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3 College Junior

Local Area: Remotely located in the beautiful Queens borough. A lot of greenery and places to take a walk. Transportation is a bit of a problem for the students who like the night life and to explore the City.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The facilities at STJ are modern yet functional. There are many divisions furnished with modern technology to provide the students with the best experience and preparation in their field of interest.

4 College Junior

Campus Food: The Montgoris Dining Hall at St. John's provides variety of food choices to the students. The food is prepared deliciously and there are options for everyone's preferences. From savory burgers and tasty fries to healthy and nutritious meals. For a charge of $13 you can indulge as much as you want.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The softball team is pretty amazing iys the only sport I can talk for because I enjoy the team so much

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life does not have their own houses because that's not accepted at st.johns they're around though and they do good deeds but they're not to die for

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Its in New York so there is always something to do. But New york does have a lot of crazy people go out with friends mostly not by yourself

2 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Stuck up, rich, parents pay for their education former catholic school guys and girls. You'll often see a tan girl with long black hair, sunglasses on walk into class 15 minutes late with a Dunkin Donuts Iced coffee in one hand and her BMW's keys rattling in the other. She'll sit down and immediately start talking.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Parking: The permit costs is high, ticketing and fines are given almost all the time. You can't have a car on campus if you're a freshman. The campus is quite small with only a few buildings so no spot is really a bad spot. In terms of getting around Staten Island, you need a car.

4 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The shuttle bus used to run more freqently back in 2008-2010 however due to a low number of students utilizing services, the shuttle only run from SI to Queens and vice versa certain times of the day now. It is free which is awesome!

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: During my four years I've never encountered a situation where safety was an issue. There are always public safety officers around and someone a student can go to at all times. I feel extremely safe on campus. I was a student worker and some nights I worked til 7pm. It would be dark and I would not be afraid while walking to my car because there had always been a safety officer in the booth.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life affects the social atmosphere in a big way because we don't have any intramural sports on the Staten Island Campus, greek life is the big thing to do. I feel it is hard to meet others and become involved in campus life and events without joining greek life. The majority of the campus is greek life and I think non-greeks view us in an average way, not against us or for us. There are no greek houses or fraternity houses, nothing like that.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: I never have done drugs and never have been around those whom do drugs so I've never came into contact with it. Also, I've never really heard of anything regarding drugs happening.

2 Recent Alumnus

Academics: On the Staten Island Campus there are about 4 professors in the Communications & Sciences Disorders field and two teach the majority of the courses. This makes it difficult to obtain letters of recommendation because everyone requests one from both professors. Also, only one audiology professor.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: I am a native Staten Island-er so I think the local atmosphere is fine. There are so many places to eat, things to do, bowling, movies, lounges, mini golf, shopping, there are quite a few parks and trails.

2 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: There are many parties to attend but often in crowded, hot dorms. There are not that many bars and you must be 21 to enter.

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Many students have alcohol in dorm rooms and apartments. Also, some students even carry alcohol in water bottles or coffee cups without anyone knowing! Many people who don't go to St. John's can be seen on campus often, there is rarely an ID check. Campus strictness really only is up there regarding parking because it is an easy way to make money and they give tickets if you park without a parking pass.

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3 College Junior

Party Scene: It depends on which campus you attend.
It's easier to have an on-campus parties on the Staten Island campus, but parties on the Queens campus tend to be better.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is for juniors and seniors only and is more expensive than on campus housing.

5 College Junior

Technology: You are given a personal laptop, and a printing fund that gets replenished each year, as well as free access to computer repairs and replacements.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The Staten Island housing is apartment style. Very comfortable living and gives a feeling of independence that many students enjoy. The only problem is that it's kinda far from Manhattan. Not too much of a problem though because there is a free ferry and shuttle to get you into the city.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: We are provided with computers in the beginning of freshman year and the computer labs are never crowded and the people that work there are very helpful.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: St. john's Queen campus has many athletics that have gotten the attention of many professional players and teams.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Not many people dorm on campus which makes the night life boring for those who do.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorming was a great experience. Amazing RA's and an easy way to set up housing roommates and everything in between I cannot wait to return!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The school is very diverse and active. My only complaint would be that even though the school is religious, they need to be accepting of all people in today's society!

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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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