"I chose St. John's for its sense of community; I know I will receive the best education in a wonderful environment," explained Sydney Nocera, who will major in Government and Politics. "St. John's has multiple opportunities for me to make the most of my major and prepare for my future."
Location also played a substantial role in Sydney's decision to attend St. John's, as her family has deep roots in Queens, NY. "I grew up in Levittown, NY, but I was born in Queens," she said. "My mother attended St. John's for graduate school, and her first job was just down the street. My father works only a few blocks away from the Queens campus, too."
"Everyone affiliated with St. John's has been incredibly warm and welcoming, from the person who conducted my on-site interview, to the Student Ambassador who gave me a tour of the campus," she said. "The community of students and staff I met felt like a family, and after taking a tour, I really knew I was coming home."
While the start of her first year of college is still months away, Sydney is already charting a course for success on campus. "I hope to get involved and take advantage of everything the University has to offer," she said. "I look forward to making new friends this fall, and I will hit the ground running."
This info was originally posted on the St. John's University website. - Reposted with permission.