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  • 07/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    38 out of 38 people found this review useful. 1 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    St. John's is great for students who want a close-knit community, who are willing to volunteer for a cause and want to succeed in whatever they wish to do. If you're up for a challenge in the classroom and want to have fun out of it, then you should look at this college. If you want to live in New York City but also need to concentrate, this is a great college for you. STJ is in the suburbs but within distance of the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    I must warn you, the dorms on campus is not the best for those who need space. If you are a freshman, you will be on campus, but expect to share a room with up to two- three other people. Also, feel free to volunteer around your community. The admissions love that.

    Bang for the buck

    This is a costly school, but many students are on scholarship. Don't fear, there is work-study and many other merit-based scholarships the school lends out. If you are persistent and do more than sit in a classroom, St. John's will love you.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's plenty to do on the weekends and during the week. If you dorm on-campus, activities in the dorm can help you have financially cheap fun. There's plenty of transit around such as the subway and the bus so if one wanted to go in the city they would fine no problem. For the extra-curricular students, there are plenty of organizations to join such as Greek life, the radio station, Fashion Club and many other ethnic or event driven clubs. There also is an active volunteer service on the different campuses. There are off and on-campus parties, but there is a strict no alcohol policy on campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Thanks to the professors, St. John's is a school that helps students for their particular career field. Many of the teachers have had experience in your field, so they are willing to give you tips that go a long way. This college is not for the slacker- expect to do work, but in the end it helps out. Many students go onto graduate school in the city or receive internships after they graduate. Some even participate in internships while they are in undergraduate school.

  • 08/25/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 2 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    St. John's is really great for any type of student striving to exceed. There is a great deal of opportunity here and it would be a shame to let it go to waste! Students here like to go out into the city, volunteer around the community and become involved in campus activities. Unfortunately, this school is not for any major football fans! (We do not have a football team) However, if you love soccer or basketball.. so does St. John's!!

    Tips for prospective students

    Definately join clubs! Get active! Greek life is very big here, and I took full advantage of it. I love being in a sorority and it really helps to make friends! Volunteering is a greazt way to become active too. There are many different ways to volunteer here whether you join a club, such as Habitat for Humanity or Save Darfur, or whether you sign up with Campus Ministry to go on one of their excursions, whether it is to the Ronald McDonald House only 10 minutes away from campus or a Mid-Night run to deliver food/hot cocoa to unfortunate, homeless people in the area, where you will meet tons of other students!

    Bang for the buck

    St. Johns truly is an up and coming university! Yes, it is a bit pricey; however, it is a private, well noted school! Alumni are HUGE here and really do help out wiht scholarships, jobs, etc! Plus, there are a LOT of new buildings. There is a huge new University Commons with completely all new facilities. Some other universities have not been renovated in years and years! Also, a lot of the dorms (like the brand new townhouses) have JUST been built within the past 3-4 years, so really they are extremely nice!.. and very large compared to many other college dorms as well.

    Am enjoying being here

    I really like it here. There is so much to do on campus and this school has so much school spirit. People really take pride in the school here and it is nice to be around such an optomistic atmosphere! Also, there is a great mix of students, so it's nearly impossible for any student, regardless of race, ethnicity, or religion, to feel out of place. Also, because Queens is so close to the Manhattan, yet also so close to the beaches of Long Island, with just one simple train ride you can have the best of both worlds.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here are fairly small which enable you to really get to know your professor. It's nice because by truly knowing my professor, I feel that I am less intimated to go to his/her office hours for extra help or even stay after class to ask some questions or get a follow up on the lecture. Also, it is A LOT easier to pay attention in a lecture (which trust me can be very boring at times!) if a class is smaller because the professor will noyice if you doze off or decide to catch up on your facebook chatting and completely ignore the lecture! It also is easier to get involved in debates and top conversations!

  • 08/26/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    18 out of 18 people found this review useful. 3 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    At SJU, you will find people of all different backgrounds. If you want to study somewhere where you will be accepted by all, this is the place for you!

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't pack too much, as the rooms aren't very big. You will love the diversity of the school-students from all over the world and country.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is a bit on the pricey side and there is not a lot of flexibility. I was forced to take off campus housing because on campus housing filled up and I have to pay an additional $800 for the year. I wanted on campus housing and feel that I shouldn't be penalized because SJU ran out of rooms.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the diversity on the campus and being close to Manhattan. There is always a lot to do both on and off campus.

    Am learning a lot

    I checked out my professor's ratings on-line and was very satisfied with the classes/instructors that I picked.

  • 08/30/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    13 out of 14 people found this review useful. 4 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This University is great for students who want to join a melting pot of people from all over the world and learn from some of the most well rounded professors. It is also a great place for students looking to network and meet a lot of great people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Some tips I would have for prospective students would definitely be to take a tour of the campus and ask a lot of questions. While St. Johns is a great university in which a degree from will open doors, it is not a place for everyone. Make sure this is the place in which you see yourself learning for the next few years.

    Bang for the buck

    With St. Johns being a Private University tuition is very steep, so you'll definitely want to look into scholarships. With the tuition the school provides a free laptop which becomes yours after you graduate and a variety of outlets and resources. There's always an annual spring concert where students receive discounted tickets and also a free end of the year fair with games and rides on the Great Lawn. If you don't have a car there are free shuttle buses that leave campus and take you into Manhattan as well as other locations. If you're struggling in your classes there's also free tutoring to get help and improve your grades.

    Am enjoying being here

    The campus is fairly large with a lot of organizations and clubs to join. With the location being in Queens it is also not too far from the big city so you'll never be bored. There's a huge variety of different ethnic backgrounds and you will learn from and associate with all different cultures.

    Am learning a lot

    At this university one thing every student can agree on is that they will learn the importance of giving back. Being that St. Johns is a Vincentian Catholic school they strive to get students into giving back to the community and helping others in need.

  • 01/31/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    12 out of 12 people found this review useful. 5 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    St. John’s is great for self-motivated and passionate students and even for students who is looking for great networking opportunities. The campus is not as big as some other campuses so you don’t have to cross a river or freeway to get to the other sides. Things are a good length apart and there are still other campuses elsewhere besides the Queens one and relationship between all of them is real nice and enjoyable. Everyone can find a place to fit in here, but it is firstly important to be humble and grounded, and confident in your own abilities. There are some people here who are using St. John’s to go to very high and prestigious graduate schools or even as a large stepping stone to transfer into other colleges between years. Not everyone has the same goal as each other, but you do not have to feel intimidated. The graduates here are really nice to you and help you out sometimes. For the most part, things are really friendly here and easy to get along with while you are working on your studies. Ultimately, St. John’s University is great for those students who can take on a challenge and realize their full potentials so they can go to place that can help them harness it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Sometimes I hear people saying that you have to do something substantial and not “coast through life” at their college. To be honest, St. John’s does not really have that kind of attitude. Instead of trying to push the students, they try to help you push yourself. St. John’s wants to have well educated and well rounded people (I bet you heard that before). However, the atmosphere here is not really like being squeezed through a bottle neck to do everything you see in your path. If you show interest in your education and try to be a bit creative, you can go really far, especially with the help you can receive here. At my high school, St. Johns was not really high on people’s lists. A lot of us thought that the more expensive meant the more prestigious while at the same time trying to not pay a lot for college. I did not realize how silly and counter-productive I was until my senior year in high school when my college advisor talked to me about St. John’s. He said that St. John’s was a very important school, especially in the New York area and in turn the nation. I was told how this private university was very well known and how the St. John’s name on a resume can raises eyebrows. With the many networks and resources available to you on campus or online, St. John’s University can be in some respects a big bundle of opportunities. With all of this you become a better person dynamically, which is one of the most important reasons of college right? Don’t be pressured to do anything, college life is different for everyone. St. John’s wants you to make a difference in yourself before so you can make a difference in the areas around you. As long as you’re willing to put in the effort to work hard and meet new people, you can have a great time here.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John’s is not the cheapest University in the world. No need to fret because there are so many opportunities for aid. The amount of aid and financial opportunities that you can be a part of is so large; I am still applying to some right now while having a few under my belt. The compensation you get for coming to a private university like this is really generous for more that 80 percent of the student body. One reason could be due to the massive amount of alumni that St. John’s has and they help out in big ways such as scholarships, internships and job opportunities. St. John’s have different payment plans to accommodate the different situations its students can be in. When you arrive here, you will easily see how in tune people are with financial aid. When you ask students why they chose to go to St. John's, most of them will probably say “Because they gave me the most money.” St. John’s University is also pretty nice to its students throughout the years. With tuition the school provides students with a free laptop which becomes yours after your graduation. There's always various amounts of events that students. Just this fall there was a Maroon 5 concert that I remember many people screaming their heads off for. There are free shuttle buses that leave campus and take you into Manhattan as well as other locations if you happen to not have a car. Assortment of outlets and free resources like tutoring are just waiting for students to hold of them. In a lot of colleges, a good amount of money is going to the name. In St. John’s, the academics are really the same in a more personal environment with a less hefty price tag.

    Am enjoying being here

    For me this is a great place to be. It is far enough from home to get the great college experience but close enough still to have the support of my family and friends. I originally am a long distance college experience king of guy but I found his location to be very comfortable. The Queens campus is pretty open and suburban. Great landscape and amazing views to wake up to on a weekend are definitely something that kept a lot of students happy. The surrounding area is nice but not as engaging as a city. However, one simple train ride or shuttle bus ride can get right into Manhattan along with many other students any day of the week. Also, the Manhattan campus is amazing too. It feels like living in a hotel. Free shuttle bus transportation to the Queens campus everyday and at night you have the whole city at your disposal. Dorm life is also good too. Dorm rooms are good size and have pleasant accommodations. Most likely you will be rooming with someone, but at least it’s more like one or two people instead of eight. There are also townhouses which are just plain awesome and the new dorm the built nearby which has a lot of space. If you have picky preferences like I do when it comes to living conditions, you might be really pleased with the campus life hear. And if there is a problem with anything, there is a Resident life team that works along with your R.A and R.D to help you out.

    Am learning a lot

    There truly is an opportunity to learn a great deal at St. Johns. They have a wide area of studies ranging from Anthropology and Psychology to Computer Science and Law. Even within the classes, the environment is set for comfortable learning. Classrooms are small to accommodate personal attention and engagement. The student-professor relationship that you have here sets St. Johns apart from other colleges. Alongside with classes, there are many organizations and societies that can parallel with your learning in your class. Technology is also not a stranger to St. Johns University. They have many web resources, that can help student connect and learn. Honestly, without these extra resources, you are bound to feel that sinking bored feeling while in a few of your classes at least 5 times. It happens to a lot of us but it’s natural. St. Johns seems to understand that and that’s why they have and are continuing to create new things for us students. It is not only the Professors and classes but the interactions you have with your fellow classmates are extremely helpful. Most classes do start out with people being quite and keeping to themselves or their friends. But don’t worry because there is just something about these classes that gets people to start interacting and the whole thing becomes more like a group of people instead of just a class. These classes are no joke; besides the core curriculum you major can put you into some serious classes. Having lighthearted but very professional instructors along with a group of people learning and interacting together brings many new and innovative ideas to the table. This will defiantly help in those times when you homework assignments give a big surprise and you are sitting there for hours trying to figure it out.

  • 12/15/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    9 out of 9 people found this review useful. 6 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want space, this is the place to be. We do not have dorms like the other campuses. We have apartments. There are single rooms, double rooms, and triples. You will always have two other people living with you but it is better than eight. Greek Life is a big deal on this campus, so if you are interested in local chapters, then this is where to go. We have two national sororities and one national fraternity.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are not used to cold weather, come prepared. Bring a nice pair of boots. Also, the Staten Island campus is on top of a hill so it gets really windy during the winter; this means bring a heavy duty jacket. Remember the Staten Island campus is on Staten Island, not Manhattan. The city is accessible, but one needs to take the free school shuttle (which is shared with Wagner College) and take the Staten Island Ferry to the city.

    Bang for the buck

    This school is really good with financial aid. The only thing is that one needs to really make sure all the financial stuff is taken care of first. First year freshman do not get penalties for paying late. Another good thing about this school is that it offers a deferred payment plan. Students don't have to pay their bill all in one hit. The greatest thing about coming to this school is that it is in New York City. It was cheaper for me to go to school on the other side of the country than to go to a state school in California.

    Am enjoying being here

    I am from California so this New York weather is really a huge deal. This campus is mostly a commuter campus but there are residents here (I am one). If you are looking for a small campus with the benefits of a big campus, then the Staten Island campus is for you. I personally like the bigger campus experience, that is why I am going to take some classes on the Queens campus.

    Am learning a lot

    Academically, this school is very good. I am a freshman this year on the Staten Island campus and I love the classes here. The professors on this campus really get to know you because the classes are so small. Everyone gets a laptop at the beginning of their freshman year, so it is really easy to keep up with class notes.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    6 out of 6 people found this review useful. 7 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    St. John's provides campus wide public safety that include the local police department, on-campus public safety officers and 24 hour surveillance. Many of the public safety officers are former law enforcement officers.

    Greek Life

    St. John's Greek Organizations are made of groups of many different interests. St. John's has 16 Sororities and 19 Fraternities which include: The Divine 9, National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, Inter-Fraternity Council, and Panhellenic Council Together they all strive to reach a common goal. Each organization is bonded by honor, respect, friendship, and truth. These Greek Organization also come with many benefits like leadership opportunities, academic support and a bond of brotherhood and sisterhood.

    Clubs and Activities

    St. John's University has over 40 student-led clubs/organizations that support academics, community service, cultural learning, performing arts, religion, media and honor societies and other special interests.

    What to do for fun

    Each campus has a variety of activities. St. John's gathers all students at their popular annual events for all to enjoy; sometimes St. John's includes the local Queens residents. St. John's has daily recreational events in the inside Gym for students to enjoy like Yoga, Pilates and even Zumba. Aside from Gym, St. John's has an additional recreational building for sports such as basketball and volleyball for all students to participate.

    Food and Dining

    St. John's provides a variety of healthy dining services all over campus. It has one main dining service that every student can access. It also has two buildings that have various places to eat such as Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, and Subway.

    Dorm Life

    St. John's University provides comfortable living for all students on all three campuses. Each residence hall is cable-ready with wifi and plenty of space. Living on campus in the residence halls is very convenient because they're close to all academic building including the campus library.

    Academic Rigor

    St. John's provides a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, compromising over 100 majors. St. John's also has a global studies programs that allow students to study abroad in places like Rome, Jamaica and Spain. This is University has some of the top professors that are very supportive of every student. Alongside the supportive staff, St. John's University also provides tutoring and writing centers for students in need of extra academic help.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. John's is an excellent school to attend because of the high quality education and supportive Vincentian community. It is also a very diverse community which gives each student the opportunity to learn about other cultures.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is one of the leading Catholic universities in a America. St. John's is known for its superb academic programs and diverse student life. St. John's is the perfect choice for a high quality education.

  • 12/02/2009

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    5 out of 5 people found this review useful. 8 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    If you want a campus with a lot of diversity and to be close to the city, St. John's is most definitely the place for you. If you strive to succeed, the smaller class sizes here and the opportunities available to you at St. John's will help you to achieve your goals. Be willing to get involved on campus, and you'll love it here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be fooled by first impressions. When I first visited the campus, I put St. John's on the bottom of the list of schools I applied to. But after I found out they were going to cover all of the tuition costs plus around half of my room and board, my parents urged me to re-consider. I'm glad I did because I grew to love St. John's through my subsequent visits.

    Bang for the buck

    While St. John's is a private university with a hefty price tag, they have a tremendous amount of scholarship money available. Almost everyone I know here has received a scholarship that is beyond generous and many of them even have full (tuition) scholarships. When you ask students why they picked St. John's, most of them will probably say Because they gave me the most money.

    Am enjoying being here

    There's definitely a lot to do on campus. There's activities all the time and there's also a lot to do around the area. St. John's location makes it fairly easy to get to Manhattan and there's even a free shuttle that goes to various places nearby and to the Manhattan campus. Also, there's a lot of opportunities to give back to the community through various volunteering activities.

    Am learning a lot

    As long as you're willing to put in the effort, you'll definitely learn a lot at St. John's. When you're picking out your classes, make sure to check ratemyproffesor.com first - you'll most likely end up with good professors that way. Participate in your classes and show that you care by doing your work. The classes are fairly small so professors will likely be able to tell who's a slacker and who's actually paying attention.

  • 03/03/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    4 out of 4 people found this review useful. 9 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school, the Staten Island campus, is great fro students that want to get involved with school activities, for students that want a small campus to go to, for students that want to need help to advance in academics, and for students that want to get to know many new people.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips for students that are planning on dorming at St. John's get to know your neighbor, get out a few times, if you don't then like in any other place it can become boring, I like the dorms on the Staten Island Campus because they are apartment size, with a living room, one or two bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, and small dinning area. For any student planning on attending St. John's don't be afraid to talk to the professors they are all nice.

    Bang for the buck

    You will definitely being getting all your moneys worth, if you get involved with things around campus. It doesn't have to be to much but at advantage of the things that are offered. Also take advantage of the facilities that students can use like the tutoring center, the writing lab, the free printing in the library, counseling, financial counseling, and so much more.

    Am enjoying being here

    As an on campus resident there are so many activities that are provided to us, like tickets to Broadway plays for $15 or sometimes less. Also there are many things you can also do with Student Life, for example last weekend there was a Ski Trip, and there are other fun and exciting things to get involved with on campus like the different groups and organizations.

    Am learning a lot

    I am a student at the Staten Island Campus of St. John's University, I have found that the professors here are some of the best in their field of work and they all have shown care for students. Every professor that I have had so fr will go out of their way to help, all you have to do is ask. Because of this relationship with the professors I feel that every student has the ability to learn so much.

  • 05/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 10 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Business Students students who like big schools and small classrooms students who like NYC Students who want to study abroad students who like to recycle students who want a free laptop

    Tips for prospective students

    -there is a convenient store on campus called the Hungry Johnnies C-store, i would advise you to only go there when you HAVE to go there because there products are somewhat expensive. It's usually cheaper to get your food and stuff from 7/11 nearby, stores on hillside, and, if you really feel ok with a little travel, the Queens Mall(Their Target is AWSOME). -IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY IT WILL BE BEST TO GET AN APARTMENT SOPHMORE YEAR if you are dorming then i feel social-wise for freshman year it's awesome to be on campus, but the fact is getting an apartment is actually cheaper than dorming, plus it's more freedom. I personally am not getting an apartment because I'm moving to the most social sophomore dorm next year, but i have a lot of friends planning to get apartments nearby the university.

    Bang for the buck

    it is somewhat expensive to live here just because it's New York so you gotta learn how to be money-savvy Financial wise, they give away a lot of grants and scholarships, right now I'm only paying half of my tuition, and i know students that is going by FREE RIDE, just make sure that if your financial aid is depending on grades, that you keep your grades up. all students get a free laptop that they keep if they graduate. If they don't graduate the laptop is taken back. i like the fact that we get to wash our clothes for free (laundry mat in every dorm) and there is a website that lets students know when washers and dryers are open if your too lazy to go to the laundry room

    Am enjoying being here

    In st. John's, for freshman, there are regular dorms (st vincents, donovan) and the fairly new suites (hollis, dasilva, carey). now i thought like on other colleges you have to pay more to be in a suite but i got in a suite for free. but be mindful, no matter what dorm your in the elevators, or at least for the freshman, are a little slow and tends to break at least once a month. Sophmores are in the suites; century, henley and also carey. There are a million and one things to do on campus talent shows, business events, fashon shows, discussions, barbecues. There are also alot of clubs to join. be prepared for your school email account to be filled with constant messges of activities. A good amount of people go home on the weekend so sometimes the campus seems like a ghost town. party wise is tricky. St. John's University is a dry campus, meaning we aren't allowed to have alcohol or drugs on campus, but people drink, sell, and smoke weed anyways, just in secret. Mostly people go off campus to party. Nearby there are frat house parties, fun bars (Traditions, Cheapshots, McFaddens, etc), and some clubs. Farther off, i work at and attend manhattan clubs and have been to legit brooklyn raves. All are really fun. Now this is an undeniable fact. St. John's is nearby the big apple but it isn't right next door. Be prepared for 30-50 minute traveling, depending on where you are going. Thoug, to me, i've been to manhattan so often it doesn't even seem that far anymore. From the top of the Great Stairs and some buildings there is a perfect view of manhattan which i love sitting down and viewing. There are alot of beautiful landscaping and trees. The campus is escpecially beautiful in the springtime. If you don't live in New York, be prepared for it's wheather especially when it's transitioning between seasons, then things really start to get crazy. One week in February or March it was 70 degrees one day, 40 degrees after, snow the next, 60 the next, and rain with a violent random slushy thunderstorm for like two hours the next day. Spring didn't really begin to show itself til late April/early May When it's nice out, music is playing, some people are tanning on the lawn, and EVERYBODY is outside. A really social scene. the campus is green which i enjoy, recycle & trash cans everywhere Though there is no 100% safe campus i feel the university is really safe for queens. Public safety driving around, emergency stations, but personally i have walked off campus to 7/11 and Dunkin Donuts (a block away from the campus) in the middle of the nite, i was perfectly fine. we all get a free laptop, a fair amount of computer stations. Study Abroad is fantastic. St. John's has campuses in Rome, Italy and Paris, France. With a whole bunch of opportunities to visit many other countries. I attended the freshman Passport Program, in January. i was lucky enough to be in Italy for 2 weeks and enjoyed every second of it, especially since we had alot of free time to explore, travel, and shop on our own. What was interesting was that while i was there, some other big colleges, one being University of Delaware, were actually renting out our Rome campus and while my class were all freshmen, the students coming from the other colleges were Juniors and Seniors! If you are a singer like me, or some kind of musician, there are definately opportunities. Manhattan definately has music opportunities, and being so close to it has its advantages. I have a friend who had his first gig in manhattan, another friend, who is a musical prodigy, just got signed. Heck, J. Cole and Kris Payne were from St. John's. I'm not saying your gonna come and a record deal will fall on your lap you have to work hard, but like any other university nearby big recording studios, there are more opportunities.

    Am learning a lot

    when you start at st. john's you have to take a lot of core classes, but how well you learn or how easy it is depends on the teacher. if you like a big school with small classrooms this is the place for you. We have 16,000-20,000 students here yet all of my classes are usually around 30 students, only time this wasn't the case was for one business lecture of what 50? all the teachers remembered me and knew me by name which is definitely better than other schools where students are basically a number. There is also a new accelerated learning opportunity where, if your in Accounting, Management, and some other business courses, you can opt for a program where you can have your bachelor's and master's degree finished in only 5 years! As a Management Major i will definitely be signing up for it. Be mindful this opportunity is really only opened to students with good grades. So keep them grades up! =] In addition, St. John's University has connections with major Business Companies in NYC, that are looking for specifically St. John's Students), especially Goldman Sachs which came to St. John's three times this year alone. Why are they looking at St. John's, one reason is because the school is extremely diverse, is somewhat more of the middle class students, actually knows about Manhattan since we are in the area, and finally because we get such a broad education with all our core classes. We're the type or workers Goldman Sachs are looking for. Last month my business class had an exclusive visit by a high end member of Goldman Sachs, we all had to wear business attire and everything.

  • 12/08/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 11 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    Diligent and hard-working students who love to learn are ideal. Students that also are willing to develop relationships with teachers should come to St. John's -- and that goes for both Staten Island and Queens campuses. All of the teachers are easily accessible and there are many resources to optimize your own academic performance around. Come here if you want to get a very hands-on approach to your education with people of all backgrounds who understand you.

    Tips for prospective students

    I'd say that, if you want to excel at St. John's, try to be as punctual as possible -- I mean, do your work as SOON as you get it. Not that you shouldn't do this in any college, but I was doing term papers the moment they were assigned and I had so much time for other activities and almost two weeks of study time by the time finals came around. Do your -true- best, guys!

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's is a very expensive private school. However, don't let that scare you into applying; St. John's is very friendly and understanding when it comes to financial aid. I only have one working parent with no college degree with the other unable to work due to medical reasons -- not counting subsidized loans, so far I've only had to pay around $150 out of my pocket. If you need more, try applying to outside scholarships, but I promise that their financial aid package won't scare you off.

    Am enjoying being here

    Very much so! I'm so excited for the next semester -- I can't wait to go back, especially for my third semester when I start my pre-health courses. I love the teachers, the environment; it was very easy to adapt from high school to college through St. John's, almost to the point that it felt natural.

    Am learning a lot

    Yes! Although I'm mostly taking prerequisites right now, I've taken two classes related to my majors and I truly feel like I'm learning so much. Those are actually my two favorite classes to attend because of all of the things I learn. When you guys choose a major, choose something that makes you happy so the learning experience will be exciting and impacting.

  • 12/21/2010

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 12 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    St. John's University can fit into any student's profile. It is compatible to almost every major and offers tons of possibilities.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are planning to go to St. John's University you just need to make the most of it. I am not saying it is not good for the come and go only work-flow students, but it makes it easy to get comfortable and meet friends, so take advantage of it!

    Bang for the buck

    Although the school happens to be much mroe expensive than any CUNY or SUNY for me it is 100% worth it. It is less than the ivy league schools, but still offers just as much. Not only is the activities that we fund worth it but the food is better than the usual school lunches. The dorms are equiped with tons of space plus televisions and common rooms. We have couches and computer labs everywhere plus you are allowed a certain amount of free printing every semester. =]

    Am enjoying being here

    This school is terrific with extra activities and things to do around campus. Whether you live here or not there are tons of activities going on all the time. This week just for the holidays they have Christmas fairs, horse and carriage rides around campus, holiday crafts, and fireworks. There is always places to hangout, especially the Starbucks and food locations, which happens to be just like home. It makes you feel like you are not too far to your comfort area.

    Am learning a lot

    This school not only has amazing professors who will spend extra hours to sit and discuss classwork with you, but the classes are challenging and get you straight onto the path of your career. The core classes are not boring, they include anything and give you the choice of the type you would like. They even offer study sessions and tutoring from graduate students and professors throughout the day in the library.

  • 01/08/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 13 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    I would suggest STJ for students willing to work and those who want a the regular college experience in the city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Public Safety is a bit strict on the rules just do what your suppose to though and it will be fine. I also suggest be open to knew things be willing to try things and step out of your comfort zone.

    Bang for the buck

    It is a matter of fact Saint John's is quite expensive and although the education is high there are extras that most students believe shouldn't be thrown in. If you can get over the sticker price Saint John's is overall wonderful.

    Am enjoying being here

    You find your own fun just like with anything in life. At STJ it is a lot easier though not only is the campus located close to the city but the campus has events constituently. It is hardly ever you hear someone say on campus that they are bored and have nothing to do.

    Am learning a lot

    Although there are a few teachers who you learn more from the book then the actual class the majority of teachers are willing to help you learn the material. The classes require you to work for the grade but the teachers are great at explaining their expectations.

  • 05/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 14 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    St. John's can be great for any student, so long as you are willing to find out what there is for you on campus and in the city. Is your thing art? Food? Video games? Sports? St. John's has a place for any college student, you just need to make sure to find that place.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply everywhere that interests you, but don't pass up St. John's! Once you're in, come for a visit and see if you can imagine yourself here. Take a look at the posters hanging all over campus; do we have the fraternity that you're interested in? what about the networking opportunities? Talk to the Freshmen Advisers and see if we offer your program here. Some academic programs are better than others, and some are much more difficult. Once you begin classes, create a niche for yourself. Join the organizations that interest you, sign up for events that sound exciting, and challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone and leave that dorm room to experience campus life. Take the classes that you want to take and talk to friends and read reviews online so that you know what you're getting into (or who you're getting into- some professors are incredible while others seem to inspire nothing more than nap-time). And while you're taking advantage of the university, don't forget to explore the biggest, most diverse and exciting city in the nation, New York City! Best of luck!

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's is expensive, that much cannot be denied. But we have amazing alum who provide financial support unparallelled by other universities. Don't avoid applying because of cost. Not only is the initial application free (you've got nothing to lose!), but 94% of undergraduates receive financial aid and the aid provided totals $431.1 million in a given year. Most of our students are actually Pell Grant eligible and considered in great need. So just because St. John's is a big-name school with an even bigger price tag doesn't mean that you won't be able to attend. And once you're in, the laptop is free, laundry is free, and if one navigates the terrain of the university right, you can find dinner on almost any given night for free!

    Am enjoying being here

    My school is located in New York City! Even if St. John's completely failed to entertain me, this would be enough that I probably wouldn't be upset. But fortunately, St. John's not only entertains me, but keeps me ridiculously busy. Between movie showings and plays in the Little Theater that you would have to pay for off-campus, free barbeques and dinners, service opportunities (and there are many, many offered!), and trips to places like DC and Albany for Networking, the Baseball Hall of Fame and Central Park for Fun, and New Orleans and Philadelphia for service, I can't imagine a place I would more enjoy.

    Am learning a lot

    My classes have been incredible, taught by professors who not only are knowledgeable, but care about students. My classes in Sociology and Human Services have given me a better understanding of the world and the different cultures out there, many of which can be seen somewhere in New York City. In addition, I am constantly learning things that I never expected. For example, last Saturday, there was a Sushi-making event on Campus! Every Saturday, at the Live, Love, Learn series in the Student Center, a new creative skill is taught. These have included: tie-dying, dream-catcher making, superhero cape-decorating (for our superhero themed Relay for Life fundraiser!), popcorn poplooza (where we experimentally added all sorts of crazy spices to freshly popped popcorn), and much more. In addition, if you're interested in something outside your major and want to learn about it, chances are you'll be able to attend a lecture or a presentation. We have Women's History Month, Asian Heritage Month, and Black History Month, each of which consist of dinners, panel discussions with speakers from outside the university, and movie viewings that are not only informative, but fun. The best part; after you pay tuition, nearly everything is free! Lectures by Mitch Ablum, Wyclef Jean, Andrew Jenks, and Poppi Kramer, and Misty May-Treanor, to name a few, have all been offered free to students during my time at St. John's! In my opinion, this is where a lot of learning happens, outside the classroom.

  • 06/20/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 15 of 133

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    Great for these types of students

    Honestly, STJ is great for all types of students. The student body is so large that anyone can find their niche.

    Tips for prospective students

    Even though the online application is simple. Go all out and include an essay and your resume. That improves your chances immensely.

    Bang for the buck

    Personally, I do not think that STJ is the best school for liberal arts studies because it is just way too expensive. You get the best bang for the buck as a health professions major or business major in undergrad. Unless you have a scholarship, that is.

    Am enjoying being here

    I love the environment of STJ as well as the opportunities that are available here. If you are looking for a school with a sense of community and student engagement. This is it! There are plenty of oranizations to get involved in. I joined Jumpstart as a Corps member last fall and will return this coming fall.

    Am learning a lot

    As a Pharmacy major I am definitely learning a lot at St. John's, sometimes more than I can handle. But, STJ offers support to it's student body in the form of tutoring in almost every subject. The professors are also very likeable.

  • 07/18/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 16 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    Go to class, there is plenty of time to have fun, there are multiple events going on and you are in NEW YORK. So just take it easy and have fun!

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's has raised tuition since I got here two years ago. Although it has become more expensive it is definitely an incredible university to attend. It has much prestige around New York and it has quite a status at the Law School. St. John's gave me the most help of the rest of the schools I applied to, and it usually does give the most help to students it possibly can.

    Am enjoying being here

    St. John's is a university simply full of opportunities for anyone who applies. For anyone who transfers, and for prospective students as well. There are ways to contribute to the New York community all the time, students can meet wonderful people every single day. Professors themselves are very helpful, as well as the staff. Anyone who knows their way around St. John's knows someone who can help a student out. Help is one thing that does not lack in such an amazing and wonderful school. Everyone does their best to reach out to those in need. It is extremely easy to make friends in such an environment. The people you meet will all teach you at least one thing in your life that you will either remember or begin to use. Growing as a person becomes easier the more people you know here. There are events here almost every week and weekend (practically every day). Students organize most of the events and that is what is so great when you meet someone as passionate about your school. Your university will become your home, you have to love it and be open to the amazing opportunities that lie ahead. The campus itself is beautiful, you can always walk around and find a squirrel or a bird, or a snowman in the winter time.

    Am learning a lot

    The classes here at St.John's get more and more competitive the closer a students gets to graduation. Depending on one's major the class difficulty in itself will vary, just like any other university's. The environment of a class is comfortable and if you really want to learn there are more than a few ways to engage into conversation with the professor or the students that share the same beliefs. I love all of my classes and my professors have all left me with at least two great memories and lots of material that has helped me with the rest of my classes. As a Psychology major I love everything about my classes. The harder the class gets, the more willing your professor is to answer every single one of your questions. Take advantage of that!

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 17 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Whenever something happens on or near campus, you are immediately texted and emailed about what is going on.

    Greek Life

    There is a fraternity and sorority for everyone!

    Great for these types of students

    Anyone who is serious about their education, as well as wiling to let a little loose, St. John's is for you!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It's not very unusual, but we have Open Mic on Fridays with coffee and donuts (complimentary of Dunkin' Donuts). It's fun and it brings us together.

    Bang for the buck

    It's extremely expensive, but I personally think it is worth it. You get an amazing education and have a lot of fun. The campus is always well decorated and extremely clean.

    What to do for fun

    There are always so many activities on campus that you will not get bored. And if you do, it's a 15 minute walk to the train and 30 minute subway ride to New York City.

    Food and Dining

    There are many places to eat on campus. There are some fast food places as well as some places that make very unique food. There are options for everyone!

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not dorm, but I have heard that it's a lot of fun. Also, if there are any problems, housing will help to make you as comfortable as possible.

    Academic Rigor

    You will work hard! The classes are no joke but you will learn everything you need to know!

    Tips for prospective students

    Anyone going to college needs to know that things are going to change drastically! One big thing that kept me on track was keeping in touch with my advisor. The freshman center become my second home because everyone was so helpful and welcoming.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is an amazing school. Not only is the campus amazing but the people are great as well. You will feel more than at home here.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 3 people found this review useful. 18 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Great campus safety. All or most of the officers are retired cops. Very experienced at their jobs.

    Greek Life

    Many Academic and Social Fraternities and Sororities are offered.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many clubs and activities are offered for all kinds of students.

    Great for these types of students

    Great school for potential Pharmacists/Lawyers/Criminal Justice.

    What to do for fun

    Join a club. Grab a soccer ball and kick around on the great lawn in front of the library.

    Food and Dining

    Great food and managers who overlook the cooking, planning, cleaning and operation of food and dining facilities.

    Dorm Life

    Dry Campus. Do not come here expecting to party. Very strict rules and guidelines.

    Academic Rigor

    Great academic programs for mostly all majors that are offered.

    Tips for prospective students

    Create a good relationship with your professors and fellow students.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University has a great academic environment. The professors at this University are experienced in the fields they teach. There are many clubs and activities for all kinds of interests on campus.

  • 03/19/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 19 of 133

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    Campus Safety

    I don't like Public Safety. You will feel babied by them. Your parents also will probably never let you move off campus because of how Jamaica looks around the campus compared to the beauty and safety of the gated-in campus. Trust me, Jamaica isn't that bad. And being treated like a three year old that spilled his drink at dinner is not worth paying 200k over two years to live on campus and not be allowed to light candles, have lava lamps, drink (even if you're 21, no alcohol allowed on campus), and even if you smoke you have to stay 30-50 feet away from all doors to all buildings of the school. Not to mention the violation system... It's really easy to get in trouble for almost anything on campus, even if you weren't involved in anything they consider against the rules.

    Greek Life

    I'm not personally involved but my other roommates are and they love it! The girls I've met through them are pretty great too. I plan on pledging next year!

    Clubs and Activities

    Drama club, Greek life, STJ Radio club, Anime club, Running club, Intramural sports, Dodgeball tournaments, Dance and singing cabarets, the list goes on and on! It seems like every other day a new flyer is posted on my dorm room's door about a new club or activity for people to join.

    Great for these types of students

    Pharmacy Physician's Assistant Criminal Justice Wannabe New Yorkers Anyone looking for escape from a small town to the big city (You'd be surprised how many farm-country kids go here)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Freshman Welcome Week the first week of school is the most fun you'll have all fall semester. Trust me. It's amazing.

    Bang for the buck

    When Harrison leaves, this school will probably drop down to the price range it belongs in. If I didn't get a scholarship to go here, I wouldn't have ever came.

    What to do for fun

    Honestly, the only things around campus that I found were fun were the drama club (They put on excellent performances), the gym, the dance and singing cabarets held frequently, going to basketball games (Go Redstorm!), joining Greek Life if you're into that sort of thing, or going to the city/other boroughs to club or just explore. This school is in New York City! Take advantage of it!

    Food and Dining

    The only reason I gave four stars is because some of the workers in the D'Angelo Center dining hall are rude and miserable. Otherwise, I'm a big fan of the food here. The meal exchange plan is great and if you're big on eating healthy, it's not hard to do in the Montgoris dining hall, D'Angelo center dining hall, or Marillac dining hall. Plus, the seasonal carnival food, St. Patricks' day food, and monthly torched desserts are my favorite!

    Dorm Life

    The only reason I'm not a huge fan of dorm life is because Resident Life and Public Safety are a bunch of a-holes. You can only sign in one same-sex guest in overnight for 3 nights at a time per week, (you can't sign in multiple people and you can't sign in anyone of the opposite sex overnight - how annoying is that?). Public Safety officers walk around the campus dorm halls and will randomly knock on doors and search rooms looking for anything they can write you up for - totally legal in their minds, I guess. Also, all of the dorms except for Donovan and St. Vinny's have suite-style dorms. You'll either end up in a suite of two triples, a common room, and a bathroom, or a suite of two doubles, two triples, a common room, and two bathrooms. This makes it easier to bond and make friends with your roommates and other people on your floor without awkwardly having to share a bathroom with everyone else on your floor. I definitely love my suite of 6!

    Academic Rigor

    The school requires a Math, English, Science, History, Public Speaking, Sociology, 3 Theology, and 3 Philosophy classes to graduate. It sounds like a lot, but they're really not hard classes. They're not too easy, either. All of the classes I've taken at this university have challenged me to push harder mentally and do what I didn't do in high school, but they aren't impossible to pass.

    Tips for prospective students

    If money is your biggest problem, I'd suggest living on campus for a year or even a semester and then building up a credit score and getting a job so sophomore year you can live on your own. If you have a scholarship and grants, the cost for the school goes down really fast. That's what I'm doing next year and instead of the 30k loan I took out freshman year I'm only taking out 9k for tuition and a meal plan (the cheapest one)

    In three sentences

    The school is pretty expensive. The location isn't bad, you aren't stuck in the hustle and bustle of city life but you can throw yourself into it for 2.50 a ride on the subway. The classes I'm taking (Forensic Science major) are pretty challenging but not challenging to the point where I can't handle it.

  • 01/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 20 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    St. John's is a great school for students looking for a NYC experience with a college life feel. It is a very respected school in New York City and beyond!

    Tips for prospective students

    My best advise to prospective students would be to get involved! Whether that means attending one of the Red Storm's Big East Basketball games or joining a fraternity or sorority- the fun is out there, St. John's makes sure of that. Also- avoid the dreaded Monty's Mist!

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's is a private, Catholic University. And one of the biggest of its kind! That being said, the price does reflect the school's prestigious title. I'm not going to lie, tuition is pricey. However, from the free laptops offered to all freshmen and new transfer students to the constant updates being made around campus, you WILL see your money being put into use.

    Am enjoying being here

    St. John's is a fun school, but you MUST get involved to enjoy all of its benefits. If you look, you can find something to do almost everyday of the week. On the other hand, if you're not into the whole 'go out and get involved' thing, you will be bored. St. John's also strives to get its large population of commuter students feeling like they are as much a part of the school as the on-campus students. With annual spring concerts ranging from N.E.R.D to Maroon Five and luncheons with top NYC professionals, it is obvious that St. John's University does its best to give students the fun college experience while helping them prepare for the 'real-world.'

    Am learning a lot

    It's obvious that class difficulty will depend on your major. As a communications major I have found the classes relating to my major to be slightly on the easier side. BUT, that doesn't mean I'm not learning! The professors at St. John's are all extremely experienced in the topics they teach and most are seen in the professional business world as 'big names' in NYC. Being exposed to their stories of real-life experiences makes you feel like you are getting an education that has been personalized just for you.

  • 06/30/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 21 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Tips for prospective students

    If you want a well rounded education St John's is great for that from pharmacy to physics to math to psychology. There are tons of educational clubs and programs for everyone!

    Bang for the buck

    As a private school, tution can get out of hand.

    Am enjoying being here

    There is never a boring moment at St John's. If you are bored you are not taking an active step to make a friend. There are people every where and they are more than willing to help you.

    Am learning a lot

    St John's University offers a variety of classes, with challenging material to further your educational goals.

  • 07/12/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 22 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    This school is great if you are going to the school for something related to Medicine or Law. The East Asian Studies program is pretty good also. All other programs are a bit under funded.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you have a lot of money saved up and make your parents bring a lot of food because the food hall times are inconvenient and prices too expensive

    Bang for the buck

    A lot of the things at St. John's is all for show. It's a big yet very small campus when you are in Queens; extremely small in Staten Island.

    Am enjoying being here

    It's ok. The students at St. John's are brilliant and create a good social atmosphere that is easy to study in.

    Am learning a lot

    The first year is always a repeat of everything you learned. Don't become shocked the second year when it's not as easy. My friends and I learned the hard way. No one did as well as the previous year because everything threw us for a loop

  • 06/13/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 23 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There are strict rules around this campus, especially when entering a dorm building

    Clubs and Activities

    The clubs are great here! It just takes time for a student to look around and find the right club.

    Bang for the buck

    I feel like this campus is too expensive for its worth. They do give out a lot of free stuff but its not actually free.

    What to do for fun

    There is the Queens Center Mall and the Rego Park when you take the bus and train.

    Food and Dining

    There are a lot of different options besides the dining hall. Subways, Boar head, energy kitchen, taco bell, dunkin donuts, Starbucks, and Nathans

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major, I would have to say that pharmacy would be one of the hardest programs held here. But I find that the academics aren't great here, but they hold a lot of career events for students to network with potential employees

    Tips for prospective students

    Join in different clubs and get a feel for each club to see if they are right for you. A lot of people complain about having nothing to do on campus because they dont find something to do. There are plenty of things to do on this campus, you just need to make an effort to find it.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University has great clubs students can join. It is a nice campus with a lot of different activities going on throughout the year. Overall I think that this campus is great because of the fellow students!

  • 01/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 24 of 133

    Categories Comments
    What to do for fun

    Making friends is easy at St John's. There are a lot of events for you to meet new people all the time !

    Food and Dining

    Food is awesome here ! Just don't overeat and gain a freshman 50 ! ):

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at St John's is great, but I wish the hours for visitors were better !

    Academic Rigor

    Like all schools, there are good and bad professors. I've experienced both, but as long as you try your best you should be okay !

    Tips for prospective students

    It can seem overwhelming and unfamiliar at first, but it is a very easy place to adapt to.

    In three sentences

    The campus is beautiful. The staff as well as the students all create a surprisingly trusting and comfortable environment for learning and making friends. Its a great place to take on the college experience.

  • 01/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

    1 out of 3 people found this review useful. 25 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    I have to say the school is very well secured.

    What to do for fun

    Go to ghetto clubs and bars.

    Food and Dining

    The food is horrible and has the worst hours.

    Dorm Life

    I loved my roommates, but the rules are very strict.

    Academic Rigor

    Not the best.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in law or pharmacy, its a good choice. Any other major is taken as a joke.

    In three sentences

    It was a mediocre college. It is very easy to slack off here, and the tuition money is spent of landscaping. Your experience here depends on your major.

  • 03/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 2 people found this review useful. 26 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    None

    What to do for fun

    We have a D1 sports program, so the sporting events are definitely fun to attend. There are also hundreds of clubs and organizations that students can join.

    Tips for prospective students

    Time management is key. Get involved.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is an open minded university that focuses on bringing many cultures together in the learning environment. The teachers are dedicated and it's easy to make friends. This school is a great fit for almost any student.

  • 05/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 27 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There has never once been a velociraptor attack on campus, enough said.

    Greek Life

    Stay away, frats and sororities are pretty pretentious here.

    Clubs and Activities

    No matter your interests, there is a club full of people who share them.

    Great for these types of students

    There's a place for every type of student at St. John's.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Students like hanging on the strip on campus, but you may find that it's little more than a popularity contest once the weather gets nice.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is sky high, and it shouldn't be. Simple as that.

    What to do for fun

    You can take a 45 minute train ride to the city and have endless fun, but there are also things do do around Queens. There are a number of movie theatres, bars and museums close by.

    Food and Dining

    I've never had bad food at St. John's.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms on campus are incredibly noisy, but the off campus dorms are great.

    Academic Rigor

    The work is intellectually stimulating so long as you take the time to do it. Some professors are lenient graders, but they are by no means careless.

    Tips for prospective students

    Save up as much as you can because St. John's can be pricey. Try not to get too distracted by what's going on around you, because it's easy to fall behind in class. Finally, understand that college is a place for adults. Act your age and leave the high school drama behind.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a great choice for students with a strong work ethic. The work is as difficult as you make it. The student body is incredibly diverse.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    1 out of 1 people found this review useful. 28 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Similar to Fort Knox, it's that safe.

    Greek Life

    Highly recommend joining a fraternity or sorority. Greek life is family, and when you come to school you have family here. I am a member of Sigma Chi Beta and brothers assist me in various ways with jobs and homework.

    Clubs and Activities

    University life is about doing what you love, and I am more than sure that you can find what you need and/ or want.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Go to all the festivals or student events, you'll meet great people and get free stuff.

    Bang for the buck

    You get your money's worth when you attend.

    What to do for fun

    Go out to Manhattan and discover the city with a group of friends. Nothing is more safer than going to the city with a group of friends. And make sure that you bring some locals with you incase you get lost.

    Food and Dining

    They have everything from Burger King to Boar's Head sandwiches. I cant complain about the food. I have so many options everyday after class on where to eat next.

    Dorm Life

    It's what you make it. Some will mess up, but make sure that you learn from their mistakes and get into serious trouble.

    Academic Rigor

    I have never been so challenged, and yet I have so much interest for all my classes. Never has there been a dull moment.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you do all the required work and make sure that you stay organized. You also need to stay on top of what you do financially, academically, socially and what ever else you may encounter. Only you can make the best choices for yourself.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a place where intellect interacts with compassion. The Vincentian mission really does wonder to the human soul. I would recommend this university to any incoming freshman.

  • 05/31/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    29 of 133

    Categories Comments
    Great for these types of students

    want to study abroad, looking to diversify your life culturally, interested in the pharmacy program, want to explore and be on your own in New York, or just looking for a great experience into your first steps to adulthood.

    Tips for prospective students

    SCHOLARSHIPS!!!!!! This school will put you in debt, but eventually it will pay off. Make the choice: debt now, success later? Or a cheaper school and still success. (pick choice 2)

    Bang for the buck

    Lets be honest: tuition cost is an arm, leg, and soul. Great program but sometimes it's just not worth all the hassle. Word to the wise: no scholarship, don't attend.

    Am enjoying being here

    St. Johns is a very fun school. There is something there for EVERYONE! We always had different awareness events to raise money for various charities which always makes you feel good. We had many student activities such as: foam parties, concerts, carnivals, cookouts, Jumpoffs, etc. There is a club/organization for all walks of life and if it isn't one you like, you have the freedom of making your own. And if you the type who like to explore, Manhattan is simply a train ride away. Never a dull moment with Team Redstorm!

    Am learning a lot

    St. John's opened many doors to exploring other people's culture, which aside from academics is very vital to know. Because we are a school following the Venetian values of St. Vincent de Paul, we are big on the acceptance and diversity of all. I learned a lot about other people and how to accept them as human beings and see the beauty in everyone. That was the greatest lesson i learned in St. John's. Academic wise, the classes are great. sometimes they aren't as challenging as you may want but that's when you have to step up and challenge yourself. Very cool professors, great team of tutors there to help you do your absolute best to excel.academically.

  • 06/01/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Its a great school for students who aren't ready to dive right into the real world after high school. It is a good transition and there are a lot of people to help you learn to be independent and educated. It is good for students coming from a distance because the school really helps educate you on your surroundings and the beauty that is new york city.

    Tips for prospective students

    Good grades gets you better housing, so don't slack off if you want to live on campus after your freshman year. Also never ever forget your storm card (student i.d) anywhere. Public Safety is strict, so you're in a safe environment, but it can also be a pain sometimes if you ever forget your i.d.

    Bang for the buck

    It's a private school, so of course it is going to be expensive, but I think that some of the money needs to be spent a little more wisely. While there are great things for students, such as activities and the spring carnival. They also build random stair cases, or fountains that have no purpose. It was an average education of an above average price.

    Did enjoy being here

    The atmosphere of campus is great. They're pretty strict with public safety, but that doesn't mean you cant have fun. There is so much to do off campus on the weekends and even during the week. Campus also has a lot to offer. The basketball and soccer games are always a blast, and there are often free events with free food and other fun. It's located in a great area too. Close enough to take a subway train to the city, but not so close that you're overwhelmed with people all the time.

    Did learn a lot

    Some of my classes I really learned a lot. I actually discovered that I did not want to major in what I thought I did because my professors taught me what it would be like to truly pursue a career in that field. The instructors were pretty average for the most part, but if you get lucky you find that there are a few diamonds in the rough that will really help you along your way.

  • 06/27/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    St. John's University would be great for students who enjoy being in the New York City area, although the campus is located in Queens. Nonetheless it is a very simple commute into the city. Also, students who enjoy a diverse community and would find themselves happy with the St. John's University environment.

    Tips for prospective students

    For any students whom are planning to go St. John's University, I recommend that you work hard to maintain any financial aid that you may receive and on top of that, apply for several scholarships to help alleviate the stress on your wallet.

    Bang for the buck

    One of the major downsides to this university, in my opinion, is the high tuition for each semester. The scholarship money that has been awarded to me is extremely valuable but even then the cost of attendance is still very expensive.

    Am enjoying being here

    Aside from the professors, the environment on campus is a very comfortable one. There are professors that you can go to during office hours to meet with and there are many that are very sociable and friendly. There are also several activities that encourage student participation and attendance and is still worth the time. The student body is very diverse so you are bound to find a group of friends that you would fit into and enjoy being around; I definitely have found that group.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors here know and understand the material they teach very well. What you may experience though is that some professors aren't as good as teaching that material as others. Nonetheless, the information you learn in the classroom is very straightforward and down to the point.

  • 10/06/2011

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    You want to explore and see New York City without being stuck in the main metropolis, Queens would definitely be the place. Catholic students are more than welcome and can get additional scholarships. Also, they have really great study-abroad programs at their campuses in Europe, like the Rome campus and the new one (I think) in Paris.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you plan on dorming, beware the meal plans; especially if you are staying over on the shorter breaks, because almost all facilities closed. I've heard they have made changes to the schedule that would be Monday/Thursday and Tuesday/Friday classes (at 1hr 25 min.) with most of the 3-hour classes on Wednesdays and Saturdays. If you don't like this set-up, this is not the place to go.

    Bang for the buck

    Warning: Very expensive. However, the campus is nice, as are the dorms and classes and various other buildings. It was rather eh when it came to the food at the main cafeteria, but you could go to one of the other food courts on campus or out on the streets just off-campus were plenty of great restaurants.

    Did enjoy being here

    Definitely fun, and made lots of friends. Unfortunately, far away from home didn't always sit well with me, but if that does not bother anyone, go for it!

    Did learn a lot

    Not only did I learn a lot in my classes, but also a lot about the college experience. This was really a great place for me to go for my first year in college! Also, being in New York was a big eye-opener!

  • 12/22/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Students who want the Urban Setting

    Tips for prospective students

    Look into their 5-year program

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    *People who want to be in/near NYC and experience all the benefits of that *Pharmacy, actuarial science, PA, PR, pre-law majors *Those looking for a big scholarship *Those to whom diversity is important *Religious students

    Bang for the buck

    Very few things in life are worth 50k per year. However, they do give out lots of scholarships, and it's cheaper for me to attend here than a public state school! If STJ is affordable for you, absolutely consider it, but if it's a huge financial burden, maybe it's not worth it. (There are also great perks---free stuff practically every day, a DJ at most events, career planning, networking events, etc)

    Am enjoying being here

    It's great to be so close to the city, yet St. John's also has that traditional college campus feeling.

    Am learning a lot

    Most professors are great, at least in the liberal arts arena. As long as you do your work the classes (even honors classes) aren't too difficult. That can be good or bad depending on your perspective.

  • 12/28/2011

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I feel like St. Johns is too expensive, and spends to much money on unnecessary arrangements such as water.

    Am enjoying being here

    I very much enjoy my time at st. johns university, is a very friendly envirnment, and eventough its a big school everyone still interacts during school events.

    Am learning a lot

    The professors and advisers really care about your education, they usually are professors who have an active role in the subject they are teaching, and can give you a first hand insight, they basically help you if you want to be helped.

  • 01/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    1 dollar pizza

    What to do for fun

    They have a movie theater here and also other activities around the campus.

    Food and Dining

    Great food

    Dorm Life

    I will be living here soon, but from what it looks like, its decent.

    Tips for prospective students

    Maintain your GPA because it is hard to get into this school, I barely made it by my teeth.

    In three sentences

    It is a very good school. I like the campus, and the student life here.

  • 01/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    you can join an intramural program. the social events are pretty fun. the fitness club is fun as well. they also have a lot of clubs.

    Food and Dining

    the dining food area is alright. they have other places you can eat at which helps.

    Dorm Life

    some people are nice to you. some people are a little messier then you would like.

    Academic Rigor

    it can be difficult at times. major plays a huge part on it difficulty.

    Tips for prospective students

    make friends with people in your major and study with them. make sure all paperwork is set beforehand. get involved in social events.

    In three sentences

    it's a great school in terms of diversity. depending on major, how hard classes will be. it's a great environment for networking.

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    basketball

    Food and Dining

    great

    Dorm Life

    great

    Academic Rigor

    great

    Tips for prospective students

    study and listen

    In three sentences

    just wonderful

  • 02/09/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    they are old white men that don't really pay attention to an issue or take responsibility for watching over us and preserving out safety. their job performances could be deeply improved. i am in no way satisfied with how they do their job.

    What to do for fun

    honestly most events on campus will be fun is asa/haraya are hosting. and then there's always the occasional house/frat party.

    Food and Dining

    the food could have more variety and quality.

    Dorm Life

    i personally love my suitemates. my ra is amazingly funny and she gets the struggle of my life and homesickness since she's from the same state i am.

    Academic Rigor

    the kids i've encountered in my major, basically know what they want to do with their lives. they know what it's going to take, and they're prepared to endure this road. and i'm almost positive that's how it goes for the other majors as well. so as you can figure, it is quite a competitive campus. but then again, being one of the best, you can't really keep slackers.

    Tips for prospective students

    know for sure what you plan on studying and when you get here just stay focused on your goals. i know the life of a freshman college student can go many ways, so use your brain while here. it's not a cheap school and you would hate to waste your/your parents money over something silly, like dorm violations or something.

    In three sentences

    depending on the major you come in with, st. john's is definitely a top notch school. although they're more known for their pharmacy and law program, they set up their students with connection in any field they decide to pursue. besides the main setbacks that come with any school, i believe they're a quality assured university.

  • 02/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    new york city is pretty nearby and there is usually stuff going on on campus.

    Food and Dining

    good variety but bad hours. your meal plan really only covers you until 10:00pm because after that everything that's open (which isn't much) you have to pay. although a lot of places do deliver.

    Dorm Life

    overall pretty good. i like the suite that i am in. the only thing is that they don't have wifi in your dorm.

    Academic Rigor

    don't assume it's going to be easy. you might a lot of work one semester and none the next but don't expect anything.

    Tips for prospective students

    go on rateyourprofessor.com to check your professors out before choosing them. make sure that if you aren't a morning person don't take morning classes. get involved and be open to people.

    In three sentences

    there are pretty good food choices. i really enjoy most of my teachers. you can find your nich if you look hard enough.

  • 02/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    public safety is superb in the campus, with check ins at the dorms and gates around the whole campus which students can always move through, as well as the patrols it is a perfect environment for safety while at the same time not being so authoritarian that you feel as if you need to watch your back.

    Greek Life

    st johns has a very active and very accepting greek life. while tight knit it is not exclusive and works to be a part of the school life instead of a subset of it. weather or not you choose to join greek life you will feel and enjoy the effect they bring to campus.

    Bang for the buck

    st johns has a benefit of giving a lot of scholarships out, and the work out facilities and dining speak for themselves. however there isnt much in the way of music programs and sometimes you can lose track of what your money is going toward.

    What to do for fun

    personally, i do campus radio and debate team, but the real appeal of the st johns is how close it is to manhattan, i must say that i have spent at least one or two days a week in the city since coming here and it is always amazing, and student services provide discounts for movies and events so i can afford to have fun!

    Food and Dining

    4 different cafeterias, including one with a burger king, taco bell, and subway, as well as more unique restaurants that specialize in pizza, health food, chinese food, and deli. finally, the cafeteria of last resort, montgoris, is an all you can eat buffet of burgers, hotdogs, cereal, pasta and other specials they run through the week.

    Dorm Life

    there are a lot of students living here, dorm community isn't what i would call tight knit, but its not exclusive. you will make friends, but in a building with 7 floors and 40 rooms per floor, dont expect to know everyone in your building.

    Academic Rigor

    its a school where you get back what you put in. if you just want to glide by and do nothing, you will probably be put in poor classes with little challenge, but to those who are willing to put the work in there are some fascinating things to learn.

    Tips for prospective students

    be sure you want a big school, st. johns has a campus on staten island for those who are intimidated by large groups, but the main campus in queens is staggeringly large.

    In three sentences

    a welcome and vast environment which provides not only opportunity for education but social growth as well. though it is a catholic school it fosters a unique brand of acceptance which strives to bring comfort to all students. and finally the student life is buzzing, and its location in nyc assures that there is always something to do.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    tey get on my nerves, but the campus is pretty safe.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    its a catholic school, so anything that has to do with the catholic religion if your not used to it.

    What to do for fun

    go to the gym, hanging out in dac (commuter hang out building), and the library on most days. on nice days attend the outdoor fairs/bbqs that they have.

    Food and Dining

    we have burger king, subways, taco bell, we had nathans, duncan donuts, starbucks, a nice pizzeria/italian food spot, a vegetarian spot and a deli.

    Dorm Life

    i wouldnt know i dont dorm.

    Tips for prospective students

    3.0 average easier to get a scholarship. get into as many clubs as you can. use all the alternatives they give you academically.

  • 03/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    go into the city for fun, hookah near by layla's lounge. queens center mall, tattoo/piercing place in jamaica ave.

    Food and Dining

    on campus there is wide variety but the dining hall isnt that great, meal exchanges are great there is taco bell, subway, salad bar, pizza, alot to choose. and there is always off campus easy delivery places alot of good chinese and pizza near.

    Dorm Life

    the dorms are not all that great due to lack of vending machines, activites, and other things. the heating and air conditioning are good but the dorms are boring. elevators suck. the guest policys are by far the worst yes this is a catholic school and i get its no girls in guys dorm and guys in girls for overnight guest, but we are in college. it is easy to just let your guy get signed in by another guy in the dorm but sucks that during breaks no non st johns students are allowed.

    Tips for prospective students

    there is not much to do on campus, the visitor policy is the worst, the food gets old. other than that i love st. johns.

  • 03/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    campus safety is fabulous we have ex-nypd men and women that serve as our public safety they help with any and everything and are always on campus.

    Greek Life

    very expensive, but you feel like your apart of something which is a wonderful feeling.

    Clubs and Activities

    there is always something for you to do, so you cant ever say your bored, because we even have charter buses that take us into the city during the week.

    What to do for fun

    bingo on sundays, dac after dark, step shoes, plays, movies, sports, relay for life, shopping, join one of the many clubs,go the gym(we have classes like zumba,pilates,yoga,kickboxing,abs, etc.) or take a bus into the city

    Food and Dining

    we can either eat at our diner or do a meal exchange at dunkin dounuts, subway, nathans, burger king, salad places,, outakes,picantes.(these places are all on campus)

    Dorm Life

    we have young ra and rd's that are sometimes soonty aqnd they have attitudes sometimes ans sometimes the floors on our hall or nasty, some kids are nasty and expect others to pick up behind them but we are adults

    Academic Rigor

    we are known for our academics and we have places that help us succeed like the writing center and tutors for free(really in our tution)

    Tips for prospective students

    make sure have enough money for the tuition because they will give you a so called scholarship and then all of a sudden you have to find money for fees and other stupid stuff.

    In three sentences

    the food in the montigoris is sometimes nasty, but i love the omlettes i really dislike dny and theology sometimes but they are required classes. i love the educational support from the school but this school is very expensive and money hungry.(not trying to be mean)

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to parties.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just do good and study

    In three sentences

    It was a nice university but very expensive. It is ranked around 53rd all around New York but its name is very popular. So in essence we're paying for the universities name on our diploma. Regardless it is really easy to get a high GPA in the college.

  • 03/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    It's best to take advantage of all that the university has to offer.

    In three sentences

    St. John's has a lot to offer. There are many course in numerous areas of study that are offered. The student population is also very diverse.

  • 04/04/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety will equally save your life and aggravate the gratefulness out of you.

    Food and Dining

    There's a Nathans on campus...that's got to count for something, right?

    Dorm Life

    It could be worst. It could be a lot worst.

    Academic Rigor

    As an art student, I'm pretty consistently challenged here, especially with the amount of cores I have to take coupled with classes mandatory for my major.

    In three sentences

    Great school! Nice area. Fun events.

  • 04/05/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for the scholarships early!

  • 04/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    On campus it's safe, but once you're off campus, although it's not dangerous, you do need to watch your back since there are a few people that have been robbed for their phones, etc.

    Bang for the buck

    Nice place, good teachers.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities the college has, including a movie theatre, and different fun stuff throughout the year.

    Food and Dining

    There are many selections of restaurants and cafes in many areas of the school.

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm, but the buildings look nice and based on my experience with the campus they probably are.

    Academic Rigor

    It probably depends on the program.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a Beautiful campus with great dining options (in reference to the Queens campus). Aesthetically it's very nice with campus parking and on site dorms. However, you do pay for these convienances and the nice campus.

  • 05/01/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Bang for the buck

    I hope it is

    Food and Dining

    I start in the fall

    Dorm Life

    I saw some dortms and it remindd me why I'am a commuter because they are really small and i like my personal space.

    Academic Rigor

    I start in the fall

    Tips for prospective students

    Be open minded and outgoing because there are a lot of different ethnicities and cultures on campus.It is a great way to network and learn about other people.

    In three sentences

    I think the school is really expensive and although I was given a scholarship,i still have to take out a loan which is stressfull but at the ned i hope it will be worth it.

  • 05/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Security is tight on campus 24/7. Most of the protocols in the town house ( which by the way are great and you get what you pay for in the good sense) are gone. If your an underclassmen expect any outsider to come in or hang out to be difficult.

    Greek Life

    Greek life the closest your have to a college life here.

    Great for these types of students

    Want to come go to class and leave. Everyone else studies or just relaxes.

    Bang for the buck

    If your on a scholarship which most students are, then it isn't so bad however if you aren't you can easily get the same education within the tri-state area

    What to do for fun

    Campus activities, clubs, honor society, and Greek Life

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a life before coming into St. Johns and live near by then it isn't so bad, However i live only two hours away and St. John's is not the college experience you see advertise since you were a child.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is basically a commuter school.

  • 05/24/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe, but just like anywhere (especially when travelling at night) be aware of your surroundings, don't walk around with your ipod or phone in your face and your music blasting because there are people who do like to take advantage and wait for someone to prey on. The security does do routine drive around on and off campus, especially at night to patrol as best as they can. After 11pm the campus closes and the only way in or out is with your ID card.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs are a great way to make friends and feel like you have a family away from family on campus. I personally used to be active in a club that catered to those who were anime and cosplay lovers. They also were really into all types of video games. There are many types of heritage clubs such as the Vietnamese Cultural Assoc., Chinese Students Assoc., a group for Philippine students, as well as African students. There are clubs based on religion too. You may not be Chinese or Vietnamese or Muslim or know that much about anime or manga but college is about growth and knowing about other cultures/people/things, thus a lot of these clubs have people who weren't brought up as Muslim, or aren't Chinese but they are interested in learning more about these subjects and thus the clubs are a great way to foster new understandings and friendships amongst a variety of people. So if you can I would definitely suggest you take some time to attend a meeting of a club that interests you or you want to know more about.

    What to do for fun

    The main place where people like to hang out and relax is DAC (which is short for D'Angelo Center). It can get quite loud in here so don't expect to be able to study in here. If you want to study but the little whispers in the main library irk you, try Marillac Hall (it's one of the buildings where classes are held). You can usually find an empty classroom and go in there to study. I find studying fun which is why I added that. Besides hanging out on campus, you are about 25-40 minutes away from Flushing (a major Chinatown of sorts in Queens). If you like to karaoke or eat Asian food or get bubble tea, this area will suit you just great. If libraries are your type of fun there is also a library located in Flushing and it has a really great selection of books. If you have to do any printing it's free too! (as of May 2012). There are also several parks around campus (but those too take about 15-20 minutes to reach by bus). One of them is called Kissena Park and it's an open space that has a man-made lake, paths for jogging, and a basketball and bocce court.

    Food and Dining

    A lot of people will advise you to not eat the food at Montgoris (the main dining hall for those who live on campus or have a meal plan). The alternatives to Montgoris are plenty though, and if you bought a meal plan they can be used at the other dining services such as: Subway, Burger King, Nathan's, Energy Burger, Taco Bell, Boar's Head Sandwiches and Wraps, Sullivan Diner, a salad bar, an outdoor grill serving burgers, hot dogs and other grill delights during the right seasonal months. There is also a

    Dorm Life

    Each dorm has a different feel/community to it. Dorming is not for everyone though but it is a nice experience to at least try it. As you progress through your years at St. John's, you will have the option to apply for student housing on campus in the townhouses which are like apartments and within each suite there are about 2 or 3 rooms and within those rooms there are either 2 or 3 beds. For one bed the cost is higher.

    Academic Rigor

    I would say the courses generally challenge you and encourage you to learn. I cannot stress enough though that if you are having any problem in a class don't hesitate to speak up or talk to the professor after the class. If the course seems like you cannot handle it but you want to continue to try, look for the option to pass/fail it which allows you to continue on with the course but your final grade will not affect your overall GPA. If you don't want to deal with the class period then don't waste any time to drop the course and pick an alternative class you were interested in taking. College is the time where you are able to give yourself challenges but don't overextend yourself. You may not be able to take the class now, but try again 1 or 2 semesters later.

    Tips for prospective students

    The first few days that you get there, the campus might seem really big and imposing however everyone is generally open to new students and getting to know one another. Granted it is in an urban New York setting, thus there will be some people who don't want to mesh with you, but that's ok, there are a ton who would and do. Don't be shy in approaching professors with any, ANY questions you have about assignments or clarification, it can show the professor that you really want to do well in their course and will more often than not, give you good bonus points for your final grades. If you have any administrative questions, don't hesitate to contact the appropriate offices either. The staff will generally like to help sort out which problem you are having to make your experience much more enjoyable at St. John's. Another big tip would be to take advantage of the discounts you get as a college student to discover the city around you. Even if you are a native New Yorker, you can gain a new perspective seeing the city through the eyes of someone who is new, and if you're new you'll get to experience New York City in its full grunge and beauty.

    In three sentences

    Fast Paced. Great professors. Fun new people.

  • 05/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    Amazing! I love my sorority!

    Tips for prospective students

    Coming here will be the best decision of your life.

    In three sentences

    Best experience of your life. Prepares you for life. If you can survive in New York City, you can make it anywhere.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Greek Life

    There are about 2-4 frats and sororities that are popular and well known on campus, but there are many to join and choose from.

    What to do for fun

    There are always games and fun activities to do on campus.

    Food and Dining

    The cafeteria isn't that great; the only great thing about the food and dining here is that you are giving meal points so that you are able to eat at Burger King, Subway, Wrap it Up, and other places they have on campus.

    Dorm Life

    I enjoyed dorming here; the cafeteria food isn't that great, but the dorms are pretty fun.

    Academic Rigor

    It all depends on what your major is.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is always help if you need it, just ask around.

    In three sentences

    This campus is huge. There are many events and different ways to be involved on campus. There are great resources if you need help with anything.

  • 06/11/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are soo many on campus events it is amazing. Go to a game or sit in on a movie.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. The are multiple cafe's on campus.

    Academic Rigor

    Academic advisors will only give you classes that are towards your major.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take notes! it is imperative.

    In three sentences

    It is a great school! Campus life is amazing, and the students are very diverse. The teachers are very helpful and will spend extra time on things if you dont understand.

  • 06/15/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always on the lookout and making sure everyone is safe! Alerts are sent to phones and email

    Greek Life

    IF you're involved, that's all you will do. If you're not, there is plenty of other things to do.

    Clubs and Activities

    Not really big on campus. There are a handful of well known clubs.

    Great for these types of students

    Open-minded, self-motivated, spontaneous, go-getter attitude

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taffner Field House is definitely fun if you like a little game of basketball. People are always playing games there. I enjoy the Great Lawn especially during the spring time to lay out and chat with friends

    Bang for the buck

    For the amount we pay, there is definitely room for improvements. We still pay a lot for food and transportation. It is too expensive for what we get in return.

    What to do for fun

    Go to Manhattan! The city is always a fun time! Chill with friends in the dorms. Go to school concerts, activities on the Great Lawn, and go to eat.

    Food and Dining

    Food selection is pretty good! A lot of different options!

    Dorm Life

    Weekends are kind of dead on campus. I would recommend more activities.

    Academic Rigor

    Some teachers push hard while others couldn't really care. It all depends on who you get.

    Tips for prospective students

    It is very diverse- be open to new people and ideas! Living on campus? Make sure you get involved!

    In three sentences

    It is very well rounded with all different types of students and people. Too expensive for what they provide to students. Its location isn't ideal, but Manhattan is 30mins away.

  • 06/17/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    STJ's campus is gated. Nobody is allowed on campus after 1am without a school ID. Public safety is quick to respond. I am a female I feel safe enough that I have walked around campus at night by myself.

    Greek Life

    There is a lot of Greek life on campus. We don't have any hazing issues that I am aware of. The Frats and sororities aren't obnoxious like at other schools

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs at STJ. Equestrian, Muslim, Christian, Catholic, Hispanic, African American, Clubs for majors etc

    Great for these types of students

    Want to be in NYC, interested in science majors (STJ has a rally good Pharmacy and Physicians Assistant programs)

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    It is just outside of Manhattan. you get all the perks of the city without having to deal with gridlock traffic and the noise. The school is Vincentian (form of Catholicism). They are really into community service.

    Bang for the buck

    The school gives you your moneys worth but , You get free macbook laptops, shirts, and admission to games, free shuttle from the campus to Manhattan and the nearest subway station,cable, and printing services and really good campus security. The education is worth the money. I feel like some of the money could be put to better use; I would much rather have new dorms built than free t-shirts.

    What to do for fun

    Go into Manhattan. STJ is like five minutes form Manhattan. You can actually see Manhattan from the school. They school also has planed events like concerts and sports games.

    Food and Dining

    The food from the dining hall is tricky. Some days it's edible some days their not. There are fast food places on campus that are included in your meal plan. There are also some very good restaurants all around the school.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are over crowded. I was place in a double that was turned into a triple. Three girls in a room built for two people just doesn't work. It is also incredibly hard to get housing after your sophomore year.

    Academic Rigor

    Some professors suck but that happens where ever you go.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply for a single dorm room. Go to games the school is division one and all games for student are free, some of them are in Madison square garden. The school also has a concierge that gets you discount tickets for Broadway shows and concerts so take advantage of that too.

    In three sentences

    Beautiful campus. Good professors. Incredibly safe, The campus is gated and the security is very good.

  • 06/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There is plenty to do for fun at this school. Events are constantly being updated on their twitter which is shown on the central website. If you dont want to do that you can go to the free gym, hang out in d'angelo the common hang out area or go to the city. The school provides a bus to the manhattan free of charge.

    Food and Dining

    The main dining hall is montgoris or monty's as it is called by everyone. The food is buffet styled and offers plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you don't wan food there you can get a meal exchange for a subway sandwich, taco bell, chinese food, pizza and other choices in the other buildings.

    Dorm Life

    There are 3 buildings for freshman. Dasilva, and Hollis are suite styled. Donavon is the only one that has two rooms shared with bathroom. The rooms vary from big to really small but because of this you have more students getting to know each other and a friendlier environment.

    Academic Rigor

    There are a lot of core classes you must take to graduate this school along with your major. Most of the teachers are well taught in their subjects and are always willing to help the students if they're willing to do the work.

    Tips for prospective students

    Freshman year was probably the most fun I've ever had. There is always something to do on campus and the city is a 40 minute subway ride. There are many different places to eat on campus for no extra cost and class buildings are close together overlooking the great lawn.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a great school but it may not be worth as much as it costs. Room and board is expensive but you will definitely have a great time living on the beautiful safe campus. Tuition is costly but the teachers are passionate, helpful and know what they're doing.

  • 07/02/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is made up of ex NYPD so they're pretty good at what they do.

    Greek Life

    There are no Greek houses on campus but many have their own independent homes a stride away from campus.

    Clubs and Activities

    WIDE variety of clubs and activities. There is always an event going on wether its a pep rally or a bake sale.

    Great for these types of students

    You'll find many active, outgoing and social students lingering around campus.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The annual spring concert is always a blast. STJ has had performers ranging from Maroon 5 to Rihanna.

    Bang for the buck

    Meal exchange times are awesome! Instead of eating cafeteria food you can trade in a swipe for other hearty meals provided by Subway, Burger King, Nathan's, you can even get steak or grilled fish!

    What to do for fun

    The nearest subway is a 10 minute walk from campus and from there, Manhattan is about 30 minutes away. The LIRR is about a 10-15 minute cab ride also.

    Food and Dining

    There are great dining choices spread throughout campus. You'll never have to trek across campus to grab a bite to eat.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are co-ed by floors and there are no community bathrooms so there is a good amount of privacy.

    Academic Rigor

    Teachers are flexible with hours and many are willing to meet one on one, even at Dunkin' Doughnuts!

    Tips for prospective students

    Bring lots of jackets!

    In three sentences

    St. John's multi cultural environment welcomes anyone who steps through their gates. It's location makes anyone accessible to various locations and activities from historical landmarks to the world renowned NYC night life. The instructional level has been preset to a level nothing short of successful.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    I love to explorer the city, New York is the city that never sleeps. Going to art galleries, going to shows, going to see street performances, and so much more.

    Food and Dining

    Food is food, I love how they support healthy living.

    Dorm Life

    I love my roommates, I was able to meet them prior to starting school.

    Academic Rigor

    All classes give you what you pay for, if easy A's are what you want they are rare but so far none of the teachers are hard, they all are fair and fun.

    Tips for prospective students

    If this school is a place you want to attend, I recommend you do your research and visit the school. If you fall in love with this school then I would hope to see you on campus. Every student wants different things so this school may not be for everyone.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a school that works with you and wants you too graduate. It is so diverse and they offer so many different things. This school will never leave you wanting more because it offers all.

  • 07/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are always public safety officers roaming the campus to ensure our safety. If an incident was to occur they are on it the second it happens. At St.Johns they take our safety and well being seriously.

    Greek Life

    Greek life on campus is very secretive but when they come out boy is it always a good time. From their shows to the random little parties on the strip it's never a dull moment.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and activities around campus are a must if you're the social type. Clubs are always welcoming and there are never any dull moments. You will definitely build bonds with the people you meet. Also the different activities that take place are always a fun way to meet new people and take away the stress from studies and tests.

    Great for these types of students

    If you're the type that loves to make new friends and learn about different cultures, St.Johns is the place for you. I've met people from almost everywhere and its truly breathtaking the stories I've been told. These are the people who are considered friends for life.

    Bang for the buck

    To be able to save money when buying books you need for class, I always rent them and never buy them. Due to the fact that books are so expensive renting is cheaper and more affordable for students on a budget.

    What to do for fun

    I love to go into the city on the weekends or whenever i don't have classes. Since I'm from Miami, New York is amazing to me. There's never a dull moment and there is always something to do in the city. The bright lights, scenery, and many historic places to visit made me fall in love. I truly enjoy going to school here.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is awesome. We have a chefs who prepare our meals everyday and keep the cafeteria; Montgomery Hall neat and clean for us to eat. We have special events they hold where different types of food are cooked for us to try out. The chefs are amazing at what they do and they food is mouth watering.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is very interesting there is always something going on that your dorm or RA sets up for your floor at given dates. Your RA's are always there at any time of the day to give advice and help solve conflicts. They are truly trusted individuals in my eyes.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics here are tough but as I stated previously you have help from your teachers and counselors. If you take your work and studies seriously academics here are a breeze. All it takes is the right amount of will and determination.

    Tips for prospective students

    Never believe that you are alone because there is always someone there. Be confident in all that you do because only you can stop yourself from turning your dreams into a reality. Stay focused on the goal. You will always have the help of teacher, staff, and guidance counselors to help you along the way.

    In three sentences

    St.Johns University is an outstanding college not only because of academics but because of the valued help students recieve on a daily basis. Faculty and staff are there 100% of the way to ensure that we are confident in our studies and aspirations. There is never any room for one to go astray because they are always there to help.

  • 08/16/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs and events going on. Every Monday and thursday, theres an hour where no one has classes and all the clubs meet! They also have a lot of fitness classes and things going on in the cafe.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard, They offer academic scholarships if you work hard to keep your gpa up in high school!

    In three sentences

    It offers so many opportunities to help me pursue my major. The campus is beautiful. Everyone is friendly and helpful.

  • 09/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Way too strict but you can rely on them when you need them so they aren't that bad.

    Greek Life

    I'm not into Greek Life but it seems like the people who are in them have fun, so if you want to do it do it.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's is what you make of it. If you do what your supposed to do you will get your money worth. If you don't you will have wasted a lot of money and time.

    What to do for fun

    Possibilities are endless. Do whatever makes you happy and you will have fun.

    Food and Dining

    Food and Dining is ok but you will make do with it because you won't want to spend money on outside food when your already paying for this food.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is very chill, you will probably meet most people in the dorms and its really close to classes compared to living off campus. Cherish the time you have in the dorm because its people from ages 17-21 with no adult supervision and these are the future leaders of the country so you can get to see the real sides of people through dorm life. Just use your time wisely. The only bad thing is the public safety which is campus police that thinks St. John's has a bunch of criminals here, so it can be very strict because its a Vincentian University.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor at St. John's is fairly well, not that much work just do your work way before its due. Nothing is impossible and you will find that true here as just as much at any other school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Choose well the people you hangout with because they will make you or break you. Do as well as you can your freshman year because everything else will be set for you the rest of your years here. Maintain a steady social and academic life and don't waste your time. Try to be occupied at all times. Talk to your professors as much as possible and just always talk to someone who is administrative and build relationships or bonds with them.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is very diverse and you will not find this much diversity at a lot of colleges. St. John's prepares to be ready to go out in the work force. St. John's will give you a lot of opportunities for jobs because a lot of corporations recruit from St. John's especially their business school.

  • 09/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is one of the best. They are retired NYPD officers.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a Club for anything almost and there are recreational sports teams. If you want to get involved in school you will not be disappointed.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The DAC is a new building that students like to hang out in and grab a coffee.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but they have a verry good reputation.

    What to do for fun

    The city is an hour away on the train. So its close by. There is always activities on campus. I like to go to the mens soccer game. We have one of the best teams.

    Food and Dining

    There food is ok. There is a good variety.

    Dorm Life

    I live off campus in Henly. They try to get you involved but everyone usually dose there own thing.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are tough but the teacher help you and there is always free tutoring.

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of all the school has to offer. the school has one of the best caree and global studies centers.

    In three sentences

    They prepare you for your caree ouside of school. With all the internship and work-study options. There is always something going on oncampus.

  • 10/03/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety if amazing here. We have our own public safety building that is located right next to campus which is also the ROTC building where all your mail is sent there if you get any packages and we also have campus security all around campus. To get in a certain hall you need to have your school ID or driver's license in order to visit, however a student that lives in the hall must sign you in to get in the hall.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many of clubs and activities like I said there are clubs for anything. I'm in the Habitat for Humanity club right now where we try to help out people around queens and New York who need help. We build roof tops for the poor and help out in local soup kitchens.

    Great for these types of students

    I honestly think St. John's is the kind of school that is for any student. They have an amazing pharmacy and allied health college, a law college, a business college, an arts college, and a language college. They are very diverse and also have premed.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's University will help you with money and they will try to get you to come to school. They are very generous with lending money and try to make it easy for you to get money in order to continue your school career and reach where you want to go in life.

    What to do for fun

    For fun I either go to the city on weekends after studying and homework or I stay on campus and attend the soccer games or any games that they have sometimes they even have their own events on campus like festivals and sometimes parades in order to keep the students awake and excited to come to St. John's University. They also have many events for groups in order to get others to join.

    Food and Dining

    Food and dining is good because there are many places to eat on campus. We have taco bell, burger king, dunkin' doughnuts, around three starbucks, and we have about three or four different places to get healthy eating. We have a little market where you can get your supermarket needs and basic necessities.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life at St. John's University is amazing. Not only do you get your own room if you want your own room, but most dorms and halls are suite dorms where you have a common room and have about 4 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. So it is like you're own little apartment with your suitemates and roommates if you have any.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically St. John's University is a great place to study because what you learn is what you will use out in your career. First two years of core classes lets students find out a lot more about themselves not just in religion and belief, but in your studies as well. They will try to help you all they can in order to get you to the place where you want to be.

    Tips for prospective students

    For classes and homework to be a prospective student you should study and feel free to go to any tutoring sessions or writing center. The writing center wants you to go to them in order for them to help you. Professors are willing to help as long as you ask questions and they will help you all you want and need. St. John's actually has a Common Hour where on Mondays and Thursdays between the hours of 2 and 3 no student on campus has a class so they can see a professor for help or go to any even they might be having.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a fun, safe, and great place to study because they give you a lot of resources. There is always an event on campus to try to get students involved in school life and to try to get students to become more aware of the city and places around them. St. John's University will help you with any of your questions and needs.

  • 10/06/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe and well maintained. Security is well established and maintained.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of opportunities available. Service to those in need. Support for a spiritual life.

    Great for these types of students

    Very diverse. Great for all types of students. Anyone would be comfortable here.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    They have an incredible sports program. Great place to be and see all the greatest parts of the east coast.

    Bang for the buck

    It is expensive but they do help out with private grants.

    What to do for fun

    Go to New York!!! Go to the gym. Attend a sports event.

    Food and Dining

    Food is good. They have several choices. Easy to go off campus.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great. They room you with people you get along with. Lots of options for your sophmore year.

    Academic Rigor

    You need to do your work and get everthing turned in. Always communicate with your professor. Ask questions when needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    Great school. The staff are very supportive. They treat you like an adult.

    In three sentences

    I love St. John's. I am enjoying all me classes. I really like all of my professors.

  • 10/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You can't walk anywhere on campus without seeing a Public Safety car drive by. They're fairly strict about who's allowed in residence halls and when. Past 11pm, you have to swipe your ID card just to get on campus. If you ever feel unsafe - on campus or off - you can call Public Safety and someone will be there to escort you back in no time.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for those who love the city but maybe not living in it, those who like to be around all sorts of different people, those who are looking for good study abroad opportunities, and those who would like to get involved in service.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's tends to be generous with their scholarships, which is great as long as you can keep a 3.0 to maintain yours. They like to have carnivals and give out free things. Every student gets a laptop, either a free PC or a $400 MacBook Pro. While we all know that these free things actually cost us somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000, it's all still a nice gesture. It's a well-recognized school, and the faculty does their part to make sure you get internships and start off on the right foot.

    What to do for fun

    There aren't too many things to do close to campus, so I highly recommend getting involved. However, it is New York City. There are things to do and places to explore everywhere; just a short bus or subway ride away. It's easy to find cheap or free things to do if that's a concern, as well. A lot of people think they can't afford to go to the city every weekend, but if you're smart about it, it's less expensive than a lot of the other solutions people come up with.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall is decent, even exceptional some days. There are plenty of other places on campus that accept meal exchange for when you're sick of dining hall food. Not everything is always open, but you figure out the schedule quickly enough.

    Dorm Life

    The residence halls are all pretty nice. There are a ton of suites, which have a common room but can get crowded within the individual rooms with triples and quads. There are also halls with two rooms connected by a bathroom; often triples. Though these halls don't get the bonus of a common room, the general consensus they're more of a family and spend a lot of time together in the lounges. Either way, you win some and you lose some. Overall, nice dorms compared to a lot of schools.

    Academic Rigor

    In whole, a pretty fair college. They take classes seriously, but it's no Columbia University. Theology, Philosophy, and Foreign Language classes are mandatory, as well as a Discover New York class as a freshman. If you're an art student, prepare to kick it into high gear. You'll have 18 credits a semester, and you'll constantly have projects in at least a few of those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    Stay on top of things, or deadlines will sneak up on you. This goes for every college, I'm sure. Go to the city a lot - it will cost you $4.50 round trip, it's only around 35 minutes away, and it'll be cheaper and quite possibly more fun than going somewhere around campus.

    In three sentences

    It's great if you're looking to live in the city without all the hustle and bustle of Manhattan. St. John's is Vincentian Catholic in faith, so although you don't have to be Catholic to go here, expect community service to be something pushed on you (not a bad thing!). If you're looking for diversity, you're looking in the right place.

  • 10/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is very active here. They take their job seriously and are very professional. I left my laptop in the gym after a workout and a kind, honest individual took it to the proper location and the Public Safety office contacted me by cell immediately.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is very active. All fraternities/sorities for all majors and interests.

    Clubs and Activities

    Lots of opportunities to participate in clubs and extra curriculur activities, including but not limited to volunteer services and helping those less fortunate.

    Great for these types of students

    I think its great for all students. The student must find their own niche on campus, just like on a job.

    Bang for the buck

    Can be expensive for some, however scholarships are available, you must research and ask questions about whats available and do all you can to apply and qualify. The education quality is quite good. Famous alumni, and not so famous, often make generous donations.

    What to do for fun

    Clubs and organization participation is encouraged. Great place to establish networks with students, staff and alumni.

    Food and Dining

    Many choices are availalbe for on-campus dining, from fast food to buffets.

    Dorm Life

    I am a commuter from Brooklyn so I take the subway and NYC Transit buses or sometimes the St. John's shuttle bus.

    Academic Rigor

    I've found that if you've already established great study habits, you'll be fine. Class participation is encouraged by most professors as is participating with group projects/field trips etc. Independent study and group study are very helpful for stellar academic performance.

    Tips for prospective students

    Excellent choice for all majors, in a quiet neighborhood within Queens, NY. A subway's ride away to Manhattan and urban life, such as theaters, restaurants, etc.

    In three sentences

    I am very pleased that I chose St. John's. There, I've found very helpful and professional staff and professors. Students on campus are from all over the world. There are countless amounts of clubs and activities available to participate in during and after normal school hours.

  • 11/05/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    I do believe the education that you receive from St. Johns is one of the best in the nation and the opportunities that you can find through the university are very helpful. However, for a private school which has a high volume of diverse students i feel that the tuition rates are way too high. There's no reason why the tuition should not be under 25,000 a year.

    What to do for fun

    There are many basketball courts and fields that you can play at while you're free. There is also a gym on campus that all students have access to.

    Food and Dining

    There is a ton of fast food places in the cafeteria. This is both a good and bad thing as it allows to pick up food on the go but become very fattening. They do have finer dining area on campus which balances the whole dining atmosphere out.

    Dorm Life

    I currently do not dorm so i don't have the best opinion on the dorm life. However, when i first visited the University and was shown the dorms and they seemed relatively small but they do have larger ones that cost more. In my classes I have met many students that dorm and enjoy it very much. They explained to me that its incredible that you're able to meet people from all around the country and that they tend to become well acquainted with their roommates fairly quickly.

    Academic Rigor

    During my short experience at St. Johns University the teachers have been very flexible and are available to help when possible. They're are also tutoring offered on campus to help you pass your classes. As long as you pace yourself and don't overwork yourself, classes are very manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. Johns is an University in a perfect location. With Manhattan just minutes away through public transportation the resources you can use are at your finger tips. One thing I must say, do not commit to this school if you cannot afford. Do not fall in loans if you don't have especially if you have an undecided major, just go to a community college get your Associate in liberal arts and then transfer to St. Johns afterwards if you still desire to go as this will save you ALOT OF MONEY and you will have an Associates under your belt.

    In three sentences

    St. Johns is a very opportunistic school. It's an University that allows you to build networks that will help you achieve success in your future endeavors. Through the knowledge you receive and the people you meet St. Johns is your first step to success.

  • 11/21/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Always take a peak at bulletins posted throughout school. Alot of Forums, game nights, and organizations to keep you occupied. Parties year round, on and off campus.

    Food and Dining

    Alot of food available from foodcourts in DAC the Law School and Montgoris, but the best thing is there are always events on campus and alot of free food. well catered free food at that.

    Dorm Life

    it can get.... interesting.

    Academic Rigor

    school work is not very hard. you just have to stay on-top of your assignments, they may be easy but are tedious. try not to fall behind because you will be playing catch-up for a while.

    Tips for prospective students

    stay focused from the start. Having a GPA of 3.0 or higher is easy to do. Maintain that GPA and you will be able to do almost anything and everything you want at the University. Get to know as many administrators, provost, and Deans as you can because this will help you in the long run. Start looking for textbooks for classes early, best to rent books or find on ebay, amazon, half.com or chegg.com

    In three sentences

    There are alot of opportunities available at St.John's University, but do not count on the help of the poorly operated Financial Services office or on knowing much about your administrators. Its a fasaud just like the distractive power of the beautiful designed campus

  • 11/25/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is around the campus 24/7 .

    Greek Life

    In Queens, Greek Life is huge and there is a variety of organizations. In Staten Island, they are trying to diversify.

    Dorm Life

    The apartments are good for the most part. Completely furnished, full kitchen and bathroom, close to campus. Some apartments have minor problems that can be fixed by maintenance.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your work and go to class, it is tempting to miss a couple of classes, but try your best and you will be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you have a car, bring it with you to the campus, you're most likely going to need it. Stay on top of your work and make sure you keep in contact with your professors and administrators, it will help you out in the long run.

    In three sentences

    I'm attending the Staten Island campus of St. John's University, it is very small and there isn't very much to do. We live in apartments for dorms. But, when it comes to academics, in the classroom you seem to have a better, or worse relationship with the teachers.

  • 11/28/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is EVERYWHERE and are pretty efficient when it comes to alerting students about anything that might be going on around campus, and their strong presence really helps you feel safe.

    Bang for the buck

    It's not cheap to go here so it's important to take advantage of everything they offer for you. Take classes seriously and try to get involved with activities to feel like you're getting the most for your money.

    What to do for fun

    Going to the city is pretty much the most guaranteed way to have a good time.

    Food and Dining

    The food is decent and there are several food options on campus, as well as close nearby off campus.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm's are very nice compared to most other colleges.

    Academic Rigor

    Classes are not hard, but not easy either. It's all about how seriously you approach it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Come in with an open mind and ready to take advantage of all the opportunities you are offered.

    In three sentences

    There are lots of events of campus. Fun activities for students are constantly going on throughout the year. They give lots of encouragement to have good school spirit.

  • 11/29/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always around. There are always public safety cars driving around campus and at night all the gates are locked except one and you have to go in through that gate in order to get on campus. Public safety also has a phone number you can call if you need to reach them and they are always responsive. If you feel scared to walk to your car or anywhere on campus public safety will escort you.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities that girls and guys can join in order to be apart of greek life and we are a no hazing school.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many clubs that students can join when they are at St. John's. We have clubs for different ethnicities, fashion club, and plenty of clubs to give back to our community.

    Great for these types of students

    St. John's is great for students who want to be apart of a community or get involved in their school. There are so many things here to do for yourself and for others as well.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Here at St John's we have a building called D'Angelo Center. This is a building where a lot of the kids hang out. There are barely ever seats or tables in this building because it is where everyone hangs out. There are couches and tables and in the basement is a cafeteria. This building also has classrooms to attend classes and there are computers and printers if you need to do school work. There is also a starbucks there.

    What to do for fun

    There are so many clubs that you can join. You can also join a spiritual group or go on a retreat to become more apart of whatever religion you are about and strengthen your spirituality. There are all different types of clubs and sororities and fraternities you can join. There are also jobs on campus you could try to apply for. The campus usually has events always going on to attend for fun and there are basketball games, soccer games etc. to attend for fun. We also have a nice gym that you can go to for your own personal fun.

    Food and Dining

    There are many restaurants all around campus. There is a pretty wide variety of food on campus. You can basically get any type of fast food here but there are also many healthy things here too.

    Academic Rigor

    Of course classes depend on if you have a good and fair professor or not but if you are struggling in your classes there are plenty of resources to get you back on track. There is a tutoring center here at the university that offers tutors for various subjects. There are also graduates who offer tutoring for the science and math classes. Professors are also usually willing to lend you a hand to help you with any questions you have or even for tutoring if needed.

    Tips for prospective students

    College is what you make of it. You need to get involved in school, especially if you are a commuter in order to have the college experience you want. St. John's offers so many things here that you can be apart of. If you are ever struggling in classes there are plenty of resources to get you back on track.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is an excellent college because they have so many resources to offer here at this college. There are so many clubs, sports and activities you can join here to get involved in. Our school's message is that we are metropolitan, vincentian, and Catholic meaning we are close to the city, about giving back to the community, and even though we are Catholic we welcome all religions.

  • 12/10/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The university does an extraordinary job of creating a safe environment for students. It does become a nuisance after a while considering they are even strict with enrolled students but you can't expect anything less from a school located in the middle of the city.

    Greek Life

    Greek life is a little weak here at St. John's University. Only about 7 percent of students participate in greek life. It isn't your typical greek life atmosphere that you can expect from schools such as University of Virginia.

    Clubs and Activities

    The university consists of over 100 active clubs, which host events almost every week. There is a club for almost any sort of hobby or interest. It isn't hard to find a perfect niche of friends at our school.

    Great for these types of students

    I encourage all pharmacy students to consider this school, we are amongst the few direct pharmacy programs left in the country. St. John's also provides students many internship opportunities to excel in different directions in the pharmaceutical industry.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The great lawn serves a primary location for all students to lounge and hang out on a nice day. Students are often found playing frisbee, and listening to the radio...really creates the typical college atmosphere.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's is a little expensive but is pretty generous in terms of financial aid. Depending on your financial aid package, you can end up paying similar to a state school's tuition with the luxury of top notch amenities.

    What to do for fun

    There is always on campus activities taking place throughout the course of the semester. Greek Life generally hosts events on campus to promote themselves. The most fun you'll have will be exploring the never ending avenues of NYC.

    Food and Dining

    The university has various different dining options including fast food franchises such as Taco Bell, Nathans, and much more.

    Dorm Life

    St. John's is a commuter school and a majority of students commute to school. The dorm life is a little strict as many of their catholic traditions are imposed on their students. It isn't tough to find loop holes to have a good time though.

    Academic Rigor

    The school generally consists of tier 1 academic rigor. Many of their core Theology and Philosophy classes help build character and ethical morality.

    Tips for prospective students

    I advise students to take advantage of the multiple active groups on campus. I also encourage students to take advantage of their proximity to New York City.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University consists of a very diverse student community representing over 50 different cultures. The University is located across 100 acres of land in the heart of Queens, NY. The school allows students to explore New York City along with having the luxury of a gated campus.

  • 12/18/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always around campus. You will always see someone from public safety or at least a car patrolling around. The school is secure and there are cameras everywhere even in the elevators to make sure students are safe at all times.

    Greek Life

    There is a wide range of sororities and fraternities at st john's and they are always trying you to get to join their Greek life.

    Clubs and Activities

    The list of clubs and activities goes on and on. If you go to the website orgsync.com there are a bunch of clubs that st. john's has. There are religious clubs, community service clubs, fashion clubs, clubs related to an ethnicity, and many others.

    Great for these types of students

    Students who want to be involved on campus and take advantage of all the resources the school has to offer.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Our school has a lighting ceremony before Christmas where there is a carnival and a light show. Also, we have so many different events through out the year and at our school we have a building called DAC where all the students hang out, can get food, study, and socialize.

    Bang for the buck

    The school is expensive but I think that it is well worth the dollar. The campus is beautiful and well taken care of. There is always free stuff being given out around campus and there are so many things to take advantage of on the campus.

    What to do for fun

    There are plenty of sports, clubs, and activities for the students to join. There are all different types of clubs, sororities, and fraternities that students can join to get them involved on campus as well. There is also a bunch of community service and spiritual activities for students to take advantage of.

    Food and Dining

    The food choices here are great. If you dorm there is a building called monty's were it is a buffet and all you can eat. There are many different food choices here such as taco bell, dunkin donuts, starbucks, burger king and the list goes. There are plenty of food choices so you'll never get sick of eating just the same thing.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are very nice and you don't have to share a bathroom with the whole floor rather with just another room. They are taken care of well.

    Academic Rigor

    There are plenty of resources to help you with your classes in order for you to receive the best grade possible and most professors are willing to help you along the way.

    Tips for prospective students

    Get involved in the school otherwise your college experience will not be worth all the while.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is an amazing college with so many opportunities. There are so many resources to take advantage at the school and so many ways to get involved. The campus is beautiful and the atmosphere is diverse and energetic.

  • 12/19/2012

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    To put it simply, people have been robbed outside of public safety. They are more concerned with busting students who are drinking and smoking weed.

    Greek Life

    Sororities and Fraternities are not a big part of this school. There isn't any sorority housing and most pledges are hazed.

    Clubs and Activities

    A great variety of clubs and activities to participate in.

    Great for these types of students

    Commuters and people who live in the area.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    At 4:20 a.m you can find people smoking on campus or smell it in the dorm rooms.

    Bang for the buck

    Not worth the money at all. They found reasons to charge my roommates and myself for extra expenses that we did not even know we had.

    What to do for fun

    There are many clubs and organizations to join, fraternities and sororities, and you are close to the bus/subway. I personally had to go to the city to have most of my fun.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall has the same food every day and it is not good quality. You are not allowed to leave the dining area with food either. They have fast food on campus as well as Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts and they do offer money on your storm card to pay for it; however it does run up quick.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are terrible. Things are constantly breaking, paint peels off the wall, beds are squeaky, and some dorm buildings smell like Marijuana when you walk in. There is a low-tolerance for guests and people who forget their storm card.

    Academic Rigor

    The school has good academics and the teachers are great, but it doesn't feel like they care whether or not you actually know the material. There is a lot of slack cut.

    Tips for prospective students

    Extremely expensive and financial aid was not enough cover tuition. Expenses are a lot more than they estimate, so if you attend you will need money. Do not buy the books in the bookstore; they are overpriced.

    In three sentences

    They have great teachers and a beautiful campus with lots of activities. They are also a Catholic school, but does not push students to be. It is a sober campus, although students will find it is not.

  • 12/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    There are gaming consoles and ping pong tables in the game room. There is also a gym, a tennis court, basketball courts, and other sport courts.

    Tips for prospective students

    Just study a lot and get high grades and you will do fine.

    In three sentences

    This is a really good school and it gives away a lot financial aid for those who need it. The people who work there are always ready to help you, meaning the community is good. You will not regret coming to this school.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is everywhere at every moment.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life is seen at every moment at St. John's. They are heavily involved at school and spread positivity and feelings of progression to all.

    Clubs and Activities

    ALFSA, LASO,Haraya

    Great for these types of students

    All ethnic groups Students willing to explore and learn about and with people of different races

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Taking a picture with Johnny Thunderbird, the University mascot.

    Bang for the buck

    It's definitely worth the money. You just have to remember that in order to get an experience out of St. John's you have to dedicate time and effort. You'll get out of it what you put into it.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something to do at St. John's whether it be on or off campus. Definitely get involved in clubs, organizations, societies, and any school events being held on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Always maintain an open mind. Keeping that will allow you to take in all of the ideas taught during class and use them to expand your mind and succeed.

    In three sentences

    St. John's a very diverse safe haven for education with a beautiful campus and assortment of teachers that work hands-on with the students in order to provide them with the tools to excel not only in school but also in life.

  • 12/26/2012

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and enjoy.

    In three sentences

    I think that its an iteresting school in a nice location. I am very much interested in attending. I hope I get in.

  • 01/04/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    What i tend to do is play pool. Besides all the athletic facilities we have game rooms and tons of things you can do just to relax for once.

    Food and Dining

    The Food hall and Montigoris is always a surprise but always fresh. They cook the food everyday and it always seizes to amaze me.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is great because your dorm is like one major home where everyone around you can relate to you in some way. Your roommates welcome you with open arms and it could not be any better.

    Academic Rigor

    Academicly everything you need is on campus. The library provides all information and almost every building holds an area for studying.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved. When you go through the motions you have no idea what you are missing. Life is a completely different world when you are involved in extracurricular activities.

    In three sentences

    In my opinion, St John's has recognized all the aspects of the college life. An amazing faculty joined by a wide diverse group of people St John's helps you connect with the outside world. I would not ask for a better school.

  • 01/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very Safe environment

    Great for these types of students

    Serious students, hard workers, community oriented

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I have found nothing unusual at St. John's

    Bang for the buck

    Worth every penny you spend

    What to do for fun

    New York offers lots of entertainment opportunities

    Food and Dining

    Excellent food at the Cafeteria. There are restaurants and fast food near by

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is comprable to living at home

    Academic Rigor

    Academics are competitive and you must be willing to work hard.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. John's is an excellent choice. You will enjoy the experience.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University has provided me with an amazing college education. I enjoy the campus and the teaching staff show that they care about the students they teach. Living in NY has provided me an opportunity to meet people from all over the world

  • 01/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Very safe, and if there is an issue the campus safety will help.

    Greek Life

    I am not part of Greek Life, but I do have friends part of it and they have a lot of fun.

    Clubs and Activities

    Many different clubs, and many activities depending on one's interests.

    Great for these types of students

    The university is great for all types of students. It is a very multicultural university, and students of different financial levels.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There is a little garden near the dorms. But there really are not any unusual things that go on.

    Bang for the buck

    There is no other university that I would ever go to because there is so much to do and I love the environment. There are many areas on campus to study or if you need some quiet time.

    What to do for fun

    You can play intramural sports, join clubs, go to campus activities. If you don't want to stay on campus, you can go in to the city (New York City).

    Food and Dining

    There is food for different types of people. There are so many choices that sometimes you don't know what you want to eat that day. Plus the food is delicious.

    Dorm Life

    I personally do not dorm because I live in the five boroughs, but I do have friends that dorm and I have been to the dorms pretty often, and it's fantastic.

    Academic Rigor

    You discuss all your academic requirements with your dean every semester to make sure you are taking the correct courses and to keep you on track.

    Tips for prospective students

    The most important thing is; if you do not like the class that you have chosen or the professor, go to your dean or advisor and change it. You should also go to any of the sports games on campus, they are exciting and a lot of fun, and a great way to meet new people.

    In three sentences

    The university is a great environment. There are so many things or activities to take part in when you are not studying. The professors take initiative to teach you in a way that you will understand everything, and are willing to help.

  • 01/23/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    You're only twenty minutes away from the city, where you can go out and explore the city that never sleeps.

    Tips for prospective students

    Work hard and make sure to never procrastinate!

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a very diverse school. The professors are all encompassed with a passion to help you learn.This school focuses on preparing students for their futures; furthermore, students learn to give back to the community through charitable activities.

  • 01/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus safety is a priority here. There is a gate that surrounda the entire school and campus safety officers patrol daily and through the dorms as well during the nights (hourly).

    Clubs and Activities

    There is so much diversity here! This is evident from the clubs on campus. There is something for everyone here!

    Bang for the buck

    Once you learn the ins and outs of the system (which can take some time!) you realize that you can get a decent bang for the $56,000 a year that you pay.

    Food and Dining

    From the salad bar to the sandwich and wrap station to the gluten-free stir fry area, the general dining hall has something to offer to everyone. Our cafeteria features a vegetarian/vegan space(a HUGE plus for me!), warm food trays(buffet style eating) and a dessert area. There is a space titled Menutainment where chefs prepare items that change every meal period-from make your own omelets during breakfast to cheesecake for dessert, there is always something to eat. The campus also includes restaurants that you can exchange your meal points for(Virtually free for you). Breakfast meal exchange: Dunkin Donuts (weekends only) Lunch: Boar's Head, Energy Kitchen, Taco Bell Dinner: same as above as well as 2mato, Freshens, Burger King, and Subway

    Dorm Life

    I currently live in a rather small dorm, but my room comfortably fits three beds (one bunk and one separate; some rooms choose to debunk). The RA's are friendly and get to know you personally since there are two on each floor of my building. There is a definite sense of community in each dorm- and each dorm has pride in itself.

    Academic Rigor

    In high school, I feel that I was challenged more in my AP classes than I have been here. The CORE classes that I took last semester were easier than I had predicted. My only challenge originated from a foreign language in which I did not have much experience in. I did not study much at all last semester and procrastinated for many assignments, yet my lowest grade was a B+.

    Tips for prospective students

    I am currently a freshman at this university, so I am still in the midst of learning as I go. I suggest getting involved on campus! There are so many things to see and do here-much more than you might think from the small campus. Students and faculty are all eager to bring you in and make you feel accepted, so don't shy away from something that you may be interested in.

    In three sentences

    In three sentences, I would say that St. John's is a nice change for someone looking for something a little bit different. There is always much to do, and many people to converse with, but not too in your face about things. This school has a lot to offer.

  • 02/20/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Always safe, sometimes a little excessive. After 11pm, they close all gates to the school to non-St. John's people (unless they are registered overnight guests). There are two gates at which you must scan your student ID to get inside. Fellow St. John's students must be out of your dorm by 3am, non-St. John's (unless registered overnight) must be out by 12am.

    Greek Life

    I would not suggest attending this school if you are extremely interested in joining Greek Life--the fraternities and sororities are quite small and there are not very many to choose from. Also, off-campus housing is difficult because it is a Catholic University, so they do not like to sponsor frat and sorority houses.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are a myriad of clubs to join and activities to participate in--Advertising Club, Marketing Club, Radio Station, T.V. Station, Harya, Running Club, Outdoor Adventures Club, the list goes on and on.

    Great for these types of students

    Hard-working, ambitious, outgoing, adventuresome, and tolerant.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Lots of ethnic restaurants and stores, there is a different culture everywhere you look.

    Bang for the buck

    Tuition is excessive, but they offer so much financial aid and connections for jobs/internships that it's worth it.

    What to do for fun

    There are a couple of bars in the immediate area that many students go to, St. John's is a bus and Subway ride away from Manhattan or Brooklyn so many students explore there on the weekends. The area around the campus is mostly residential, so there is not too much to do, but we always find something.

    Food and Dining

    The food is not bad, especially in comparison to other schools in the New York City/Long Island area. We have a main dining hall that is buffet-style, but also has counters where chefs can make you customized omlettes and crepes. There are waffle machines, ice cream, and tons of cereal during all of its hours. We also have a Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts, Taco Bell, Burger King, Subway, Nathan's, and more where you can get food as part of your meal plan.

    Dorm Life

    It depends on which dorm you live in: Donovan Hall houses a lot of science majors, so it is quiet most of the time. It also has a different layout than other halls--two bedrooms connected by a bathroom (rather than a suite with a common room, two bathrooms, and four bedrooms). I had two other roommates, so space was extremely limited, but you find ways to work around this, and it encourages you to get out of your room and do other things.

    Academic Rigor

    Although some of my core classes have been fairly easy, a majority of my classes require(d) hard work. However, in classes like Sociology, Philosophy, and such, the hard work has been enjoyable because the subjects are so interesting.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do not give up on the school just because it is in Queens, and not Manhattan. A lot of students complain because it takes time to get to the City and all of the exciting things there, but St. John's has so many connections that make being a student here worth it. Get involved with everything you can, and do not be afraid to ask others for help.

    In three sentences

    Challenging, but rewarding. Strict, but fun. Diverse, but comfortable.

  • 04/20/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    THey have several cafeterias, and different fast food options in them.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms a all clean, updated, and cool in the summer.

    Academic Rigor

    They have rigourous courses, but if help is neede, they have office hours and tutors.

    Tips for prospective students

    St.John's is pretty big, and you might get lost. Ask for directions and find amp. Also, make sure you have the meeting place correct.

  • 04/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot of clubs and sports. If you're bored, there's a lot of options.

    What to do for fun

    I like to do service. There are always opportunities to do service! You can join a club if you have nothing to do. You can also play volleyball of basketball in Taffner or play games in the lounge or the game room.

  • 04/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety offices are on call at any time of the night.

    Greek Life

    Very active, but not my thing.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of club activities to suit any taste. If the club you want is not available, its generally not too difficult to have one made.

    Great for these types of students

    Best for those who want the college experience but may not have experienced much of life beforehand.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    A lot of people use the D'Angelo Center (DAC) as a place to sleep between classes, so its not unusual to see snoring people on the couches at any time of the day.

    Bang for the buck

    It depends on the degree you are applying for, but generally you will be prepared for the next phase of life and hopefully, thanks to scholarships provided by the school, won't have spent too much on tuition.

    What to do for fun

    There is usually some kind of event going on, but if not there are cheap tickets available for movies, Broadway performances and other local attractions.

    Food and Dining

    Its okay, but I prefer to cook for myself.

    Dorm Life

    It depends upon the campus and the style of living you prefer. Housing can range from busy dorms to full sized apartments for 3 people.

    Academic Rigor

    Difficulty depends on the teacher and the class, but generally it isn't too hard to find a knowledgeable teacher willing to show you all they know.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be willing to work, because although the work load isn't normally bad, letting things pile up can make your life quite hectic.

    In three sentences

    It is a very open community. There are usually many events and good opportunities available to students of all backgrounds. There is a wide range of study abroad locations, with scholarships available for most.

  • 04/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is everywhere, and always ready to help.

    Greek Life

    Greek presence is strong on campus.

    Bang for the buck

    Too expensive!

    What to do for fun

    Plenty of activities on campus, clubs, organizations, dorm events, parties, carnivals, activities get better as the weather progresses.

    Food and Dining

    The food isn't bad, it's actually really good sometimes. However, the time frames you can eat are horrible.

    Dorm Life

    All depends on where you dorm, but it is no where near worth the price they're charging us.

    Academic Rigor

    You're going to be challenged here, but it isn't impossible to get good grades if you take advantage of the tools given to you.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't come here thinking it's a big school, it's smaller than it seems. Everyone knows everyone, so if you're looking for a bigger environment this isn't it. There are tons of resources here to help you with your academics and the counseling center is amazing. Take advantage !

    In three sentences

    St John's is a great school. Academically it's amazing, socially it's not so bad, but the price may not be worth it. All depends on what you're looking for.

  • 05/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Extra curricular Activities, sports events, Taffner Field house, etc...

    In three sentences

    The school is very prestigious and well respected. It provides a friendly environment for comfort in adjusting to college campus lifestyle. I recommend anyone to look into this University

  • 05/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Great for these types of students

    Everyone.

    Bang for the buck

    As a student you get so many discounts and you can always find deals.

    What to do for fun

    New York is your playground...museums, clubs, restaurants, shops, etc.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect a great and rewarding time.

    In three sentences

    What's not to love about going to school in New York? So many opportunities and an excellent faculty to work with.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    People do get mugged off campus and St. John's students are targets because we are all expected to be rich. Apple products are the hot items!

    Clubs and Activities

    There's a lot going on ALL the time!!!

    Great for these types of students

    Brainiacs, Catholic students, and good financial standing

    Bang for the buck

    Its private school. Kind of expected the price. Living on campus $56,000+ so, really think about if you REALLY want to go to this school.

    What to do for fun

    There's tons of events every week and a lot of clubs. Its easy to find something fun to do!!

    Food and Dining

    If you don't have a meal plan eating in school is really expensive. Think Manhattan prices. There's a lot of stuff to choose from though and plenty of places near school that deliver.

    Dorm Life

    They're functional. Not stellar but decent enough.

    Academic Rigor

    The PA program is ridiculously hard, organic chem AND bio AND statistics. Full course load and 18 credits!!

    Tips for prospective students

    All of the programs are EXTREMELY demanding, you have to put in 158.99% effort to make a decent grade!! Don't slack especially if your on scholarship!!

    In three sentences

    Really expensive. Excellent Tutoring and Freshmen Facility. Do it yourself financial aid, they don't really help.

  • 06/11/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always on campus and their phone number is given to all students in case of emergencies. They e mail students and faculty anytime there is an incident and always ask for students help. As a student I always feel safe and at ease.

    What to do for fun

    St. John's always has events, all you have to do is go! Many times you'll receive free giveaways. Every year St. John's has a Spring Fling carnival and concert. There are also commuter events, heritage events, career fairs and activities fairs.

    Food and Dining

    Several places to eat are available to students. Campus has a Dunkin' Donuts, Burger King, Taco Bell and several other places for dining. Vending machines are all over campus. Resident students eat at Montigoris dining hall for a wider selection of more homey foods. The food is exceptional for typical campus food.

    Academic Rigor

    Students at St. John's are expected to work hard, and if they do, they'll see fair results reflected on their GPA. Core classes often try to incorporate academic service in their courses. Online classes are available but aren't any easier than lecture classes. Amongst some of the core classes available are two English classes, three levels of philosophy, two levels of theology, and at least one math. All in all, academic rigor is present but to a fair degree.

    Tips for prospective students

    Students interested in St. John's should take note of the number of resources consistently available to them. Educational resources range from career information to advisement to the University's Writing Center. The school has several events every month open to all students to socialize and get to know their peers. Prospective students should also know of the various Study Abroad opportunities available to them every yr, especially the Global Passport Program to St. John's campus in Rome, Italy.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a Vincentian private university that prides itself on service and community. The school is full of resources and opportunities as long as the students stay aware and involved. St. John's has a beautiful campus and a welcoming location in Queens, New York.

  • 06/12/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    In three sentences

    offered many programs and activities host events that are beneficial for all students

  • 06/15/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Too strict

    Greek Life

    Greek life is amazing! The only thing that sucks is that sororities can't live all together because New York has a law stating that if more than 6 girls live under one roof together without a male, it is considered a brothel.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Its a funny coincidence but every year the livest freshmen are all at this dorm called Hollis. Every single year of Welcome week an ambulance came to Hollis because a student got hurt drunk and we're a dry campus, so we all call Hollis Alcohollis. Spring Fling is also one of my favorite. We have a carnival and popular singers come to our campus. We also have midnight breakfast during finals week. The dining hall serves breakfast from 12am-3am.

    What to do for fun

    For fun, there's the city near by and a mall. I mean I guess it'd be different for boys, but its also different for everyone cause its like if you're in a sorority or not, or if you stay on campus as much or not, if you dorm or not, its all different. But I usually went to the city or hang out with my friends on campus cause they always had cute events going on for dormers during the weekends. Im from New York, so for me it was easy to call up my friends and meet up anywhere near by. So I usually hanged out with my friends.

    Food and Dining

    The food was so good, but it was so fattening. It was also always the same thing so I got sick of it and started to order food, but mainly cause I had too. The dining hall opens at 7am-330pm. Than reopens at 5pm-10pm. So whenever I ended class at 3 or had to stay up until 2am to finish my paper or something I had to order food. Weekends the Dining Hall opened really late, so if I was going to the city and had to be out by 7 but wanted to grab something to eat before, that never happened.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life for me was not the best to my other friends because I was put into a sophomore dorm my freshmen year so I couldn't make a lot of friends first semester. But by second semester I had a lot of new sophomore friends so it was okay. The rooms are very nice, visitors say it's way better than their schools and everything was so convenient so I liked it. The only thing I found pretty annoying was the security in the front. We weren't allowed to sign in more than two friends and they had to be out by 12am. If they don't bring their I.D.'s they also weren't allowed in. And the fire alarms at 3 and 4am, I'm also not a huge fan of those either.

    Academic Rigor

    Academically, its great. The schedule and classes fit for you perfectly, but the only problem is when registering for classes. Sometimes when you register, the professor is TBA (To be announced) so you can't really search up the professor and it'll be too late to wait so you have no choice but to choose that class. Then, when you get to class the first day, sometimes the professor isn't so great. But everything else academically is great, the school has maybe rules and is very strict, but most people attending St. John's University don't find that as a problem so I guess its okay.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't get lazy and don't get too excited you're away from home. Really try hard your first semester because once you do bad, its really hard to bring your grade back up.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is very diverse and helps everyone achieve their goals. The professors, advisers, and deans really help you get into a major of your choice or what you want to achieve. So I would say St. John's is a great and helpful University, a 3.75/4 would be the rate I would give the University.

  • 06/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    When it comes to activities, this school provides a never ending list of things to do. There are fields and basketball courts for people that are into sports. There is a movie theater where they show recent movies all the time. There are e number of clubs and movements you can join and if you cannot happen to find something for you, you can always go and explore the greatest city in the world, New York City.

    Food and Dining

    The one complaint I have about this school is the food. First off it is not to good but it id what is expected from a college dining hall. Secondly the hours of business are ver inconvenient. There are pockets of time throughout the week where there is just no where on campus to get food.

    Dorm Life

    There is something for everyone that dorms on campus at St. John's University. Everyone is looking to make new friends meaning you will never fell alone. Also everyone here respects each other enough to know that people need their personal space. Unlike most schools, the dorms here have quite a few bathrooms. You will never find yourself sharing the bathrooms with complete strangers and will never find yourself waiting to use one.

    Academic Rigor

    Like I said above, prepare to be challenged. The Professors here are well paid and for good reason. They are excellent teachers who are not only experts in their careers, but also in getting the best out of their students.

    Tips for prospective students

    Do your research. Not every college or university is the same and that goes for St. John's University. This is a very prestigious school that demands the best out of each and every one of it's students. Prepare yourself because academically, this is a top notch University.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is really a melting pot for students from all parts of the world. It is a well respected University and well test your academic excellence from day one. Most importantly it provides a place for a student to find who they are and where they want to be in the future.

  • 06/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    What to do for fun

    They have club fairs to find exactly what you're looking for. So there is lots to do for fun on campus.

    Food and Dining

    I have only seen the food and dining locations from the outside. I never actually went in them. From the outside it seemed like a nice location on campus and it smelled like good food.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are really nice. They have enough room and its very well oriented.

    Academic Rigor

    The academic rigor is good. They have lots of intense classes you can take and lots of leisure but still helpful classes as well.

    Tips for prospective students

    Look at the campus before you decide to go or to decline. I'm sure it'll change your mind a lot. I know it did for me.

    In three sentences

    It has a beautiful campus. The location is very convenient. The academics and extra curricular a they offer are very good.

  • 06/21/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Bars, Clubs, Greek Life

    Tips for prospective students

    Involve yourself in social activities

    In three sentences

    Decent school in a good area, but you have to work hard to make the most of what you're offered.

  • 06/25/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    bars, frat parties, city

    Food and Dining

    decent dining hall food. subway, dunkin donuts, starbucks, taco bell, burgerking, etc.

    Dorm Life

    awesome, except dead on weekends. have to get off campus to find something to do.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on the course/ professor

    Tips for prospective students

    Go to the class if they take attendance.

    In three sentences

    This school is very diverse. I have learned a lot about religion, beliefs, and culture. Most of the professors are really nice, helpful, and easy.

  • 06/27/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    The offices of Residence life and Student life make sure to keep the agenda jam packed with activities that students can do in the city. New York is one of the best cities in the world. There is always something to do. Sometimes activities in the city can cost so much. I like the school's offices because they offer so many things for a fraction of the cost. Musicals can range from 10- 30 dollars which is not bad at all considering the real price of a seat on Broadway. Sometimes different events are held on school such as cultural events, art events. Special guest speakers are frequently coming in. My favorite are the talent showcases which are also held frequently. Everything from open mic night to poetry showcases are displayed.

    Food and Dining

    The food is great. One of the best things I enjoy being away from college is the food. In the cafeteria the workers are there to get anything you like. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see in the cafeteria they would take it into consideration. For example many people were asking for an ice cream machine and we got one. Snacks that we like were also added to the cafeteria. I also did not know until I compared it with other schools is that they make what you ask them to make. A lot of my friends go to school where they can only eat the food they see in front of them. We actually get to pick the things we like and the workers prepare it right there in front of you.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is not as hard as I thought it would be. It really helps you become more independent. Yet again it all depends on the circumstances. I would say that it is important to be organized and responsible for your own stuff. Also it is very important to establish rules with your roommates. I have had instances where roommates want to throw a party but I have class the next day. Make sure you let them know ahead of time that you are comfortable with this but not that. You are paying to live there so you have a right to live comfortably. Now that you are away from home you have to take care of some of the responsibilities that your parents take. You might not be paying bills but you are cooking and cleaning for yourself. It is important to stay clean so that you can set the example for your other roommates if they are not. And once again never feel afraid to tell them when something is bothering you.

    Academic Rigor

    The first year of college was not hard academic wise. I honestly found myself working harder in high school. It is not to say that it will never be challenging. As you continue your years in college it becomes challenging but it is actually a good thing. I found myself wanting harder classes by my second year in college. In order to be the best you have to really challenge yourself. If you continue to take classes for the grade you will never feel fully satisfied. It becomes boring. Professors at St. John aim to challenge you to the best of your abilities. Some professors are harder than others but at the end of the class you find yourself thanking them. Without them you would have never realized that you are capable of some things.

    Tips for prospective students

    I would say always keep in mind that are professors are there to help you. Never hesitate to ask someone for help. Don't be too scared the first year. I would say that my first year was actually the most fun year. The second thing is organization. Organization is a big key in college especially for students going away to college. You are pretty much in charge of everything. You make your own schedule, you decide what organizations to become part of and ultimately what career choice you want to take. Its important to stay organized so you don't fall behind in your classes. If you decide to take on a job its crucial that you are up to date with everything happening in class.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University highly focuses on service. The school strives for it students to receive the best. St. John's academically challenges students.

  • 06/29/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    St. John's Department of Public Safety maintains frequent contact with the local police department (107th Precinct Queens; 120th Precinct Staten Island, and the 1st Precinct in Manhattan). The police come on campus at the request of Public Safety for the purpose of making an arrest. The police regularly patrol the perimeter of each campus. St. John's Public Safety officers engage in routine motorized and foot patrols on a 24-hour basis. The officers are stationed at various posts throughout campus. Some of these posts include but are not limited to the following places on the Queens campus: the main gate, Carnesecca Arena, and in the Libraries. Public Safety officers are also posted in the six Queens campus Residence Halls: Century, Carey, DaSilva, Hollis, Donovan and John Cardinal Connor Residence Hall.

    Clubs and Activities

    Academic Clubs & Honor Societies Cultural Organizations Greek Organizations Media Organizations Performing Arts Organizations Political Organizations Religious Organizations Student Government Special Interest Organizations

    Great for these types of students

    This place is great for everyone.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Locations on campus: Sullivan Building De Angelo St. John's Hall Great Lawn Marilac Bent Hall Barnes And Noble

    Bang for the buck

    It's an expensive school.

    What to do for fun

    There's so much to do. There's many places to go by campus. There's a bakery close by, a candy store, barnes and noble. There's ALOT everywhere.

    Food and Dining

    Nathans Burger-king Tomato Plate by plate Outtakes Bubble tea SO MUCH MORE

    Dorm Life

    I don't dorm but I heard it's pretty expensive. Most of my friends rented places outside of campus nearby.

    Academic Rigor

    College coursework initially appears harder than other sorts of educational challenges you may have faced. But, put your mind to it and nothing's impossible to achieve.

    Tips for prospective students

    College life is hard but adjust to the changes in the academic requirements and you'll do fine. Classes here are usually small which is a good thing for me because the professor knows you and it's easier for you to work with them.

    In three sentences

    St. John's offers a spot for just about everyone, all are welcome and there is a nice atmosphere on campus. The service program has opportunities to contribute on a local or international level.The teachers, staff, and students are all friendly.

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Watch movies, chill, hangout

    Tips for prospective students

    Only go here for pharmacy

    In three sentences

    Its a good school with pretty good teachers, only thing worthwhile is the pharmacy program

  • 07/06/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Clubs and Activities

    Fashion Club HARAYA Haitian Society

    Great for these types of students

    Pharmacy Communication Media Studies TV/Film Radio JD/Business Program

    What to do for fun

    GO TO NEW YORK CITY!

    Tips for prospective students

    Take advantage of the career center; alumni are always willing to provide assistance. Shuttles are free into New York City - take a tour of the big apple. CLEP/DSST exams can lead to early graduation and reduced tuition - look into it.

    In three sentences

    On a scale from 1 - 10, I rate St. John's University a solid 8. The campus is beautiful. They provide a shuttle to both the Staten Island and Manhattan campus. Study abroad programs are also a highlight.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The Great lawn in the middle of campus is a very popular student hang out. When the weather is warm, students flock to this area. Students play football, soccer, and frisbee to pass the time between classes. Those who wish to have some down time just simply read a book or watch a movie on their laptops.

    What to do for fun

    St. John's offers open mic nights, dance concerts, improv nights, late night snack bars. There is always something to do around campus. If you find yourself with nothing to do, students often enjoy frisbee or a game of football on the great lawn.

    Food and Dining

    Montgoris Dining Hall or Montys for short is the main dining hall for students. This food location is a buffet style dining hall. A variety of food is offered every day; special days offer sushi, pasta bar, milkshakes, and steak. Other food locations on campus include: Burger King, Taco Bell, Subway, Freshens, Outtakes, and Energy Kitchen. St. John's also offers a meal exchange program. A student can exchange a meal at Montys for a meal at any of the other food locations on campus at no extra cost.

    Dorm Life

    St. John's University offers great dorm life. Each building houses game and tv lounges for its residence. In these areas, residences gather for movie nights, game nights, and the occasional karaoke competition. At the end of the year, St. John's hold Battle of the Buildings. Each building competes to see who reins supreme. There's games, food, and music to get the students into the competitive spirit.

    Academic Rigor

    St. John's University is a top U.S university. Classes are engaging and challenging. Students are asked to rise above the norm the moment they walk into the classroom. St. John's as well offers academic help through the tutoring center and the writing center. These centers help students meet the academic challenge and over come any hardships.

    Tips for prospective students

    St. John's University is home to hundreds of clubs and organizations. It's a great way to get involved and make friends while keeping yourself busy. Just be yourself. People should get to know you by the activities you enjoy participating in. There is no sense in being someone you are not. College is suppose to be fun, so take the time to discover what you enjoy doing.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a diverse institution for higher learning; from the student body to the courses offered, new experiences await. The gorgeous campus houses acres of beautiful gardens and academic buildings; it's a great place to exploring academic endeavors. A welcoming smile from students, teachers, and faculty awaits anyone who visits the campus.

  • 07/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety patrols the campus very good. There are never any incidences in campus, but there have been muggings near campus.

    Greek Life

    Its ok, I guess.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are plenty of club sports, and clubs that you can join. There is something for everyone here.

    Great for these types of students

    Great for Students that want to learn and enjoy a beautiful scenery.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    nothing

    Bang for the buck

    i think the school is very overpriced. Free food and giveaways.

    What to do for fun

    They have nice facilities for the students. There is a recreational center, a gym, basketball courts. There is dinning areas with television sets. A lot of benches and room to have baseball catches, or play Frisbee by the Great Lawn. There is always some event going on at school, and plenty of clubs to join.

    Food and Dining

    The food is very good at st. John's. There are many fast food places, Burger king, Subway, Boars Head, Taco Bell in school. There are also many places you can go outside of campus that is close by. Lets put it this way, you won't get hungry going to St. John's.

    Dorm Life

    I commute but i hear that the dorm life is extremely dull and boring from my friends. You don'y come to St. John's to party basically.

    Academic Rigor

    I am in the pharmacy program and it has been easy so far. I have been able to get high grades with little effort. I realize that as I go on in the program but for now attending class and doing some homework allows you to get an easy A.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make some friends when you get there. Although there are dorms, most of the population is primarily commuting. Having friends at school makes the day go quicker and helps you endure the horrid teaching performances.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is an overpriced public school, which wastes away its money on incompetent professors. On a brighter note the scenery there is quite nice and flowery and shrubbery are maintained fairly well. All in all, not worth the price you are paying.

  • 07/19/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    The Department of Public Safety provides an escort service for students 24 hours a day. They also have emergency phones around the campus.

    What to do for fun

    They have different activities clubs, sport ministry. Any to do you never get bored! :D

    Dorm Life

    I don't live on campus but for what I have seen you enjoy living on campus.

    Tips for prospective students

    Focuses on your classes and do your best! your education is the most important thing.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is amazing!!! St john's give you the opportunity to complete your education..

  • 07/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The Spring Carnival is pretty exciting, along with the Christmas light show and winter fireworks and carriage rides.

    What to do for fun

    Leave campus.

    Food and Dining

    Over-priced for low quality.

    Academic Rigor

    Depends on what major you are taking. For pharmacy, it is incredibly difficult and fast-paced. For English, it is well-structured and it is developing new aspects as a new program.

    Tips for prospective students

    There is a Manhattan campus. The library on Queens campus needs to be restructured, redeveloped, and re-everything.

    In three sentences

    The university, in general, is average. Still, there are some academic programs that exceed expectations, while others are average or frighteningly underdeveloped. Still, it is learning to adapt and develop in the heart of queens.

  • 07/24/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    With over 500 closed circuit cameras throughout campus and hundreds of public safety officers patrolling 24/7, campus is more than safe. We're completely gated and there are emergency poles every 300-500 feet on campus. All the residence halls have public safety swiping students inside so that no one but residents of that building can get in without prior notice. Most of all, a lot of them have children that are current or past students, so they feel the real fatherly/motherly connection to all students and keep them safe as if they're their own.

    Greek Life

    Greeks make up about 10% of the student body, but a lot of our faculty and administrators are as well. When it comes to the active, top of the class, executive board position holding, over the top students - a majority of them also have letters. With both academic and social Greek Life, St. John's prepares Greeks with the leadership, team building and conflict resolution skills that they need to succeed. Most of our organizations are five star, and nationally recognized.

    Clubs and Activities

    We have over 140 clubs, organizations, societies, fraternities, sororities and job opportunities on campus. Students always have the opportunity to start more, and these clubs allow students to add to their resumes, become part of executive boards, or learn from general membership. They are what keeps St. John's alive and it is possible to get involved with so many different ones, regardless of what you want to study. There are also Career Peer Mentoring, Student Ambassador, and Student Government Executive Board programs which offer student stipends.

    Great for these types of students

    St. John's is great for students who want both academic and professional advisement for post-graduation, who appreciate diversity and embody serving others. Also for people who love free stuff!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Come here and find out :)

    Bang for the buck

    If you take advantage of all the free resources that St. John's provides, it's easy to see where all of your tuition money goes. The sticker price is high, but it comes with such an incredible amount of things - free tutoring, free shuttles, free christmas carnivals, free spring carnivals, free tickets to athletic games/events, free wireless internet through the 99 acres of campus, and so so much more!

    What to do for fun

    Campus life is great. From the Division 1 athletics that compete on campus and locally, to the over 140 clubs and organizations who constantly hold events and fundraisers on campus, there is always something to do. The more active you are on campus, the more MVP (Most Valued Participant) points you can earn, which you can later cash in for a crazy amount of free stuff.

    Food and Dining

    The main buffet style dining hall has the best home made omelets I've ever had, made by everyone's favorite person on campus - Angela. The salad and sandwich bars are great when I don't feel like making my own food, and all the self serve options make for really interesting combinations when I'm feeling creative. I also love how affordable our meal plans are for commuters, and how you can exchange meals from the dining hall at any of the other food locations - Subway, Burger King, Freshens, Energy Kitchen, Taco Bell, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, and the new Red Mango that's about to open.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life at St. John's is top notch. With both traditional and suite style living, over 3,000 residents have access to lounges, kitchens, game rooms, free laundry and wireless internet throughout their buildings. The friendships you make in the residence halls will last you past your college career, both with your room and suite mates, as well as with your resident assistants. Being a resident helped me get involved even more on campus and the 24/7 resources made the cost very worthwhile.

    Academic Rigor

    With a wide variety of majors and minors available, all of the majors at St. John's offer resources extended from the classroom which graduates can add to their resumes. The classes are all taught by full or part time faculty, with no teacher's aids. Academic rigor, combined with the additional resources prepare the students with the tools they need to succeed professionally after graduation.

    Tips for prospective students

    Consider St. John's for their dual-accredited business school which opens doors to an extensive alumnae network, allows students to invest over two million dollars of university money every semester in our Financial Information Lab, and provides students with real life experiences on our Manhattan Campus, located in the financial district of the New York City.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University has provided me with a with a quality Catholic and Vincentian education. I have expanded my resume with so many resources provided by St. John's and have a huge network of Alumnae to connect with. This school has helped me grow professionally, personally and spiritually, as well as academically.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Manhattan is about a 50 minute subway ride away or a 20 minute LIRR ride away. There is always something going on there. There are also sports games on and off campus and other on campus events, such as tie dying that is free to all students.

    Food and Dining

    Not all of the places have the best food, but there is a huge variety of dining options and there is definitely a place that everyone likes. I like the fact that we can use our meals in places other than the dining hall because this adds many choices.

    Dorm Life

    Although it could be improved, it is better than a lot of other schools. The guest visitation policy is very strict. This is both a good and bad thing because while it keeps the dorms safe, it also restricts which friends and family members can come visit you and during what hours.

    Academic Rigor

    It definitely depends what classes you take and what your major is, but my classes as a pharmacy student are challenging me and making me word hard for my good grades.

    Tips for prospective students

    It's really just a great school all around for any major. If you have the chance, definitely come visit and you will fall in love with the campus the same way I did.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is overall a great school. It has many resources available to students, and a great pharmacy program which is what I am there for. It is near the city which makes internship and job opportunities plentiful.

  • 08/03/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    You're safe so long as you stay ON campus. If you venture off, there's a chance that whatever you have in your hand, be it your phone, wallet, what have you, it will most likely be stolen. And girls: every other week I would receive e-mails from public safety about female students getting groped. I do give it three stars and not two simply because there is this one shopping area at the corner of the campus that is absolulely safe, clean, and has everything you'll need to hang-out OFF campus, something you'll want to do often.

    Great for these types of students

    Those who seek only a college degree for what they believe is its worth.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only holidays permitted are Catholic holidays.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall serves its purpose. Nothing more.

    Dorm Life

    It's exactly average.

    Academic Rigor

    Freshman year of taking both required and high level classes, I studied maybe for one course, and only for when there was an exam or quiz. Not to say I was an unappreciative or intelligent student, I'm neither. But my final semester there, I stopped attending most of my classes simply because students were more capable learning without the professors.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't attend if you desire a degree in science, math , engineering, or the like regardless of the financial aide reward. You will graduate effortlessly with a degree, but will be appallingly unprepared.

    In three sentences

    A most typical college experience for those content on mediocrity. Science and math departments are ineffably unfulfilling. Fellow students are not particularly keen on conversation.

  • 08/10/2013

    Reviewer is A past student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The school may not seem like it is secure when you are roaming around campus. But Let me tell you that Public Safety is a beast. They literally see everything going on and will try to help you as best as they can.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't a major part of school but the greek life is pretty cool. They have step shows, parties, dinners, and trainings. oh and the Fraternities.... YASSSSS GAWD! They were blessed with some of the cutest and sweetest guys in the world!!!! YASSS

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a club for every single student on campus. I didn't really get involved with clubs because they can take up a lot of time and I had my own agenda but i knew people that were involved in everything. The school accepts every type of student and so do the clubs. There is an awesome concert at the end of the year, step shows, plays, movies, cook offs, literally anything you can imagine.

    What to do for fun

    Everything. There are always events going on on campus and you are in New York. There are Shuttles that will take you to the train stations. So all you have to do is go out and explore the wonders of New York City.

    Food and Dining

    The Food was horrible. I literally got sick every time i at something from the school but i think that was more so from the water in NY. I can eat Burger King, Sushi, and Taco Bell at home (Atlanta) and be fine but up there, i was sick to my stomach. The food was good when you ate it but not so good afterwards.

    Dorm Life

    I loved Dorm Life. I lived in Hollis 410 and that is a suite with two rooms. I had great roommates and great suite-mates. St. John's did a great job pairing us. The rooms felt really small though. i had a lot of stuff and so did my roommates so we were a little cramped. The only bad thing about the the Suite was the 1 bathroom. ^ girls and one bathroom...Not Ideal. There was something always going on in the dorm so there was never a dull moment. Most of the RA's were cool but I lived in the party dorm so something absolutely crazy was also always happening.

    Academic Rigor

    The school is very challenging I will say that. The professors know what they are talking about and most of them have been successful in their fields of study. The business math department is terrible. The teachers speak broken english and it is terrible.

    Tips for prospective students

    Don't be afraid to be apart of the school. There are a thousand activities that take place over one school year that are just so much fun. Dive in to clubs, go to the basketball games, go to class. just have fun. College is fun if you try to enjoy every part of it.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a great School. There is never a dull moment on campus and there are some great people that attend the school. Oh, and the classes and professors are okay, lol.

  • 08/13/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Tips for prospective students

    Study, study, and then study some more.

    In three sentences

    Great faculty with team-oriented spirit and a passion for teaching.

  • 09/07/2013

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Campus Safety

    they are pretty good with campus safety, but as with anywhere people should be cautious of trusting a stranger in a weird van. lol

    Clubs and Activities

    Fantastic.

    Great for these types of students

    students who want to be in the city, but want a traditional campus

    What to do for fun

    you are just outside of Manhattan! go for a run in Central park, see a show, take classes at steps...

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of variety, which is nice. on top of that you are a short bus/subway ride away from Manhattan, and Brooklyn for other dining options.

    Dorm Life

    I am not a fan of dorm life, but it's pretty nice.

    Academic Rigor

    the rigor depends on the student.

    Tips for prospective students

    work hard, keep the grades up, it will pay off.

    In three sentences

    The campus is very nice. Everyone is very warm and inviting. They have amazing programs.

  • 09/26/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Join clubs and go on university service day with people in the university.

    Tips for prospective students

    Relax, do your work, and have fun, fun, fun!

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a very diverse university. It has a beautiful campus. You are able to study abroad.

  • 10/18/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    There are civilized people on campus. I haven't seen any fights or yelling competitions on campus yet...Public safety is constantly patrolling campus, but the most I've seen them do is write parking tickets... You don't need to worry about safety. If there is any type of major emergency, the school alerts every student via text message.

    What to do for fun

    -Join a club -Mess around with friends on The Great Lawn -Go to the Theater and watch a movie -Play ball at Taffner -Play Pool/Ping Pong/Air Hockey in DAC There are lots of free events on campus. All you need is your StormCard (school ID) and you get access to free food, hats, tees, etc....mostly food)

    Food and Dining

    The food could be healthier, but it's good. Subway, Taco Bell, Something that resembles Chipotle, a deli, Asian food, an Energy Bar, and a few more. Most of the food is affordable, but the healthy food is really expensive. I'll pay 5 bucks for a full meal at Taco Bell, and 13 dollars for a meal at the Energy Bar. I guess it's worth if if you're so concerned about eating healthily on campus. Honestly, you could walk off campus and get something nice for 5 or 6 dollars also.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms aren't bad. Each building has different dorms depending on the class of the students. (Freshman, sophomore..etc) The dorms are basic, (bed, desk, chair, closet, heat/ac) but you're welcome to bring in your own luxuries (mini fridge, TV, Xbox, etc) Each dorm has a pin lock, so you and your roommates are the only ones who know the code. (And the RA) There aren't any cafes in the residence buildings (at least the one I was in), but there is an enormous dining hall that most residence students eat at.

    Academic Rigor

    There are some pretty tough courses here, but like any other school, it all depends on the professor. The professors don't want to fail you. If you're struggling, GO TO YOUR PROFESSOR. They don't bite. There are lots of ways to redeem yourself in a class that your having difficulties in. But you wont get the opportunity if your professor doesn't know that your having problems. Other courses are somewhat easy, but BORING. I'm not calling out any specific class, (cough...philosophy) but if you can stay awake and follow the professors discussion, you will excel in those classes.

    Tips for prospective students

    -Make sure all of your financial aid forms are submitted on time. -Call the university for updates, because they will rarely call unless there is a prob. -Get as many scholarships as you can! This school isn't cheap. (but it's worth it!) -Try to major in something that society has a high demand for (and also something you like) I know a few people who are Computer Science Majors, Pharmacy Majors, and Legal Studies Majors

    In three sentences

    There's lots of variety at the school; lots of different majors to choose from. Also, the atmosphere is great. The people are friendly, and the staff is extremely helpful. Classes are usually around 20-27 students (at least the classes I've been in), and the professors are always willing to help you, just let them know what you need, and they'll do their best to accommodate.

  • 10/28/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public safety is always circling around and always on call. There is an abundant of cameras on and off campus and safety stations around campus that you can go to and feel safe as you wait for help if ever needed.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is an abundant amount of clubs and activities to choose from.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    Before it was Nathans, now it has been changes to Red Storm Diner and is tucked away behind Donavan Hall I believe. It off to the side on a little pathway leading up the steps to the Great Lawn.

    What to do for fun

    Lots of campus activities to choose from. From StressBusters events (free smoothies and back rubs) to soccer games and a carnival.

    Food and Dining

    A great variety to choose from. You cannot possibly go hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Is pretty awesome, just don't get any crazy roommates. Transferring to a new room is fairly easy and you can be guaranteed to not see your old roommates if you transfer to another building. For the most part rooms are clean and in tact, but you should go over them just in case.

    Academic Rigor

    The are lots of course to choose form so there should e no problem here.

    Tips for prospective students

    Apply early, especially for the two scholarships they offer. Stay on top of the financial aid office so that you aren't missing paper work. Have fun, engage in clubs and become more outgoing to enjoy your college experience.

    In three sentences

    Great for social life. Lots of clubs for academics. Low financial aid.

  • 11/02/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is everywhere. Depending on what kind of a person you are will determine whether you like it or not. I'm a nerd so I don't have nothing to hide. I appreciate public safety. They drive around campus 24 hours a day and walk around the dorm buildings during the night. Personally, I feel safe and I appreciate it. However, I also don't have anything to hide.

    Greek Life

    The frats and sororities are extremely cliquey. If you aren't in them or planning to join, they will absolutely let you know that you are not a part of their group.

    Great for these types of students

    Outgoing students, the opportunities are endless

    What to do for fun

    There is always a fun event going on on campus. Student government is huge and is constantly planning events. There are free t shirts, sunglasses, water bottles, etc at most events. St. Johns has great school pride so sporting events are pretty big.

    Food and Dining

    The meal plan varieties aren't too phenomenal. Freshman that dorm are mandated to get the unlimited meal plan. However, smaller meal plans provide much less food for close to the same amount of money for the unlimited meal plan. Montgoris is alright. Marillac and DAC are somewhat better but the lines are usually quite long during meal exchange hours.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are ok. The tile floors make them very unwelcoming but there's plenty you can do to make them home. The guest restrictions are somewhat annoying.

    Academic Rigor

    The class difficulties vary greatly. I took AP and college level courses, so I was fairly prepared. The classes fit me just right in terms of how challenging they are.

    Tips for prospective students

    Visit the campus. The students and feel of the campus will absolutely influence your decision. There's a great variety of academic and extracurricular programs. What more could you want?

    In three sentences

    Attending St. Johns is one of the best decisions I've ever made. It may not be ranked, but I feel that I am getting a top notch education. The curriculum is well rounded and the opportunities are countless.

  • 11/05/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety officers are always around, so it is pretty safe here.

    Clubs and Activities

    There are hundreds of clubs to chose from. And there is always something happening on campus.

    Great for these types of students

    This school is obviously great for Catholics, open-minded people, anyone looking for a challenge, anyone who wants to go to an extrememly diverse school, pharmacy magers( the school is well known for this, but the other programs are fabulous as well) and it is perfect for anyone who wants to be in the city and community at the same time.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    We don't have a homecoming, but we have an AWESOME Tip Off!!!!!!!! \(^o^)/

    Bang for the buck

    If you are willing to pay more for a private school that is in the city, then yes... You do get a lot for your money!! Just make sure that you apply for as many scholarships as possible and remember that private schools(most) offer students more money than public schools.

    What to do for fun

    Obviously going to a SJU mens basketball game... Go Johnnies!!!!! You can also go to Times Square( only a few mins away when taking the subway).. There are tons of things to do on campus, so it is almost impossible to get bored.

    Food and Dining

    The food here can get a little boring, but you can do meal exchanges which gives you a variety of options which gives you a VERY good bonus 8)

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are great, but just like any other school it depends on who you are dorming with and which dorm you are living in. I am currently living in Donovan, and this hall is my favorite out of all of the Freshman halls. The rooms are bigger and the building looks more brand new.

    Academic Rigor

    The classes are pretty hard, but depending on the professor, the class may be easy because they know that you just got out of high school.

    Tips for prospective students

    1. Study often. 2) Get involved on campus. 3) Do NOT wait until the last minute to study... the tests in college cover a lot more material, so cramming will be a complete waste of time!!!! 4) Go to your professor because they will NOT come to you! 5) Make sure that you do well on all of your test... unlike highschool, only 3 grades will determine wheter you will pass or fail( and those are the tests). 6) Know your resources!!!!!( Your professor is the biggest resource you have).

  • 11/17/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Safety is really good the school is super safe nothing happens

    Clubs and Activities

    So many different clubs from social to academic it is really easy to get involved.

    Bang for the buck

    The degree is worth it in the end, just make sure yo don't waste time at STJ have a plan because it is expensive, make connections with professors, students, speakers any and everyone you can.

    What to do for fun

    Well im a commuter now but dorming i would go to the city, movies, hang out with roomates, there are a bunch of social clubs to be part of, i joined the filipino club and student government. The school aslo shows movies during the semester and you get MVP points for going to the movies

    Food and Dining

    There is a lot of choices to eat at STJ, you have the regular dinning hall we cal Monty's and you have DAC, Marillac, and the Law building. We have taco bell, burgerking, starbucks, dunkin, subway, a grill bar, pizza and pasta store, convenient store, sandwhich bar, thai sushi bar, and a healthy food bar as well many choice to eat at.

    Dorm Life

    The dorm life was fun for me most juniors and seniors get apartments but the freshmen and sophomore dorms are fun, there is also study zones in the dorms it accommodates to those who like the quite and those who like to go out.

    Academic Rigor

    It depends on your major. The pharmacy, pre-law, bio, chem, business and PA programs are really good they really prepare you for your career . As for the individual professors it is hit or miss. Everyone has their own style of learning and teaching so your best bet is to look up what professor you have before taking the class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try to fulfill a minor using your core requirements. You have to take a lot of cores at STJ so if you can find a minor or even a major that can substitute for your core classes do it.

    In three sentences

    The school has a lot to offer in terms of research/programs/internships, but you aren't handed anything. Tuition is pretty high but you get good finical aid.

  • 01/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety is always on patrol insuring the safety of the students. St. John's University is a gated campus and is very safe.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities and fraternities based on different backgrounds, ethnicities interests on our Queens campus

    Clubs and Activities

    There are many clubs and activities at St. John's University based on different majors and interests.

    Great for these types of students

    Students interested in the fields of Biology and Pharmacy would gain a lot of experience for the future.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    There are a lot of traditions on Campus such as: The Strip Block Party at the beginning of the year, the Winter Carnival and the Tip Off to officially start the basketball season.

    Bang for the buck

    St. John's has a lot of free events and free giveaways especially during the beginning of the school year and around the holidays.

    What to do for fun

    There is always something to do, especially on the weekends. Sporting events and shopping are always good choices.

    Food and Dining

    There are many options for dining. There is a main dining hall with many selections and then there are other venues with healthy choices as well as fast food choices such as: Burger King and Subway etc.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm Life is one of the most exciting parts of college. Rooms are a good size and there are no community bathrooms.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major determines how rigorous the work will be. Biology, Pharmacy and Psychology majors have it harder than others, but its worth it in the end.

    Tips for prospective students

    Tips I have for prospective students are: to get involved into any clubs the University has to offer, Attend events the university holds and use your time wisely.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a Metropolitan, Catholic and Vincentian university. It is an excellent school predicated on service and academics. St. John's is a very diverse institution where all the students pride themselves on unity and helping one another.

  • 01/10/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    BIG BIG BIG safety rules!!!!

    What to do for fun

    Throughout the year, the student government on campus continually keeps the campus full of fun activities for students. It is important to know that you must be a part of the campus activities. There is a welcome week, sport games, student engagement opportunities, relaxation events and things to find on campus easily.

    Food and Dining

    The food and dining on campus is very well maintained. Just like all university's eating the food on campus gets very boring however, the food is accessible to all students at all times which gives students variety.

    Dorm Life

    Nicest dorms of any university I have ever seen. The style is suite which allows for the students to have a small apartment type of dorm. The rooms are nicely cleaned and kept up to date.

    Academic Rigor

    The academics at St. John's rely on the students ability to manage their time. It is rigorous in the fact that students need to develop studying, note taking and independent working skills.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you wish to attend St. John's be sure to take a campus tour when possible and understand its university's mission statement.

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a Catholic, Vincentian, and metropolitan university. It is based on the values of diversity, volunteer work and religion. The opportunities offered at St. John's are countless and are within reach to all students at the campus.

  • 01/20/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    They have security 24/7 as well as as great staff and security equipment on campus.

    Greek Life

    There are many sororities on campus to choose from!

    Clubs and Activities

    There are so many different clubs to choose from ranging from academic to cultural and everything in between!

    Great for these types of students

    Great for students who like the experience of living in a big city!

    Bang for the buck

    Totally worth it although i wish that it wasn't as expensive as it is!

    What to do for fun

    As i said before they have plenty of activities every day, there is always something to do.

    Food and Dining

    I don't really like the food on campus because i like home cooking better, but they have plenty of dining options and restaurants like subway and burger king on campus to choose from.

    Dorm Life

    I cant really answer this because i am a commuter student but dorm life from what i hear is interesting and fun. Being a commuter isn't bad at all either, considering there is parking on campus if you drive, and plenty of transportation available to and from campus including public transport and free shuttles to the subway.

    Academic Rigor

    The programs they have available often require high academic scores, but if you study and try your best it shouldn't be too hard to get an A in your classes. Of course if you get accepted into the honors program the difficultly of the classes will naturally increase.

    Tips for prospective students

    Try your hardest in high school, so that you may get the maximum scholarship and aid available to you, because St. Johns University and college in general is very expensive. Not only regarding tuition but as well as other costs such as transportation and books which can quickly add up.

    In three sentences

    St. Johns University is great school, and in my opinion is definitely worth the money even though is is very expensive. They have plenty of activities and events on campus for students so you will never get bored, which include spring and winter carnival events, as well as other seasonal fairs and activities. The also have equally challenging academic programs available, including an honors programs for students who show excellent scores on their SAT's.

  • 01/23/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Public Safety roams the campus all the time. Many of them are pretty nice, but you come across some that you much rather not deal with. I've been in predicaments where public safety was involved...NOT FUN!

    Greek Life

    I didn't even know there were so many fraternities. Even though I am not apart of Greek Life, I am always at their different events

    Clubs and Activities

    SOOOOOOO many different types of clubs. There is even a fair that shows all of the clubs the college offers.

    Great for these types of students

    People that like diversity People that want to be in NY, but live in a more neighborhood type of atmosphere.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    I didn't find anything unusual on campus...Not yet anyway :)

    Bang for the buck

    AWESOME SCHOOL! YOU WILL NEVER GET BORED ON THE WEEKENDS!

    What to do for fun

    There are always clubs, sporting events, talents show, or some form of entertainment around campus.

    Food and Dining

    MONTY'S, DINER, TACO BELL, PIZZA, BURGER KING, SUBWAY as well as others...all on campus. Of course you get tired of that, but there are food places outside of campus as well.

    Dorm Life

    You become friends with a majority of people in your dorm. I know a lot of the people in my dorm, and my roommates have become my best friends.

    Academic Rigor

    The professors are veryyyyyy helpful. The classes aren't too hard, or too easy. It is manageable.

    Tips for prospective students

    MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE FUNDS! You will fall in love with the school but funds will become a problem at some point, unless you are rich that is. This school felt like home the first day I got there.

    In three sentences

    It is an amazing school, but it is very expensive. St. John's is a very diverse school, which is an eye opener. I've become friends with many people and made connections with all of my professors.

  • 01/31/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Patrol cars and gate security is always present!

    Bang for the buck

    There's nothing like a St.John's education!

    What to do for fun

    Be part of the school activities, like the Winter Carnival or Fall Fest!

    Food and Dining

    There are so many choices of food on campus. You can grab a coffee if you need that wake up fix, or a full on meal. They are accessible wherever you are, and one place can never be too crowded because of all the space.

    Dorm Life

    I, personally don't dorm, but know of people who do. It's easy access to the school and an opportunity to form more relationships. It gives you that Real college experience they say.

    Academic Rigor

    The University is pretty strict academically, but don't let it scare you. The course load per class can be quite overwhelming, but that's college! When registering for classes, an advisor is a must in order to get your registration code to apply for courses in the upcoming semester. Everything St. John's does is to aid the student, not scare them off; that's why the faculty is there to help in walking you through every step.

    Tips for prospective students

    Expect the classes to be challenging, yet rewarding. The University is always hosting events, and it is the best way to get involved and meet new people. Never, ever, be afraid to ask questions about.. anything! The faculty and students are willing to help you on academics and personal situations. College is all about creating memories that will last a lifetime, and forming relationships that are timeless.

    In three sentences

    St.John's University has some of the most insightful, inspiring, and intellectual professors in New York. The atmosphere is always lively, and full of diversity. The integration of academic and spiritual support gives St. John's students the upper hand at success for the future.

  • 02/04/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Bang for the buck

    The school is very expensive, but the professors all seem to be extremely well at what they do. With financial aid, I would say it is pretty good bang for the buck.

    Food and Dining

    The dining hall Montgoris is not the best place to eat unless all you want is a lot of food. There are several other places on campus that serve much better food though. For example, there is a diner on campus as well as a Subway.

    Dorm Life

    The best part of dorm life is that you are only a five minute walk from any class. However, there are often very rowdy people in y building that sometimes makes it difficult to sleep at night. (though it is rare, it does happen)

    Academic Rigor

    So far, my classes have had no real homework, all I have had to do is write essays. However, with a few days separating the deadlines, it was a very easy matter to complete them all on time without rushing to complete them the night before. That is not to say though, that the classes are easy. You do need to pay attention in class and study if you want to get good grades.

  • 02/26/2014

    Reviewer is Accepted here and planning to attend soon. Reviewer has been to campus.

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    Food and Dining

    Don't keep your hopes up.

    Dorm Life

    Dorms are pretty noisy and the rules are so annoying.

    Academic Rigor

    DEPENDS ON THE MAJOR YOU ARE GOING TO SELECT. SOME ARE PRETTY CHALLENGING WHILE OTHERS ARE JUST A WALK IN THE PARK

  • 03/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    Go to New York City. Go to the basketball, volleyball, and soccer games. Go to open mic nights.

    Tips for prospective students

    Find a good roommate and don't get a meal plan. Prepare for your classes and take advantage of your freshman adviser!

    In three sentences

    No school spirit. Great classes and teachers. Hardly anyone ever on campus during off-hours.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    The public safety really has your best interest at heart. They are also very friendly.

    Greek Life

    The Greek Life on campus is really gorwing. They are always involved in campus activities and hosting their own.

    Clubs and Activities

    There is a variety of clubs and activities. There is an activities every semester, which encourages the student body to become more involved.

    What to do for fun

    Personally I enjoy going to the sporting events. We are known for our basketball team. Watching the Red Storm play is always eventful.

    Food and Dining

    There are so many dining choices on this campus. From the cafeteria to Taco Bell. This campus literally has every type food you ever wanted.

    Dorm Life

    Residence life is good here. The rules are very specific, remember this is a Catholic university. Dorming with this school allows you to meet new people and make friends. Usually the people you live with tend to become your family away from home.

    Academic Rigor

    St. John's University is a prestigous school. The academics can be challenging but do you really come to college for easiness? College is the time to be challenged and tested.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you get involved in campus life. It is no fun just sitting in the dorm room all day. Be sure to get out and meet people. You are never alone; there is always someone in the same position as you, feeling lonely, so make sure you are social. Attend campus events, they're usually fun.

    In three sentences

    St. John's is a great university that caters to students from all different backgrounds. The student body here is so diverse and rich that it makes the college experience like no other. This school really emphasizes the meaning of metropolitan, Vincentian, and Catholic.

  • 03/18/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    What to do for fun

    I go to the city with my friends.

    Tips for prospective students

    Be opened minded and you will meet great people.

    In three sentences

    St. John's has a wonderful campus. You will meet interesting people. Everyone is friendly.

  • 04/06/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is really safe...feels like public safety is out 24/7.

    Bang for the buck

    It's really expensive :( But I love it here

    What to do for fun

    There are too many things. There are local movie theaters and malls and such. But we have the entire city of Manhattan plus all the boroughs which some students don't take advantage of. I love this aspect of the school.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure you tour the campus to make sure you love it before you come. I visited a few times to make sure I definitely loved it.

    In three sentences

    St. John's has great opportunities for study abroad. One of the best things about the university is it's location. There is easy access to Manhattan on any day.

  • 05/30/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus is pretty safe. I always felt comfortable and there are little kiosks all over campus that have emergency buttons so you can call for help if you need to. Plus, public safety will email you anytime something that may compromise your safety happens.

    Food and Dining

    Montigoris Dining Hall is where you will eat most of the time and it's great at first, but gets very tiring after the first 2 weeks. They food they serve is pretty decent for campus food through, and they have many options. There is also a Taco Bell, Burger King, a pizza place, mexican food, asian food, salad bar, plenty of sandwich places, Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Red Storm Diner, and a few other places to eat all on campus so you will never be hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Dorming can be a lot of fun here, but it has its down side. There are singles, doubles, and triples so it can get crowded. Not to mention your living suite style, so thats about 6 people in one suite with 4 rooms and 2 bathrooms. The good part is you get a common room (living room) that includes a sitting area, microwave and fridge, in most dorm halls.

    Academic Rigor

    Depending on your major and professor the academic rigor can be kind of difficult. Just make sure to take advice from people who previously has your professor, thats a great help! For the most part your professor will give you a detailed syllabus and if you keep up with it you'll be fine.

    Tips for prospective students

    When you first enter don't be embarrassed because you feel intimidated by the amount of people who you don't know there because 9 times out of 10 everyone feels the same way you do. Get out there and be friendly! People are way more accepting then you probably think. Also, be mindful of the amount of meal points you spend, they go fast!

    In three sentences

    St. Johns University is an extremely diverse university, because people from around the world attend. This school has a lot to offer when it comes to choosing a major. The environment is very positive and motivating.

  • 06/09/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Campus Security seems slack but I don't think it really is. While you might not see security guards at every corner they do drive around every couple of hours to check campus and they also have off campus policing and security. They also have a lot of security cameras in the buildings but they do have blind spots in which individuals can take advantage of to do their own little personal activities.

    Greek Life

    Greek Life isn't as big a deal on St.Johns campus I wish it was but it isn't. It would be fun to join but there isn't any great deal of emphasis placed on Greek Life or joining Greek Life.

    Clubs and Activities

    Clubs and Activities there is a decent amount of clubs but not enough activities to really keep the students occupied. They have a weekly Java Johnnies event but beside that there is no real excitement on campus until basketball season or something of that nature comes about it has more of a 80% educational aspect and 20% activities which I feel needs to be more balanced.

    Great for these types of students

    St.Johns is great for the book oriented students. If you are a student that loves a lot of excitement while doing school work I wouldn't recommend but Law students and Medical Students it is surely a great school for these particular major.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The only thing really unusual now is that St. John's felt the need to put up street signs which is counter productive to finding locations on campus. All the roads and steps are linked so it isn't really difficult to find the buildings if they wanted to put up signs they should done so inside the buildings because as a first time student finding your class is always difficult.

    Bang for the buck

    In terms of getting your money's worth honestly speaking I feel like you could take 10,000 of that 45,000 tuition while it is a great school and well respected one at that it isn't different from school like Hunter University and others. I believe based of reputation that is why they are given the leeway to charge 45,000 for tuition. Labs, different workshops and events doesn't give you that sense of world class service, teaching or equipment needed for you to be in the top 10% it just gives you the feeling off you are above average but not the best.

    What to do for fun

    There isn't anything to really do for fun they have clubs and things of that nature but no real campus life events where everyone on campus comes out to support. They may have one or two events for the year but that is it. It really is only when it has to deal with the Basketball Varsity team.

    Food and Dining

    The Food and Dining is excellent. They have Burger King, Subways, Chinese food and many different fast food and healthy restaurants on campus and near campus. You won't have to worry about getting variety.

    Dorm Life

    Dorm life is fun and entertaining however don't get caught up in that life remember that you are only there for one reason and one reason only and that's to get a good education. Be wary of the booze and the smoking take it back a notch one thing St.Johns will emphasize in telling if you get caught with alcohol in the dorms you are on automatic probation.

    Academic Rigor

    Stay on top of your game always. Find a group of friends that work hard and play hard. You need friends that know when its time to be serious about school work and exams. Join Academic programs to make sure that you maintain your grades

    Tips for prospective students

    Be focused in all aspects of college life. You will come to realize that the friends you made in the first semester of college will more than likely not be there come sophomore year. Don't allow your grades to slip at any point it is much different from high school where falling grades equals lost scholarships and opportunities which help to pay for college.

    In three sentences

    St.Johns University is a school of complexity. It has fairly good teachers and students. It however doesn't emphasize on group connections or groups that strive to help students maintain academic excellence its every man for himself.

  • 09/25/2014

    Reviewer is A current student here.

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    Campus Safety

    Around campus you will always see Public Safety vehicles around, as well as emergency call posts. St. John's takes student safety ver seriously by hiring retired police officers working under Campus Safety.

    What to do for fun

    Along with the many eateries you can binge over, St. John's also has an excellent gym, and track for all you athletic students out there. St. John's is famous for it's core athleticism. Since we are in a metropolitan area, there is always the option of roaming around the Union Turnpike to grab something to eat, or walking down to the F Train for a great night out in the city. We also have a campus theatre which shows movies.

    Food and Dining

    Our famous Montys dining hall has great food. I highly suggest you try tater tots and the pizza! However, you may get tired of this dining call and that is totally okay! We also have a Marillac Cafeteria filled with fast food chains (Burger King, Taco Bell, etc.) and the best part is that you can meal exchange there. You won't ever be so hungry.

    Dorm Life

    Although I am a commuter, I can speak from second hand experience (my friends) that dorm life great! My friends and her suite mates hang out every tuesday nights and study together, and dine together. Dorm life is a chance to meet great people. Don't miss out on it, and if you are a commuter, make some friends and you'll be able to visit the dorms!

    Academic Rigor

    Though academics mainly applies to the type of student you may be, I can honestly say that St. John's has a great academics system. I feel like I am genuinely learning new things every day, and not just memorizing for the sake of good grades. Like every campus, you are blessed with great professors, and sometimes ones you cannot tolerate. I can proudly say that I like all of my professors this semester, and highly encourage while making your schedule to check out RateMyProfessors.Org but most professors so far have been a great deal of help and will provide you any extra case of assistance if needed. College is not as all threatening as they say in High School, well, at least this one isn't.

    Tips for prospective students

    If you are interested in a medium sized school, this is a place to be. There is always something going on around campus but it is your job to become involved. Follow the campus social media sites, you not only gain perks but also gain free things! Food, clothing, opportunities to enter raffles!

    In three sentences

    St. John's University is a great institution filled with people who genuinely care. There is help for whatever the problem may be, but you need to seek them out. It is also very clean, and orderly and not very hectic for being a school in a metropolitan area with a high concentration of students.