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5 College Freshman

Diversity: It's is in Queens, which is very diverse.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: I applied online for free

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I've only taken core classes so I don't know yet

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: More scholarship options besides academic

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I gotta keep up a 3.0 overall gpa and 2.3 math/sci gpa for the academic scholarship which is $18k for 2 semesters. I got i think $500 for being in the CLS program. $1000 grant

4 College Sophomore

Technology: There are 2 computer labs. Marillac comp lab is "express" so ppl come and go between classes, but the comps are really slow. Sullivan comp lab is much better and there are a lot of available comps. $40 free printing is given each semester. Wifi is pretty good

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it. I love how diverse it is, how many opportunities to serve/volunteer I have, and I feel challenged but not overbearingly so. I have met amazing people that are both similar to me and radically different. People are very accepting and I think this is largely due to the diversity of the students. Joining clubs and a Christian Fellowship definitely helped me feel connected. I love being near to the city and feel as though there is just a world of opportunity around me.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus and have not had/heard of any violence or crime on campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: St. John's is so incredibly diverse. This was a major plus for me. Our athletics are part of the Big East so going to games is always fun. There is always something going on--a play, school function, club meeting or event, Greek Life, etc. A lot of speakers come through and there are some really interesting academic lectures. Due in part to location, there are a number of internships available to explore.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Great Lawn is amazing. You can always find a people to play soccer with on the turf, ball with in Taffner, or people throwing a frisbee around. Intramural sports are really good, as they are both fun and challenging. The library is nice, easy to find yourself a nook and just stay there for hours. The gym is kind of small, but has everything you need for a good workout and there are tons of classes to take. I can spend hours in DAC. It's huge, there's a Starbucks and a cafe downstairs. There are definitely places to be apart from your dorm to either hang out or study. The Winter Carnival is super fun, Tip-off, The Sodona Coffee House, etc, there are annual and weekly events to fill your tine. There are also tons of clubs and groups to join.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Queens would be the area in which St. John's is located. It has it's rough parts, but it also has great aspects. There are tons of relatively cheap, diverse eating spots. There's always a new cafe or little hole in the wall place to check out. I've meet a few people at cafe's that graduated ages ago from St. John's and gave me their business card. Queen's is a good place to settle for a number of reasons. The living is relatively cheep, it is very culturally diverse, and it is near to Manhattan and Brooklyn. It's very easy to access the other Burroughs, making it easy to have a job in the city.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It can get pretty cold, but thankfully I don't have to walk too far to get to classes. The school is good about clearing out the walkways when it snows.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: St. John's was great in comparison to the other schools I applied to. Tuition here is very expensive, but in the end it was the cheapest with financial aid. I received a good packet, but needed some more and was given it when I asked. If you seriously pursue it and keep in dialogue with the financial aid office, they will help a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Thanks to our location, there is a lot to explore in the way of nightlife. Manhattan and Brooklyn are a bus and train ride away. There are bars and parties around school that can be walked to in ten or so minutes and under. There's a good hookah bar within walking distance. If you aren't interested in partying or going to a club, you can definitely find an alternative.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Students are relatively cautious of where they smoke , i.e. off campus. I haven't been subjected to peer pressure to take drugs. I haven't found the drug scene to be overwhelming, distracting, or problematic.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Campus seems to be somewhat diverse and everyone is very accepting of people of all races, political affiliations, creeds and so forth. Although it's a Catholic school students of all faiths are welcomed and accepted. Students of all sexual orientations are also accepted and welcomed.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Being a legal studies major is great at St. John's University. Our legal studies program is accredited by the National Bar Association.Thanks to the connections of our faculty, hundreds of for-credit internship opportunities are available for eligible juniors and seniors.Legal Studies majors can apply for the NYPD Cadet Program after their second year. The program — in partnership with the New York City Police Department — offers extra tuition assistance, internships in police precincts and other preparation for other careers. Students gain an academic and professional edge by joining any of the more than 180 student clubs, organizations and honor societies at St. John's, including these:

Legal Society: Offers guest speakers, publications and presentations by alumni leaders in the law enforcement field.
Criminal Justice Association: Brings students into contact with the structures and procedures of the criminal justice system and provides information about career opportunities and job availability.
Lambda Epsilon Chi: National honor society for Legal Studies majors.
The College of Professional Studies Honor Society: Recognizing undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and involvement in campus, church or community activities.
Alpha Phi Sigma: The Alpha Epsilon Rho Chapter of this criminal justice honor society.


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4 College Freshman

Academics: The student-faculty ratio at St. John's University is 17:1, and the school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. John's University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Psychology. Majors are divided into separate colleges that have their own curriculum and requirements. The professors of the school are very friendly, come are stricter than others but all of them are always willing to help you. The workload is fair. The registration process or facilitated by freshmen advisors and the deans of the colleges. Students have the option of studying abroad for a low cost because of programs like Discover the World and St. John's campuses in both Rome and Paris.

5 College Freshman

Technology: Each student has a choice of either a Macbook or Lenovo laptop. The school gives us $40 of free printing money on our storm cards each semester, so personal printers are not needed. We have computer labs all over campus. Two of which are open late. We have a school wide wifi which we can connect all our electronic devices. The wireless connection is god most of the time.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are public safety officers around all day everyday. During the day you see pubic safety driving around campus and off campus. There is a hotline that we can all 24/7 if we need assistance or if there is an emergency. There is virtually no campus crime and when there is a crime involving an assault or attack on a student there is an email sent out by the public safety department. At 11pm all gates are closed except Gate 6 and students are required to swipe their school ids to get through the gate. It is attended by two public safety officers from 11 to 7am. So far, I feel safe on and off campus around the school.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: As a freshman, I do not know much about the off-campus housing yet. I am trying to learn more details so we can be prepared for the future.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process for classes is very well organized. Popular study areas are the D'Angelo Center, which is my favorite spot on campus.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academic programs at my university are very in depth. The sport management program I am in is everything I expected. The workload is heavy, but I enjoy the classes, so it comes easy to me.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many different restaurants to choose from. Delivery, take-out, eat-in. The choices are endless.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: The local atmosphere is clearly amazing.

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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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