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3 College Freshman

Technology: The availability of a free printing allowance per semester is very helpful. There are various printing stations throughout the Staten Island Campus and so forth so the crowding or line for printing on the computer is little to none.

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: The great thing about St.Johns is that there is a vast sort of guys and girls. There are different academic and extracurricular communities within the school that you will find different groups to inter mingle with. And if you aren't apart of those societies, they are still friendly.

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3 College Senior

Administration: I haven't had any run it with the strictness. Well except one time I let my friend use my storm card to swipe. The guard took our cards and made us wait for public safety to fill out a report. The public safety officer was nice as we explained to him we didn't know and we wouldn't do it again. He let it go, she on the other hand wouldn't.

5 College Sophomore

Technology: Lots of computer labs available around campus, but they can get pretty packed, especially during the middle of the day.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Technology: Good computers that run decently. Abundant amount of resources.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Great staff. Amazing environment. Professors are helpful.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: St. John's is an alright school. It isn't usually everyone's first choice but the name has weight and the university itself isn't bad. Teachers are pretty cool and financial aid is generous. The fact that it's only a subway ride away from Manhattan is reason enough to go here. For those who are considering going to the Staten Island campus: DON'T DO IT. Unless you are a commuter, you will hate it and then end up transferring. Staten Island is pretty much just an expensive community college. But if you're from the area, are Italian, and enjoy Jersey/Staten Island then you'll probably love the SI campus. Staten Island gets a big ol' F.

2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is not a huge thing on campus. There are many options to join, but it does not seem that the school hugely favors the Greek organizations. Those who do join Greek organizations however seem to enjoy the school much more than students who do not, and tend to get involved in many more organizations and clubs on campus, taking on more leadership roles. There is no special housing for Greeks.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms on campus are all okay. The freshman dorms sometimes seem over crowded, as there will be as many as 10 people in one suite, or even 4 people in one room. However, the size of the rooms are not too bad, depending on how lucky you yet. The off campus housing is better, as are the townhouses for the upperclassmen. Those are especially nice, as they are apartment style and do not require swiping in at a desk every time you enter the building. The visitation policy is not very helpful to the students. The housing is also pretty pricey, but one good thing about the dorms is for the most part, with the exception of one of the freshman dorms, there are 2 private bathrooms per suite.

3 College Sophomore

Technology: The computers at school are pretty average. The computer labs become very packed sometimes, especially during midterms and finals. However, it is very useful that all students are provided with a free laptop. There is WiFi in all of the classrooms but not in all of the dorm rooms in the residence halls. Printing ability is not too bad, although it is not always available or working in some buildings. However, you should be fine if you do not bring your own.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food on campus is not that great. The quality of the food in the main dining hall, Montgoris, could be much better, and the dining hours do not benefit everyone. Also, for those who do not have a meal plan, or run out of meal swipes, the price to buy a meal for that day is outrageous. Also, since it is buffet style, they do not allow you to take out food from the hall. Marillac Hall has much better food prices that are included in your meal plan during meal exchange hours, however, meal exchange is only for 2 hours.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: There needs to be free parking for students somewhere ......................... But then again if there was there'd be too many cars ; I'm not sure where the balance is here

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I love the food options on campus, I love to eat and I'm not picky so I may not be the best response here but I think the options vary to a good extent and there are places around us sooo there are options available

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: We're a dry campus, soooo don't expect anything ON CAMPUS to be happening, but there are a lot of house parties, clubs, lounges, etc in the area so there's always something to do... ALSO we are in NYC ! Go to the city if you're bored.... duh

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3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Our campus is extremely diverse. You can walk through campus and see people from all walks of life, all racial and ethnic backgrounds, all religions and all sexual orientations.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is decent. I believe the shuttles should run every hour not just between classes because some students miss buses and you don't want to wait another hour and a half on campus stuck.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It is a commuter school so there is not too much nightlife activity.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Decent. They have a dunkin Donuts. Like most campuses the cafeteria is not very good

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I received a great amount of money, and it was very easy to obtain the money. I have had no hassles whatsoever.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Even as a chemistry major, I have learned much about many other subjects.

3 College Freshman

Administration: Other than underaged drinking, and drug use, there aren't many rules.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I am a chemistry major and actually, my only complaint is my chemistry professor. He has a really thick accent and almost no one can understand him, but the rest of them are amazing.

2 College Freshman

Weather: Being in new york city, the weather is bi polar. It could be hot and humid one day and raining and cold the next.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms here are pretty good. The RA's and everyone else who works in the halls are amazing. Only downside is they're kinda outdated, and in the laundry room there is usually always three or four machines broken.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorming situation at St. John's University is pretty average. The buildings are new and the rooms are pretty sizeable, which is a good thing. All of the dorms, with the exception of St. Vincent's Hall, the town houses, and off campus housing, are all in the same area so you're usually never too far from your friends, if you're not already living in the same building.


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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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