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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    A-
St. John's is an above-average private, Catholic university located in Queens, New York in the New York City Area. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 11,734 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the St. John's acceptance rate is 73%. Popular majors include Biology, Communications, and Finance. Graduating 61% of students, St. John's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,100.
8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, NY 11439
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference

St. John's University - New York Rankings

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SJU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
73%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1270
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$25,816/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,122/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
69%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.180 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.207 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.206 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    20%
  • On Campus
    79%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,734Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,143
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 145 responses
  • It's a mix;some students are involved, some aren't
    57%
  • Outgoing
    17%
  • Unique, Diverse
    10%
  • Caring
    5%
  • The kids in Greek Life are the only outgoing ones
    5%
  • Closed minded
    2%
  • Most of the kids are very involved but losers
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
45%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.250 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.292 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 148 responses
  • Vinectian, Metropolitian,
    26%
  • Encouraging
    18%
  • It is what you make of it
    16%
  • Diverse, Connected
    11%
  • Great experience
    7%
  • Highschool-like
    7%
  • Mission-driven
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
61%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
86%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.131 responses
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Yes, I took online classes. I had a positive experience overall, though I prefer in-person as many of us do. I found the recorded lectures (pre-covid) to be very effective, and my professors were very accessible for discussion if I reached out (which I did often - highly recommend forming that habit!). I will say discussion boards can get tedious in place of in-class discussion. All-in-all, though, professors did a good job of adjusting to the online format, for what it is. As with everything in the college experience, much of what comes out depends on what you put in!
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Hi! Here are some bullet points about the school, based on popular topics for students when I would give tours at the Writing Center:

- Residence life is good and the food is not bad! The roommate pairing wizard is great for freshmen - loved mine.
- Academics are so-so. I was a philosophy major, which was a fairly good program (3.5/5 for me), but I took many electives. The film classes were great, as were the music classes. Language programs (Italian) were a bit lackluster - very slow pace.
- There are a fair number of house parties (since everyone asks!) and bars in the city are a bit far for a Friday night, but worth the trip. I personally loved going to live comedy shows.


Overall, I'm fairly happy with my experience. The immediate area, Queens, is not especially interesting, but Manhattan is about an hour away, which is wonderful. I threw myself into the opportunities that came my way and ended up really enjoying the school by junior and senior year. Good luck with your search!
Personally, I love SJU because it is close to home but also allowed me to experience the city I love so much. I am not the biggest fan of how they handled COVID-19, leaving many students confused, but overall, I couldn't have made a better choice. They are diverse and inclusive, and typically want the best for their students. They just handled a case of racism from the fencing coach with so much grace. I had an issue with my roommates, which was handled very well, and I was able to enjoy my college experience. I always feel at home when I'm there. Another issue is that administration needs to take a closer look into how well their staff handle advising and such because that tended to be something other students had an issue with during quarantine. Overall, most professors are understanding and will work with you. Go Red Storm!