St. John's University (NY) campus

Overview

Applicants
36,086
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.49

GPA Breakdown

26%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 580
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 27

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,431
with Terminal Degree
781

794
Men
637
Women
338
Minority

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • Asian Studies/Civilization

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Toxicology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Insurance
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Journalism
  • Photojournalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Rhetoric and Composition

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Pharmacy (PharmD [USA], PharmD or BS/BPharm [Canada])
  • Physician Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Studies

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General
  • Public Administration

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Securities Services Administration/Management

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Sociology

  • Theology and Religious Vocations

  • Theology/Theological Studies

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Photography


Students Say

St. John's University upholds the Catholic and Vincentian traditions set forth at its founding in 1870. At the main campus located in a residential area of Queens (as well as at the two additional New York City campuses found in Staten Island and Manhattan), students receive "a well-nurtured education that can help one turn into a specialist in whatever field they desire." A wide range of support systems, such as career services, campus ministry, the writing center, and a clinic ensure that "every student has a safe, healthy and challenging academic career" while at St. John's.

Most professors are generous "when it comes to providing help and any aids for you to succeed" and "are here to help you and prepare you for the rest of your life." "Almost all my experiences with professors have been positive. If you are willing to put in the work they are willing to work with you," says one actuarial science major. They are very helpful "in making sure you actually understand the information rather than memorize it and not use it outside the classroom," and "provide guidance with classwork, finding jobs and internships, and more." On top of faculty help, the career services office is "amazing:" "They help you with your résumé, cover letter, [telling] you when there are career fairs, picking graduate schools, [and] finding internships."

Classes are "easy to follow and there are never any surprises from the professors," and most are discussion-based. Students in all majors find that "the workload is not overwhelming and the assignments are helpful and relevant to the subjects." For commuter and non-commuter students alike, the Monday and Thursday afternoon common hour provides a universal time for most social and academic clubs meet up.


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Leszek Balcerowicz '74MBA
Polish Economist and Former Deputy Prime Minister (1997-2000)

Keegan Bradley '08CPS
Professional Golfer and winner of the 2011 PGA Championship

Jermaine L. Cole '07CPS (J. Cole)
Hip Hop Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer; 2013 Grammy Award Nominee

Michael Repole '91SVC, '11HON
Co-Founder and Former President, Glaceau (maker of Vitaminwater)

Kathryn Smith ‘07CPS
Special Teams Quality Control Coach, Buffalo Bills (first female NFL FT)

Edward A. Romano '63CBA, '08HON
Executive Vice President & CFO, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.

Terence P. Winter, Esq. '88L
2014 Academy Award Nominee Best Adapted Screenplay "The Wolf of Wall Street

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
41%
Graduate in 5 years
50%
Graduate in 6 years
58%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,231

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$10,683

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,664

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,179

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,165

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,630
Required Fees
$830
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$615

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,319
Transportation for Commuters
$930

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,760
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
16,210
Foreign Countries Represented
106

Demographics

17.19%
Asian
18.67%
African-American
12.20%
Hispanic
34.23%
Caucasian
7.06%
Unknown
5.33%
International

57% female
43% male
29% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

Students Say

This "very diverse" group has students from all over the country and world (it "falls perfectly into place with the diversity of the New York City area as a whole"), which "exposes everyone to new ideas and helps us better define where we stand on our own views." "There's an atmosphere of the core staples of the university: Catholic, Vincentian, and metropolitan," says a student. People speak of the sense of unity that comes from everyone being "more than happy to be here, excited to learn, and participate in campus activities." There is a lot of collaboration when it comes to student organizations, and students also "have great initiative when it comes to getting their voice heard."

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
29%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
50%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Students Say

From athletics to coffeehouse shows and cultural events, there are "multiple things to do on campus every day." Many people take advantage of the gym and the classes it offers, or "hang out on the Great Lawn and play frisbee and other similar games." Students "sometimes have to wait a long time for their next class" so the school provides "too many extracurricular activities to count" to help time pass. There are clubs to represent "almost every racial, religious and interest group" and "there's never a day where there isn't anything to do." Basketball season is a huge rally booster (the team plays some games at Madison Square Garden), and St. John's also hosts "many great events on off days such as family day, picnics, barbecues and more." There are a fair number of commuters, and those who live on campus often venture into the city to "enjoy the fast pace and vibrant life of New York City" when all the commuters are away on weekends. Between "the spring carnival, the free commuter breakfasts, reduced prices on movie tickets, [and] Broadway shows, St. John's wants their students' experience to be unforgettable."

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
152
Number of Honor Societies
16

Number of Social Sororities
15
Number of Religious Organizations
8

8% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

23% participate in intramural sports
2% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Red Storm)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Red Storm)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Fencing
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services


Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

St. John’s University’s Vincentian heritage informs its core philosophy that “higher education is about more than getting a job; it’s about learning how to make a difference in the world.” St. John’s is making a difference by committing to a sustainable future. The university joined the PlaNYC Challenge and pledged to reduce carbon emissions from energy use in campus buildings by 30 percent by the year 2017. To add an additional layer of accountability, St. John’s became the first private university to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce energy consumption by on-campus buildings by at least 10 percent; develop plans for a combined heat and power generation plant; purchase hybrid vehicles for the campus fleet; and deliver five other programs covering everything from composting to landscaping in accordance with EPA guidelines. To achieve these measures, the university has established a Sustainability Office and hired seventeen student workers as sustainability coordinators. As if that wasn't impressive enough, St. John’s invested $100,000 into additional recycling containers for its main campus, tripling the number of recycling stations for every campus building. An extensive renovation of existing buildings is underway, and every major construction and renovation project on campus has been preceded by an energy analysis.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
3%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2015.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
298

Average Number of PC's per Lab
90

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
LENOVO, Apple

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Samantha R. Wright
Director of Admissions

Address
Office of Admission
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Queens, NY 11439

Phone
7189902000

Email
visit@stjohns.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The D'Angelo Center
Taffner Field House and Carnesecca Arena
The Great Lawn
The Strip
The Dr. M. T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery
1) The D’Angelo Center: A hub of campus activity, the five-story, 127,000-square-foot facility is where students relax, grab lunch or coffee, meet with friends, or quietly study. Reflecting the University’s focus on ensuring student success by providing a complete academic and campus life experience, the center includes club space, classrooms, lecture halls, a full-service food court, a Starbucks Café, and a huge first-floor lounge featuring a fireplace, comfortable sofas, and floor-to-ceiling windows. 2) Taffner Field House and Carnesecca Arena: Home to New York City’s team—the Red Storm, comprising 17 Division I, BIG EAST men’s and women’s athletics squads—these facilities form a popular on-campus sports complex. In Taffner, students play pick-up basketball on six full-size courts; the building also includes weight rooms and other facilities designed for St. John’s athletes. At Carnesecca, students keep in shape in the Fitness Center, run on the indoor track, and play table tennis and air hockey. 3) The Great Lawn is St. John’s University’s "front yard", a tree-lined quadrangle at the center of the 96.5-acre Queens, NY, campus. Students sunbathe, play catch, toss Frisbees, and relax with friends. 4) The Strip: A flagstone walkway that serves as the “main street” of the Residence Village, a complex of six-story residence halls on the south side of the Queens campus. Lined with benches, the strip extends from the Montgoris Dining Hall, past several residences, to the Red Storm softball field. 5) The Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery builds upon New York’s strength as a global center of the arts. The gallery, located on the Queens, NY, campus, holds several exhibitions a year displaying the work of established and emerging artists of diverse regional, national, and international artists. The space also is a popular site for exhibiting work by student and faculty artists.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Greenwich Village, Manhattan
Central Park, Manhattan
Times Square, Manhattan
TriBeCa, Manhattan
Cunningham Park, Queens
St. John's provides students with a global experience that begins in New York--one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Through class work, service, and other activities, students immerse themselves in the city's cultural, educational, and professional resources. Professors hold classes at museums, places of worship, and historic neighborhoods throughout the city. Students see plays, visit galleries, and shop throughout the city.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Saturday
10 A.M.-1 P.M.
7189902000

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:30 A.M.-1:30 P.M.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Prior to all tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
visit@stjohns.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
All three of St. John's University's New York City campuses enjoy ready access to major airports, highways and abundant public transportation. Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports are a short drive from each campus. Amtrak and Metro North trains, along with Greyhound buses, serve the five boroughs of New York City. The Queens campus is close to the Grand Central Parkway, the Long Island Expressway, the Southern State Parkway, and other major highways. The Staten Island campus is near the Staten Island Expressway, the New Jersey Turnpike, ferry service from lower Manhattan and major bridges. The Manhattan campus is in the East Village, close to the FDR Drive; the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Manhattan Bridges; and other major arteries such as the West Side Highway, Lincoln Tunnel, and Holland Tunnel.To get to the Queens campus via subway, take the E or F train to Kew Gardens; then take the Q-44A bus to Utopia Parkway and Long Island Expressway. Transfer to the Q-30 or 31 bus to 82nd Ave. and Utopia Parkway. From Long Island, take the Long Island Railroad to Jamaica Station; then take the Q-30 or 31 bus to 82nd Avenue and Utopia Parkway.

Driving Instructions to Campus
For detailed driving instructions to each of St. John's campuses, visit us on the Web at http://www.stjohns.edu/campuses/queens-campus/directions. For general information about the University, visit www.stjohns.edu.

Local Accommodations
For detailed information about hotels and other lodgings near each of St. John's campuses, please visit us on the web at http://www.stjohns.edu/campuses/queens-campus/area-hotels. For general information about the University, visit www.stjohns.edu.