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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.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is possibly the best thing to do as a freshman opposed to commuting. Compared to other schools, the dorm rooms are quite larger than most, including the triples and quads. The only thing that is unfortunate is the living space in a double dorm room, its the same size as the single just with an extra bed desk and drawer. Me and my roommate made some modifications to make the room larger, so our situation isn't as bad as prior to the changes. Another plus about on campus housing, is the advantages of running into new people everyday, making study partners fairly easy and also doing the same homework as the person next to you in the lounge.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at St.John's University is not really big, although it depends on who you hang out with. If people are doing drugs, they're usually just smoking. Drinking is a much more popular activity.

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Public Security is everywhere on campus, however, you do not need an I.D. card to get on the campus nor do you need to swipe a Parking Permit in order to get into the Parking Garage.

4 College Student

Diversity: There are people from many countries and states here. The majority of students here are of Asian decent from what I've seen. All people from everywhere are pretty much here.

4 College Student

Technology: I mostly just use the laptop I was given. It works pretty well, as do the desktops around campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus or walking the surrounding areas of the school, but there are reports of muggings every now and then, so it's always smart to travel with others. However, public safety is always riding around the main streets, so their presence is strong and makes you feel secure.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – One of the things that surprised me most when I first came to this school was the vast diversity of the students. There is a little bit of every part of the world represented on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Most professors are really eager to help and ensure that all their students succeed. They are many opportunities around campus to get tutoring or special assistance that are extremely easy to get access to.

3 College Junior

Majors: i'm very happy that I got into Biology. The Physician Assistant program is really competitive so it's very difficult to get into their program. So with a Bio major I plan on getting a bachelors and then pursuing a master in PA. I love my professors because they help you as much as they can and really want you to pass.

5 College Junior

Majors: Internship Fairs – St. John's has an array of internships. Throughout the year they hold events specifically for internships. The fairs have an internship that suits anyone with whichever major they have.

5 College Junior

Majors: It was relatively easy for me to switch my major to Biology. The professors and deans are extremely nice and helped me every step of the way.

5 College Junior

Majors: Polite Staff and Students – The students at staff at St. John's are extremely polite and are always happy to assist you. They also have a variety of events and want you to have school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Weather: You Get Every Season – There are hot summers, cool falls, really cold winters with some snow (usually not much), and warm springs. If you want to experience all four seasons, New York is perfect. The campus is extremely windy, though.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The Bathroom Makes Me Want to Die – I'm a freshman living in DaSilva hall. It's not bad. (For what we're paying, we should have a mansion though.) My only real complaint is that the bathroom just looks disgusting. Even if it's clean, it looks scuzzy. This is true for all freshman housing. The upperclassmen houses are a lot nicer than ours, but I guess that just comes with seniority.
Other than that, the rooms are a pretty nice size. The air conditioner/heater work insanely well. My room will get freezing in 5 minutes.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Not Too Bad – Honestly, the guys and girls are either extremely attractive or extremely UNattractive. But no one is a huge jerk. Most people are fairly laid back and not into that much drama. Of course, there are a few really annoying people, but that's life. They usually dress pretty comfortably, and the hottest guys have the worst sense of style. And most of the girls wear either sweats or jeans and one of the thousands of free St.John's t-shirts they give you. You'll definitely find someone with same interests as you have, because it's a nice sized school and in New York, where diversity is everywhere.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: It's New York – There's nightlife everywhere, on or off campus. In your first couple of days there, you'll be invited to about ten frat parties and a bunch of other off campus parties. If you want to take the train to a club in the city, you usually have to pay to get in...but they will let in most people if they're 18 or over, they'll just card you for drinks. House parties are better and cheaper. There's also the Traditions bar, (we call it "Trads" for short) not far off campus. They have themed nights.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is always banging, there is something for everyone at some time. Even at 3 in the morning, hope a bus to Penn Station and BAM! You are in Manhattan. The school it self has at least three free student events for everyone, they are always fun. It's only boring if you don't get out of your dorm and have some fun once in a while.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The education degree program is very easy to get into and easy to follow. Just do your work and you will be fine.

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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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