Location: 3 campus locations: Queens (main campus), Staten Island and Manhattan, New York
Size: 15, 773 undergraduates enrolled
Percent Women: 55% of undergraduates are women
Tuition (one year): $55,070 (including room and board) , $38,680 (without room and board)
Most Popular Majors:
- Business Management/ Marketing
- Physicians Assistant/ Pharmacy
- Biomedical and Biological Sciences
Greek Life: Yes
Acceptance Rate: 52.6% admission rate
For more information about financial aid, scholarships, majors, study abroad, and average test scores, visit St. John’s website at www.stjohns.edu
Why Choose St. John's University?
"I really wanted to go to school in New York City and I liked how SJU was a traditional campus setting."
"I chose St. John's because it was one of the only school in NYC I knew I could get into. I also chose it because my dad wanted me to come and because some of my friends were coming."
"New York location, great internship opportunities"
"For its location and connections "
"I chose St. John's primarily for its proximity to Manhattan, because I felt that it would be great for internship and job opportunities."
"To be honest, I didn't know I was going to choose St. John's. It was one of those decisions that made me really nervous because I didn't know where I belonged and any decision i made would close other doors. But I guess what did it for me was the spirit that I saw, the excitement from all these people in red that I first really noticed at an accepted students basketball game that I went to. It was a different kind of thing that I didn't see at other schools, this idea that there was a community to be a part of."
"They gave me full tuition scholarship which beat out all the other schools that I applied to."
"The Spring Carnival during Spring Week is always really fun."
"Fall Fest leading up to Tip-Off."
"Tip Off is always one of my favorite parts of fall semester"
"I love going to Tip Off and trying to guess which artist we'll get that year"
"Having a D1 Big East basketball team is definitely one of the things that drew me to this school"
"The air conditioning in St. John's Hall, it's always either too hot or too cold."
"Meal exchange is very limited on the weekends, you can either go to Dunkin Donuts, Montys or The Marketplace"
"I think St. John's, could really improve on the food on campus. It's not that great, they need to listen to us when we say we don't like it. I also think we should have more campus activities, the campus is pretty dry."
"Food. There're not always enough places to eat, especially on weekends. Renovation of dorms and laundry rooms."
"Their meal exchange program, and their guest policy."
New Collegiette On Campus
"I really enjoyed my orientation, I met my best friend during orientation!"
"I came to accepted students day before making a decision and by the time I left campus, I knew this was the school for me"
"I loved living in Hollis my freshman year"
"whatever you do, don't wear your lanyard once you've moved on campus! Everyone will know you're a freshman"
"Week of Welcome was one of my favorite things as a freshman, everyone's invited but we all know the events are aimed at freshmen"
"One of the memories I'll never forget was going with my roomates to the great lawn and being in the big SJU picture!"
All About Academics
"Being a Pharmacy major is one of the best and worst decisions I've ever made; best because it will definitely be worth it in the end but worst because it's a very hard program"
"One of the best decisions I've ever made was becoming a Criminal Justice major here because we have an association to help us network and the career center has already helped me find an internship in my desired field!"
"I definitely feel like business and economics are some of the most popular majors at St. John's but it makes sense since Wall Street is just a subway ride away!"
"I never thought I would be interested in Journalism but I changed my major to that after taking my intro to communications class freshman year."
"I wish we had a single advisor to go to from the very beginnin here instead of going to the freshman center your first year here and then having to figure out who you're advisor will be for the next 3 years depending on which college you're in (Tobin School of Business, College of Professional Studies, St. John's College of Liberal Arts, etc.).
Learn From The Best
"Professor Myers is the best Public Speaking professor you can take!"
"Dr. Glanz for Macroeconomics was my favorite teacher, she's so passionate about the subject"
"For anyone taking Italian for their language requirement, definitely try and get Professor Colajanni or Professor Mule-Tardugno."
"My favorite class so far has been Business Law with Professor Giordiano"
"I've never been into Philosophy but Professor Clark definitely made our Philosophy of the Human Person class worth going to"
"My favorite professor so far has been Professor Burnham for DNY. I absolutely loved her class."
Interests & Involvement
"I'm a member of a few clubs; St. John's offers a wide variety of clubs."
"I'm part of the speech and hearing association, Latin American students org. There's a wide variety of clubs for all to join."
"LEAD. They're great clubs!"
"Red Cross Club"
"TV Club, Her Campus Chapter, The Student Newspaper (The Torch)"
"Haraya and WSJU. Clubs should be a bit more welcoming but I enjoy their presence, they create a home away from campus"
"I am apart of Fashion Club, we have a good variety of clubs. I wish we had a cooking club."
"I am a part of the torch and WRed TV and I love the selection of clubs, there is something for everyone."
"The fact that we're in the Big East was a big reason I came here"
"I feel like no one comes to the women's basketball games which is unfortunate because they're really good!"
"I was so happy when we made the NCAA tournament for this first time in 4 years this past season!"
"Hopefully now that Chris Mullen is head coach we'll make more NCAA Tournament appearances"
"I love that our home court is Madison Square Garden"
"I think St. John's is female friendly, I don't feel discrimated at all for my sex."
"I'm really happy about our ratio, 55% of undergraduates are women!"
"The school itself is female friendly, but some of the male student body is not, which you could expect from any school."
"Extremely. I always feel equal here and I feel that everyone is respectful."
"Yes there's a lot of females in important roles here."
Food & Drink
"The food is okay but the options are very limited on the weekends"
"The best place to eat is the food court in Marillac"
"My favorite place to eat is the Red Storm Diner"
" I love Mondos Subs in DAC"
"Freshens in the Marillac Food Court is really good!"
"Anything and everything is going on! Especially with Greek life."
"Like myself I notice a lot of people go to the city ans just try something new that NYC has to offer. There is something to do always"
"Only two bars to go to (Trads and Parsons), mixers if you're in greek life and the occasional house party"
"It's relatively quiet as many people go home for the weekend, but there are still plenty of fun things to do."
"From what I know, it's either a) people who go to church groups and stick in their groups, and b) people who do some drinking and have their fun at Trad's. I tend to go home on weekends though, so I don't really know."
"I love living on campus it's the best, it's super convinent to go to class then to my dorm right after to study. My roommates and I have became great friends. I love Donovan the best since it's not a crazy party dorm and very friendly."
"Yes, I live on campus. It's been okay, I like being in a close distance to my classes. But the halls are strict."
"My roommates were terrible but the accommodations themselves were great"
"Yes. I enjoyed living on campus. The dorms are very nice, but living with 8 other girls in a suite isn't always perfect."
"It was okay. Hard sleeping in a noisy building though."
"I like it. I get along with everyone in my room pretty well and my room is pretty spacious. Although the ventilation and thin walls was an issue from time to time."
"Living on campus was a great experience. I met my best friends in my dorm!"
Exploring Queens/New York City
"I love Fresh Meadows in queens since I go to the AMC movies there and then Brooklyn and SoHo is also my favorite."
"My favorite place to visit in NYC is Soho, they have great stores and places to eat."
"The entire city is great, there's something for everyone. I personally like to visit museums"
"The Williamsburg Bridge, The Brooklyn Bridge, Astoria Park, Central Park!"
"Soho, Times Square, Museums in Manhattan"
HC's Complete College Guide: St. John's University
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