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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Everyone talks about drinking and drugs here or there but nothing out of the usual.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Be persistent with checking your financial aid status and if you are confused, talk to your adviser.

4 College Freshman

Weather: When it rains lightly, half the campus is wet and the other half is dry.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Can be really fun if you're into that sort of thing.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The campus is pretty safe, Public Safety does not play around.

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: Getting into the city is such a hassle. As a native New Yorker I know how to get around to the city but from Queens its so much longer when Queens is so much closer then the other boroughs. I absolutely hate the F train and something is always going on on the E.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They are pretty decent with scholarships, everyone that I know is on a scholarship.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Awesome career help based on your major. Excellent internship opportunities and job openings.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: It's one of the things I love about St. John's, it's so diverse!

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It all depends on you. There is a dunkin donuts, subway, starbucks, 7/11, dominos, carvel, etc. The non chain restaurants can be kind of pricey though.

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4 College Freshman

Technology: Wi-Fi is available everywhere on campus so it's pretty fun to sit out on the Great Lawn and just hang out. The Computer Lab is equipped with MAcs and PCs to suit your preferences and needs. They give $40 worth of printing each semester but pages are only 7-10 cents. Any left over cash gets carried over into the next semester. There's no need to bring a laptop or a printer. School supplies laptops and there are plenty of printers.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As a freshman depending on what dorm you get placed into determines your happiness. I got placed into Hollis and it has the better rooms so we had plenty of space.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: For the most part it's pretty good but can get a little boring after a while if you don't know what places to go.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Manhatan is near by, otherwise there isn't much going on in Queens

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: They give ample scholarship money depending on gpa automatically upon application

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Visibly drunk students roam campus and queens area. The smell of weed is a daily occurrence. People do heavier drugs frequently at the bar.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Near a lot of bus stops and trains, easy to get to manhattan or home. convenient free shuttle bus service

2 College Freshman

Administration: School is strict. Everyone needs to be signed in, and guests can't be signed in after certain times and must signout. Public safety gives people a lot of trouble for being caught with drugs or alcohol

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: you get your own bathroom which is a plus. No cleaners, some residence halls have mice. Elevators always break down.

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2 College Freshman

Party Scene: One skeevy bar is the only place to go every weekend. Frat parties are rare but sometimes fun. Occasional dorm parties with friends are fun but risky. People rarely go to Manhattan like advertised

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2 College Freshman

Technology: The wifi can be slow and hard to connect to at times. Not all of the computers in the computer lab work. You get $40 dollars printing for semester where unused money rolls over to the next semester. (Its usually ample printing money). They give you a lenovo laptop for free, or a mac for a small fee

3 College Freshman

Weather: Basic New York weather. Its hot until late October, then brutally cools down for winter and into the spring semester

4 College Freshman

Academics: Being major specific allows you to meet with advisors who will help you choose classes and course load. We also have career and interning facilities to see if you are interested in your studies. Workload can be heavy depending on major but is manageable

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Nothing special, fast food delivers to campus. Prices are okay with no mention of discounts. Not many laces to choose from but enough to get the job done.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The team that gets the most attention is definitely men's basketball. Because of giveways, usually students are involved and come to these games. The athletic facilities are okay.

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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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