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Reviews 2385 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is extremely diverse. You can walk through campus and see people from all walks of life, all racial and ethnic backgrounds, all religions and all sexual orientations.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is decent. I believe the shuttles should run every hour not just between classes because some students miss buses and you don't want to wait another hour and a half on campus stuck.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It is a commuter school so there is not too much nightlife activity.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Decent. They have a dunkin Donuts. Like most campuses the cafeteria is not very good

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a great amount of money, and it was very easy to obtain the money. I have had no hassles whatsoever.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Even as a chemistry major, I have learned much about many other subjects.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Other than underaged drinking, and drug use, there aren't many rules.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a chemistry major and actually, my only complaint is my chemistry professor. He has a really thick accent and almost no one can understand him, but the rest of them are amazing.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Being in new york city, the weather is bi polar. It could be hot and humid one day and raining and cold the next.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms here are pretty good. The RA's and everyone else who works in the halls are amazing. Only downside is they're kinda outdated, and in the laundry room there is usually always three or four machines broken.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorming situation at St. John's University is pretty average. The buildings are new and the rooms are pretty sizeable, which is a good thing. All of the dorms, with the exception of St. Vincent's Hall, the town houses, and off campus housing, are all in the same area so you're usually never too far from your friends, if you're not already living in the same building.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food options here at St. John's get boring very quickly! Almost everyone I know uses the main dining hall (Montgorris dining hall) as their last resort to getting food. There's a variety of foods on campus, but after you've tried them all, while still avoiding Montgorris, you start to venture off campus for better foods, which can be very expensive in the long run.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to St. John's University for their amazing biology program that I feel can prepare me for the PA (Physician's Assistant) field, since there is already a program for this field. The classrooms are small (about 20 kids per class, with the exception of Bio and Chem courses), which makes the professors easy to get to know and access. The location is perfect with easy access to Manhattan, which is a huge plus for me as well.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. Your about 15 minutes away from anything on campus. The social life is great because you can just go to different floors and buildings to meet people. Food options are great. The housing process is so easy, no complaints, but its really strict on letting people who don't live in that building get in including parents, commuter students, and students who live in different buildings. The cost is really overpriced, but everything else is great living on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at St. John's is not really that serious because most people that do drugs are smoking. Certain people do certain things so it depends on who you are with. More people drink and go to clubs or bars though.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is not convenient because it takes 10-15 minutes to get to campus. The cost is cheaper than living on campus. The landlords are ok they could have better attitudes. Parking is horrible unless you park in parking lots, anywhere else you wont find a parking space. The safety of the area is pretty good no complaints from me I have been in worse neighborhoods. The school also gives you some help for living off campus financially.

3 College Junior

Diversity: There are an outstanding number of people of different colors, ages, and creeds. St. John's seems to really focus on diversity with its student body. There is a group for everyone, if pursued. The only dilemma is the the limited intermingling of each group. Most people stick with someone that is similar in background, whether ethnically, religiously, culturally, etc except for forced friendships via living situations. A lot of diversity, but don't expect mingling between groups.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: The Police at our school are way too strict for weed and drinking. People that dont live on campus cant come on after 2:00 which suck as well as not letting you have vistors to sleep over and have to do a difficult process to get in the dorms. F*** NYPD as well always crashing parties.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Cost is way too high for the return of amenities here, which is not high at all. Terrible school spirit and way too many corny ass drug dealing freshman this year. The dorms and food are dope and we got some really nice girls this year.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I Love St. Johns, because nothing is like being close to Manhattan. The People have high goals and are really into things that I am as well. I love having networking all across the States as well and have international friends too. I however would not come here if i had better grades because of the school spirit and lack of nicer facilities and lack of bad ass bitches.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: There are great things about St. Johns. Pretty good facilities, Food is great, Dorms are big and Basketball is the best. The problem is I never see where all the money we spend at our school goes too. We need better and New places for classes to make it look more like a College then High School. The Rules are way too strict of visitations. They have way too many commuters that only go to school and then go home, which sucks because the terrible school spirit. All the School wants is Money, Money, Money and I have not seen the money being used for any good use at the moment.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of restaurants and they offer student discounts!

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are really not that many different races and religions. I didn't find that to be a bad thing, but some other people might want a campus that is more diverse.

4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: The computer labs at St. John's were sometimes crowded, but even at it's most busiest, if you waited a few mins, you were sure to get a seat. The staff at the labs were always pleasant and helpful.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: At St. John's University, the drinking scene is quite heavy but only the few who go pass their limits are the ones to be held up to consequences. Public Safety (St. Johns Police) are everywhere, they tend to drive and walk through the campus quite often, throughout all parts. Getting in trouble is fairly easy because after 12:00 public safety officers uphold positions such as, gate check-in and also hall check-in.


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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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