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The School of Law is located in a quiet, safe, inexpensive and suburban neighborhood in Queens, about 12 miles from Manhattan. St. John’s understands that many incoming students will need to relocate to the area, and we would like to provide you with the information to make this transition as smoothly as possible. There are several housing options for law students including:
- Living in the University-owned DePaul Townhouses;
- Living in Off-Campus Housing; and/or
- Being placed on the Roommate List.
Please list your property below.
Law students may, but are not required to, enroll in a meal plan. The St. John's University Office of Residence Life 718-990-2417 administers meal plans for law students living in University housing. All other law students may review the commuter meal plan or contact 718-990-2000 for more information and to sign-up for a meal plan.
For more information about all that the Queens campus has to offer, please visit the Queens campus Student Life website.
If you have any further questions concerning your housing options, please contact the Admissions Office at 718-990-6474.
The University offers a group of townhouses about one mile from campus (at 147th Street and Union Turnpike) for the exclusive residence of full-time law and graduate students. Because the DePaul Townhouses are fully occupied each academic year, we do not offer tours of the apartments. You can review the amenities and take a virtual tour of the space here.
DePaul Townhouses offer two-and three-bedroom furnished apartments. Each bedroom is furnished with a desk, twin bed, dresser, and closet. Each apartment contains one-two bathrooms, a full kitchen with gas stove, full-size refrigerator, sink, and cabinets. Each apartment has a living area complete with a dining table and chairs, couch/love-seat, coffee table, desk and chair. Apartments on the second and third floor of DePaul have sliding glass doors leading out to balconies. The apartments also offer a stackable washer/dryer for residents’ convenience; while most are equipped with a dishwasher. Parking is available at DePaul for an additional fee through the Office of Public Safety. However, because the number of residents exceeds the number of parking spaces available, the Office of Public Safety holds a parking selection process shortly after continuing student move-in day that distributes parking spaces through a lottery process.
St. John’s makes every effort to have housing available to those students who will typically benefit most from the personal and community support of living in University Housing. First year students greatly benefit from the campus and community support, and the convenience of University Housing can help students transition to the start of law school. Therefore, we offer the opportunity for first-year entering law students to submit their housing deposit by April 1, 2019 to receive priority status for University Housing. Students are still able to submit a housing deposit April 2-15, 2019 and deposits are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis.
There are approximately 70 bedroom spaces available in DePaul for law students. Students are assigned to an apartment with residents of the same gender in single occupancy bedrooms. Students sign a contract to live in DePaul for the academic year (Mid-August to Mid-May). Summer housing is available for an additional cost in the Henley Road Complex.
DePaul is managed by the Associate Director of Residence Life and a Graduate Assistant, both of whom live in the building and operate offices out of Donovan Hall. The Central Office of Residence Life is located on the Queens Campus in Donovan Hall, Room C-16. Residents contact the Department of Facilities Management for maintenance concerns and Information Technology for internet and television issues.
The DePaul Townhouses are owned and operated by St. John's University and are considered University Housing. Residents who reside at DePaul are expected to abide by the Student Handbook as well as University Code of Conduct guidelines set by the Office of Residence Life and the Residence Life Handbook.
The cost of a single occupancy bedroom in DePaul Townhouses for the 2018–2019 academic year is $14,360. Rates for 2019-2020 will be announced when available. Included in the cost of living in DePaul are all utilities, wireless internet, cable TV (accessible in common area and bedrooms), individual apartment-controlled heat and air-conditioning units in the common area and each bedroom.
The process to secure placement in the DePaul Townhouses as a newly admitted student is as follows:
Submit a seat deposit (non-refundable) per the instructions in your admission letter AND submit a $500 housing deposit (refundable until June 1, 2019). Payments can be made via credit card on your UIS/Touch Net account online (see instructions in admission letter to access UIS/Touch Net) or by check or money order made payable to “St. John’s University” and sent to the Law School Admissions Office, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439. Students may also submit their payment over the phone by calling the Office of Student Financial Services at 718-990-2000.
January 7-April 15, 2019 is the general housing period (for any Law Student) for submitting their housing deposit to participate in our Online Housing Selection process. Incoming law students who submit housing deposits by April 1 will receive first priority, then students will be offered housing in the order of their deposit date.
April 1, 2019 is the housing priority deadline for incoming Law Students (1L’s) to submit their housing deposit for priority participation in the Online Housing Selection Process.
April 17-onward, 2019 any law student who did not make a deposit and remains interested in University housing is eligible to join the Housing Intent Process. Interested students should contact the Office of Residence Life at [email protected] and request the Housing Intent form link. Students will be contacted once space is available and will be invited to submit a $500 deposit at that time.
Upon receipt of both your seat and on-time housing deposit, you will receive an e-mail from the Office of Residence Life inviting you to the Housing Portal to complete the housing application, housing agreement, and student profile. This step must be completed by April 16, 2019.
Self-selection appointments will be emailed to students by the Office of Residence Life on April 17, 2019. During the self-selection process, students may log into the Housing Portal to review available spaces, select a room and choose a meal plan (if applicable). Please be certain to complete your room selection on April 24, 2019.
Located less than a mile from campus, the DePaul Houses is a community of approximately 100 graduate and law students who live in a townhouse setting on Union Turnpike. Law students will be assigned to single bedrooms connected to a common space shared with 2-3 other law students.
Apartment amenities include:
- Cable television service
- Apartment maintenance
- 24/7 Security patrols
- Balconies on second and third floor apartments
- Fully furnished apartment
- Stackable washer-dryer unit
- Access to a university shuttle
- Full kitchen with refrigerator, oven, and dishwasher
- Ability to enter a drawing for on-site parking through Public Safety
- Easy access to local shops and supermarkets
- Easy access to MTA bus and subway service
- Live-in graduate student and a professional staff member on site to support your needs
To learn more about Law Student Housing please review the attached Law Student Housing Guide.
You can see a brief video and learn more about the amenities in the DePaul Houses here.
Studies show that students who live in University housing academically outperform their off campus peers. An easy walk or shuttle ride to campus allows you to access the Law School, its library, and faculty with ease.
In late July, residents will receive move-in information, including a list of what may and may not be brought to DePaul Townhouses, as well as apartment-mate contact information. First year law student move-in will take place in mid-August, typically a few days before the start of 1L Orientation. You can read more about the move-in process here.
Administered by the Office of Residence Life, meal plans are offered to DePaul residents but are not required while living in University housing. For more information, please visit our resident meal plans website or contact the Office of Residence Life at 718-990-2417 or [email protected].
The School of Law is located on St. John's University's Queens Campus, in a quiet, safe, inexpensive, and suburban neighborhood about 12 miles from Manhattan. In an effort to assist our students with their move to the NYC area, the Law School maintains a Off-campus Housing Newsletter webpage from mid-March through mid-August with a listing of local neighborhoods, landlords, realtors, and available listings. While the School of Law does not endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor, we hope the Housing Newsletter will help you start your off-campus housing search.
If choosing to live off-campus, admitted students should allow ample time to learn the area, visit several properties, and secure an apartment. Remember that New York City apartments tend to move quickly, so you may wish to plan a visit to the area and set up meetings with several landlords to make the most efficient use of your time. Also, securing a roommate may be a smart and economical option. Please see the section on the Roommate List for more information.
Please visit the Landlord tab below for information about how to make your listing visible to law students.
The Law School maintains a list of current and admitted law students who are interested in finding a roommate from mid-April until mid-August. If you would like to be added to the Roommate List, please complete and return the Roommate List Form. The Roommate List will be e-mailed weekly to those on the list.
Please note that the Roommate List is for those looking for off-campus housing only.
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188-04 64th Avenue, Ste. 1J
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Peter Mazza, Sales Agent
|Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group, LLC|
Lee Rachel Klein
|Weichert Realtors, FH Realty|
101-15 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
|ERA Gotham Realty Group|
176-57 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Ron Cohen, Broker
Luis Chavez, Rentals
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166-20 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11366
Alexandra Muriel or
Office Tel: 718.380.4770
Alexandra Cell: 718.551.5299
Laura Cell: 718.795.3414
St. John’s University does NOT endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor.
Websites current and past students have found helpful include:
- studenthousing.org (Summer and Semester availability) 212.977.9099
- therentables.com/go/stjohns -Surrounding area housing market info
- zillow.com/queens-new-york/apartments -Zillow Queens apartment rental page with over 9,900 listings with fair rental price estimates
- hotpads.com/queens-county-ny/apartments-for-rent -Hotpads Queens apartment rental page with about 7,000 listings with in-depth photos, information, viewable as a list or on a map, with unique features such as street view of each property and more!
Local Classifieds also include:
While the School of Law does not endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor, we compile local off-campus housing information and make it available exclusively to law students and other members of the law school community in the form of an online Housing Newsletter.
Our Housing Newsletter runs from March through mid-August. Most law students search for housing in the summertime, just prior to the start of the academic year. The highest demand tends to be for studio and one-bedroom apartments, though we welcome listings of all types. If you would like to list your property in our Housing Newsletter from March through mid-August, please complete this form and return it via e-mail [email protected], fax 718-990-2526, or U.S. Mail
St. John's University School of Law
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
Upon renting your property, please contact the law school at 718-990-2526 so that we can remove your property from the Housing Newsletter. This will help our list stay current and keep your unwanted contacts to a minimum.
If you would like to list your property during the months the Housing Newsletter is not in distribution, please post your listing to jumpoffcampus.com. Please note that this website is not a St. John's University-owned website and, in posting your listing to this site, it may be accessed by all St. John's University students, not just the law school community. However, this is the site to which the St. John's University Office of Residence Life refers students to assist in finding off-campus housing. You may also choose to post here during the months the Housing Newsletter is being distributed to increase the reach of your listing.
Housing Listings–July 11, 2018
Three Bedroom Apartment: $3,000 per month plus electric. Lovely spacious apartment, one bath duplex;
one large bedroom, two smaller bedrooms, large living room, eat in kitchen, outdoor deck; across the
street from the Law School.
Address: Jamaica Estates
Contact: Maria Eftimiades: 917.656.5679
Two Bedroom Apartment: $1,500 per month, includes gas & electric; private home on a beautiful tree-lined
street; recently renovated walk-in apartment on lower floor with two bedrooms, full kitchen with stainless steel
appliances, bath and living room, marble floors and lots of storage space; easy access to all public transportation
and shops. Street parking; no pets; available: 8/1/2018
Address: 85-51 Chevy Chase Street, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432
Contact: Rachel Berthoumieux: 718.465.3042/[email protected]
Room for Rent: $1,000 per month, includes all utilities, with internet and cable; except for air conditioning
(extra $50 fee); alumnae of St. John's Graduate program is seeking a St. John's student to live in her spacious
home; tenant has private, spacious bedroom with wonderful light from the window; share bathroom, and have
access to the kitchen; seeking non-smoker; no pets; "Q30" buts stop on the corner; plenty of parking;
2 months security to secure the room.
Address: 221-09 59th Avenue, 1st floor, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364
Contact: Ms. Faye: 646.804.3423
Two Bedroom Apartment: $2,200 per month, includes heat & water; 2nd floor, totally remodeled;
new bathroom, new kitchen, use of washer/dryer; across the street from St. John's Law School.
Available: June 15, 2018.
Address: 77-42 170th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Contact: Michael McCann, Realty Connect: 516.241.4098
One Bedroom Aparmtent: $975 per month, heat, electric, hot water included; cable-ready; third floor apartment in
private house; suitable for a singe; quite professional; plenty of street parking; two blocks from Long Island Railroad;
three references required; Must show proof of payment; private entrance.
Address: North Flushing - 35th Avenue
Contact: Alanna: [email protected]
Apartment Share: $975 per month; 3 2L's have 1 room to rent in a four person house; Wifi is included in rent;
large living room,and an even larger backyard; the room is on the first floor of the house, while the other
three are on the second floor; 1 1/2 bathrooms; washer, dryer, and dishwasher; 15-minute walk from the law school;
bus stop across the street and about a 16-minute walk to the "F" train; three designated parking spots.
Seeking someone to move in as soon as possible.
Address: 164-01 Grand Central Parkway, Jamaica, NY
Contact: Kurtis: 315.382.5306.
Apartment Share: $675 per month; large three bedroom apartment available to share by three law students;
(already has two males); have own bedroom and share kitchen, living room, deck, yard, etc.
Address: 168th Street, between 73rd Avenue and 71st Avenue
Contact: Professor Todres: 718.990.6627
One Bedroom Apartment: $1,375 per month, utilities included; large furnished apartment, across the street from the Law School; full kitchen and bath, walk-in closet, washer/dryer in basement. Available June 4 for a one year lease.
Address: Jamaica Estates
Contact: Maria Eftimiades: 917.656.5679
Four Bedroom Share: $800 per month; furnished; $750 per month unfurnished; utilities included; kitchen; two bathrooms
Address: 172nd Street, Jamaica Estates, NY
Contact: Sara: 516.220.9885
Studio Apartment: $900 per month; utilities and WIFI included; kitchen, bathroom; 5-minute walk to St. John’s
Address: 172nd Street, Jamaica Estates, NY
Contact: Sara 516.220.9885
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