St. John's University Reviews

  • 59 Reviews
  • Queens (NY)
  • Annual Tuition: $47,830
86% of 59 students said this degree improved their career prospects
88% of 59 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

  • Reviewed: 8/30/2023
  • Degree: Legal Studies
"Such a unique university that envelops a challenging academic environment in one of the most bustling and diverse metropolises in the world. The beautiful SJU campus offers a tranquil, traditional campus setting, while the vibrancy of NYC offers a real-life classroom experience like no other. You get the best of both worlds, including a nurturing staff and faculty that make you feel like family. The resources available to SJU students are phenomenal - unmatched study abroad opportunities, an amazing writing center, free admission to sporting events for students, delicious and plentiful dining options, free laundry and shuttle services, to name a few. Love being a Johnnie!"
  • Reviewed: 2/25/2022
  • Degree: Veterinary Technician
"I do not recommend this school to others, especially for international students. How well you are qualified, they just provide you a "small" scholarship and restrict applying for other financial aid. The following is from my scholarship letter. "Scholarship recipients may not receive any other form of institutionally funded assistance, including teaching, research, and graduate assistantships; tuition remission benefits; and any other college-specific aid" If they had mentioned this on the graduate school's website, I definitely do not apply. On top of it, after I submitted my official transcript (I am an international student), they recommended me to get it evaluated further. It cost me another $250. Because of this disappointment, I applied to other graduate schools in the USA and got accepted with full financial assistance. I do not have to pay anything for tuition and I receive a stipend as well. On top of it, those schools do not require foreign official transcripts (which are in English) to get further evaluated as well."
Narad Gounden
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2020
  • Degree: Finance
"To future students, St johns university has a great student community but about 85% of the faculty and staff don't see you much more then anything but a child. The deans and assistants at the school are unorganized and do not show passion or care for you as a student. They rather control every aspect of your college life and move on to the next student. Unless your willing to push multiple buttons and get more then one person involved, then you will be here awhile. Favorites are prioritized and you are just another student id number when asking for help. A messy class enrollment system, an even messier financial aid services system, you are going to drive yourself to the point of insanity. If it wasn't for the select few people in this university that give me a reason to want to be here then I would have transferred along time ago."
Maxaie Belmont
  • Reviewed: 7/21/2019
  • Degree: Marketing
"My time at St. John's was the most productive period I've had in my life up to that point. In the last half decade, Ive been working within the field of philosophy passionately. My focus is on Phenomenology, a branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of experiences, and my area within this is branch is aesthetics. I was born in the Caribbean island-nation Haiti, so a lot of my work focuses on culture formation, expression, and identity via aesthetic experiences in black and indigenous cultures, which St. John's extremely diverse student helped in terms of encountering and learning from other students. While my undergraduate degree was in the field of marketing, I eventually obtained a philosophy research assistantship while still an undergraduate at St. Johns University, working under professor Douglas Rasmussen, where I also worked closely within the fields of economics and political science. My research position allowed me to become a TA, reuniting me with my mentor and aiding him in teaching intro to philosophy courses. Meanwhile, the Peter J. Tobin's business school's professors allowed me to engage with and attend conferences with various people within the intersections of management, business, finance, and economics, while working closely with career services, to provide me with some extra background preparation for the private sector."
Mikayla Torres
  • Reviewed: 6/22/2019
"St. John's is an incredibly unique school. Located in one of the most diverse places in the world, the university experience prepares you not only with a college education, but with the ability to live among people from all walks of life. A smaller university, the experience itself was incredibly nurturing. With hidden gems like the rhetoric program, international studies track and the writing center, the university has avenues for all types of students. Although there is no football team, or big game days, there are plenty of unique experiences that make St. John's students one of a kind."
  • Reviewed: 11/29/2018
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"Attended SJU must be the biggest mistake I made in my whole life. I was a transfer student of SJU, which means that I gotta to deal with all kinds of Department such as financial aid, administration, and registration all the time. The most disappointing thing was the staff in any department mentioned above never functioned. Every time when I got a problem, I either gave a a call or visited concerned office, all the personnel worked there just did not know how to help you resolve the issue, all they can do just told you sorry they cannot make it but they will let some supervisor know about it and try to see if it will be worked out later. However, they would never contact you later or really care about your concernes. If you did not keep contacting them yourself your problems just would never be done well. After massive terrible experience with SJU I finally learned that never pick any colleges that do not have a effective processing system or helpful personnel. Otherwise you can easily be driven crazy any time anywhere!"
Ash Islam
  • Reviewed: 3/23/2018
  • Degree: Biology
"St. John's offers a wide variety of intricate programs offered to meet anyone's interest and career path. Their renowned Study Abroad program makes them an international household name. The quality and experience of my education can not compare! Let's Go Redstorm!!"
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"My college was so amazing. They had a great campus, very new and clean, and they had amazing grounds. I would hang out there even when I had no classes. The students were great and the teachers were amazing."
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Social Work
"College is a great place to build memories and friendship that carry you through life be aware that upon completing your degree you are not likely to end up working in that field."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"It's a wonderful school that allows you to finish your master's degree as a part of their five year accounting and tax program."
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Education
"St. John's has a beautiful campus, excellent faculty and great opportunities for its students."
Tiffane Tingle
  • Reviewed: 3/31/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"St. John's is a great college with amazing diversity and study abroad opportunities. The name of the school carries a lot of weight in NYC and I was able to gain 6 internships while attending school. All of my professors were passionate about their subjects and I didn't have to think twice about choosing the school to get my masters degree."
  • Reviewed: 3/17/2017
  • Degree: Political Science
"St. John's is a great university and has improved since I was a student. I highly recommended their study abroad programs. The campus is well kept and has such a rich history. As a non-Catholic at catholic university, I believe the affiliation with the Vincentians enhanced my education."
Laura Cimmino
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"St. John's University offered a wide variety of courses for me to tailor my Communications degree to my particular interests. They also had a rigorous requirement of business courses at that time which was akin to a Business minor. I was challenged and taught to think logically and to be my own person. St. John's also offered excellent job placement. I not only got my internship through St. John's but also my first full time post graduation position."
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Biomedical Sciences
"This institution is ideal place for those who want to pursue their career with research & want to do higher studies."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"It is a great local college that will work with students to be successful. There are plenty of opportunities, but it's up to the student to take advantage of them."
  • Reviewed: 1/24/2017
  • Degree: Education
"The MS in Education program at St. John's was great. The professors were all extraordinarily attentive to my needs, and I felt like the money that I paid was worth the investment. I had been at a SUNY for my undergraduate, and I felt that the staff at the SUNY did not value me as much as the staff at St. John's did."
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  • Reviewed: 12/22/2016
  • Degree: Accounting
"This school has a great opportunities for networking in many business companies and some of them prefer to hire straight out of St Johns Alumni. It also offers an MBA and M.A. in government politics in Rome, Italy to provide students with a diverse background in their teachings. Unfortunately, their Rome campus is very small and there are not as many opportunities to get a stable job or even an internship in Rome Italy as oppose to all the available resources available in the Queens campus to help students attain their desire career aspirations."
  • Reviewed: 10/6/2016
  • Degree: Homeland Security
"St. John's University's New York City location can be strategic and provides many opportunities. Only 30 minutes away from Manhattan, all of New York City is only a subway ride away. Tuition and living costs are unreasonably high and match its educational standards."
Kenrick Goulbourne
  • Reviewed: 9/24/2016
  • Degree: Criminal Justice
"When I was a student, what was good for me was the diversity of students at the school. I was able to understand more cultures. St. Johns prepared me for the future. The staff, professors are supportive. I would choose St.Johns over again if i could."