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This school is terrible. i am transfering only after one semester. you will like this school if you like theives and a boring enviornment. money is spent on what the priest want and not what is good for the school.
1st Year Male -- Class 2004
Faculty Accessibility: B-, Campus Aesthetics: D
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If you are reading this and thinking of applying to the PA program at St. John's stop right now. The corruption, lies and lack of educational quality is apparent in this program. This is one of the last Bachelor programs in Physician Assistant in the U.S. The sole purpose of this program is to gain money. The administrators encourage a toxic competitive environment for the students. At accepted students day we were told that 125 students would be accepted into the program and 75 would progress into the professional phase of the program. THIS IS A LIE. In reality around 150 students started freshman year and only about 60 were able to progress. It is a money making scheme. They kick you out of the program in June, way after deadlines have passed for transferring to another university. When Dean Murphy was asked how many students were progressing no clear answer was given. She is the most obnoxious and uncaring educator I have ever met in my life. Most of the professors suck. Some of them do not speak English and the others are awful teachers. They read off the powerpoint slides and do not teach the material. There is rampant cheating in this program. When confronting the deans, they vehemently denied the allegations. The only way you will pass your classes is by getting tests from previous students. If you are out of the loop or do not have many connections you are simply screwed. I wish I had not spent two years of my life in such an unsupportive and depressing program. Also, don't even try to get tutoring or help. They will literally close the door on your face.
1st Year Male -- Class 1921
Campus Aesthetics: A-, Education Quality: F
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PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS SCHOOL. Honestly, the amount of non-commuters outweigh the amount of commuters. It's quite sad. I don't understand why people would travel across the world back and forth to go to this school. I don't understand. A St. John's degree won't get you any further than a degree from CUNY school. It's about the same level as a CUNY, probably around Queens College, York College, Lehman-level, which is below Hunter and Baruch. You are basically paying more than 5 times for the same education you can get elsewhere for a better experience.

I write for the newspaper here and some of the staff editors are horrible. How did they get to be on top? I feel like my college-level, if not newspaper writing-level is always revised into high school-level work. That should look GREAT as sample clips! They will ignore you. Shows you how much responsibilities they have as staff editors. Take the plunge and take out a loan for better schools like NYU, BU, BC, SUNYs, Syracuse, UMass and so much more because you will go somewhere far. You will pretty much go nowhere with a St. John's degree, unless you are lucky. I do feel bad for some of the students here who actually work hard and have the potential of going somewhere much better.

As for the professors, there are some really nice and understanding ones but you have to find the right ones. Oh, and don't expect to make close friends unless you have known them before college. WAY before college. Do not expect a lot of people to help as well. A lot of kids never show up to class or think it's all a joke by coming in late all the time (especially those who Sometimes I wonder how I got stuck with a bunch of over privileged kids who bs their way. There are a bunch of dumb athletes who obviously are here because of their athletic abilities but when it comes to class, they act like they are prioritized and act like high school animals with their groups of friends.

Transfer out while you can in every possible way. I am transferring out and couldn't be happier. And by the way, they raise the tuition by thousands every year. If you got accepted to better schools than St. John's, please go there. St. John's has this method of giving large sums of grants (which are fixed for all 4 years, despite the tuition raise), only to make your college experience a miserable one. The kids will bash you if they know you are transferring out (just look at the guy from the basketball team who transferred out). The school isn't even on the top tier! I feel so embarrassed when I tell people I go to this school.

Campus is ugly. It is not the ideal place of a college; it's in the middle of no where, it's hard to find a parking spot (parking permit is $100 at the parking lot),has a moderate rate of crime (or more). There have been many cases of robberies and assaults on/around campus since the school year started.

There is so much more I can only write about the cons of St. John's. I hope this concisely convinced you to not apply and waste thousands of dollars on something that will make you miserable.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
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