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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.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: there's no real point in it here.

5 College Senior

Health & Safety: St. John's University Public Safety personnel are all over the campus. They seem to be quite diligent at their jobs.

5 College Senior

Academics: I was accepted into the 5-year program at the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and it has been by far the most wonderful experience. The program has given students the opportunity to learn every aspect of accounting & the business world. The workload, this semester has been excessive but only because I am doing my internship now & trying to stay on the Dean's list, but so far I've learned to manage my time. The program has a lot to offer the students. It not only teaches you accounting but prepares you on how to perform professionally & conduct yourself in this manner.

3 College Senior

Parking: You don't really need a car on campus, everything is relatively close. If you do drive you may need to drive around a few times to look for parking - spaces do fill up fast. Ticketing & fines, I believe are a little high especially for someone who pays $100 for the semester to park on campus. I did get one ticket for parking in an area that wasn't designated for parking but students had been parking there. My luck I probably was the only one that ever got a ticket at that spot. I was running late & had no choice. I won't do that again.

5 College Senior

Majors: I am a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the Accounting Honor Society and it has opened up many doors for me, as well as, introduced me to the business world of accounting. This organization has given all accounting students the opportunity to meet with corporate individuals/partners from large accounting firms and learn from them. It has also prepared us how to present ourselves for job interviews. The curriculum that the accounting program has to offer is by far the most rewarding & effective to those entering the accounting major.

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5 College Senior

Majors: I guess I've been one of the lucky ones. My accounting internship was a paying internship. I've learned quite a bit since I started this spring semester which brought me into the tax season. I've learned a lot. The people I've worked with are exceptional in personality & most of all very good at training me. I hope I can continue with them. I'm still working for them now.

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5 College Senior

Athletics: St. John's students are very much into the varsity sports. The school spirit in this university is outstanding & attending sports events is always big. The intramural sports are also popular. I played softball & football at St. John's Univ. and we all had a great time.

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5 College Senior

Technology: St. John's is quite up-to-date with technology

4 College Senior

Diversity: There are students from all ethnic groups & we all get along wonderfully. There are never any racial tensions or any type of conflicts. It doesn't matter what religion or economic background you have we are all "in it together - learning together" which is the ultimate goal.

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Its a bit stiff to dorm but well worse it. Every student should have an opportunity to live on campus. It's an experience you'll never forget.

4 College Senior

Party Scene: There are many events throughout the school year. All the organizations on campus have events

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: St. John's residential office is very helpful in providing listings for off-campus housing. I've lived off campus these last two years of undergrad & I find that it's convenient, safe & economical. The experience has been rewarding & has giving me the opportunity to be independent & responsible for myself. I've learned how to manage my time & how to handle living expenses (rent, groceries, cable, etc). I's definitely a learning experience and as a senior I believe I've matured quite a bit. Living with 7 other students have given me & my roomates the opportunity to learn together & share this lifetime experience. I would advice every student to at least try it while attending college.

3 College Senior

Weather: It's okay, can't complain. These last two years I've lived off-campus but managed to take the shuttle bus quite often during the winter. St. John's is excellent in providing assistance in this respect. For those who live further the city bus is convenient too.

4 College Senior

Transportation: St. Johns has a shuttle bus that runs periodically and it's certainly an advantage for students that live off campus, as I do. There is also a commercial type bus that takes students to our 2 other campus, (Manhattan & Staten Island). This is convenient for commuters, of which I intend to be for my graduate year.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is what makes St.John's fun. Whether you want to join or not is up to you but without greek life there would be no parties and that would just make for an awful college experience.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The fraternities throw a lot of parties and there are 18+ bars right by campus. Frats that throw the best parties are TKE, EXB, and APD.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: The courses are kind of challenging but you can for sure slide by.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is a great experience that helps you meet the friends you'll have for the next four years. The dorms are extremely spacious and nice. Only thing that sucks is the sign in policy and the police state like mentality that Public Safety has.

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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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