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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Underclassmen dorms are the absolute worst, especially donovan. You have to deal with foolishness like cold showers when you pay thousands of dollars a year. The options for upperclassmen are a lot different though, they have more freedom and privacy. Facilities are up to date, pretty modern and clean, lots of space.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Everything you need is in the immediate neighborhood, you don't have to go too far to get to anything that you need. This includes laundry mats, food places, hair salons, nail salons, grocery stores, and even a few bars. However it isn't much of a party atmosphere, for that you're going to have to go into the city which could be 20-25 minutes by car, but if you are using public transportation (train/bus) you're looking at a 45 minute ride to the city. Other than that, it is a nice neighborhood.

5 College Junior

Majors: my major is legal studies, st. johns University is one of the best law schools in new york , people said i will make doors open for me if i came here and so far when I go to internship most of the people in legal or law have gone to st. johns University. if i could do it all over gain i should have went to st. johns university instead of going to another college but I am here now and i love it was the best decision I had made in a long time. My goals is to get a position as a paralegal or in Human Resouces. My concerns is that the promise of law isnt looking very promising right now.

5 College Junior

Athletics: varsity sports at Stjohns University is pretty huge, especially the men's and women's basketball team they are the big people on campus, we have an excellent training and workout facilites including trainers.

5 College Junior

Party Scene: There is limited of nightlife at st.johns they have coffee and tea and hot chocolate at a place call johnnie's after dark where they can listen to jazz, but other than that there is no drinking of alcohol what so every on compus.

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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I dont live on campus but from what some of my college friends where telling me it a brand new facilites and they are great

5 College Junior

Diversity: st.johns's is very mulicutural university they have fraternities and sororities in every differnet enthic culture and I think its great and then on top of that everybody participates not just their own click, but others as well as its great and i love them for that

4 College Freshman

Academics: The academic program at St. John's is fantastic. The workload is not ridiculous and teachers are typically available outside of class if you need to talk to them about anything. There is a lot of tutoring available as well if you need more help. I look forward to taking my education to the next level as I continue to progress at this institution.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got a lot of financial aid from my school. Initially, I got a $19,000 scholarship, but then when my award letter came they tacked on an extra few grand in grants and offered me their own loan. The process of applying for loans may be a bit tedious, but worth it.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Transportation availability is absolutely superb. There are buses with scheduled times take you to major hubs and the other campuses. If you need to get a ride late at night, public safety will come pick you up if you call. New York public transportation is very smooth as well.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I often smell the smell of weed through the vents, around once a week, rarely more. People talk about it quite a bit but it's never done around me.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: You have to travel a little bit, but there are several chain restaurants a quick bus ride or subway trip away. In the general vicinity of campus, there are several chinese restaurants, pizzeria's, and Subways. Also a few diners and bagel shops close by.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Just about every building on campus has somewhere that students can gather, other than that, there is the Great Lawn which gets very busy with students during the warmer months, as well as The Strip. The D'Angelo Center is also pretty much always buzzing with students.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is a variety of food available off campus. There is Chinese, Italian, Thai, American, spanish, and Japanese. The prices are reasonable and some stores offer a 10 percent discount to St. John's students. There are some good dessert places like coldstone creamery and creperia.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: St. John's university is renowned for their doctor of pharmacy candidate program. Personally, I feel that the professors they hire could be more helpful. The advisors are not so helpful when you need assistance. The first two years are doable, but starting third year, the workload becomes heavy. Make sure to manage your time well and set aside some time to study daily so you are not overwhelmed the night before a test. You need to maintain a GPA of 2.3 or higher to graduate.

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3 College Sophomore

Academics: I am in the pharmacy program, so all my courses are chosen for me. I have a C+ grade because the professors at St. John's are not so great. Some professors cannot speak English well and I have very difficult time understanding the material because I cannot understand what the teacher is saying. Furthermore, many professors do not seem passionate about the subject they teach.

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: St. John's university is located in Jamaica, New York. The area is not that interesting. If you would like to go to attractions, activities, or go shopping, you have to travel a bit. There is a Barnes and noble, chase, coldstone, Chinese restaurant, pizzeria, and other small business restaurants close to school. Other than that, there is really nothing much.

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.

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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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