attend. The school does provide options to offset the cost to attend however it requires a lot of work on your part and you will still have some amount of debt.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The best pizza place is Regina's hands down. But there is another and then a taco place, asian place and convince store and that is pretty much it.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Basketball is huge up here. The Team is in division 1 and play in Madison Square Gardens during the season frequently.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is a pretty big deal for half or a little less than half the students. You don't have to join to enjoy parties and other perks but they do have their own fun from what I've heard.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: The locals know they are surrounded by college students. Most don't speak but nothing is hostile, just a really chill environment. If you really want to do something fun you most likely have to go to the city rather than Queens. Everything is pretty average.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms for the most part are nice. Not really terrible unless you have dirty roommates.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Average girl and boys. There are some cute girls but not much is going to happen. Plus hard to have a social life up here, barely any parties and if there are, its a hassle to get to them.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It's easy to understand why the school is so strict in some areas but it is honestly annoying. One of the only schools where when you want somebody over you have to jump through all this hoops and have a ton of limitations

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1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining sucks. Only asian and kosher restaurants near by.

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I don't have an internship

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is nice but the hours suck on weekends.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: THE ABSOLUTE WORST! The dining hall sucks, the food is repetitive and gross. The hours also suck. The other places to eat on campus aren't to bad but are closed on the weekends this school 100% is a commuter campus if half of the places on weekends are closed, it seriously sucks.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is relatively safe but the local area and neighborhood is DEFINITELY not.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Party scene SUCKS. If you're looking for a party school DONT go here. The only things to do are go to parties at dorms which are always really crowded and you don't end up having fun. Or going to local bars that are completely overrated. This schools party scene is AWFUL.

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1 College Freshman

Local Area: The local area is awful, there is absolutely NOTHING to do in this area the school is basically located in a residential area. Yes, NYC is rather close but it is a hassle to get there and need to plan your day before you get there. You wouldn't want to go alone because being around this area at night is NOT safe.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The housing is okay, there are a lot of options but living on campus sucks it totally isn't a true college experience.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: This school gives out a lot of scholarships merit based ones and some if you go to a Catholic high school. They give work study to many people so the grants run out easily which kind of sucks.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: You see a lot of students representing greek life but its not necessarily very prominent at our school.

3 College Freshman

Administration: It honestly really depends there are some nice ones and some that are just very rude.

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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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