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I'm an incoming freshman and I have toQuite BrightEnglish
I'm an incoming freshman and I have to say that SJU is everything they portrayed it to be, which may or may not be good news to everyone.

To everyone who complains about SJUs strict rules, you have to remember that this is a *CHRISTIAN* college. Of COURSE things like drinking are going to be strictly forbidden, but to be honest, no one would know you were drinking if you didn't stumble around like idiots afterwards. It's not like they're checking your bags or anything...

People complain about the space of the dorms , but you took the college tour just like the rest of us. You knew exactly what you were getting into. And if you didn't, it's YOUR fault for not visiting the campus first...

Speaking of which, the campus is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Every year they're adding something new for us.

I heard someone complain about the gym? That it's too small to accommodate the amount of people using it? Well, with all the other sports the campus offers, it's not their fault everyone tries to use it during common hour.

I cant speak for other departments, but mine is very welcoming and helped get a lot done. You are sent running around a lot, but only because the campus is so big! Everyone's used to being in the same building, but guess what? This isn't high school anymore. You have to do things on your own now, you're an adult. Don't blame SJU for your insolence.

As for the food, it's bland at times, but not bad. But it has to be bland because they're accommodating a WHOLE CAMPUS, which means they have to cut down on seasonings and things that not everyone can eat. This isn't your mother's home cooking kiddies.

Back to the dorms, you're living in shared space, not a penthouse. Not to mention it's rent free and lights and gas free, among other utilities. Why do you think tuition's so high? You want the best, you have to pay for it.

The campus is in a great location, accessible to anywhere you want to go in an hour's or less' time. Also they provide you with shuttle buses. What more could you ask for?

They have many extracurricular activities and if there isn't one you like, they let you create your own! SJU had all kinds of test time stress buster events for the students; even their own game show and carnival, not to mention the various concerts with the likes of Maroon 5, Ciara, etc.

Everyone's really nice. Of course, there are rude people, but there are rude people EVERYWHERE. It's a very diverse campus and everyone shares a common goal; getting their degree.I would recommend this school to anyone. SJU really does try hard to accommodate everyone, but students come in with these fantasy ideas of college that they procured from TV and expect it to be like that. Well, it's time to wake up.

1st Year Female -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A+,
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The best move i could have made was to applied to St.AverageOther
The best move i could have made was to applied to St. John's University. There always some sort of activity at St. John's, not a big party school, but if you want to party you only 20 minutes away from the Mahanttan or brooklyn or other surrounding cities. If you check out the student Reviews for University/College all students complain. I advise all undergradute to do your homework and research your school you want to attend. My only CON with St. John's is the Cost to attend.
1st Year Female -- Class 2012
Scholastic Success: A+, Education Quality: B+
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Please people don`t base reviews with regards toBrightPreLaw and Legal
Please people don`t base reviews with regards to the food not being good. It's a university campus. Don't complain about charges on your account when they almost always forewarn you about such. As for classes/professors being changed or you being moves into a different class, it rarely occurs at St. John's and if it does, deal with it. This is College not middle school, grow up. In life you have to deal with anything and everything, St. John's if anything actually was very accommodating and resourceful. Everyone was always there to help and do what they can. Sometimes it takes some running around but Ive found most students at St. John's university are stupid, immature and spoiled so such a concept of actually doing things for yourself is new. St. John's is great if you want that High school atmosphere, with some great professors who actually care. It is not as prestigious or highly regarded as other institutions, it does not have a big party crowd or great local bars but it is about 15-20 minutes from the city, brooklyn, astoria, forest hills etc.
4th Year Male -- Class 2010
Education Quality: A+, Social Life: B
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