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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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I am transferring OUT of St.BrightBiology
I am transferring OUT of St.john's after only ONE semester, I WAS MORE CHALLENGED in 9th grade!! this school is the biggest RIP OFF EVER!!! its ghetto!! BORING, NOTHING GOIN ON on campus EVER , the teachers suck , they're mean and RIDICULOUSLY unhelpful and arrogant ,the dorms look like the projects yea sure theyre fairly new but the poor student body that's allowed to reside there has RUINED them , financial aid and bursar are the biggest A-holes!! they dont care about ANYONE all they care about is your MONEY!! its soo hard to make friends there because everyone is so DAMN CLICKY!! YEA SURE its in NEW YORK CITY big WHOOP!! GO TO NYU OR ADELPHI OR CW POST OR HOFSTRA EVEN but dont go to SJU YES it used to have a good reputation but all it's doing is exploiting it's once good name , THERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THIS SCHOOL!!! maybe the pharmacy program thats impossible to get into if ur not a freshman cuz 95% of kids straight out of HS know what they wana do with their lives , but transfer students with college experience and have an idea what they want as their major ARE NOT allowed in , and yea good law school .. other than that... the student body is HORRIBLE ,all they care about is the athletes and give away money if your poor which they got totally carried away with , but if your parents make a decent amount of money and youre just an average person they wont even look at you , theyr thieves and i hate that school , i wasted 14000 last semester and I'm getting the HELL OUT OF THERE , im going to NOVA Southeastern UNIV in Ft.lauderdale , to be in their PHARMACY school , my transition has been SO smooth and ppl there are so friendly and do everything for you!! do yourself a favor if you're considering SJU , look elsewhere there's plenty of other good schools in NYC and surrounding area. YOU WILL WASTE YOUR MONEY AND TRULY REGRET IT~!!! if you have any questions my email address is pls dont hesitate to write me , bcuz belive me this school is Sh*t.
1st Year Female -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A, Faculty Accessibility: F
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St. John's University is a well respected CatholicQuite BrightBusiness - Management and Administration
St. John's University is a well respected Catholic University and will always remain that way. Its location is very influential on how the overall university, student body and faculty body are. The students tend to be very cosmopolitan with the typical hotheaded attitude of NYC outer boroughs being visible as well as some faculty and administration.

The students come to class mostly by means of commuting and fill up the parking lots fast, which creates a fight for a spot occasionaly. (PS Dont be late for class due to parking they do not accept that as an accuse and they will hurt your grade by it. leave early to park.) Most students I notice are very click orientated and tend not to associate with others from different parts of the Metroplitan area and out of state students. Making new friends can be difficult for the average student due to the overwhelming locals who attend. Below is a series of pros and cons I put togather about St. Johns if your considering it: (based on my experience of attending SJU)

1. Great school for Pharmacy, Liberal Arts, and Law School.
2. Great athletic facilities and sports.
3. Nice dormitories. (appx. 20%live on campus)
1. Arrogant aging faculty and administration that are unhelpul.
2. Tobin School of Business, very unorganized and professors are weak, many are adjunct. NYU,Baruch Coll, Pace, Hofstra Universities a better choice in the NY area for business. or up in boston Northeastern is great.

3. Parking
4. Social Life

3rd Year Male -- Class 2005
Perceived Campus Safety: B, Education Quality: D-
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