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5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: All guys and girls are awesome at st. john's university. They all have a big dream when they come to study at st. john's university.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: St john's is a really good school with all kinds of races people.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The immediate area around campus offers a good number of restaurants and sandwich places. There is also a Halal cart that parks outside of Gate 6. All in all, there's a decent variety on Union Turnpike, but don't expect your tastebuds to explode.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: SJU is located at the center of Queens and there really isn't all too much to do within walking distance from school. However, Manhattan is just a short ride away and there you will find many more venues/things to do.

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5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: SJU is usually very generous with their financial aid packages. They also offer many on-campus jobs as workstudy.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: St. John's has a strict policy against the use of narcotics. The number of people who use drugs at SJU is comparable to that of any major university.

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2 College Senior

Academics: The professors are too varied to give a generalized rating. I have had wonderful semesters with decent teachers, and terrible semesters with marvelous ones. As for the curriculum, you are required to have several credits in Philosophy and Theology. This is regardless of your major, so be aware. Registration is straightforward enough, but if you wait a day too late, you'll find most of the courses have been filled. Workload can be a doozy too, as it's all up to your instructor. The great thing about St. John's is its many study areas, from the library to the dormitories. They're very quiet, and super-equipped for you to buckle down.

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3 College Senior

Local Area: This part of Queens is fairly dry when it comes to off-campus activity and nightlife, as well as shopping. Our university has a semi-antagonistic relationship with our suburban neighbors, since many of the off-campus sites are in residential zones. We can be a rowdy bunch. As a college kid, I'm sure you understand what I mean by that. Transportation is thankfully within a mile of the university, either train or bus. And cool hangout spots are cropping up at a consistent rate. So things are looking up on most fronts.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: As it's in a metropolis, the student body is very diverse in interests, demographics, and talent. They range from foreign exchange students to native New Yorkers, although a significant amount commute from elsewhere in the five boroughs or New Jersey. And to indulge the curiosity of potential attendees, yes. Both genders are very good-looking and abundant.

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2 College Senior

Academics: Having a Film Major Is Tough Here – There are extensive courses and equipment to learn in and on, but the scheduling process, as well as the little guarantee an underclassman will procure a spot, makes it nearly impossible to take more than one a semester.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: Usually does not have a huge affect but some times the highways are affected.

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: They are very strict regarding things such as alcohol or behavior.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Only financial aid that was received was via Academic scholarships.

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4 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are many different races and people of different believes on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: St. John's Public Safety officers are all retired NYPD officers who take their jobs seriously. I've never felt threatened on campus, however, some people have run into problems in the area surrounding campus at night. Public Safety always issues email notices to the student body if something occurs.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Great food... makes you fat lol... you get tired of it after awhile but hey at least you're being fed.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: A+ .. Public Safety around and available 24/7 and its really safe on campus. No where is ever 100% safe but it is what it is.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Very Diverse and in the middle of suburbia but just a train ride away from the city. Always something to do somewhere new to discover.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Great! Sports Management Major and have a work-study job with the athletic department.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Queens is beautiful. NYC is nice in general. STJ is in a nice area. Can go on runs or walk to and from the club/ bar by myself and not worry about getting attacked.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I honestly haven't done an internship. But career services is on point. there is database that will email you internships related to your job when they become available. They help you with your resume, etc.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: Depends what lab you are in. Never really had too much of a problem with computers at STJ computer labs. If there ever is a problem, there is always someone that helps out.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I'm double majoring in Government and Politics and Sports Management. Had no problems at all. Freshman Advisor helps me out with everything.

4 College Senior

Weather: When it snows or there is generally bad weather, classes are cancelled. Which is good for the kids that have to commute to school. When it is nice outside, everyone hangs out outside.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants around the area. However, you could probably find them on campus. For example, St. John's has a Dunkin' Donuts and a Starbucks.

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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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