Located in Queens, New York, St. John’s University is a Catholic university that provides its students with “events and other great opportunities for them to more easily reach the goals they have set for themselves.” The school has many strong professional programs, and a “good selection of majors and course offerings.” These features combined with an “amazing” honors program, a plethora of study abroad opportunities, and “significant” scholarship and financial aid packages forms “a thriving metropolitan university, diverse in students, programs, and activities.”
Professors are “strict enough for us to know we are responsible for our own actions, but also lenient enough for us students to know that they are understanding people who can be helpful and approached.” “Each one of my professors brings the classroom to life through teaching about the things that would interest us,” says a freshman. Sure, there are “some iffy professors,” but “with the resources they give you, any student can choose the cream of the crop as a teacher!” The location in New York City “offers a lot of internships” and helps students form “good connections to jobs.”
St. John’s administration is “very aware of its students and has always made the college experience enjoyable and comfortable,” while still fostering “an enriching learning environment.” On a day-to-day basis, “everything is run pretty efficiently.” The school revels in the diversity of its student base and “stresses theses cultural backgrounds in class.” “The lecture series are wonderful,” and the business and pharmacy programs in particular stand out. Simply put,” St. John’s is the real deal.”
People have the resources of “literally the world through the proximity to New York City,” all while keeping the “safety of the students…a strength.” “I get to experience campus life but still get to live in NYC,” says a senior biology and English major. “The perk of going to school at St John’s you have the typical small town college campus feel, but a quick subway ride away is the best city in the world!”
There are over 180 student organizations (“I’m never bored,” says a freshman), and they “get a lot of support from administration and faculty.” As a Catholic school, there is a real “sense of community and service” throughout the campus, and most here “are particularly committed to community service and to helping those in deprived socioeconomic backgrounds.”
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