Students at St. John's receive an education that includes both academic study and service to those less fortunate. The curriculum at St. John's includes centers of excellence that provide research opportunities in sustainable global development and social justice. Students can participate in volunteering, mentoring and "service learning" programs at all of St. John's campuses and beyond.
Among its more than 100,000 alumni are officials with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, leaders of well-known businesses and industries, and at least one successful producer in the entertainment industry.
The Vincentian Community founded St. John's University in 1870 as an educational institution committed to the values of St. Vincent de Paul. The St. John's approach to education places an emphasis on the teachings of St. Vincent, which focus on respect for the individual, human solidarity, service to the needy and making the world a better place.
The academic calendar for St. John's University follows the semester format, with fall, spring and summer semesters. Students have several ways to earn college credit during the summer through four summer sessions: Pre Session in May, Session I in May-July, Session II in July-August, and Post Session in August.
Colleges and Schools
The colleges and schools of St. John's University are:
- St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- The School of Education
- The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
- College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions
- College of Professional Studies
- St. John's Distance Learning
- School of Law
The centers and institutes at St. John's University include:
Center for Community Services
- Center for Psychological Services
- Reading and Writing Education Center
- Speech and Hearing Center
- Center for Global Development
- Center for Professional Education
- Center for Teaching and Learning
- CLACS - Committee for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Division of Academic Support Services
- Division of Special and Opportunity Programs
- Dr. Andrew J. Bartilucci Center
- Emergency Medical Services Institute
- English Language Institute: The Language Connection
- Financial Services Institute
- Grants and Sponsored Research
- Health Education Resource Center (HERC)
- Imagery Institute
- Institute for Asian Studies
- Institute for Biotechnology
- Institute for Core Studies (ICS)
- Institute for Writing Studies
- Italian Cultural Center
- Multicultural Advisory Committee
- Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
- Vincentian Center for Church and Society
- Women in Science Program
Student life activities at St. John's University include campus ministry, multicultural affairs, intramural sports for men and women, campus fitness and recreation, and special campus activities like grocery bingo, where students can play bingo to win free groceries.
The student wellness program at St. John's, called "SWELLness," is committed to helping students maintain a holistic approach to their health in all areas, including physical, emotional, social, environmental, spiritual and intellectual. The SWELL calendar offers many health-related workshops and seminars through the year, including meditation courses.
St. John's three campuses in New York provide residential living. The Queens Campus provides six high-tech residence halls with wireless Internet access, study rooms, a computer center, lounges, dining hall and 24-hour security.
The Staten Island Campus offers modern, apartment-style living adjacent to campus, and the Manhattan Campus offers limited student housing in a 10-story high rise.
The athletic program at St. John's University was founded in 1907 with its intercollegiate men's basketball program. In the beginning, this team was traditionally referred to as the "Wonder Five." The baseball team was established at St. John's at a later date, and made it to the College World Series several times between 1949 and 1968. Women's athletics were added in the 1970s. In the 1990s the St. John's athletic teams changed their nickname from the "Wonder Five" to the "Red Storm," a nickname that continues today.
The color of the athletic uniforms for St. John's has been red since the early days, and the traditional colors for the university are red and white.
St. John's 17 "Red Storm" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports including:
- Cross country
- Track and Field
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
In addition to its primary campus in Queens, New York, St. John's University has five satellite locations, including:
- Staten Island, NY
- Manhattan, NY
- Oakdale, NY
- Rome, Italy
- Paris, France
St. John's University has strong partnerships in the diverse communities of New York City. The Offices of Community Relations and Community Business Development at St. John's facilitate civic groups, social organizations, arts agencies, free concerts, special events, blood drives, food drives, community support for local businesses, and many charitable efforts.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants St. John’s University – New York accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at St. John’s University – New York is about 21,000, with undergraduate students making up about 78% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $38,000-$45,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||98%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||97%||$24,362|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$7,569|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, St. John’s University – New York may offer services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assistance to find work
St. John’s University – New York has an overall graduation rate which is close to 56%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||36%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||9%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Art and Design Program
- Teacher Education (Bachelor's) Program
- Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program
- Clinical Psychology (Ph.D.) Program
- Graduate Teacher Education Program
- Law Program
- Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program
- Radiology Technician Program
- School Psychology (Psy.D.) Program
- Speech-Language Pathology Program
St. John’s University – New York is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Big East Conference)
- Basketball (Big East Conference)
- Track and Field (Big East Conference)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact St. John’s University – New York for official up-to-date information.