About St John’s University-New York

Founded in 1870, St John’s University-New York. is a Private college. Located in New York, which is a city setting in New York, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 16,429 full time undergraduate students, and 4,647 full time graduate students.

The St John’s University-New York Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 17:1. There are 625 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at St John’s University-New York include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate63%
Application Deadline
Application Fee50
SAT Range970-1180
ACT Range22-28

Admissions at are considered Selective, with ,47% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 11 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

60% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 30% were in the top quarter, and 11% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.

STUDENT LIFE

We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at St John’s University-New York.

10%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
71%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
39%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
23%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
61%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”
10%
“We”re apathetic”
26%
“We know about current events and vote”
52%
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
13%
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
0%
“We save it for the classroom”
23%
“Sometimes, but not often”
52%
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
26%
“All the time, including weekends”
0%
“I”m always terrified”
0%
“I only go out in groups”
32%
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
68%
“I feel extremely safe”
3%
“We don”t play sports”
0%
“We play recreationally”
26%
“We bought the gear”
71%
“We live for the big game”
3%
“It”s not really our thing”
32%
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
42%
“There are a variety of opportunities”
23%
“We”re a very artistic group”
0%
“Haven”t met them”
3%
“Available in class”
32%
“They keep regular office hours”
65%
“They”re always available”
0%
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
39%
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
39%
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
23%
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
3%
“We”re not into drinking at all”
32%
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
61%
“We only party on weekends”
3%
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
13%
“Never, we”re here to learn”
71%
“There might be people who do”
16%
“People are known to partake on weekends”
0%
“There”s a huge drug scene”

St John’s University-New York REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    107 Students rated on-campus housing 3.4 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    95 Students rated off-campus housing 2.8 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    140 Students rated campus food 3.4 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    142 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    142 Students rated class size 4.2 stars. 44 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    141 Students rated school activities 3.9 stars. 33 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    141 Students rated local services 4 stars. 45 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    142 Students rated academics 3.2 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of St John’s University-New York?

3 Students rated St John’s University-New York

Gabrielle - 08/10/2022

I think St. John's University is such a wonderful college. I've had my first year experience there, and now I am currently a sophomore. The size of the campus is absolutely wonderful. Getting to meet people from all over the county. I'm glad to be part of a college campus so amazing, it was my first school choice after all.

Keelia - 07/14/2022

I think St. John's is a very nice place and is filled with lots of helpful people and have lots of resources to help you out. The campus is also very nice, pretty, and spacious. The dorms are very cool and is suited well for everyone. The events are very well planned out and seems fun.

Erik - 07/19/2020

I really enjoyed my time on campus. Once I got a good group of friends, I was able to build great relationships and learn more about people. It is a very diverse community that goes to St. John's and it is awesome to see all different prospectives. The class sizes were the right size, and with the smaller class size you were able to really develop a rapport with the teacher and be able to, in my opinion, to get more knowledge. I really enjoyed my time at the school, it may not be the best school for academics but it prepared me adequately.

St John’s University-New York FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at St John’s University-New York?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for St John’s University-New York is 63%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    Stay in school, keep focused and go straight to college so I can graduate and begin my career.

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    The environment at St. John's is spirited and enthusiastic, but if you don't actually open yourself up and put yourself out there, you can feel distant from the community. Coming into new environments is definitely daunting and intimidating, but by getting involved you are likely to find like-minded, as well as different and interesting, people. No matter what, stay true to yourself. Honor youreslf. Stand firm in who you are. People will love you for YOU.

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  4. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Overall, it's a very good school but it costs a ton of money and the financial aid is terrible.

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  5. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    it was very poor mostly local people largely a comuter school

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  6. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    This school is a great place for networking and you are presented with many opportunities that I feel you wouldn't get at other schools. When people hear that the school is located in Jamaica, Queens New York, the expression on their faces is priceless because the location is often associated with a lot of violence. The schools location and the atmosphere make it just right for people looking for a school that not too big and not too small. Seeing that it's a Catholic school, those who are devout in their religions would be sure to find a church on campus that respects all denominations. Another reaction I get when I say I go to this school goes along the lines of, "you go to St. John's, home of the Red Storm? That's a really good school you know." Our school is very know for our basketball team and also for our Law school and the different programs we have. Our school might have many great factors about it but one thing that you can always hear about that grind your gears is the good old financial aid. Now every school might have problems with the financial aid building but I feel that ours are the worst. One day you can look at your bill and see charges that you know about and then the next day you go in to pay for them and they tell you that you owe more money. There's always mistakes that they take months to sort out and that can effect your registration and enrollment.You only feel ease when everything is done. When I'm on campus I'm usually in one of our dining halls, Marillac, the D'Angelo Center where all the organizations usually are or in the Library.School administration isn't so bad as long as you know who to deal with. If you have problems there are some administrators you just don't go to. I would like the school to bring back the football team they used to have because homecoming isn't really the same without football. Since our school is Catholic there has been a lot of controversy around students being able to bring an LGBT Organization on campus. If you aren't sure what that is it's and organization for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transvestites.

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  7. What's unique about your campus?

    The communication from the staff to students is the best quality of the school. The classes are small enough so that proffessors most of the time know your name, or at least can answer your questions in a timely fashion. The administration also strives to make your experience as good as possible.

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  8. What are the academics like at your school?

    I've never had a large, lecture type of class at St. John's where the professor doesn't know who you are. All of my classes were small, with the largest being maybe 40 students or so for a Biology core. I definitely prefer small classes where you can interact with other students and the professors on a direct and persona level, and St. John's offers that.

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  9. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    the kind of person that should not attend this school would be someone who is not driven to achieve their goals as well as someone who is non religious since this is a catholic university

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  10. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    Always something to do in Manhattan

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  11. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    During the essay don't be concerned about bragging, you have done so much, and this is your time to shine! Also, start early on writing the essays, St. John's finds the essay portion they're favorite part during the applications. I should have started off my essays about two months in advance, it honestly is very time consuming but worth it during admissions.

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  12. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    I wouldn't say that there are any stereotypes of the students at Saint John's University. Because we are in New York, there is a diversity of students which makes it so beautiful to be here because you don't have to try to fit into a stereotype, you can just be yourself.

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  13. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    The most frustrating thing about my school is how there are so many majors and different opportunities offered, that you cannot possibly explore each one. It makes it so much research must be done in order to succeed in creating a plan on how you will spend your years at this school.

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  14. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Its location, considering it is located in Queens, just outside of New York City, and a historic basketball program within the Big East Conference, although until recently a top-ranked program.

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  15. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    I met my closest friends at St. John's in either my education classes by being randomly put into group work or, mostly, on my Discover the World experience where we lived together for 4 months. Off campus activities are endless as long as you're not lazy or totally broke. We are a 40 minute or so bus+train ride from Manhattan so take an adventure and have some fun with friends in the city.

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  16. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    This school needs more school sprit and it needs like a football team to bring everyone together.

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  17. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Business law accounting outgoing

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  18. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    I decided i wanted to go to this school when i visited the campus and realized the connection the students have with the deans and professors. I would see the students engaging in conversations with them and sitting at an outside table having lunch and i remember saying to myself "thats what i want." I wanted to go to a school where my deans and professors knew me by name and Saint John's was definitely the place. I was also drawn by the amount of campuses they had and the fact that they had one on Rome, and Mardrid, they had numerous abroad program.

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  19. Describe the dorms.

    There's various types of dorms on campus, but not that much space for everyone. The only on campus dorm I lived in was the Manhattan campus, which I thought was a great experience. It's in TriBeCa and the area is beautiful. The on campus townhouses in Queens are awesome, too, though. I wish I could've lived there!

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  20. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    The library, or the D'Angelo center.

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  21. Describe a day on campus you'll never forget.

    It was the day fireworks were set off to celebrate Christmas. I was in an evening English course and our class stopped to watch the show, from the windows.

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Student Body

Students

57%

female

43%

male

16,429

Total Undergrad Enrollment

4,647

Total Grad Students

25%

Out-Of-State

69%

In-State

6%

International

Organizations

180

Student Organizations

19

Fraternities

17

Sororities

Housing

Yes

On-Campus Housing

19%

of students living on campus

Student Diversity

% American Indian/Alaskan Native
N/A
% Asian/Pacific Islander
14%
% Black or African-American
14%
% Hispanic/Latino
10%
% White or Caucasian
44%

TUITION & AID

All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending St John’s University-New York receive some sort of financial aid. 43% were awarded federal grants. While 65% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

Cost Out of State

$38,992

Tuition and fees(Out of state)

$615

Books and Supplies

$16,390

Room and Board

55,997

Total On Campus

Actual Cost By Income Level(W/Financial Aid)

Family Income
Cost
$0 - $30K
$24,095
$30 - $48K
$24,353
$48 - $75K
$26,125
$75 - $110K
$28,852
$110K & UP
$30,164

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