Housing

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:

Landlords

Please list your property below.

Meal Plans

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 (PDF) living in University housing. All other law students may review the commuter meal plan (PDF) or contact 718-990-2000 for more information and to sign-up for a meal plan.

Campus Life

For more information about all that the Queens campus has to offer, please visit the Queens campus Student Life website. 

Contact Information

If you have any further questions concerning your housing options, please contact the Admissions Office at 718-990-6474.

Learn More

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. Click here to view photos of the DePaul Townhouses.

Accommodation

The DePaul Townhouses offer a limited number of private single apartments. Most law students live in three person apartments with separate bedrooms. There are two different kinds of singles within the apartment: one a deluxe single, has private access to its own full bathroom, the other two bedrooms would share a full bathroom in a common area within the unit.

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 access to balconies. The apartments also offer a stackable washer/dryer for residents’ convenience; and 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 before continuing student move-in day that distributes parking spaces through a lottery process.

Availability

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 April 1, 2019 to receive priority status for University Housing. Students are still able to submit a housing deposit January 8-April 15 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.

Administration

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.

Rates

Private Single$14,860
Deluxe Single (includes an interior full bathroom)$14,790
Single (shares a common area bathroom)$14,730

Included in the cost of living in DePaul are all utilities, wireless internet, cable TV (accessible in the common area and bedrooms), individual apartment-controlled heat and air-conditioning units in the common area and each bedroom.

Housing Process

The process to secure placement in the DePaul Townhouses as a newly admitted student is as follows:

Step 1:

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.

Step 2:

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.

Step 3:

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.

Information

Located less than a mile from campus, the DePaul Townhouses is a community of approximately 100 graduate and law students who live in a townhouse setting on Union Turnpike.  Most law students will be assigned to single bedrooms connected to a common space shared with 2-3 other law students.

Apartment amenities include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Utilities
  • Cable television service
  • Apartment maintenance
  • 24/7 Security patrols
  • Air-conditioning
  • 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 onsite to support your needs

To learn more about Law Student Housing please review the attached Law Student Housing Guide (PDF).

Studies show that students who live in University housing outperform their off campus peers academically.  An easy walk or shuttle ride to campus allows you to access the Law School, its library, and faculty with ease.

Move-In

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. 

Meal Plans

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 contact the Office of Residence Life at 718-990-2417 or [email protected].

Directions from the Law School

The DePaul Townhouses are located at 147 Union Turnpike in Flushing, NY 11367, about one mile from the Law School. From campus, head west on Union Turnpike for about one mile, and the DePaul Townhouses will be on your left.

Shuttle Bus

St. John’s provides a convenience shuttle bus service  to assist students with transportation needs to and from campus. The shuttle bus service is free and open to all St. John’s students. View the shuttle bus schedule here.

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.

Admitted Students

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.

Landlords

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.

 

United Mutual Realty, Inc.
188-04 64th Avenue, Ste. 1J
Fresh Meadows, NY 11365
Peter Mazza, Sales Agent
Tel: 718.454.9292
Cell: 718.364.8163
Fax: 718.454.9232
Julia Shildkret Real Estate Group, LLC
Lee Rachel Klein
Tel: 718.591.5000
Cell: 917.331.2236
Fax: 718.591.5006
[email protected]
Weichert Realtors, FH Realty
101-15 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Ted Wint
Tel: 718.544.4000
Fax: 718.544.6193
ERA Gotham Realty Group
176-57 Union Turnpike
Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Ron Cohen, Broker
Luis Chavez, Rentals
Tel: 718.454.8200
GothamRealtors.com
[email protected]
**Discount SJU ID
Century 21
166-20 Union Turnpike
Flushing, NY 11366
Alexandra Muriel or
Laura Keller
Office Tel: 718.380.4770
Alexandra Cell: 718.551.5299
Laura Cell: 718.795.3414
Fax: 718.380.4945
 

St. John’s University does NOT endorse any specific property, landlord or realtor.

Websites current and past students have found helpful include:

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

Admissions Office
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–May 14, 2019

Three Bedroom House for Rent: $4,400 per month, utilities are not included; 4 bathrooms, large eat-in kitchen, finished basement with bedroom and bathroom, large attic bedroom, large porch.
2 blocks from Law School;
Available: June 1, 2019
Address: 73-19 174th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY 11366
Contact: 718.208.8809 | [email protected]


Studio Apartment: $1,300 per month, all utilities included, comfortable private studio apartment across the street from the Law School. Washer/dryer in main house next door. 
Available: Mid-July 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/Union Turnpike
Contact: Sara: 516.220.9885



Four Bedroom House Share: two rooms available: $925 and $825; utilities are not included; this lovely home is nestled in a beautiful, serene neighborhood, with 4 large, furnished bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, an open kitchen, spacious living room and dining room, tastefully appointed furniture; private entrance; backyard;
5-minute walk to St. John's Law;
Address: 181-38 Aberdeen Road, Jamaica, NY  11432
Contact:  Ms. Akulich: 917.613.5833


 

Two Bedroom Apartment: $2,150 per month; Live in an exquisite
Victorian home with front porch on residential street; 9 foot ceilings,
eat-in kitchen, large dining room, large L-shaped living room with small study.  Amenities include: semi-furnished apartment with security, on premises parking, wireless internet and cable TV.
One block from J train to Wall Street and/or LIRR, 3 blocks to express buses to Manhattan, corner pharmacy, supermarket, laundry center and street shopping one block away.  Approximately 15-minute drive to Law School.
Address: Woodhaven
Contact: Cosmo: 516.353.2840, or
[email protected]



Studio Apartment: $1,050, all utilities included except internet & phone; partially furnished apartment with efficient kitchen, and one full bath; .2 mile walk (approximately 4-minute walk).
Address: 75-68 174th Street, Fresh Meadows, NY  11366
Contact: Zahava Ohayon: 718.591.5000 | [email protected]

 

Studio Apartment: $850 per month, all utilities included; ground level of private house, separate entrance; large studio apartment with refrigerator and microwave; large private bathroom; very bright, clean, and extremely quiet.  Near all transportation and shopping;
about two miles from Law School; bus: Q25, Q34 (one block away); near F train. Available immediately.
Address: 85-94 150th Street, Briarwood, NY  11435
Contact: Tina/Pauline: 917.698.2792; 718.710.0317;
[email protected]

 

One Bedroom Apartment: $925; all utilities included; ground level of private house, one small bedroom, large living room, kitchen bath; approximately 2 miles from the Law School; bus: Q25, Q34 (one block away); near F train. Available immediately.
Address: 151-06 85th Drive, Briarwood, NY  11432.
Contact: Pauline/Tina: 917.698.2792; 718.710.0317;
[email protected]

 

Room available in a Three Bedroom House: $1,415 per month; gas, water, light included; share common spaces: private bedroom, share common spaces: renovated full kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, wired and wireless internet connectivity, cable, deck, 2 blocks from LIRR; 22 minutes by car to SJU. 
Available: April 15.
Address: Valley Stream, New York 11581
Contact: Nicole Hannam: [email protected]

 

Luxury Apartment Buildings:
Moda: is a new 346 unit LEED-certified green building offering studios and 1-2 bedroom apartments, located in Jamaica, NY
Studios from $1,875, one bedroom from $2,100; 2 bedrooms from $2,300. Amenities include 24-hour concierge; two open-air decks, valet, laundry, lounge, children's room.
Address: 153-30 89th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 718.353.6632 or [email protected]

The Maya: rentals in a 68-unit apartment building, located in a quiet residential setting; one bedroom from $1,795 and up; two bedrooms from $2,475 and up; amenities include 24-hour access gym; rooftop terrace and lounge; live in super; virtual doorman
Address: 177-30 Wexford Terrace, Jamaica, NY 11432
Contact: 212.273.0794

Alvista Towers, apartments for rent;
Studios: $1,729; one bedroom: $2,170; two bedrooms: $2,611
Address: 147-36 94th Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11435

 

Four Bedroom Apartment: $3,400 per month, utilities included: water, electric, and gas--if electric exceeds $125-tenants would pay the difference; 1st Floor of a beautiful house includes, kitchen, living room, dining room, air conditioned, dishwasher, very safe neighborhood--close to subway--walking distance to two "F" train stops, and buses; short bicycle ride to St. John's; non-smoking
Address: Briarwood
Contact: Beverly: 303-246-6784

 

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