St. John’s University

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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.

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