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Reviews 2617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are small and cramped. If you don't get a single then goodluck

3 College Freshman

Technology: The "free laptop" program is so disappointing. They get to raise the tuition on you and give you a cheap lenovo laptop, but if you want a MacBook you have to pay an extra 400.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: To find a spot, you have to get here early. The cost is pretty average, I would say a bit high, but it is NYC.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know much about the off campus housing but I do know that safety is at a high.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Everywhere has its perks and its cons but the overall experience here is wonderful. For the most part everyone is friendly and its easy to be placed in a atmosphere/dorm of your choosing. The cost is pretty high but I guess that all covers the expenses of taking care of the buildings.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Everyone is very accepting no matter what denomination or ethnicity you are.

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4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is amazing and they contribute to the community well. There is no bias towards non greeks and the housing is pretty much standard.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: There are multiple options to get to where you want.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Every spot is within reach. You can either walk or take a taxi and public transportation is just a given. Again I am not one for the party scene but I'd say the nightlife is pretty average for those who engage in that sort of stuff.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I feel that if you started out doing this stuff before hand, your more likely to go wild when you now get the independence and access to it. I personally don't drink or smoke, but nearly everyone around me does. Peer pressure I wouldn't say plays a big role, it all just depends on the individual. The policies here are strict though, and it's suppose to be a dry campus, but college students will be college students, I'd say most of the drinking goes on off campus though.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Everything is about average. A bit on the expensive side, but there near a College, they have to make a profit somehow. They are within walking distance and do offer student discounts. They are unfortunately just fast food chain restaurants.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are many places on campus to choose from to get your grub on, but you have to choose wisely. Montgoris has a buffet style setting, but we know that living food out a bit longer than it should be is bad for your stomach. The menus at the other stations such as DAC or Marillac Café, are wider, ranging from Burger King, Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts to Energy Kitchen, Outakes and Freshens which has the most wonderful salads. The prices are standard, if your a commuter; but if you dorm you get special discounts along with meal exchanges with your meal plan.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Experiencing Campus for the first time, I knew it was where I wanted to be. The mixture or the city/suburban lifestyle and not to mention the mixture or ethnicities caught my eye. There are so many activities you can engage in to expand your social connections. But when it comes down to the basics of taking classes and getting your financial aide in it can be hell. This is one of the reasons why I'm not sure if I'd do it all over, for the struggling of my family to put me, the first out of my family, through college. Other than that, it is a wonderful experience, especially when utilizing the dormitories.

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Located minutes away from the city and with so many routes of transportation, St. John's University has the best location spot for weather you're an inner city kid or just want to get away to quiet suburban/urban area. Its really a mix where you can have best of both worlds.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: Unless it is a severe storm that causes power outages, everything surround campus is secure; including tress and lamp posts. There are back up generators and the school's public safety plan is well thought out in case of an emergency.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: You are connected instantly to the school's wifi using the school's and/or your personal laptops, phones, or other wireless devices. Wifi speed is pretty average but gets the job done in certain areas on campus. You may own you own personal Printer or there is printing available at multiple sites in color and black and white. you are provided with printing money which h roles over into the next semester.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: A variety of places to see, enjoy and experience with an array of cost - it is in Chicago of course!

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It as not difficult at all, I think for people pursuing a doctorate, any requirement is to be expected.

3 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: Its a difficult process trying to acquire funds for PhD work, thats why this opportunity is so wonderful

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Online classes make it easy to chat with classmates

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2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's bad and often unsanitary

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2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Their attempts at safety fail. They don't care.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Just Trads which sucks b/c it's hot all the time

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Ratchet and few white girls. Disappointing.

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3 College Freshman

Local Area: If not for the city this place would be awful

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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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