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2 College Student

Administration: I like public safety, tbh

1 College Student

Drug Safety: "Dry Campus" but you can definitely get around it

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Honestly, I am beyond happy at my school.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: They're alright. Plenty of good things to look at no matter where you go on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The struggle of keeping on top of things here was sooo overwhelming I broke down in tears many of times because I didn't think I would make it to the first or next semester. I would say that the people in the financial aid office don't care but I think it is those higher up, the ones who determine the status of your aid. No matter how many times you called or thought you stayed on top of things, there was always something missing that put your status in jeopardy of continuing your education. Most if the time it was finding money overnight to make up the pay for a computer glitch that said you had to pay one amount when it really was higher than that. I have had personal and social experiences with financial aid and it was never good. They sort of came threw at the end and provided just enough for me to get through, but they could have done better.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am on the medical track here at St. John's University and I can say that all are helpful in this subject area. Everyone looks out for each other and genuinely cares about each others success.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: As I've mentioned before hand, St. John's University is very diverse in its ethnic backgrounds and personalities. There is a great mix of the smart guys and girls and everyone is just genuinely hardworking. In terms of looks, I personally don't think anyone is unattractive, everyone has their own taste Social life is great, most are accepting while their are those who form cliques. There is average dressing, some into the latest styles while their are others who create their own and some who just don't have one. As far as relationships goes, I don't see much of that, most people come into college looking to just hook up while few are looking for exclusive relationships, which is hard to come by in a college setting.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to St. John's University because of the extremely diverse atmosphere. There are many study spots that fits everyone's own way of studying, weather its quietly or with surrounding noise. The workload all depends on you and what courses you are taking, but is manageable if you stay on top of it. The registration process for anything is quite easy and is usually flexible around your schedule. Professors that are genuinely interested in the well being of their students and what they teach, make class worth coming to and students eager to learn. I've seen class loads of students not come to class because the professor is boring and they would rather just come in to take exams, while others are packed with students from other course because they love that professor so much. One thing St. John's needs to improve on is though, is their financial aid for students they know can barely afford college and increase on the amount of scholarships offered.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: Queens is huge and there is a variety o different enviornments. The area around St. John's is very much a suburb, college town with friendly neighbors and a safe envioirnment. There are plenty of restaurants and stores in the area as well. The F train is close by which takes you to all the major parts of Manhatten and Brooklyn and the highway is also very close by as well. Very satisfied with the location of the campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's lots of options on Union Turnpike alone- Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American cuisine. Delis, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Coldstone

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: theres a lot of drinking at st johns but for the most part theres not too many drugs, the only time you come across drugs is if you go looking but peer pressure isnt really a problem here

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: st johns is actually know for being extremely diverse. so many different ethnicitys are represented and even though it is a catholic university there's a surprisingly diverse religious background here

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is great if you are with the right people. There are plenty of places to go. Usually students don't stay in Queens; they prefer to go to Brooklyn or Manhattan. This way there are no worries about running into someone from school.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a variety of different places to eat. Not everything is healthy though. The only problem is that it can be very expensive after a while.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Being that Saint John's University is not too far from Manhattan you can find many activities to do. The only problem is that college is expense as is, so to go out is a little difficult.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is really frequent. It does get a little annoying when the buses take a long time to come, but at least there are buses.

3 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Technology: They provide every student with either an apple mac or a lenova. the computers are in perfect condition.

11 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Athletics: basketball is a huge varsity sport in my school. St.Johns was a part of the big ten.

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: The computer labs at St. John's University are fairly good. The major lab can become a bit crowded during the peak times on campus, but for the most part there is plenty of availability. In addition, St. John's University provides a laptop to each incoming student, which works well with the university WiFi to avoid any crowded lines or complications.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The options are culturally diverse and there is a variety in the types of food. There are fast food places, delis, and sit-down restaurants.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Transportation: we have a shuttle bus to train stations and the q46

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining really disappointed me, nothing around campus really seemed like a great place to go. I tried a few restuarants and they were okay, but the only reason I would go there again is if I'm really hungry and there's nothing else to eat. It was mostly Chinese restuarunts and pizza; the sterotypical "college food", but I was looking for more.

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3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: For me, I would rather go to Manhattan for nightlife and all of the clubs there are 21 and older so you're pretty much stuck with going to bars in Queens. The nightlife isn't too bad especially if all you want to do is see people from colleges around the area and have fun with your friends.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I found a lot of students who had similar interests as me so it was a lot easier to find new friends. It's amazing to see how different everyone is because I was never used to that. I come from a small town so everyone always looked and dressed the same, so it was refreshing to see the diversity.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Technology: two labs available to use plus the library but can be crowed at times

1 person found this useful Report
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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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