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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. I feel there is a great enthusiasm for seeing all of us succeed but also give back to society. I think they could offer more club sports. My dad was on Crew and also sailed; neither of these have run for the past few years and I think if the intramurals people put their energy together, they could. If these are burning activities for you, it would be easier to do them via StJ but you can crew a few miles away. It just would be more fun and cheaper if the college had it. Overall, a good place.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+, University Resource Use/ spending: B-
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I am tired of hearing all this negativeQuite BrightJournalism
I am tired of hearing all this negative stuff about St. John's. To anyone reading this- IT IS NOT TRUE. St. John's is probably one of the best colleges in the NY area period and in the top nationally.

I really and truly do not know what people write this negative stuff, maybe kids who have failed out or who never talked to anyone.

This university is GREAT. I love it here. I don't want to leave when it comes to that day.
The Journalism department is top notch, and provides students with what they need to go on and become journalists. There are also great journalism contacts in NYC because so many of the succesful NYC journalists went to St. Johns.

The campus is beautiful. From the second I walked onto it, on the Open House, I knew it was where I just had to be. Did you ever go to Disney World, and it feels like you are actually in your own little world? That's exactly how it feels on campus. They have everything.

The residence village is breathtaking. They are so modern and nice that again, it feels like you are walking in a little world of its own.

The people here are nice, but you have to actually meet them, like anywhere. If you sit alone, you will sit alone, here or anywhere else.

Sports, WOW! On campus, there is its own indoor basketball court, a huge soccer field and baseball field. A athletic center is currently under construction which will have more sports facilities, including for all students.

Here is a stupid rumor that just makes me mad when I hear it: That St. John's is in a bad area. THIS IS NOT TRUE. IF YOU WALK OUTSIDE THE CAMPUS, THERE IS A VERY NICE AREA CALLED UTOPIA AND JAMAICA ESTATES, BOTH UPPER-CLASS AREAS WHICH LOOK LIKE A SUBURBAN TOWN, THAN QUEENS,NYC. It gets me so mad when people lie and say its bad outside. All I can say is please don't take the word of these people. Go see it yourself, its great!

One thing I love is you can see The Empire State Building from the back of the campus.
The people here are also very nice, they are great and so are the faculty.
St. John's is a great school. I was accepted into NYU, Fordham, and Hofstra.
But I chose St. John's and I am glad I did.
Even if NYU or the other schools would let me go for free, and I still had to pay for St.John's, I would go to St.John's.

See it yourself, please, I beg of you, don't listen to these people on this website, they are lying, I don't know why they are trashing the university (it could be just a few people trying to hurt St. John's University).

Go to St. John's yourself, look at it website and take a virtual tour of the residential village. You will most likely love it.

St. John's is NYC'S university.You can E-mail me with questions or comments at

2nd Year Male -- Class 2007
Education Quality: A+, Faculty Accessibility: A
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St. John's is a Catholic University.Quite BrightEducation
St. John's is a Catholic University. They just finished a new free standing church on the Queens Campus named St. Thomas More Church. The inside is beautiful, it is round seating and has tall ceilings with stained glassed windows and murals on the walls. Really a unique and beautiful place to gather with students and have mass. It is right on the great lawn in the heart of the campus. The builidings are older, and the campus is a city campus. Buildings are close, less grass, etc. But it is in NYC so I don't know what else you could expect. Parking was a problem but it has gotten much better. It's about 50% commuters and 50% resident students. Dorms are beautiful, if you are lucky enough to get an upper floor you have a beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline from your living area window. The food on campus is great (Taco Bell, Burger King, Pizzeria, Deli, etc.) The dining hall for the resident students is ok - basic cafeteria food. Some of the students come here from out of state and are shocked by the diversity. Queens is the most diverse county in the United States. St. John's is a diverse school. It is mostly white, black, asian, and indian in hertiage. The schools are kind of split up that way as well - the Law School has a completely different administration and academic calendar than the rest of the University. The Professors vary. Some are older and see to have been with the University forever, and those might be challenging. The newer professors are into the school clubs and organizations a little more and tend to have more office hours available for their students. Some of the priests and nuns are tough - but you have to expect that at a Catholic University. The administration is very helpful, of course with some downfalls, but that's pretty much a given with any administration. The BIG EAST sports are the heart of SJU. The basketball team had a rough year last year and got alot of bad press, but St. John's handled the situation right. Hired a new coach, expelled most of the players and started fresh this year. They have a young team now with alot of potential. They didn't have the best season (at least not up to St. John's standards) - but they did beat the Georgetown Hoyas and other teams. They'll be back. The campuses are in Queens, Manhattan (downtown), Staten Island, Long Island (all the way out in Oakdale), and Rome. The campus is Rome is beautiful - overlooking the hills of Rome and about a two minute walk from Vatican City. If you have a chance to do their summer program there (four weeks) or a semester abroad they have both undergraduate and graduate courses and you get regular SJU Credits. Take full advantage of all SJU has to offer. It's easy to get involved in clubs, honor societies (if you have the grades), and greek life. Just be friendly because sometime's it's hard to make friends if you are a commuter and do not live on campus. The neighborhood around the Queens Campus is really nice with a Barnes & Noble, Cold Stone Ice Cream, Pharmacy, Nail Salons, etc. all within one block of campus. SJU is a New York powerhouse when compared with other universities in the area (ie: Hofstra, Adelphi, Fordham). You will also find that Alumni's tend to take care of their own, aka graduate from SJU and it's like you have connections you didn't even realize you could. Good luck in your decision but if you want a New York Catholic University with great academics, nationally ranked sports teams, and great alumni connections, there is no other place for you but St. John's University.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2007
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: F
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