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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A-
  12. Safety
    B+
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 11,496 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the St. John's acceptance rate is 63%. Popular majors include Psychology, Physician Assistant, and Biology. Graduating 58% of students, St. John's alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $38,300.
About St. John's University - New York...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Big East Conference
Address
8000 Utopia Pky
Queens, NY 11439
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St. John's University - New York Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
63%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
970-1180
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Cost

Net Price
$26,582/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,095/ year
  • $30-48k
    $24,353/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,125/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,852/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,164/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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
51%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.193 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.192 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,496Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
43%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 133 responses
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  • It's a mix;some students are involved, some aren't
    55%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Unique, Diverse
    11%
  • Caring
    5%
  • The kids in Greek Life are the only outgoing ones
    4%
  • Most of the kids are very involved but losers
    2%
  • Eclectic
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.236 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.278 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 134 responses
Report
  • Vinectian, Metropolitian,
    25%
  • Encouraging
    19%
  • It is what you make of it
    16%
  • Diverse, Connected
    10%
  • Great experience
    8%
  • Highschool-like
    5%
  • Mission-driven
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$53,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
58%
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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Aside from its numerous Division 1 athletic teams and gorgeous campus attractions, SJU has an extensive umbrella of support systems and student life opportunities for its Johnnies. There truly is a group for everyone. Students are well taken care of, and the University holds its name in high regard with good reason. Looking for a party? Don't let the Catholic mission fool you. St. John's has as many opportunities to balance social life and academia inside and outside of her walls. Indulge in free fairs, activities, games, amusements, food, and refreshments. Academia in SJU is guided by deans and advisors of your choosing in your given college but remember, like in any college and a lesson to hold throughout your years: fight for what you want!
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Im a freshman and I absolutely love this school! The campus is big, but the buildings are beautiful and have everything you need. Theres a lot of events and free stuff they give out. The food spots are amazing for whenever you need lunch, a snack or anything. The campus is diverse with all races and everyone is welcoming and helpful. The class sizes are small, so its much easier to develop a relationship with your peers and professors. The school is lovely and I would recommend anyone to come here. The tuition is high, thats my only downside. Im studying education, to become a high school social studies teacher. Im hoping to win this so I can pay this semesters tuition because I do not want to transfer out of here. Its just such a great school, its always always welcoming like home.
St. John's University is a very diverse school, there are so many people from different cultures, religions, nationalities, backgrounds that you could meet. The small academic learning environment gives students the change to form connections with students and professors and learn in a easier way. The one campus activities allows students to get involved and helps students meet new people. St. John's athletics also allows students to become involved, there are so many different sport teams on campus, students have the opportunity to go to the games. There are also many different clubs you can join in order to become involved.