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4 College Freshman

Parking: The is parking on campus and also a parking garage located net to the campus along with some parking right outside the university gates.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: Public transportation is excellent! The school provide us with the bus that take you to the subway, shopping center and supermarket! This buses running all day for your convenience!

5 College Freshman

Diversity: There are students from different races and religions and they all received respect and equal treatment! The school policy is to respect and treat eveybody with respect regardless of their sexual orientation, political beliefs, etc.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received financial aid but it wasnt enough to cover even half of the tuition fee. I suggest reviewing family income with more details so students can be able to attend college with less stress!

1 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking here at St. John's is almost non-existent here. There are parking lots and garages but you have to get here early and parking in the neighborhoods around campus is pretty bad. You just have to ride around and find something but it'll take some time.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off campus dining options are like a bunch of fast food places like BK, McDonald's, Popeye's, Dunkin Donuts, small Italian restaurants, little corner stores, etc. There's a lot of places to eat you just gotta find it but you might have to walk maybe up to 15 minutes to find the places.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is ok, you just get tired of eating the same stuff. The dining hall food is good and has gotten better than years previous. We also have a Subway, Nathan's, Burger King, Taco Bell, and various other ethnic places to eat on campus besides the dining hall. So just don't be too picky and you should find something you like.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: NYC is the place to be, but St.John's is in Queens and about 30 minutes away from Manhattan. You just gotta get on the train and explore the city. This city is so big there is stuff always going on you can just take your pick. There's something for everyone so don't worry about stuff to do you should worry you won't be distracted from school too much.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is almost non existent. ST. John's don't allow sororities and and fraternities to have their own houses so you hardly notice Greek activity unless it is right in your face

3 College Freshman

Administration: St. John's is strict but they can be linant as well. They understand that you make mistakes but if you continue to get in trouble and bring attention to yourself in a negative way there will understandably have consequences. Since St. John's is a dry campus alcohol in the dorms is not allowed and the rule is enforced. Public Safety officers are overall nice guys as long as you follow the rules.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The student life at St. John's is pretty good. Everyone is pretty nice, there's a lot to do at all times on and off campus.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Something that sets St. John's apart from most schools is the staff really wants you to succeed. There's a lot of other universities where your freshman advisor might not be as hands on. Our career center is excellent at finding what you're individually good at and helping you to prepare for a job, helping you to find one, and also helping you to get internships in your field.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. The school is located in the suburban area of Queens so you're not going to have the same safety concerns as you might have if you were in the city.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The room itself is fine, but your roommates/suite mates may not be so stellar. It's also ridiculously priced.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I'm in the Communications program and it has been stellar. The workload has not been too unbearable and I'm learning a lot. As long as you work hard, you'll be fine.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: It's a Catholic school, so there are more restrictions than those of your typical colleges. Public Safety is fine is you get along with them. Sometimes they are too strict, and sometimes are too lenient. They try to scare you the first few weeks of school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Montgoris is not like the dining hall at Hogwarts, so the food is not always good, but we have options. We have meal exchange, we can go to the other places on campus for food if we don't want to go to the dining hall to eat there and if you are still hungry and wants to go to the dining hall you can still go, but you have to do meal exchange before you go to the dining hall.

4 College Freshman

Technology: I've never been to any other college to make a different choice, but the computer labs are not crowded you can always find a spot and there's always wireless printing from your own laptop. The school gives every student a laptop so you don't have to go out and spend more money than necessary, for instance a MacBook Pro which is a thousand dollars, they give it to you for an additional $400. The school adds $40 on your account for printing every semester, so that's less money to spend.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Quality: SJU campus life is growing increasingly interesting each year. I visited and they've renovated the campus with new amenities such as the new science building with the Starbucks Cafe. Taffner , which is the athletic facility went under construction in 2011. The campus is close to NYC, so you have plenty to do, always.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There aren't many guys at St. John's University; the women dominate, hands down. Most of the young men on campus are laid back, you have the clique that tries to compete with every guy on campus to win the ladies' attention. The women come in all different cultures, shapes, sizes, and fashion trends. You have your typical mean girls and your sophisticated girls. I haven't had altercations with anyone; every person has their positive and negatives. No one is perfect, you have to accept them with their flaws.

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5 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletics are great. The school has a very high spirit level. The games they have are always intense no matter what sport it is. I say its probably a great experience to be with your friends in the varsity games. The gym is good and the teams are good as well.the fan support is always good because we want the school to know we got their back when they are winning or when they are losing.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation around my school is good but can be better. There are shuttle buses that take you to limited areas. If you live in manhattan for example, the shuttle bus lives you on the manhattan campus and you can take the train to your final destination. Overall, the transportation is good.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Overall, the food and dinning options near my school are far limited. You have to walk 20 minutes in order to get to a restaurant. The food around the area can vary from $10- $15. The food is good but you would just rather dine in school since there is a diner inside the campus. Is all you can eat at different times. The cost is $11.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: The weather here at St. John's is from August- October its pretty warm around 80 and it seems like Miami beach. Then from November through the first half of March its cold and snows maybe 10 times, average temperature around 45. You will need a heavy winter jacket. During this time you will not see that many people outside and people are just trying to get to their destinations. Then the rest of the school year its really nice and around the 70's and it seems like a different school because people are enjoying the weather.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: The public transportation here at St. John's is pretty good I guess besides the traffic. I don't use them that much, but when I did it got me to my destination pretty quickly and the wait for the bus wasn't that bad. And for the most part it runs on time. There is also transportation late at night for students, you can just call them and you'll be picked up.

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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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