yeah, i'd think st. john's would be solidly ahead of nyls too. though sju is definitely below cardozo/bkln. the admissions staffs at cardozo/bkln only acknowledge each other and fordham.
and yes, the easternmost parts of queens are very suburban. bkln and sju are very different environments, just as american and gwu are very different (american is very suburban, though still in dc, while gwu is much more urban).