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Reviews 2269 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is always banging, there is something for everyone at some time. Even at 3 in the morning, hope a bus to Penn Station and BAM! You are in Manhattan. The school it self has at least three free student events for everyone, they are always fun. It's only boring if you don't get out of your dorm and have some fun once in a while.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The education degree program is very easy to get into and easy to follow. Just do your work and you will be fine.

3 College Freshman

Parking: Be Smart – As a freshman and if you are commuting, it's simple get a parking permit. There is no charge each time you park on campus. There is always parking on campus, unless there is a sport game, but usually there is no classes at that time. You can park three block away from campus and just walk to class. It's so simple a mouse can do it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Pain but Worth It – The financial aid process was difficult because I had one class that I had to join, but it didn't show up on my Saint John's financial aid stuff. So I had to make a few visits to the school to clear it all up. I got all of my financial needs, so I am goo with it overall.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The school as a whole is really fun and the people are really nice. It maybe a little fake world, however there are people who do nothing but want to hurt freshman. The professors are awesome, the students overall are helpful and they try to help each other in their power. I love my school, of course free food would never hurt. You can't get everything in life. I am overall happy with my school I would not trade it for Yale or Harvard or any other school.

4 College Junior

Local Area: Lots to Do – its a huge city. its new york. if you find nothing to do here than you're obviously not trying

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3 College Junior

Technology: Many Labs in Different Places – there are many computer labs throughout the whole school. so its not hard to find an open one.

3 College Junior

Parking: Its New York. its over populated in a way. public transportation will help you out. there are many people that attent the school and the campus isnt that big. so it should be expected that i'll be hard to find parking at times

3 College Junior

Campus Food: Better Than My Old School – i like the food down here, it tastes good, different places to eat for different tastes.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Good Mixture of Everything – there are black, white, asain, and many mixed students at st johns. good place for diversity

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: How great of a college st. johns is – St.John University is a great college to attend. It offer many selections of majors and also the academic status is outstanding. St.Johns University is the college to be.

5 College Student

Party Scene: Perfect Location – There are plenty of places nearby St. John's University to go out and have fun, and there's always someone in your dorm that wants to go with you. Don't try to party on campus because it is a dry campus and the rules are enforced, but if you go out there are plenty of clubs and house parties. Also, we are close enough to NYC to go out and do something fun there.

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1 College Junior

Administration: Only One Word Comes to Mind... STRICT – Their just a pain in the neck about everything. Visitors, signing people into dorms, partying, and pretty much anything you can think of they find some way to annoy you about.

1 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Very Expensive – It's not so easy to find a place in the surrounding area. It's not a college town it's a regular metro area and all the homes are highly expensive with limited space. Apartments are almost out of the question I know a few people that had apartments but it's not worth the money. Basically you have to have a career to afford it not an ideal place for college students.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: It's Safe – Most retired police and corrections officers hold the security positions and i never felt on safe. Just keep track of your things and everything will be fine. Going off campus into Jamaica might be a bad idea.

5 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses and Trains...THEY"RE EVERYWHERE – Being in Queens 24/7 can quickly become a turn off for those adventurous type! Well Saint John's and MTA both have solutions. STJ has free shuttle buses 5-7 days a week going to bus stops and subway stations that will lead any willing students to Manhattan, Staten Island, or their Manhattan Campus! Of course it stops along the way if none of those areas are your destinations. This is perfect for off campus students or students whose wallets are getting a bit low...but if its not then hope on a number of different bus surrounding the campus or are short walks away that lead many different ways! Explore New York, and there's always the most reliable transportation that can lead you on unknown adventures-your own two feet!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Great Options! They have all the basics, but healthy food as well! I loved Montgoris, the main dorm-life dining hall my suitemates and I would frequent. Brings back great memories of good laughter and good food.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: Very Diverse – Being a cultural melting pot, St. John's provides for diverse social and ethnic groups, where one can open their minds and meet new people from all around the world!

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: So Many Varieties – Located in Jamaica, Queens, you couldn't get more of a variety of different foods to choose from!

3 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Not Bad If You Have Your Own – The labs get very crowded on peak times, but for the most part it is not bad

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: SI campus – I'm a sophomore at St. John's Staten Island campus, which is so often forgotten. I came from California to St. John's S.I. because I knew the housing was less expensive, not nearly as strict, and we get apartments to share with roommates instead of dorm buildings. I saw someone post that Queens' swipe policy is a hassle; we each get an apartment key and guests don't have to sign in unless they're overnighters, and that's just one agreement form! I may be biased, but Staten Island campus does housing better.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Not Enough. Not only is it not enough but there are very limited opportunities after freshman year.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Which can be a blessing because I personally would rather a stable environment. If you break rules you either get tickets or warnings.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The bad can be horrible but the good can be so profound. As long as you do your research before picking classes you can avoid the not so pleasant ones.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Feels Safe – The atmosphere is always lively! Theres always a public safety officer in the area. Drinking games and parties must be kept at a minimum.

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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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