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Reviews 2123 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: It is good I guess. There is a limit to what they can do for you anyway

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There is nothing on campus... A few local sots off campus. Your best bet however is the city. It is pretty easy to get too but there is soooo much to do!

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: We are a division one school, and we love to support our athletes.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It's beautiful when it is nice out. However, we have a lot of fluctuation.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is so much off campus dining right near campus, however, it isn't the healthiest.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: St. John's offers a lot of parking for commuter students.

3 College Freshman

Weather: New York is very up and down with their weather. Classes are easy access but it does snow and rain a lot. Also, It is very windy on campus!!! But, it doesn't affect anything too much. When it is nice out, everyone sits out on campus.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm very happy with my program and I think it has prepared me for my future. I wouldn't change it for the world. I still don't know what I would like to do in psychology but my goal is to open up my own clinical psychology center. I don't have any concerns about finding a job in my field because I think my school has very well prepared me.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I'm a psychology major. I absolutely love it and all of the professors are very intelligent, therefore they are very good at what they do. We have meetings about our major, we have a psychology mentor and it's a very sturdy program here. It's unique because the psychology majors are close, especially with the staff. All of them know me on a personal level. It will help you get an awesome job after school.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The process to get into my program was not hard at all. It was not a special application and it just went along with applying for school. All I have to do is meet a specific GPA to continue with the program. The most important part of admission of getting into the school is be yourself and be honest. Also, brag about yourself! It's important because the school only wants the best. It's smart to research St.John's values.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene is hyped up to be more than it seems. The exposure received doesn't reflect the scene as a whole

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The school enforces the rules when they can catch the students in violation. They're oblivious to most but that's not their fault. So their effort is cute, but the strictness stated in the rulebook isn't reflected in the faculty.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The rooms are nice sized most times and the laundry rooms are extra convenient. The visitation rules are a bit looney and the restrictions during holidays which students can stay are annoying.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on St. John's campus which is a gift although there still are reports of jumpings and theft and such. The health office on campus is kind of useless but that's just my opinion

2 College Sophomore

Weather: Snow will make you fall and slide and they rarely plow the sidewalks even when you have class.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is Accounting and I'm in the Tobin College of Business. The workload can be a lot most of the time, you just have to do work in advance. I'm in probably one of the harder programs at my school, but I know that it will all pay off in the end. My instructors have had a lot of experience in Accounting for many years and I really like what they have to offer me. The Tobin College of Business does very well in getting really good jobs and internships for their students. We are looked at by a lot of companies because we are in NYC.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: My college has a very active activities and internship priveleges to take great advantage of. There are so many clubs in such great variety, from social clubs, to cultural, to educational. i am a legal studies major and just for legal studies there are about 3 clubs I enrolled in. Campus life is prosperous as well, there is something going on every day nonstop on campus, from sporting events to dj dances, to commuter week activities. There is always something to do

4 College Junior

Transportation: Public transportation is very good around Saint John's. The location is ideal because it is in Queens, with the city being few minutes away. There is a shuttle bus that is located on campus which departs every 25 minutes offering a ride to the Subway and railroad transit, plus about two bus lines pass from outside and around the school making it very convenient to move around and about.

5 College Junior

Drug Safety: The drug scene is not big or even seen at all. This is because St John's is a commuter college, so therefore everybody is there on their own time and majority of students come and go. Drinking is seen as a much more social and known activity, but drugs barely.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Almost everyone I know here has received some type of scholarship. Unfortunately, the school costs a lot of money, and even though it gives pretty good financial aid, it's still extremely expensive. Also, they changed my financial aid information like four times for some reason last year.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Let's face it- A LOT off kids smoke weed these days. Dorm rooms often reek of weed and I know a few people who have gotten in trouble for smoking in their dorm bathrooms. Most people don't really smoke on campus, though. They'll go travel off campus to do that and the return. Peer pressure really isn't that big of a deal. If you don't want to smoke or drink, people usually just shrug it off and don;t really try to force it on you. And no one really thinks differently of you if you walk away from it.
Alcohol is used more often on campus than other drugs here. There is drinking in the dorms, but if you're caught you can get in a lot of trouble.

3 College Freshman

Administration: A lot of people complain about the visitation rules at St. John's. They're not so bad. I mean, it's a pain in the butt that you'll get a violation if you have visitors in the dorms after a certain time (even if they already live on campus). You can't have members of the same sex signed in for an overnight visit (but I mean, come on, it's a CATHOLIC institution...they don't want you making babies all night...)
Other than that, the college really isn't that strict at all. And the public safety officers are usually really nice about things and don't really search for ways to get you in trouble.

4 College Student

Weather: Weather is weather anywhere you go. The weather in New York isn't that bad. In the winter it snows and the spring it rains. St. John's is really good at keeping the ground and driveways clean and they make sure it doesn't ice up.

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5 College Student

Greek Life: The Greek life is awesome. They have a "Greek Week" every April and its lasts for about two weeks. Sororities and Fraternities all compete against each other in various sports and activities. New York State has a law against "Frat and Sorority houses" so most of Greek Life live together off campus without their letters on their house.

5 College Student

Campus Quality: St. John's is beautiful. They have a great lawn and gardens that are beautiful. The library is big and has enough room for everyone, especially during midterms and finals. The student center is amazing and they help you with everything. There are always activities going on on campus for everyone as well.


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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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