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5 College Junior

Diversity: Everyone is accepting of one anothers beliefs, religions, sexual orientaions, and cultures!

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4 College Junior

Local Area: There's a vast amount of diversity seen within our local atmosphere that is extremely attractive to those that are looking for something other than one type of culture.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: not much of a struggle until second semester.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: It's a catholic school so most are in fact catholic and there are a lot of foreign students its cool to see around campus, honestly Asians are really large demographic.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Wifi sucks majority of the time, they have tried multiple times to fix it however but you won't be outside of a building expecting wifi because it won't happen and also it is very slow.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek Life seemed like a big deal in the beginning, they had parties all the time and were always on the strip strolling it was awesome but they died after the first two weeks of school. they don't really do anything on campus you only know they exist if one has on the paraphernalia.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Nothing special to get into my program, public relations or hospitality, just general requirements.

2 College Freshman

Majors: I hate public relations which is why I am switching my business classes however have been the best! the business professors are great and know what they are talking about.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dining is such a struggle the saviors are Double Js and Dunkin Donuts!

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Okay so soccer season is pretty huge its so much fun and were really good, basketball is huge, I mean it is SJU but they're kind of bad recently but the girls basketball are really good. Baseball and softball are decent so is lacrosse and fencing is amazing but who actually watches them. every other sport isn't really important

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: It pretty much sucks, everyone has the idea of oh it's new York but in reality this is Queens there is absolutely nothing to do but drink. People throw parties in dorms but get shut down normally. Greek Life is not popular whoever says they are lie. Trads, cheapshots are common places to go for some fun but you normally have to know someone.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I mean its s****y weather everywhere these days, that's probably the only thing the school can't control, however I hate the cold weather.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: St. John's is possibly the worst "Dry Campus" it is ridiculously easy to get alcohol and if you see the five ambulances a night on campus you will know that my statement is the truth.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public Safety is never there when you need them only when your walking and they nearly end your life. They come in the dorms and make us turn down music because its almost 11! who is sleep?!

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Elevators totally suck in every building. Recently had bed bug outbreak, don't even think of washing/ drying your clothes! Honestly best part of the dorms are the people you make a lot of friends!

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Queens is an okay place, St John's is really close to the ave ( Jamaica Ave) you can get really good deals o stuff but its also a really sketchy place. A lot of the places around st. john's are very sketchy especially at night. There are a few local bars that students go to, not a lot of food options.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Professors are great and really care about teaching their students. They have a new registration process that lets upperclassmen register first and so on. It's pretty fair. A lot of study abroad opportunities and there are a lot of study areas such as DAC, the library, the computer labs, and even the dorms have study rooms.

4 College Freshman

Administration: It's pretty strict after 11 o clock. They're only one entrance and exit after that time to prevent students from coming on to campus when they're too drunk or high.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Public Safety is really strict about these things. If they catch you, you'll be in big trouble. If you're doing it on campus you probably won't get caught as log as you aren't too obvious about it. If you're coming back to campus, after 11 o clock they lock all the gates and theres only one entrance, so you have to be somewhat sober to get through.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off-Campus Housing is pretty good and very spacious. Normally they are reserved for upperclassmen. However, it 's not that hard to find apartments for cheap when you have other roommates.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: Athletics is very big on campus and the school is a division 1 school. Almost all of the athletics come from different countries so its really cool to meet them when they have parties.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Saint John's is very diverse; there are so many students who go here and you are guaranteed to see a new person every day.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus has its perks and downfalls, but overall I enjoy living on campus.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: All I can say is, if you don't live in New York, you will want to after going to school here.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Being in New York means there are many ways to get around and out of the city.

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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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