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Reviews 2338 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are shuttles between each campus. There is also easy access into the city through the MTA system which is really inexpensive.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The only real problem I have with the dining is that the dining hall almost always has the exact same thing and usually not very well made. Otherwise there are a lot of great options around but the hours suck. I wish the dining hall was open for longer. Also on the weekends the food sucks because all you can eat is the dining hall. If they just extended the hours it would be perfect.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For the most part everything is great. There are some really awesome and beautiful sights on campus but there are those older buildings which need some work. Also more outlets in the classrooms would be nice.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: For the most part everything is clean and runs efficiently but my roommate called facilities about three times and they still have not come in to fix our heater/ac.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: St. John's is extremely diverse. That is one of the main things I love about the campus. You can find any ethnicity here and any one from any background

5 College Senior

Diversity: St. John's University is one of the most diverse university's in the world. People come from different parts of world to come to this school. The school is a catholic university, but supports all religious beliefs. People also have many different interest but could meet a group of people to find common ground. Whether you are White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, Gay, Straight, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, etc., St. John's University has it all!!

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3 College Senior

Health & Safety: Public Safety at St. John's University is very strict. They do make sure that students are safe on a daily basis and update all students of anything reported about criminal activity around the school, especially when a student is involved.

4 College Senior

Academics: I am an accounting major at St. John's University. The program has many opportunities for its students to do well. The curriculum is challenging but the workload is beneficial. There are many networking events and campus recruiting in order for students to get internships and jobs. The business school makes sure that students know what they need to do to graduate and offer a five-year program in order to receive your master's degree.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene isn't big but somehwat visible. I don't see peer pressure. Safe school

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Personally I have felt safe living on campus, because there is always Public Safety patroling the campus. Also, you have to have a stormcard to get onto the campus after 11pm. However, there are always several emails sent out about students getting attacked on campus and public safety response time is very slow.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Saint John's University isn't big unless you live on campus. Public Safety spends most of their time focusing on the freshman drug usage espically in the beginning of the semester. Drinking alcohol and smoking marjiuana are both popular activites on campus though throughout the dorms and resident students.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining option are very limited. There is mainly papa john's or chinese food that deliver straight to your dorm. However, they get tons of deliveries a night so you would most likely have to wait at least 45 minutes just for a medium pizza or a pint of shrimp loi mein.

3 College Junior

Campus Food: The places on campus are good but I know from experience and from everyone I know it gets pretty boring. The food pretty much stays the same and during vacations they say the dining hall is open but 9 out of 10 times it wasn't (trust me I learned that the hard way). Overall the food is good and if you go to montgoris before 1pm definitely get an omelette by angela she's the best! After freshman year you'll want to get a smaller meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Technology: The availability of a free printing allowance per semester is very helpful. There are various printing stations throughout the Staten Island Campus and so forth so the crowding or line for printing on the computer is little to none.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The great thing about St.Johns is that there is a vast sort of guys and girls. There are different academic and extracurricular communities within the school that you will find different groups to inter mingle with. And if you aren't apart of those societies, they are still friendly.

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3 College Senior

Administration: I haven't had any run it with the strictness. Well except one time I let my friend use my storm card to swipe. The guard took our cards and made us wait for public safety to fill out a report. The public safety officer was nice as we explained to him we didn't know and we wouldn't do it again. He let it go, she on the other hand wouldn't.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Lots of computer labs available around campus, but they can get pretty packed, especially during the middle of the day.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Good computers that run decently. Abundant amount of resources.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Great staff. Amazing environment. Professors are helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: St. John's is an alright school. It isn't usually everyone's first choice but the name has weight and the university itself isn't bad. Teachers are pretty cool and financial aid is generous. The fact that it's only a subway ride away from Manhattan is reason enough to go here. For those who are considering going to the Staten Island campus: DON'T DO IT. Unless you are a commuter, you will hate it and then end up transferring. Staten Island is pretty much just an expensive community college. But if you're from the area, are Italian, and enjoy Jersey/Staten Island then you'll probably love the SI campus. Staten Island gets a big ol' F.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge thing on campus. There are many options to join, but it does not seem that the school hugely favors the Greek organizations. Those who do join Greek organizations however seem to enjoy the school much more than students who do not, and tend to get involved in many more organizations and clubs on campus, taking on more leadership roles. There is no special housing for Greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are all okay. The freshman dorms sometimes seem over crowded, as there will be as many as 10 people in one suite, or even 4 people in one room. However, the size of the rooms are not too bad, depending on how lucky you yet. The off campus housing is better, as are the townhouses for the upperclassmen. Those are especially nice, as they are apartment style and do not require swiping in at a desk every time you enter the building. The visitation policy is not very helpful to the students. The housing is also pretty pricey, but one good thing about the dorms is for the most part, with the exception of one of the freshman dorms, there are 2 private bathrooms per suite.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers at school are pretty average. The computer labs become very packed sometimes, especially during midterms and finals. However, it is very useful that all students are provided with a free laptop. There is WiFi in all of the classrooms but not in all of the dorm rooms in the residence halls. Printing ability is not too bad, although it is not always available or working in some buildings. However, you should be fine if you do not bring your own.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is not that great. The quality of the food in the main dining hall, Montgoris, could be much better, and the dining hours do not benefit everyone. Also, for those who do not have a meal plan, or run out of meal swipes, the price to buy a meal for that day is outrageous. Also, since it is buffet style, they do not allow you to take out food from the hall. Marillac Hall has much better food prices that are included in your meal plan during meal exchange hours, however, meal exchange is only for 2 hours.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There needs to be free parking for students somewhere ......................... But then again if there was there'd be too many cars ; I'm not sure where the balance is here


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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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