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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: I had campus housing for three years living in Hollis, Century and the Townhouses. The Townhouses are gorgeous and a really great transition to having your own apartment. It's a little expensive but it sort of makes "your college experience".

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I love Queens. i think it has a good blend of being in the city but also having the suburban feeling. Transportation is easy to get to the city or Long Island.

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Scholarships: I received an Academic scholarship as well as a scholarship for my work in the Theater. It helped with some of the cost but my financial circumstances allowed me to not qualify for financial aid.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: Alcohol and Drugs are present off campus, sometimes on but overall nobody looks at you differently if you don't partake.

4 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Really diverse crowds. Everyone finds their own group of friends that they mesh in well with. It can be from Greek Life, organizations or just meeting people from classes.

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Off-Campus Housing: Living off campus is MUCH cheaper than living on campus. I personally live a 15 minute walk away. Fresh Meadows is a wonderful area to live and very safe.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The q46, 30 and 31 all stop in front of campus. The subway is a 20 minute bus ride away!

5 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: Diversity at St. John's is incredible. I have met people from not only different states but countries!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: It's pretty great that they give you a laptop when you enroll. There are much better laptops offered now then when I started!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: The work load can get intense being a computer science major. be sure to look teachers up on rate my professor !

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: One thing about this school is that it is really diverse. I have met students from Texas to Bermuda !

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of places to order from. Most in the area do not offer delivery .

3 College Sophomore

Majors: You have to be careful with being advised at this school. Make sure you stay on top of your requirements for graduation because often some advisers don't.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: They allow you to take an internship for credits. They also have internship fairs about twice a year. The career center is also great with helping build up your resume.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Sometimes it feels as though the campus has its own weather. It tends to be very windy at times.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The shuttle buses are very convenient during the weekdays. They make stops by off campus dorms as well as the nearest train stations. And its FREE!

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: The school really goes hard for the basketball team. I wish the gym was better and had actual locker rooms for students to change in.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The parties are often a hit or miss. The house parties are hot and there is usually not a lot of space. Clubs or bars are usually the best place to go.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: This university has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to drugs and alcohol. The visitation rules are very strict as well.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: St. John's is great when it comes to technology. They give us more than one choice when picking our free laptops. One of those choices being a mac !

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I would much rather live off campus. I like the freedom

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: Its Jamiaca, Queens, you can't expect it to be super nice

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people at the financial aid suck in all honesty.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: This school is very diverse. The black and latino population is over 12% each.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife can often suck, but there are always local bars to go to.

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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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