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Reviews 2611 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: With the exception of the Dac most buildings are slightly out of date

3 College Junior

Technology: The computers are decent but the labs are always so crowded

3 College Student

Campus Quality: I don't love my school but I'm not complaining. I'm sure some schools have no room

4 College Student

Campus Quality: Toilet cover sheets are so great. I seriously love those things.

4 College Student

Diversity: The school is very diverse but I only have Korean friends because being in the Pharmacy program surrounds me with kids like me.

4 College Student

Majors: It is the most prestige major in the school. I like it but it's hard to make friends outside my major because of all the classes are taught at a different level. I am only a first year so I do not know much about the program yet.

4 College Student

Technology: Bad wifi but there are always computers available to use.

2 College Student

Drug Safety: I can smell weed through my bathroom ventilation almost everyday. I cannot study in my own room.

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4 College Student

Weather: It's called an umbrella. There is bad weather on every campus.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Health & Safety: Security on campus is good but it's really dangerous around campus

4 College Student

Campus Housing: There were no bugs or mice. I never expected too much

3 College Student

Scholarships: Scholarships are given but not nearly enough to cover the high tuition.

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3 College Student

Overall Experience: Obviously I would love to experience the Boston college experience, but it's not so bad

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: There is a really diverse population in my school. Everyone tries to look nice. I don't think the school is very academically strong. I feel like many students value social life above academic life.

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3 College Student

Campus Food: I just don't like the prices for the mandatory food plans. I think it's not bad quality for school food and the workers try to keep our cafeteria clean.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: St. John's provides shuttle bus service which runs between class times until midnight. These buses stop at off-campus housing, at bus some bus stops, and at train stations which are a fairly distant walk from school.

The Q30 and Q31 buses stop at the front gate of the school. The last stop on both of these is the Jamaica/LIRR stations. Air Tran service to JFK airport is available from here, as well as service on the E and J trains. The Q46 is about a 7 minute walk from Gate 6, and the last stop is Kew Garden's station which provides service on the E and F trains.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Every student gets a laptop when they enroll which is awesome. You can take it home during breaks. It is yours as long as you are a St. John's student. Laptop repairs are free. All students are given money specifically for school printing at the beginning of each semester. However, it may be more convenient to bring your own printer, as printing stations are a bit far from dorms. I've never had a complaint about the wireless networks.

2 College Sophomore

Administration: There is absolutely no curfew or expectation for you to be on campus which is awesome. However, if you are on campus, and you are caught with drugs/alcohol, you can count on being in a ton of trouble. Depending on your building, noise violations can be an issue, but not typically. It's okay to have friends over, but don't plan on throwing large parties; you will receive a violation. Want to fight or start trouble? Do it off campus. Seriously.

St. John's is very strict about visitor policies, and opposite gender overnight guests are not allowed, which can be a HUGE pain in the butt, and is rather stupid since the dorms are co-ed. However, most students find ways to cheat the system.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most of the dorms are very nice. Freshmen usually get stuck with the worse housing arrangements, but the deal is still pretty nice.

Most suites are shared with 3-7 people. There are typically two bathrooms (sink, toilet, shower, but no storage), a common area (with large table, chairs. small coffee, and sofas; maybe a closet), a kitchen space (with a microwave, counter space, cupboards, and fridge), and 3-4 bedrooms each meant to house 1, 2, or 3 girls. Heating/AC units are located in every room and can be individually controlled.

Laundry is done for free in the basements of dorms. Every dorm has a full kitchen, and a lounge dedicated to either prayer, study, or fun, on every floor.

It is advisable to become friendly with room mates, as you will often find it convenient for creating a pleasant living space, which is more important than it might initially seem.

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Weather: It is always so windy and cold!

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Attending St. John's is crazy expensive. Many people leave, because sometimes the price is just not worth the experience. Every one I know is struggling with financial aid, and many students view the school as money hungry. It doesn't seem like the school really cares about the individual financial needs of students.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I honestly don't associate with many Greeks; not because I dislike them, but I never see them hanging out with anyone outside of their fraternities/sororities. They throw parties.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Most students are generic, regardless of gender. Honestly, not many changes occur between college and high school.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I find that the professors in the English department are very passionate about what they teach. Just like anywhere else, there are good and bad professors. Some professors take their jobs a bit too seriously, and that's when workloads get out of hand. However, there are many kind professors who genuinely care about your progress. All in all, you will definitely learn new things, and there are a numerous areas of English studies to focus on. English majors have to write a LOT of papers, so if you're not willing to do the work, do not bother.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: There are terrible professors, and great professors. Many of them are excessively anal and require nearly impossible feats from their students, but I have encountered some of my favorite instructors here as well. ratemyprofessor.com is your friend. Workload is totally dependent on professors, but overall, it isn't so bad. I have found that registering for classes is easy for me, but I think it is all dependent on your major.

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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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