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St. John's University is a private institution that was founded in 1870. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,840, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 97 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. St. John's University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 152. Its tuition and fees are $37,260 (2013-14).
St. John’s University is a Roman Catholic institution open to students of all faiths. The school is located in New York City, in the borough of Queens, but also has New York campuses in Staten Island and Manhattan. On campus, there are more than 150 academic, professional, and recreational student organizations, including the St. John’s Bread and Life program that provides support and services for the poor. Greek life is and has been a part of campus life since 1956. Because of its location in New York City, all St. John’s freshmen are required to complete a course called Discover New York. This introduction to the city allows students to examine New York through a variety of academic disciplines. The Red Storm of St. John’s University is a member of the Big East Conference in the NCAA Division I. The university’s athletic program fields 16 intercollegiate teams but is most well known for its men’s basketball team, which is among the top 10 programs nationally with the most NCAA tournament appearances.
St. John’s University has a variety of graduate programs, including a Tier 1 School of Law and School of Education. Along with campuses in the New York metro area, the school also has a campus in Rome and a graduate center in Oakdale, N.Y. St. John’s also offers three distinct semester-long study abroad programs that take place in Europe, which include stints in Rome, Paris, and Salamanca, Spain. Notable alumni of the university include Bob Sheppard, former sports announcer for the New York Yankees; Gary Muto, president of women’s clothing retailer Ann Taylor LOFT; and Hugh L. Carey, former governor of New York.
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New York City's leading Catholic university, St. John's prepares students to excel as informed, ethical leaders in today's international marketplace. St. John's is known across the country and around the world for combining quality academics, outstanding professors, confidence-building service activities and dynamic study abroad programs. Impressed by this preparation, scores of employers come to campus each year to recruit our students. The Wall Street Journal has ranked St. John's in its Top 100 Colleges "most likely to help students land a job in key careers and professions - areas that are growing, pay well and offer high levels of satisfaction." Students come from 48 states and 114 countries to pursue more than 100 programs in the arts, the sciences, business, education, pharmacy and the health sciences. Along with our three residential New York City campuses - in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan -there is a location in Oakdale, NY, and a campus in Rome, Italy, as well as a study abroad location in Paris, France. The Staten Island campus offers the only accelerated, three-year bachelor's degree program in New York City. All new St. John's students get to have class in historic locations such as Central Park, Ellis Island and Wall Street through Discover New York, a freshman course. New students get an early start on studying abroad through the Freshman Passport Program, allowing them to spend two weeks of their first semester at the University's Rome, Italy, campus. Global Studies are available for all four years: Students can spend a semester, winter or summer break at the Rome campus or the Paris location. Through Discover the World, students can earn 15 credits living and learning in three great cities in a single semester. Following the example of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th-century priest dedicated to serving those in need, the University encourages students to make a difference in the world. Through academic service-learning, every student can engage in course-related volunteer activities throughout the New York metropolitan area. The University's active Campus Ministry also offers many opportunities to distribute food to the homeless; volunteer at soup kitchens and other agencies; and participate in service "plunges" in locations including New Orleans, Europe and Central America. The University's Vincentian mission is evident in the unique Ozanam Scholars Program - a competitive, four-year scholarship program that prepares students to address global poverty and injustice through teaching, service and research. St. John's mission also is evident in the University's focus on preserving the environment. Students serve as "sustainability coordinators," working with administrators and faculty to promote recycling and other "green" habits on campus. The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges: 2013 Edition applauds St. John's varied sustainability efforts, including its pledge to reduce carbon emissions through an initiative sponsored by New York City's Mayor's Office. Mayor Michael Bloomberg awarded the University a "Gold Star" for its efforts in the "PLANYC 2030 Challenge," which aims to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent throughout the city. Along with quality academics, pre-professional and leadership preparation, students at St. John's benefit from vibrant campus life activities, including 180 student clubs and organizations. Of course, students also enjoy cheering for St. John's 17 Division I, BIG EAST men's and women's athletics teams.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Roman Catholic|
When applying to St. John's University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at St. John's University is $50. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 53.2 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||53.2%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at St. John's University is 17:1, and the school has 39.2 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at St. John's University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs; Health Professions and Related Programs; Education; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 77.8 percent.
St. John's University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,840, with a gender distribution of 45.7 percent male students and 54.3 percent female students. At this school, 31 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 69 percent of students live off campus. St. John's University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & Services
St. John's University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, health service, and health insurance. St. John's University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at St. John's University, 30 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at St. John's University.
|Students who have cars on campus||30%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At St. John's University, 81.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,255.
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|Tuition and fees||$37,260 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$15,880 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data