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Reviews 2378 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Saint John's Public Safety takes entirely too long to assist the students. Approximate wait time is 20-25 minutes after a call is placed.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know really much about Greek life but according to some who joined it's very good. However, St. Johns is not huge on Greek life because most of the students are commuters.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is expensive here and lots of students complain about the dining hall food. It 's not that great for the amount you have to pay.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Would give an A+ but St. John's is located in Jamaica so there are crimes outside of the campus however, the Public Safety always reports these crimes and patrols the area.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: st johns is in a sleepier part of the city but only moments away from subways to get to the city

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Its a solid education but for the price you are better off going to a state school

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are members of every race, creed and nationality and all have their respective clubs

3 College Sophomore

Majors: There is a wide range of majors the only ones that are really worth while is accounting and pharmacy but the science programs are pretty good but are overshadowed by the pharmacy department.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus was one of the best decisions I ever made. Before coming to college I was debating whether to even live on campus but after having done so I know that I made the right choice. I lived in a typical dorm room, three people to a room and sharing a bathroom with two other people. I lived on a co-ed floor which really allowed me to get to know a lot more people than I would have on a single-gendered floor. I have met some of my greatest friends while living at the dorms, and we have been able to really develop close bonds because in reality, we all live together. We have been able to maintain clean environments, not only in our individual rooms but as well as in our lounges on each floor. I remember the first night we stayed at school our entire floor was in the lounge late at night going around the room introducing ourselves and something unique about ourselves. This was just the beginning of the year, and from then on we formed great friendships.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: When I first walked on campus a few days after moving in my freshman year, the entire resident village was a carnival for new students. I found this very unique from other schools because the event was completely free and offered a variety of events and attractions that really allowed students to enjoy the last few days of summer before college began. I met some of my closest friends today at this carnival, and it will be one of my most cherished memories because it was just so much fun. St. John's continually tries to have these types of attractions and events available for all students so that students feel comfortable with each other and really make the best memories they can while they have time to.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I think some of the most unique options to our dining services are that for one, our meal plans cover dining services besides just the cafeteria; including Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell, and other well known franchises. The food is always fresh, and there are other numerous locations on campus that offer healthy savory items as well. If you don't want to go to the cafeteria every day a week that is absolutely fine, because your meal exchanges are valid for any food service on campus. This is a very convenient way for students to eat healthy while not spending money out of pocket either.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Athletics are a very important aspect of St. John's. One of the greatest and most unique parts about our basketball team is that Madison Square Garden is considered to be one of our home fields. Students get tickets for 15 dollars which allows students to experience great ESPN games in the world's greatest arena. We are known for having the 2012 Olympic fencing team coach be the coach of our own fencing team, as well as two students who participated in the 2012 Olympics in the fencing portion as well. School spirit is a necessity and it shows just how happy the students are to represent such a great institution.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: St. John's campus life really tries to make sure that every weekend there is something to do on campus. We get emails every week that tell us about upcoming games for the weekend, free play in any of our gyms, hours and classes in the gym, and a number of any events. There is always something fun and most importantly free to do campus, which is important to college students who don't have a lot of money to spend on stuff besides food and books.

4 College Junior

Athletics: We're a D1 school, so sports are huge at St. John's. We're a big basketball school and basketball games are played at Madison Square Garden.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Long Island bars don't really ID since their college bars, but you'd need a cab to get there from campus. You need a fake ID for better places in the city. No idea how the school parties are, everything is kept very quiet.

College Junior

Transportation: Don't know much about the transportation options since I drive. The bus can take you to the subway to go into the city, that's about all I know.

4 College Junior

Parking: Commuter permits cost $100, but it's worth it since street parking fills up quickly and you have to pay for the meter. There's a lot of parking lots, but the convenient ones always fill up quickly.

5 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy my major because every preceding class prepares me for the following one. The courses are challenging and make you sit down, think, and do work instead of just letting you breeze through school. Faculty and staff are always ready to assist you through your process and studies and it is in this way that you can build relationships with them because you may one day work with or for them.

5 College Junior

Majors: St. John's is very flexible when it comes to classes for majors. When you first enter they give you a group of core classes you must take in order to see if any pique your interest as well as just qualifications that you have to meet. Once you're taking classes for your major the programs are conveniently set up because every class prepares you for the following one and so forth.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Public Safety is on top of everything on campus. This ranges from someone getting hurt all of a sudden to a small robbery off campus. They make it their duty to protect not only the students but also the community surrounding the school where they know their students will be.

5 College Junior

Weather: During the fall the weather is initially sunny for the first month of school and then it gets progressively colder and a little windy as time goes on. You won't need to switch your light jacket for your winter coat until about December. December - March campus is cold because of the NYC weather. However, when it snows the school makes sure to clean the campus so the snow poses no danger to the students walking around and through campus.

5 College Junior

Diversity: St. John's is one of the most diverse universities I have ever seen.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: st. johns university you will meet all types of people of different backgrounds and cultures that you have not heard of! the school is mainly populated around the Caribbean cultures, europeans, africans, and latin americans.. very diverse university!

3 College Sophomore

Parking: there are lots of close places to park and the lots are within the sight of the campus police booths!

2 College Sophomore

Weather: the weather gets very extreme! last semester there was flash flooding on the campus because of thunder storms! summers are super hot and winters will chill you to the bone!

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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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