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This school is terrible.Quite BrightAccounting
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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Don't ever apply here, especially if you thinkQuite BrightUndecided
Don't ever apply here, especially if you think this school would be a great safety school for you because this place SUCKS BIG TIME. There isn't a lot of variety of extracurriculars that this school has to offer.The atmosphere of this school doesn't seem to exume an air of intelligence and the spread of liberal ideas. Some people here don't really seem to care about learning or improving themselves. They also seem to be close-minded. If you are in a high school that offers the extension credits for this school, don't take them, because if you feel like transfering to a top tier

university, there is a very good chance the school you wish to transfer to
won't grant you transfer credits for those courses. Don't be decieved by the ''positive" things people say about this school; you will only regret believing them.

1st Year Female -- Class 2013
Campus Aesthetics: B+, Education Quality: F
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This is my first semester at st johnsNot so brightBiology
This is my first semester at st johns and i am already thinkig about transferring. too bad you cant transfer during the spring semester. but this school is THE WORST school you can possibly go to. if you are thinkign about going here- your decisions and think it over twice. the education here SUCKS. if you want challenging courses and professors, this is not the place for it. while the people here are friendly, you are not academically challenged. as far as im concerned, yeah, there are a lot of papers for any professor, but the work is a piece of cake. its actually useless. they make you take 3 courses of theology. if you are lucky enough, you will get good professors that really care about your progress; but that is rare. THE FINANCIAL AID crappy also. i am in the financial aid office asking questions and you dont know how much people i hear asking about the same problems. first off, when they give you ure financial aid award letter, around march, it seems like they give you a lot of money. for me, it SEEMED like i didnt have to take out any loans, because that wasnt needed, as far as i was concerned. i had enough money "awarded" to me. then, a couple months later, they send me another financial aid award letter that WAS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT fromt the first one i received. this one, it turned out i need to take out a subsidized and unsubsidized loan to cover the costs of tuition. and the fees are crazy. they have like a @250 "NEW STUDENT FEE AND STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE" that is crazzy-- thats $500 added to ure tuition right there. when i asked them why my original award letter deviated so much from the last one i received, they simply just said that the system wasnt updated yet. HELLO?? theres no turning back now. the deadline for other schools are over and i paid the deposit already. you dont know how much people had like $4000 differences in their award letters. and theres nothing you can do about it, except take out loans and more loans to cover the costs of this school. the school library-- dont even get me started about it. there should be AT least some staff members in library in the morning. the printer is always running out of ink and paper, and you have to run all the way to the fourth floor, wait 15 mminutes--this can make you late for class already, and wait for them to put it in. i was talking to my friends the other day, and she has to pay a lot for this crappy school that makes you pay 15K per sememester. everytime i go to the fin aid office, someone is always asking about why the money amount is always changing, and they dont give you a clear logical answer for it. unless you want to get your money screwed over, then come here. you can spend the same money...its even worth it to take out loans for another school rather than this one. yuo shouldnt have to be paying a lot, or even applying for loans becauuse the school is old, food sucks, the professsors are ignorant, the services are just horrible. its not worth the money to come here at all, trust me. this is a school based on rolling admissions, and the courses arent challenging whatsoever. so unless you want to come here, you are guaranteed a's all semester. this can be a good start, and you can transfer into a better school. if you get c's and d's in the school, then trust me, i dont know what those kids are up to. the workload isnt even hard. thats not to say that you wont get papers, but...bottomline, theres no social life here, and lack of challenging courses make it hard to stay here. thats why im transferrring in my sophomore year
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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