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Reviews 2410 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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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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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: off campus around queens is ok. nothing too special. it is however cheaper to get your own off campus housing then the school supplied ones

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: there are always bars to go to, but because of the alcohol rule on campus most parties are off campus.

3 College Freshman

Technology: Printers and computers are usually crowded, however we all have laptops for free.

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4 College Freshman

Transportation: Kew Gardens is only a bus ride away, there are stores in walking distance and shuttle buses go to staten island, manhattan and kew gardens.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Can not give you scholarship off in school based performance only prior to acceptance.

3 College Senior

Transportation: Service available everywhere, but poor customer service when it comes to MTA

4 College Sophomore

Weather: It's New York, so the weather will be cold for the majority of the year, but typical of what you would expect for the region. Besides that, the campus used to be a golf course, so no matter the season campus is ALWAYS windy.

5 College Junior

Academics: I am a business management major at St. John's university and I love it! Not only is the curriculum befitting for the major but you can get an internship as early as your freshman year! The academic advisors at the Peter J. Tobin college of business are remarkable and they allow you to find ways of getting in and out of college. Almost 98% of St. John's University graduates are picked up in the work force.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Well, everyone already knows NY is the city that never sleeps so there is always something to do! I go to school on St. John's main campus and that is right by Jamaica Ave. which has many places to eat and shop. It is also close to the Jamaica Center train stations which can take you to places like Citi Field, Madison Square Garden, and Times Square! It is very exciting!!! :)

5 College Junior

Technology: Upon being accepted to St. John's University you are given a free laptop. There are three laptops to choose from and at the end of your college career the laptop is yours to keep. It is very easy to hook your laptop up to St. John's wifi by just taking it to the computer lab.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: Safety is a major priority at St. John's. There are these button things almost everywhere that help you call for help wherever you are on campus. There are cameras almost everywhere and students are alerted of any dangers around campus so that they can protect themselves.

5 College Junior

Diversity: There are so many people of different races and ethnic backgrounds at St. John's. Everyone is so friendly and open. It's a nice way to meet new people, broaden your horizons, learn new things and expand your friend circle.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: The places on campus are awesome. There's so much to choose from. There's always a waffle truck on campus every Monday morning. However, some of the stuff on campus are pricey.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Since St. John's University is located at Queens, I must say atmosphere is pretty good. There are many places to see, eat, and hang here. Campus itself is surrounded by restaurants and delis and two blocks down is a Barnes and Nobles. Transportation is convenient since buses are located outside the school, or students can take the free shuttle provided by the school. Students can hop on the train and get off at Forest Hills or Main street (Chinatown of Queens) and shop or eat. Or students can take the train downtown to Manhattan and visit New York City's famous museums such as the Met or MOMA, and catch a broadway show.

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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Campus offers a variety of foods to choose from, such as Burger King to Subways to Chinese food. There are three main buildings with cafeterias. Besides fast food, there are also salads and sandwiches that students can make and choose when ordering. There is also a Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts for students to buy coffee. There are also self-serve buffets in one of the buildings, mainly used for students who dorm. Meal plans are also available for students. Buildings contain very spacious lounges for students to sit and relax. Since the university is located on Union turnpike, there are many food chain restaurants outside as well. There are delis, restaurants, fast foods, and Halal food. Students don't have to worry about not getting food. The university even provides free food to students during special events.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: The school provides a variety of scholarships and loans to help students in need. Of course, some scholarships are given based on a student's GPA, either from high school (if you are an incoming freshman) or the previous semester if the student is already enrolled. Once the GPA drops below a 3.0, the scholarship is removed and a students has once semester to bring it back up. Even though, the university provides a lot of different options, it is never fully covered. Many students usually end up paying out of pocket or taking out loans. Overall, financial aid is pretty good and the staff is willing to help and answer questions. Be warned, this is a pretty expensive school, not to mention other fees depending on your major.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Queens is the largest borough in New York. With that being said it is filled with multiple ethnicities, cultures, and religions. Having so much variety within one community provides an out-of-towner several different food vendors, shopping malls, and public parks. Its almost impossible to not find anything to do on the weekend.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The primary reason I came to St. John's University is because of its excellent business program. The school does and excellent job at providing the necessary courses, materials, and professors for educating aspiring students within all aspects of the field. Whenever I am confronted with an issue concerning academics, several tutors are already set up and available to assist me. St. John's has definitely reassured me of my choice in receiving my bachelor's in business.

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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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