St. John’s University

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School Overview

St. John’s University, New York is a private Roman Catholic university in New York City, New York. Also known as SJU, it is a coeducational four-year school with an emphasis on doctoral and research programs. The undergraduate programs at SJU focus on the Arts and Sciences, as well as professional training in a variety of fields.

St. John’s is composed of five separate undergraduate schools and six graduate schools. In 2011, U.S. World News named it a Tier One University. The school enrolls approximately 16,000 undergraduate students per year, and over 5,000 graduate students. SJU students hail from all over the U.S. and more than 115 countries around the world.

St. John’s is an academically rigorous school that attracts highly qualified faculty. As of 2010, 38% of students graduated in four years, while 59% graduated in six years. In the same survey, one-year retention was just below 80%. Out of SJU’s 1,400 part-time and full-time faculty, 60% have a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, while over 30% have Master’s degrees. There are 17 students for every instructor.

St. John’s University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

Online Degrees and Courses

St. John’s University now offers various online degree and distance learning course options for students that have been accepted to the university’s main program. Most of the university’s online degrees andd courses are “hybrid” programs with have both online and on-site requirements.

The university’s current online degree programs are offered at the associate’s, bachelor’s and master’s levels. Programs include master’s degrees in social justice, library science, criminal justice, business, accounting, teaching, and education. Many online advanced certificate programs in education are also available.

Individual courses are also offered online for students pursuing campus-based undergraduate and graduate degrees at St. John’s University.

General Information

Admission Office

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

(718) 990-2000

(888) 978-5646

Fax: (718) 990-2096

Contact: Karen Vahey

Director of Admission
Main Address

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

(718) 990-6161

Total undergrads: 14,816

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 3,268

Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,326

Graduate enrollment: 3,885


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: Free

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Asian Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B
Graphic Design B
Illustration B
Photography B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B
Toxicology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Actuarial Science B
Business Administration/Management A,B,C
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management B
Insurance/Risk Management B
Management Information Systems B
Marketing Management B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Communications Technologies

Photographic/Film Technology A,B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B,C
Computer/Systems Security A,B,C


Biology Teacher Education B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Physics Teacher Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Spanish Language Teacher Education B
Special Education B

Engineering Technologies

Telecommunications A,B,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
Italian B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical Laboratory Science B
Health System Administration B,C
Pathology Assistant B
Physician Assistance B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Law & Legal Studies – General A,B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A,B


Mathematics – General B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Sport/Fitness Administration B,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physical Sciences – General B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Human Services B
Public Administration B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,B,C
Security Services Management B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

St John's University-New York Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (718) 990-6161
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 8000 Utopia Pky, Queens, NY 11439
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 21,718
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 58%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 16,895 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $43,000
Out-of-state Tuition: $43,000
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,312

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

St John's University-New York Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at St John's University-New York.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 112
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 341
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 211010
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 52
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 222
Education 117173
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 11
English Language and Literature/Letters 211
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 31
Health Professions and Related Programs 2672
History 121
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 1211
Legal Professions and Studies 2123
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 113
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 11
Natural Resources and Conservation 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 31
Psychology 143
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 253
Theology and Religious Vocations 111
Visual and Performing Arts 4
Grand total 228686912

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at St John's University-New York and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $43,000
Out-of-state $43,000
Books and supplies $656

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,909
Out-of-state $28,909

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 3,100 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 3,100 100% $27,312
Student loan aid 1,578 51% $7,594

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 11,702 69% $25,758
Federal student loans 6,217 37% $6,577

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for St John's University-New York. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled St John's University-New York students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 29,059 11,589 17,470
Percent admitted 100% 70% 74%
Percent admitted who enrolled 11% 12% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

St John's University-New York Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 21,718
Undergraduate enrollment 17,086
Graduate enrollment 4,632

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

St John's University-New York Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSYD) - PsyD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs
  • Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee
    • Baccalaureate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (BTEAC) - Baccalaureate programs
    • Graduate Teacher Education Accreditation Council (GTEAC) - Graduate programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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