Institution that is brought down by idiots who think just because this university is not Ivy League it must be easy, and when they don't get good grades they blame it on the teachers, or how expensive it is, or whatever else they can come up with. I've seen complete idiots and some of the smartest people I know in this school (and I have friends in Ivy Leagues and "better" schools than this one).
One of the most diverse schools in the nation, ethnic and personality wise. There are schools with great ehtnic diversity, but they all happen to be the same uptight assholes (Georgetown, ajem ajem). There are assholes here too, but they must be 5% of the total population. You can find all kinds of personalities here, and I love that. Fine education, for those who know how to use it (no it won't be handed down to you on a silver platter, work for it lazy ass), and great basketball and soccer teams.
It's in Queens, an hour away from Manhattan. Not a bad location, specially if the city is too much for you.
I happen to think rankings are crap, but for those who care:
-Top 10 for Most Competitive Law School Students (Princeton review)
-Best Northeastern Colleges (Princeton review)
-Top 100 Law Schools (US News & Worlds Report)
-Top 100 Graduate Schools in Education (US News & Worlds Report)
-Standard and Poor's consistently ranks St. John's University graduates among the top universities in the nation with alumni who hold executive positions at Fortune 500 companies