Students Say

Located in Queens, New York, St. John’s University is a Catholic university that provides its students with “events and other great opportunities for them to more easily reach the goals they have set for themselves.” The school has many strong professional programs, and a “good selection of majors and course offerings.” These features combined with an “amazing” honors program, a plethora of study abroad opportunities, and “significant” scholarship and financial aid packages forms “a thriving metropolitan university, diverse in students, programs, and activities.”

Overview

Applicants
44,597
Acceptance Rate
63%
Average HS GPA
3.40

GPA Breakdown

25%
Over 3.75
18%
3.50 - 3.74
19%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
490 - 590
SAT Math
500 - 620
ACT Composite
22 - 28

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores

Overall

Students Say

Located in Queens, New York, St. John’s University is a Catholic university that provides its students with “events and other great opportunities for them to more easily reach the goals they have set for themselves.” The school has many strong professional programs, and a “good selection of majors and course offerings.” These features combined with an “amazing” honors program, a plethora of study abroad opportunities, and “significant” scholarship and financial aid packages forms “a thriving metropolitan university, diverse in students, programs, and activities.”

Professors are “strict enough for us to know we are responsible for our own actions, but also lenient enough for us students to know that they are understanding people who can be helpful and approached.” “Each one of my professors brings the classroom to life through teaching about the things that would interest us,” says a freshman. Sure, there are “some iffy professors,” but “with the resources they give you, any student can choose the cream of the crop as a teacher!” The location in New York City “offers a lot of internships” and helps students form “good connections to jobs.”

St. John’s administration is “very aware of its students and has always made the college experience enjoyable and comfortable,” while still fostering “an enriching learning environment.” On a day-to-day basis, “everything is run pretty efficiently.” The school revels in the diversity of its student base and “stresses theses cultural backgrounds in class.” “The lecture series are wonderful,” and the business and pharmacy programs in particular stand out. Simply put,” St. John’s is the real deal.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
17:1
Total Faculty
1,452
with Terminal Degree
796

813
Men
639
Women
354
Minority

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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
68%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
59%


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

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)

Patricia D. Fili-Krushel '75SVC
Chairman, NBC Universal News Group & NBC Universal

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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
73
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$11,201

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$12,101

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,718

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$26,004

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
74%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$23,626

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$37,870
Required Fees
$810
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$600

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$3,313
Transportation for Commuters
$900

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

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

Overall

Students Say

Much like its surrounding city, the student body at this “global school” is a mix of “diversity blended into school pride.” Though many are commuters, there is a “strong sense of community in the residence villages” and the “welcoming” school is home to “one of the most diverse universities in the United States.” “Because everyone is so different and there are so many minorities, people treat others the way they would like to be treated,” says a senior. A typical student “will focus on his or her school work first, then elaborate their college experience with multiple school events and activities.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
15,765
Out of State
30%

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
98

Demographics

16.54%
Asian
15.65%
African-American
15.24%
Hispanic
44.91%
Caucasian
3.20%
Unknown
4.92%
International

55% female
45% male
30% are out of state
68% are full time
32% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The university does an excellent job of making sure everything is personalized, and “there is abundance of resources all over the campus that help all students (especially the freshmen) to become involved in a college life.” St. John’s “gives importance to being social along with studying,” and students here are generally “very outgoing and involved in activities” and “generally very tolerant and accepting of others.” The “beautiful campus” has a large number of commuters as well as residents, and there is “transportation to other events” provided by the school. School spirit definitely hits its peak “during basketball season.”

People have the resources of “literally the world through the proximity to New York City,” all while keeping the “safety of the students…a strength.” “I get to experience campus life but still get to live in NYC,” says a senior biology and English major. “The perk of going to school at St John’s you have the typical small town college campus feel, but a quick subway ride away is the best city in the world!”

There are over 180 student organizations (“I’m never bored,” says a freshman), and they “get a lot of support from administration and faculty.” As a Catholic school, there is a real “sense of community and service” throughout the campus, and most here “are particularly committed to community service and to helping those in deprived socioeconomic backgrounds.”


Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
73
First-Year Students living on campus
52%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
96

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
150
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
24
Number of Religious Organizations
8

10% join a fraternity
9% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

24% 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.

Green Rating
97
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

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
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, 2014.

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

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 providing a complete academic and student 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 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 presenting 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. Faculty 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 residential New York City campuses enjoy ready access to major airports, highways and abundant public transportation. Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports are only 7 to 10 miles from 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 close to the Staten Island Expressway, the New Jersey Turnpike, ferry service from lower Manhattan and major bridges. The Manhattan campus is located near the West Side Highway, the Lincoln Tunnel, the Holland Tunnel, the Brooklyn Bridge and other major arteries. 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.
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Key Stats

44,597
Applicants
15,765
Size
63%
Acceptance Rate
1100
SAT Scores

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