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I'm indecisive when it comes to whether orQuite BrightOther
I'm indecisive when it comes to whether or not to leave this place. First of all, DO NOT LIVE ON CAMPUS; get your own place, I don't care how convenient you think it is. The Room/board is a ripoff and it's a joke how much money they make with the fining system that's faulty (my roommate got charged $100 for a guest not signing out, and we saw them and were with them when they swiped out) and is unfair to residents. Even if you live on campus and go to other dorms you have to abide by the stupid policy and fines essentially double. Ask for help with the mishaps and the department looks the other way; you're screwed and on your own. Also, the faculty in my major (PA) are condescending, and I feel discriminated against by one woman in particular because I'm not italian/white or because of my gender depending on the situation I'm in. I know this is a very diverse school, but trust me, some dept. heads will look down on you no matter what you think. The dean of Pharmacy is a nice guy though. People in my major are cut-throat, talk behind each others backs, cheat, lie, etc; it's a joke. I thought I could grow up at a school like this, but I feel like I got set a few years back. There are a few nice people but it gets depressing at some times. The only reason other people don't get down is because they have no clue what's going on around them. I just want to get away from 99% of these people by the time I'm out. People in other majors are NORMAL, they are approachable, friendly, and nice. So if you choose something else by all means go for it. Also remember the pharmacy program as much as they brag about it isn't even top 30 in the nation anymore. Just be wary of what you are paying. Also it's nice to be close to the city.
1st Year Male -- Class 2007
Surrounding City: A, Collaboration/Competitive: F
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Not a great school
5th Year Male -- Class 2003
Education Quality: B, Useful Schoolwork: F
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Simply put, St.Quite BrightCommunications
Simply put, St. John's University was once a great institution; however, it is now a place that simply exploits its once well-respected name. The professors overall have been good, in my opinion. But, don't expect course work that will actually educate you. I, and others here, feel we received a better education at our community colleges, for about $25000 less a year.

Most students here are communters and as a result have no desire to contribute to the campus life. The dorms are horrible. Students sit around day and night on their computers. The rules are beyond strict, so don't think about having any fun. If you aren't yet a Junior, you cant park on campus, which is totally unfair. But, parking here is atrocious. And they will ticket and tow your car if you park on campus without a permit.

The Bursar's and Financial Aid Offices practice extremely shady accounting behaviors, and if you choose to go here I would keep an extra close eye on my loan and bill information! Don't be fooled, they will play with both your student loans and bill and rip you off for THOUSANDS beyond what is already a high-priced "education". I can't tell you how many people have echoed the same statement, over and over. New York State and the Feds should really investigate them.Do yourself a favor, if your considering other Universities in this area, look at Hofstra, NYU, Pace, Fordham. DO NOT ATTTEND ST. JOHN's, YOU WILL REGRET IT.

1st Year Male -- Class 2006
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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