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St. John's University
Queens, NY
St. John's University is one of America's leading Catholic universities, founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Fathers. Nationally recognized for academic excellence and a distinguished faculty, St. John's offers more than 100 majors in the arts and sciences, business, education, pharmacy, the allied health professions and theology. It has two convenient, fully-wired residential campuses. The 96-acre Queens campus is located in Jamaica, 16 miles from Staten Island and features rolling lawns, handsome stone buildings and magnificent new student residence halls offering the best in on-campus living. The 16.5-acre Staten Island campus combines compact charm with superb resources. Both are minutes from central New York City. St. John's also has campuses on Eastern Long Island and a graduate center in Rome, Italy.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 16,440
   Women 9,316 (56.7%)
   Men 7,124 (43.3%)
Graduate Students 4,647
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 63% of 28,590 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.49
SAT Math 548 average
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 529 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $58,823
  Tuition and Fees $39,460
  Room and Board $16,760
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $28,216
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 611
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 8% of classes
10-19 students: 26% of classes
20-29 students: 33% of classes
30-39 students: 20% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Queens Population 2,273,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area New York City
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 50% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Thunder
Sororities 3% of women participate
Fraternities 4% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
14.7% Asian
14.3% Black/African-American
10.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.4% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
45.9% White
9.2% Unknown
International Students 4.1% from 85 countries
First-Year Students Returning 84.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 36.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 53%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 41.0%