St. John's University

Staten Island Campus

Campus Description

Only a ferry-ride away from lower Manhattan, St. John’s wooded, 16.5-acre Staten Island campus occupies a former private estate overlooking New York Bay. The campus combines the high-tech resources of a top Catholic university with the close-knit atmosphere of a small college. Along with stately red-brick buildings like Flynn and Spellman Halls, there are ultramodern classroom buildings like Mahoney Hall, Lavelle Hall and the Da Silva Academic Center. Students also benefit from a sprawling Campus Center with club space, cafeteria and gymnasium; the Loretto Memorial Library; and apartment-style residences. A shuttle bus takes students to and from the Queens campus.

300 Howard Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301

Toll-free 888.9STJOHNS or 718.390.4500

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Degrees Offered

Associate, Bachelor's, Certificates, Master's, Post-Master's 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.


Intramural Sports: basketball, football, softball, volleyball.
Note: Varsity and Club Sports are housed on the Queens Campus. Please see St. John's University/Queens Campus Recreation at

Clubs and Activities

Over 40 organizations on campus, including: Academic, Arts and Media, Co-curricular, Cultural, Fraternities and Sororities, Honor Societies, Political, Professional, Programming, Religious and Services, 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 40 clubs.

Enrollment for Fall 2015

Undergraduate (Matriculated): 1,917 (Full-time: 318 men, 374 women; Part-time: 532 men, 693 women)
Graduate (Matriculated): 70 (Full-time: 12 men, 25 women; Part-time: 9 men, 24 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 American4%4%
% Asian4%3%
% Hispanic / Latino14%9%
% White, Non-Hispanic64%80%
% International / Nonresident Alien0%1%
% Two or more races2%0%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicity12%3%

Tuition Information for 2015-2016

Tuition & Fees:
$28,310 per year, or $917 per credit (4-year fixed plan available; tuition may vary by program and class year; for more details check:
Tuition Only:
Room & Board:
$12,950 (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; spring- rolling

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