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Reviews 2129 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't have any other experience, but it went smoothly. They give a lot of money.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am neither happy nor sad with my program. I know if I earn a bachelors degree in business management would get me multiple opportunties for a job after graduation. If I could do it all over again, I would declare a major in Liberal Arts instead. My career is to succeed in what I will want to do after college.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Not much to do in Queens if you are under 21. This is still New York so you could always take the train or the bus to the city and enjoy yourself. Being at St. Johns is more about finding your way out and making the connections needed to survive here.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is a shuttle bus if you live off campus, and there are trains and buses everywhere since we are in New York. The shuttle schedule is off sometimes, just hope you do not get placed off campus.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Big town lots of people and things to do throughout the area.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene is there but not a lot of people know about it unless you ask a fellow student. You almost never see someone smoking weed on campus it would be in the dorms. Drinking is far more popular.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity athletics at St. John's University are somewhat huge, especially basketball, baseball, soccer, and volleyball. There are great training and workout facilities. Intramural sports are pretty big for basketball and volleyball. Anyone who wants can play.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life throws a lot of parties and participates in other events, but doesn't control a lot of things on campus. Frats and Sororities don't define people based off of status if you're apart of one ok and if you aren't it still ok.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I have received a very generous amount of financial aid from St. John's these past couple of semesters, but it didn't cover all the fees and tuition so I either received money from people I knew or worked or took out small loans, no more than $5,000. Overall my financial aid packages have treated me very well and I appreciate what I receive from St. John's, because I know people who have to take out much more money in loans.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are Strong academic programs .The Social scene is Very clean. The Campus life is amazing , there is a lot of campus activities to take part in.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Student Life in St.John's is fun .There are many Opportunities and campus activities for students to get involved. There are alot of Hands on Activities .

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Generally transportation usually consists of taking the NY Taxi Service if you want to get directly somewhere. Otherwise you will have to use the MTA for riding the buses and subway. It can be expensive to travel around the city so much, but if you plan your route carefully, you can usually spend less than $10 on bus/subway fare.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Most facilities on campus are kept clean and tidy. Campus events and hangouts are heavily encouraged because of the various athletics and clubs. Even if some of the athletics are not officially teamed, the school encourages the formation of teams and participation.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Jamaica, Queens has a generally good atmosphere. The people have plenty of regard for the students near campus and the food is meant just for the students. Living near the 5 Boroughs of NY offers a lot to do so there is no excuse to say that you are bored!

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school has plenty of programs that offer help to students seeking work placement for what I've been told. Academic advisers and professors are usually top notch and give help when it is asked for. The fact of living so near to Manhattan allows for much more experiences that will be in my memories for a very long time. Overall the school is a bit expensive but the education is worth it.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: The drug scene at St. Johns all depends on who you hang out with, I haven't noticed much heavy drug use but drinking is more popular among students

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: There's a vast difference among the student body. Some people go to class in sweats or pajamas but professors may not take them seriously. Some students- particularly the business school and pre-law students dress professionally several times a week. Graduate assistants work on campus and they also dress professionally. Girls in greek life also keep up their appearances so as not to look lazy and unmotivated. Some fraternity guys dress well and professionally, others walk around in pajamas and aren't respected as much. Many people are fashion-forward and wear outfits outside of the norm and they are still respected on campus.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: The school shuttle could be more flexible- it doesn't run on weekends. However the times are matched to class start/end times, many things are within walking distance, several cab companies frequent St. John's at very affordable rates, and the MTA bus makes stops right outside campus which can take you all over- including the subway station to go to manhattan/bronx/brooklyn.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel really safe on St John's campus. At first I was alarmed that they didn't have any "blue light check points" like other schools but Public Safety is always present. My mom also likes the fact that you must have a STJ's ID to access our campus after hours.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a Graphic Design major and thus far I am pleased with my instructors. I do miss the one-on-one interaction & interest shown at the high school level but I am sure I will develop relationships with my professors in the years to come.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: This past semester, my professors were great and my class sizes have also been reasonable.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It snows a lot and I have been in two hurricanes since I have arrived on campus. I am for Texas and I am aware of the hurricanes just can't get used to the SNOW

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Apply early to receive the best financial aid package.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial aid went through easily. As long as you provide the required documents, there will be no hassle according to my experience. Make sure you don't miss deadlines also. Just don't expect much aid. That's where I was disappointed because the tuition at this university is rather high

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: its new york. if you cant find a cute girl, you're not trying

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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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