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    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    A-
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
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  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
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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

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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.194 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.193 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 134 responses
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  • It's a mix;some students are involved, some aren't
    55%
  • Outgoing
    18%
  • Unique, Diverse
    10%
  • Caring
    5%
  • The kids in Greek Life are the only outgoing ones
    4%
  • Most of the kids are very involved but losers
    2%
  • Eclectic
    1%

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.237 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.279 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 135 responses
Report
  • Vinectian, Metropolitian,
    24%
  • Encouraging
    19%
  • It is what you make of it
    17%
  • 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.
My friend went to St John's and her experience was average. The diversity there is not as good as it should be. The professors are not as helpful. The courses however, are good. the classes are good and it consists of a small amount of students. The medical field at St. John's is big. i feel like if the other fields were as good as the medical field, then it would have a better rating. The courses were rigorous and you have to do the work. There were no "easy A's." Each grade I received I earned. The faculty were helpful and always willing to provide any assistance needed. The doctoral project was the most challenging for my friend. Although a dissertation was not required, the Applied Research Project (ARP) consists of the same elements of a dissertation. The literature review, proposal, data collection, data analysis, and dissemination is required. An oral defense of the project is also required.