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Reviews 2636 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Junior

Technology: St. John's University is an extremely determined to allow all of its students access to computers and internet access. The University is extremely connected through wi-fi avaliable throughout the campus and with the dorms having their own, dedicated internet. As well, St. John's University provides laptops for all of its incoming freshmen, and devoted tech team to help maintain student laptops. Printing as well is cheap and available for all students and students are provided a fund each year to print.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: The financial aid process here is extremely useful and designed to help you get whatever aid you require. Even coming from far out of state, the school aids in ensuring that you will be able to afford staying here. There are difficulties with being out of state, mostly with timezone differences, but generous hours allow for calling at most times.

4 College Junior

Academics: St. John's University provides different curriculum groups for different majors. It separates the majors into different groups, allowing each one to be more focused in their specified majors. As an English major, the school provides a good amount of extra-circular activities in forms of professors engaging in seminars and the like which any student may attend. As well, the college career center provides several internships for each different college group.

4 College Junior

Academics: St. John's University's courses are rigorous and designed to give you the grade you deserve. Class sizes are small, allowing a student to know the professors on a closer level, allowing for more personable classes which easily respond to the class. St. John's also provides options to study abroad, an enjoyable program which allows one to learn while in a different place.

5 College Student

Majors: I hope being a criminal justice major will help further my pursuit of being a lawyer. I hope to one day make the world a safer place by putting criminals away. I hope I get to intern in well-known law firms such as the New York Law Firm or Decotiis, Fitzpatrick, & Cole LLP.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: The nightlife is never a problem for us. There are clubs, bars, lounges and house parties to attend. It's also easy to get to these places.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: I don't really have a problem with the computers, they do their job and are reliable. No viruses or anything like that. They work well enough for me.

1 College Sophomore

Administration: It's very strict. It's a hassle to just to sign in a guest from another building into your own dorm building. They can only stay for a certain amount of time and it's a hassle to overnight a guest. Just a lot of unnecessary rules and regulations, and so many fines if you do not follow the rules.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: Its in New York. We experience every season's best and worst. But it accounts for New York being a fashion capital. If dont mind a bt unexpected weather at times, then you should be ok. But its never really that bad.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: a lot of variety. Everything is a little pricey but there are a lot of affordable places. Theres a little bit of everyhting and enough to keep you interested.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: I am a transfer student and the TSS transfer student services has done everything to make me feel right at home.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The school Is in NYC there are endless possibilities for off-campus dining, basically everywhere you go will find something inexpensive and delicious.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: First of all its located in the most amazing city in the world. Aside form that campus life is great and you meet new people everyday. Also they offer a global passport program for new students to go to their Rome campus for a week and earn a credit for that week and its only $500 dollars.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The strictness on this campus is excessive when it comes to swiping in and out of the buildings gets kind of annoying. the guest policy also is terrible but I guess this level of security is expected at a private, Catholic university in the city.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a Legal Studies major. The major thing I dislike about this major, which is the same for all majors, is the amount of classes that don't help you in your major. There are so many unnecessary classes but I guess you get that with every major and school. The workload for some of the classes are a bit ridiculous especially if they are those that do not pertain to your major. The professors I have had a good for the most part. There are some that I'd rather not comment on.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love my program. the classes are great and the professors are really there to help you.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The process of getting into the science majors can be tough. You are expected to have a good GPA and take math and chemistry placement tests. The courses taken are also extremely tough and they challenge the students. But switching between majors is relatively easy and they help through out the entire process.

5 College Freshman

Majors: The History Department at St.John's is awesome! The professors are very helpful.

4 College Freshman

Technology: They do encourage you to use computers in the classrooms. Printers are always up and running.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: I personally think our facilities are up to date, especially the D'Angelo Center which is pretty cool and modern.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The main dining hall food is less than great. You have to pick and choose what's good, and that'll take some experience. The meal exchange places like Taco Bell, Burger King, Freshens, a Mexican place, and a sandwich place are always a good option. My favorite place to spend my meal points is Dunkin Donuts.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife is what you make of it. There are definitely plenty of house parties to go to, you just have to know the right people. The local bars also allow the students to come because that's where the make majority of their income.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are more convenience stores rather than restaurants around campus. Restaurants that are around are basically average pizza/ pasta placed. Nothing fancy, but NYC is near so you can explore your options there even though that tends to be inconvenient.

3 College Student

Campus Quality: There all ok but the D'angilo center is pretty nice

4 College Student

Local Area: It's ok I dont go out too often but there are a lot of options.

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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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