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Honestly, I was not happy freshmen year, andBrightOther
Honestly, I was not happy freshmen year, and now I'm absolutely IN LOVE with it. Freshman year in the dorms, there were a lot of.people who dodnt want to be there or put forth the effort that college requires. After freshman year all of those people cleared out. I took AP courses in HS and I feel challenged, there is a lot of work, especially junior year. I went abroad, in the discover the world program and it was THE best thing I've done. there are a whole lot of parties, but its not like Southern schools whre thrown into the parties. You have to figure out your friend group then things are crazy fun. If you want an experience that's very typical I don't think you'll be gung ho school spirited until Sophomore year. Its a school full of real people who are career oriented and driven, no bs, but absolutely awesome. Definitely under rated.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Individual Value: A+, Social Life: B-
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St. John's is a university in NYC, moreQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
St. John's is a university in NYC, more specifically jamaica, queens. It provides a wide array of experiences to learn from in the classroom and outside of the classroom. Some people are very friendly, while some other people have a bit too much of the new york attitude. The social life at St. John's has a large mix of good qualities and places to go. From just around the corner to over the bridge to manhattan. But St. John's is hardly a place where you "fall" into anything you have to seek out what interests you and take action. Yes St. John's is a Catholic school, one of the largest in the country, that holds onto its conservative values. St. John's is also a place where you can obtain a solid education in the classroom, enjoy college life and New York City, plus learn alot about the real world. If you want to attend a large, diverse,active, fun, catholic school with a strong tradition in a big citythen st. john's may be for you.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2002
Surrounding City: A-, Faculty Accessibility: D+
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I was a division I athlete at St.Quite BrightPsychology
I was a division I athlete at St. John's, so take my experience with a grain of salt- but there's a number of great things and a number of horrible things about this school. As a psych major, I pretty much breezed by. I rarely attended class due to heavy involvement in sports- especially in season- but online classes are usually a breeze. Living on campus is pretty awful- its dry, and besides the 2 bars directly next to school, its a shlup to get into the city. Its definitely falsely advertised as "20 minutes from the heart of NY"- its a 15 minute walk or bus to the subway, and easily 45 minutes at least to the first stop in Manhattan. I hated the general student body- made up mostly of Jersey shore pricks and kids from long island- and they preach diversity, but lets be real- most students first language is Korean. The athletic department is small, however, so if you play a sport.. you'll have a tight-knit group of friends and a great support system. To be a regular student here, though, and pay 56$000 a year is completely absurd. You will never get your money's worth as far as education goes. And 95% of the student body will move off campus after freshmen year, if they're not already commuters or they're not an RA. However, because there's hardly anything to do after you get sick of Trads or Parsons, you'll definitely have a great group of friends to figure out other stuff to do with. My best piece of advise would be this: don't come here unless you have school almost entirely paid for. There's a lot of job opportunities for you here because you can get into NYC, but I can count the useful classes I took here on one hand. And the culture is truly awful, unless Nicki Minaj and 50 Cent are your role models.
4th Year Female -- Class 2015
Scholastic Success: A+, Social Life: D
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