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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 students. Because the DePaul Townhouses are fully occupied each year, we do not offer tours of the apartments.
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 wood cabinets. Each apartment has a spacious 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. Most apartments also contain a stackable washer/dryer for residents’ convenience; while some 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 day shortly after continuing student move-in day that distributes parking spaces on a first-come, first-served basis to interested residents.
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 to receive priority for University Law Housing. New and continuing students may submit a housing deposit after April 1 and spaces available are offered on a first come, first served basis.
There are approximately 70 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 our designated summer housing building (Henley Apartments).
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 University Office of Facilities for maintenance issues.
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 In addition to the University Code of Conduct, the 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. Included in the cost of living in DePaul are all utilities, wireless internet, cable TV (Installations 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:
While the self-selection process for Law Housing has concluded, law students interested in living in University Housing for the 2018-2019 academic year are invited to add their names to the Housing Intent List. Housing is currently available and we anticipate meeting all needs; however, that is subject to change throughout the summer months.
Once added to this list, the Office of Residence Life will review its available spaces and reach out to students inviting them to submit a $500 deposit (refundable until June 1, 2018), and complete a housing application. Once these two steps are completed you will be placed into a single bedroom space in the DePaul Houses.
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:
- Free wi-fi
- Free utilities
- Free cable service
- Free maintenance
- 24/7 Security patrols
- Air-conditioning included
- Balconies on second and third floor apartments
- Fully furnished apartment
- Free in-room laundry (in most units)
- 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.
Administered by the University 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].
Studies show that students who live in University housing academically outperform their off campus peers. Any easy walk or shuttle ride to campus allows you to access the Law School, its library, and faculty with ease.
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–May 23, 2018
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.
3 1/2 Room Apartment: $1,150 per month; law students only; carpeted, has two air conditioners;
great for one person or a couple; 15-20 minute walk to school; Available: August
Address: 168th Street between 71st & 73rd Avenues
Contact: Professor Todres: 718.990.6627
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
Two Bedroom Apartment: $2150 per month; includes apartment sized air conditioner; large master bedroom with 2 closets and air conditioner; 2nd bedroom has one deep, large closet and air conditioner, and one updated bathroom; this is a classic Victorian with high ceilings. Includes on-premises parking; amenities include: shopping, buses and J train to Wall Street--all located within one block; approximately 10-minute drive to Kew Gardens or Forest Hills Long Island Railroad.
Contact: Cosmo: [email protected] | 516.353.2840 | 516.817.9739
One Bedroom Apartment: $1700 per month; Wifi included; newly renovated kitchen, and bath, fully furnished, ready to move in; 10-15-minute walk via Edgerton Boulevard.
Address: 175-32 Dalny Road, Queens, NY 11432
Contact: Jose McGrew: [email protected] | 347.796.2443
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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