St. John's University

Queens Campus (Main Campus)

Campus Description

Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Fathers, St. John’s is a vibrant, cosmopolitan academic community. With three residential New York City campuses, St. John’s combines quality academics, cutting-edge technology, study abroad opportunities and service. St. John’s also has a campus in Rome, Italy, a location in Oakdale, NY, and study abroad sites in Paris, France and Seville, Spain. There are more than 100 programs in the arts and sciences, business, education, law, pharmacy and allied health. Close to Manhattan, the University’s 96.5-acre Queens, NY, campus features broad lawns, high-tech classrooms, a church, a 1.3 million-volume Library, BIG EAST athletics, modern residence halls and the magnificent D’Angelo University and Academic Center. New students receive laptops with access to St. John’s award-winning wireless network.

8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, NY 11439

Toll-free 888.9STJOHNS or 718.990.2000

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Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Post-Master's Certificate, Doctorate, First Professional, Certificate programs Full degree programs offered on 4 campuses: Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan and Rome, Italy; selected degree programs offered through distance learning. Coursework, but not full degrees, offered at Oakdale, Eastern Long Island and at study abroad sites in Paris, France and Seville, Spain.


Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross-country, fencing, golf, indoor track, outdoor track, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, fencing, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis.
Intramural Sports: badminton, basketball, flag football, soccer, softball, volleyball.
Club Sports: basketball, boxing, bowling, fencing, modern dance, running, tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball.

Clubs and Activities

Over 180 organizations on campus, including: Academic, Cultural, Fraternities and Sororities, Honor Societies, Media, Performing Arts, Political, Programming, Religious and Service, Social and Special Interest Groups, and Student Government.

Featured Programs

As a Catholic university in the Vincentian tradition, St. John's prepares students for leadership in todays international society. They begin with Discover New York, a core course that uses the city as a "living textbook." Through the Global Passport Program, freshman and new transfer students can begin studying abroad in their first semester. St. John's also offers short term faculty-led program as well as several semester study aboard programs including the unique Discover the World program where students earn 15-18 credits studying in Italy, France and Spain in a single semester. Course-related volunteer activities allow all students to build confidence while making a difference. Campus Ministry and Student Life sponsor winter and spring service "plunges" in disadvantaged locations. To strengthen these options, St. John's established its Vincentian Initiative for Social Action (VISA). Students also engage the world through the four-year Ozanam Scholars Program, partnering with faculty and civic leaders to fight injustice. On-campus, students benefit from St. John's 180 clubs.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 13,998 (Full-time: 4,410 men, 5,657 women; Part-time: 1,572 men, 2,359 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 4,427 (Full-time: 1,009 men, 1,500 women; Part-time: 649 men, 1,269 women)
48% enrolled in top quarter of high school class
21% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 480 – 580
SAT math range: 480 – 600
ACT range: 22 – 27
SAT/ACT Special Note: SAT/ACT scores include all scores for incoming freshmen to the Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan campuses.
81% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
19% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African American16%10%
% Asian16%15%
% Hispanic / Latino13%12%
% White, Non-Hispanic38%45%
% International / Nonresident Alien4%11%
% Two or more races4%2%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity9%5%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$38,680 per year, or $1,262 per credit (4-year fixed plan available; tuition may vary by program and class year; for more details check:
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$16,090 (based on triple room rates, rates may vary by room size; for more details check:
Room Only:

Admission/Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers): fall- rolling, February 1 for pharmacy program, May 1 for international students; spring- rolling, n/a for pharmacy program, November 1 for international students

Financial Aid Deadlines

Financial Aid Deadlines (Same for Freshmen and Transfers):
fall- February 1; spring- October 1

Application Requirements

Freshmen: SAT or ACT; HS transcript; HS diploma or GED; essay/personal statement (optional); school counselor recommendation (optional).
Transfers: HS transcript or GED scores; college transcript(s); recommendation from previous school (optional); essay/personal statement (optional).
Average Financial Aid Package:
Average Non-Need-Based Scholarship or Grant Aid:
Types of Non-Need Aid Awarded:
Merit Scholarships; Talent-based Scholarships; ROTC; State Scholarships