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Reviews 2167 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It is very popular at our school but not like other schools. It is downplayed I'm guessing because it is a Catholic University. There is no Greek housing what so ever and the type of events that Greeks hold are more community service based or educational rather than fun or entertaining events.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety Service – I can say that the public safety on our campus is very efficient. The sign in/out policy is heavily enforced as well as the fact that we live in a gated community. The students are for the most part very well protected. The only problem is that there should be some form of weekend shuttles for safety precautions as well.

1 College Sophomore

Academics: I do not believe that our curriculum is very good. Several other students and myself do not believe that we learn in way to become virtuoso of the fields in which we are studying. It is a very simple curriculum.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks on Campus – Greek life on this campus is very important. each sorority and fraternity has their own space in the cafe and they all have activities on campus.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Theres Always Somting at St Johns – beaustful campus and great clubs not to far away. big and beautiful barnes and nobles on the next block. they have shuttle buses that go very close to queens center mall. a lot of campus activites. ocals love students. student body is every caring and friendly.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Not Much Campus Crime but We Are All Very Award of What Little Dose Happen – not much campus crime very friendly and aware campus safty officers. they send you and text messages to keep you safe and e-mails to keep you aware of campus crime on campus and off although there is not much. very safe. both queens campus and manhatten are very safe. never felt more safe.

5 College Freshman

Transportation: There's Everything – There's buses that run frequently, subways for long distance travel and a express bus that runs to manhattan from the school.

3 College Freshman

Parking: It's packed but there are always some spots available. You just have to drive around to find one

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Getting Better – When I was a freshman people were not really into being hardcore fans. As my time there ended people started getting more involved. The reason being is that the quality of the sports started to increase.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Unique Opportunities – The location of St. Johns is what sets it apart. Manhattan is easily accessible by subway giving students access to many activities, culture, and great internship opportunities

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Its NYC so public transportation is easily accesible and there is a shuttle that can take you into manhattan, off campus dorms, and various subway stops

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Like – Greek life is a good way for people to get involved on campus and meet people but there are no houses. Frats have parties that are fun to go to

3 College Freshman

Majors: The program I am enrolled in (CPS: College of Professional Studies) is focused on taking 3 or 4 core classes and 1 or 2 classes of your declared major. It isn't so bad, since taking the core classes allow you to build up transfer credits if you decide to leave, but there are a few classes that no other schools will accept as transfer credits (such as DNY: Discover New York). These classes are fun, and depending on the teacher, will not give a ton of work. Most classes have different themes, such as music or art. This makes class more enjoyable, being able to do work, but compare your work to a music piece or genre. When there are big exams approaching, the school has many different locations a student can go and work in. From the library to a semi-quite area over looking the basketball courts. As for internship/job opportunities, it all depends on how bad you want it. A student without work study will have to keep pushing his application by visiting the student life office at least once a week until he lands a job. You can find internships by befriending professors with connections or attending some of the alumni events, even student life may be able to help.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: St. John's University does have greek life, but does not have much of a presence on campus. Commuting students have a tough time joining because the info. sessions are so late at night (usually at 7 or 8 pm). There are no greek houses on campus, and any unofficial houses off-campus are always monitored by the police department nearby. The greeks do have strong bonds with one another and are often participating in school events.

2 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The Athletic Center – The athletic center contains a gym and a basketball court. The basketball court is a great way to pass time between classes. The gym, however, is usually filled with school athletes. Although it is a nice gym, it is always occupied by one of the many sport teams at St. John's. Whenever you go, be prepared to feel out of place.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drinking Is Frowned Upon – the school does a good job of promoting alcohol awareness

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Very Safe Environment – I've never felt as if I was in danger at any point in time while on the campus.

5 College Senior

Scholarships: St. John's gave me all the aid and more, with little to no hassle. It's all from academic merit though, so I can't speak about need-based financial aid. If you're smart, do well on standardized tests and have a good record and application, then an academic scholarship is probably not out of the picture. St. John's really does reward students who make the effort.

5 College Senior

Majors: English Program Exceeds Expectations – All my professors are experts in their field. They are incredibly dedicated to their work and to my education. People may say some harsh things about academics at St. John's, but you really get out what you put in and those people don't put in anything. I've seen the people who don't try and don't take good classes and complain about the school. If you're smart and dedicated, then you will find a lot of things to love about the English program, the professors and the atmosphere. They're all really nice too! And, because other people are dedicated and smart, you'll find that there's healthy competition.

3 College Senior

Administration: Ready for AA Meetings? I've seen plenty of people drink or smoke in the dorms and not get caught, but I've also seen the harsh punishments that they face when they do get caught. I'm not a drinker or smoker so I don't care about that stuff, but it's definitely a gamble so you have to ask yourself: if I drink in my dorm, am I prepared to attend mandatory alcohol abuse seminars all semester? I don't think so. Plus, Manhattan is bus ride away--go there and drink all you want!

4 College Senior

Athletics: Red Storm Basketball – St. John's sports are pretty important to the university and the student body. It's really fun to go to games and see people get dressed up and freak out over basketball. Also, we get really great prices for student tickets, and its awesome to sit on the floor for a Duke vs. St. John's game. We play a lot of big name teams, so if you're into basketball in general, its great. We're division 1 in many, many other sports too. Our men's soccer team is killing it.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus Safety to the Rescue – I feel safe when I see patrol cars everywhere and officers sitting at most of the school entrances. It's also great that they close campus late at night and you have to sign in with your school id. Also, they keep us informed about the problems off campus. People aren't fans of the "dry campus" rules, but I don't mind--we're in the city. Drink elsewhere.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They helped me out alot. all i had to do was call or go into the office and there is someone always available to help.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: they people at my school are all pretty school. there are a few bad apples but for the most part every one is friendly.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Some of the food i would not recommend but the school does all they can to provide perishables for us such as cereal candy bars nutrition bars everything. as well as microwavable dinners and frozen treats. we are offered a fruit and salad bar and many other things.there is also alot of places to go off campus such as pizza places and fast food places.


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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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