YesI'm interested, let this school know MaybeBookmark for later NoShow me better matches What does it mean to express interest?
Oops! There was an error.

Reload the page and try again.

Saving your interest We will attempt to notify this school of your interest. This school has been saved to your schools listyour schools list. This school has been removed from your recommended schools list.
For more schools, visit your recommended schools list.

Reviews 2617 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

{{ error }}
close
2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid process is still difficult to deal with. Just keep on top of your school work and you will have plenty of time to apply to scholarships

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Super nice people and really helpful around campus

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus is not the best for those who need space, definitely expect sharing with 2 or 3 people if you are going to be dorming as a freshman

3 College Freshman

Athletics: There's plenty to do on the weekends and during the week. If you dorm on-campus, activities in the dorm can help you have financially cheap fun.

4 College Student

Technology: Wifi everywhere. Big on Technology

2 people found this useful Report
2 College Student

Local Area: I love New York. Manhattan is so close

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Athletics: Division I so sports are a big deal

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Academics: Tobin has great connections and plenty events.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Student

Academics: Just the right amount of challenging

1 College Student

Weather: This is New York, so all 4 seasons per semester.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Student

Health & Safety: Health is pretty much useless. Safety is good.

2 College Student

Administration: I like public safety, tbh

1 College Student

Drug Safety: "Dry Campus" but you can definitely get around it

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Overall Experience: Honestly, I am beyond happy at my school.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: They're alright. Plenty of good things to look at no matter where you go on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The struggle of keeping on top of things here was sooo overwhelming I broke down in tears many of times because I didn't think I would make it to the first or next semester. I would say that the people in the financial aid office don't care but I think it is those higher up, the ones who determine the status of your aid. No matter how many times you called or thought you stayed on top of things, there was always something missing that put your status in jeopardy of continuing your education. Most if the time it was finding money overnight to make up the pay for a computer glitch that said you had to pay one amount when it really was higher than that. I have had personal and social experiences with financial aid and it was never good. They sort of came threw at the end and provided just enough for me to get through, but they could have done better.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am on the medical track here at St. John's University and I can say that all are helpful in this subject area. Everyone looks out for each other and genuinely cares about each others success.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: As I've mentioned before hand, St. John's University is very diverse in its ethnic backgrounds and personalities. There is a great mix of the smart guys and girls and everyone is just genuinely hardworking. In terms of looks, I personally don't think anyone is unattractive, everyone has their own taste Social life is great, most are accepting while their are those who form cliques. There is average dressing, some into the latest styles while their are others who create their own and some who just don't have one. As far as relationships goes, I don't see much of that, most people come into college looking to just hook up while few are looking for exclusive relationships, which is hard to come by in a college setting.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to St. John's University because of the extremely diverse atmosphere. There are many study spots that fits everyone's own way of studying, weather its quietly or with surrounding noise. The workload all depends on you and what courses you are taking, but is manageable if you stay on top of it. The registration process for anything is quite easy and is usually flexible around your schedule. Professors that are genuinely interested in the well being of their students and what they teach, make class worth coming to and students eager to learn. I've seen class loads of students not come to class because the professor is boring and they would rather just come in to take exams, while others are packed with students from other course because they love that professor so much. One thing St. John's needs to improve on is though, is their financial aid for students they know can barely afford college and increase on the amount of scholarships offered.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Local Area: Queens is huge and there is a variety o different enviornments. The area around St. John's is very much a suburb, college town with friendly neighbors and a safe envioirnment. There are plenty of restaurants and stores in the area as well. The F train is close by which takes you to all the major parts of Manhatten and Brooklyn and the highway is also very close by as well. Very satisfied with the location of the campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There's lots of options on Union Turnpike alone- Italian, Chinese, Japanese, American cuisine. Delis, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, Coldstone

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: theres a lot of drinking at st johns but for the most part theres not too many drugs, the only time you come across drugs is if you go looking but peer pressure isnt really a problem here

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Diversity: st johns is actually know for being extremely diverse. so many different ethnicitys are represented and even though it is a catholic university there's a surprisingly diverse religious background here

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is great if you are with the right people. There are plenty of places to go. Usually students don't stay in Queens; they prefer to go to Brooklyn or Manhattan. This way there are no worries about running into someone from school.

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There is a variety of different places to eat. Not everything is healthy though. The only problem is that it can be very expensive after a while.

3 people found this useful Report
{{review.UserDisplayString}}

{{review.SectionLabel}} at {{review.EntityName}}:

{{review.Votes}} found this useful - Did you? Was this useful? Yes Report

Sorry, there are no reviews.

  • {{settings.pageNumber}} of {{settings.maxPages}}
  • Pages:
  • ... {{page}}

Photos More photos . . .

St. Augustine Hall
St. Augustine Hall

Overall ExperienceWhat's this?

View student contributors

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.

Admitted Students' GPA/Test Scores More on admissions . . .

Applicant Status At St. John's University - New York

How do I stack up?

Compared against the students in the chart, you are in the:

??? Percentile
4
pageviews remaining

Non-registered users are limited to 5 school profile page views per month.

Register for free to gain full access!