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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Theres a lot of chinese restaurants and thats about it.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Theres alot of international students of all back grounds. Plus students from across the country. Overall the right amount of diversity to allow you to experience something different and new.

1 College Student

Campus Housing: Donovan hall is AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL. Small beyond belief. They will SHOVE you in a forced triple. I share ONE toilet ONE shower with seven girls. Feels like a tenement.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: many of the classrooms are small with about 30 students, so its easy to get to know your teacher, unless you're in an auditorium.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Its really hard to want to go out when its cold outside, especially because it takes like 10 minutes to walk to classes up that hill or up the stairs. and when its hot out, its burning. Then again, it depends how you dress.

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5 College Freshman

Athletics: Our athletics are so fun to watch, especially when we win. go red storm!!

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Living on campus is such a fun experience and really exciting because of all the people you meet, but its also really strict and expensive. Living on campus is definitely something to think about.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: We have a few computer labs,the school provides you with your own computer and give you a 40 dollar printing allowance for the semester. Wifi works great in most buildings.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It is in Queens, New York. You have students from all over the world. You have the benefits of the immediate area surrounding the school being quiet but, you can just hop on the train and go the the city for a more vibrant social scene.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The campus is beautiful there are a lot of green spaces. There a few things we lack as far as technology like smartboards and up to date chemistry equipment but, overall it's a great campus.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Compared to the dorms at many other schools, the dorms at St. John's are pretty nice. They do a good job of keeping the hallways and stairwells clean. The rooms in most of the dorms are not huge and not too fancy, but they are good enough.

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4 College Junior

Diversity: St. Johns is a very diverse campus. Since comming here i have met tons of different people, by different i mean racially and economically. I have been at St. Johns for about two years and I have noticed that mostly everyone is open to different life styles and races.

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3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus life here is pretty dull, they set up activities for the students but almost no one shows. The social scene is pretty average, just about everyone is friendly and tolerant.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is NOT considered a must here, most students avoid pledging because of the fees your basically "paying for friends." Most of the people in Greek life are socially similar.

5 College Junior

Technology: Each student is given sixty dollars a semester of "printing money" which rolls over. Just about every building on campus, even the dinning hall, offers students the ability to print. The computers in the library are limited and usually fill up quick.

3 College Junior

Parking: There is no need for a car on campus, public transportation will take you just about anywhere you need to go. The school also allows for free temporary parking permits.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: St. John's University has a very high presence from campus public safety. They are literally there for all your needs. We have a university Doctor that comes everyday. Once a figure of authority feel your health and safety is in danger they are very quick to go into action. I feel very safe on campus and in the surrounding neighborhood.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: St. John's University has one of the most diverse campuses in the United States. There are students from all of the states and a countless number of foreign countries. Everyone is accepted despite differences in ethnicities. Although the school is a CAtholic university, all religions are welcomed and embraced. The University mirrors NYC with its rich diversity and culture.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: St. John's University is probably one of the safest places to be. I have never felt uneasy walking back to the dorms late at night . The only crime you hear of on-campus is petty theft but that is very rare. There is crime in some of the surrounding areas but that is to be expected anywhere. After 11 the gates are locked and one must swipe in through a Public Safety monitored entrance to get in. The dorms are probably the safest places to be. Drinking in the dorms will put you on probation so be smart. Smoking is not tolerated inside either and will set off the alarms. Setting off the fire alarms is worse because you have to deal with angry students, not just public safety.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's hard to pinpoint the exact type of individuals at my school because our campus is so diverse. Of course you will find many New York natives but there is so much more. From hipsters to country folk, exotic Brazillians and Asians St. John's has it all. You'll probably hear at least 5 different languages a day. Interests are as diverse as the people. Sports, art, and city life are among the top. Most people dress fashionably and are genuine. There is always something to do whether on campus or in nearby Manhattan.

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Believe me, it's no Michigan State or West Virginia when it comes to girls. But the girls are still solid. The great thing is that there's a girl at St. John's from every color and ethnicity, so you're definitely not limited in your options. My favorite thing is to go to an NYU bar and meet those girls who are gonna be paying their own taxes ;).

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The students all love to complain and whine about Montgoris, (the cafeteria) but in reality it's quite good compared to other places. I toured University of Miami's, Wake Forest University's, UNC WImington's, and College of Charleston's dining halls, and I definitely would say St. John's was a little bit better than each. It does get old, but can you expect. Other places on campus in the food courts are solid, and meal exchange is awesome and something you won't find at other universities.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I mean it's in New York City, so if you can't find anything to do on a weekend night here then you probably won't be able to anywhere else in the world. The Lacrosse parties, Pi Kappa Phi parties, and Kappa Sigma parties are usually a good time. Traditions bar is always a go to nearby, especially on $1 shot/beer nights. The nearby clubs are pretty ghetto, but just take a quick ride towards Astoria and you'll get the best.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Typical of most college residence rules: no drinking, drugs, or smoking in the dorm. At orientation they will have you freaked out because you'll think you just entered Auschwitz with the seeming seriousness of the rules, but the reality is that it's not too bad. Me and my suitemates drink regularly in our room, come back obviously intoxicated often, and smoke l's on campus benches. As long as you don't blaze out the room or try to have parties in your dorm room you'll be fine.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: When it comes to campus activities and places of socialization St. John's is up to par. Student life on campus is amazing everyday you could count on something going on whether it be an athletic game, an event or of course a party. I feel if you are not living on campus for at least the first two years of attending the university than you truly missed out. Its a great experience.

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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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