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Reviews 2131 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Sophomore

Parking: If you don't have a 7:30am class or a late class you will never find on campus parking or parking right outside the gate . Even with a parking pass you still have to get there early

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus Dorming .. Only for Freshman – As a freshman I think living on campus is okay for the sake of experience , but after that I don't recommend it because the cost will increase and the campus is more based toward incoming freshman

4 College Junior

Transportation: Campus is very small, but to get to the off campus dorms St. John's does have a free shuttle that coincide with the beginning and ending of classes. These shuttles also bring students to the subway stations and the LIRR. The only downfall is that the buses do get crowded.

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4 College Junior

Technology: Computer Labs Are Easy to Use – There are many computer labs all over campus so it really is not hard to find one. Usually it is easy to find a computer because people only use them to print their work out, so if you did have to wait it wouldn't be more then 2-5 minutes in each of the labs. Each student is given a laptop and WiFi is all around campus.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Quite Diverse Place – the place is quite diverse with whites, east and south asians being the dominant races.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Big and Small – My school is actually pretty big, but you can't tell from the amount of student leaders. It's surprisingly easy to become even president of student government if you wish to, many students just don't take a look at the opportunity. For those students who wish to be involved, there is a small campus feel in this commuter school.

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Theyre present, but not like a real university greek life is. There are only a few. The academic ones are fine, the social ones are wannabes.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Nab a Deal – It's cheaper than dorming, much cheaper, but be prepared for stressful last minute shopping. That's when all the deals come out.

3 College Student

Scholarships: It's okay, you sometimes won't get enough, even if you need it.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Can be difficult if you don't start looking early.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Safety on Campus – Gated community and very safe. Sometimes security will be more strict than they need to be.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are regular places such as Burger King, kfc and chinese restaurants nearby. Prices are reasonable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Athletic Centers, Library, Food Courts – Overall, the amenities at St. John's are great and of high quality. Athletic Centers are of top of the line quality and are made easily available. Library is heavenly and very resourceful - A place that really aids its intended purpose and is never overcrowded. The wi-fi system often gives connecting problems in some areas f campus, but generally works well. The food courts are clean and carry a pleasant atmosphere although there are limited and some rather expensive options.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Thunderstorms Sports – The sports atmosphere at St. Johns University are pretty much like that of a high school. People get excited and participate in many sports programs especially the basketball games here. We also like to have events where the student body other than the people on athletic teams can participate. They are very funn and exciting to attend and be a part of.

3 College Junior

Majors: Biology Major – The process of getting into my Biology major was relatively easy. I didnt have to do any special type of application when applying to the school. I was enrolled once I had declared my major. The only thing is getting into graduate school with what exactly profession you would like to get into with a Biology Major. A tip I would suggest is to plan ahead and make sure you have some sort of plan so that you would just follow it and keep striving for the best and success.

3 College Junior

Weather: The local weather has a variety of different days. Some days its sunny, snowing, rainy, foggy. You can basically name every possible weather/climate that have been around has been on campus. The walking from building to building can be a pain, but they do have underground tunnels which are extremely helpful from getting one side of campus to the other. The only way it affects my campus experience would be the parking and traveling across its big campus.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: A Wide Variety. St. Johns is a very racially and economically diverse university. The vast majoriety is, of course, catholic but other religions are well accepted.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Exciting but Scarey New York – St. Johns is located in Queens, very close to New York City. of course, the city offers unparalleled activities in all areas. I just am not sure I am a big city person.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The athletic center is great. Campus activities are lacking but the campus is very nice.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Needs Freshness – Need more fresh items and more variety. Plates and utensils aren't often completely cleaned or sanitary to use. Tables are kept clean most of the time. Some healthy options, but need more fresh and local variety.

4 College Senior

Local Area: New York City – St. John's University is located in Queens, New York, the most diverse and culturally mixed borough in New York City. While we are not near the more social areas of the city, the subways and buses make the commute very easy and enjoyable.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Its very easy to apply and fill out the FAFSA in order to get student financial aid for low income families or those just suffering the harsh sting of a wounded economy.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: St.Johns University - Dinning – With tons of dinning options both on and off campus, its absurd to ever say that you're starving. Meal plans are also available to all students and there is literally every type of food you can think of.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: St.Johns University – St.Johns University has a team of well dedicated and well trained/experienced Public Safety officers who enforce campus rules and policies when necessary. It is a great feeling to have that if anything should go wrong on campus, there is a patrol right around the corner.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Catholic University – St. John's is a private, Catholic university. They do not advertise drugs or drinking on campus or for anyone under the legal age. The campus is strict, but their policies are fair. They have a set list of procedures that everyone student is informed of during orientation. I believe if the students are stupid enough to get caught then they deserve to be punished.

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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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