St. John's University -- Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

St. John's University -- Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

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Welcome to St. John’s University in New York City

Home to more than 1,100 international students from 119 countries, St. John’s University has positioned itself as a top private Catholic institution recognized for its exceptional diversity, academic leadership, and financial generosity to international students. Its gated Queens and Staten Island campuses are located in residential suburban communities, with Public Safety available on campus 24/7. Both campuses offer easy accessibility to Manhattan, one of the world’s largest cultural, business, and economic hubs. In addition, St. John’s also has locations in Rome, Italy; Paris, France; and Limerick, Ireland. Offering students more than 100 bachelor’s, master’s,and doctoral degrees in seven distinguished divisions, the University is a top contender for international and domestic students alike.

A diverse and active campus community
St. John’s offers more than 180 student organizations that celebrate the educational and cultural richness of the University, an active Campus Ministry, and the excitement of Division I Big East men’s and women’s athletics. The men’s Red Storm basketball team’s home court is the world-renowned Madison Square Garden. 

Impressive career outcomes
Career Services is central to a St. John’s education, and our vast alumni network of 190,000 graduates offers extensive internships and unmatched job opportunities at leading companies around New York City and the world. 

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St. John’s University has two residential campuses located in QUEENS and STATEN ISLANDNEW YORK CITY’s most suburban boroughs. Only 11.6 miles from Manhattan, our Queens campus is near LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports. Our Staten Island campus is a 30-minute ferry ride to Manhattan. St. John’s also has a state-of-the-art 10-story “campus” in Lower Manhattan’s East Village.

St. John's At A Glance

Type of School: Private, four-year, residential, coeducational, Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Vincentian Fathers, offering liberal arts and pre-professional programs

Size of Campus: Queens campus comprises 102 acres (39 hectares); Staten Island campus comprises 16.5 acres (6.7 hectares); new state-of-the-art Manhattan campus

Number of Students: 16,884 undergraduate students; 4,759 graduate students

Number of Faculty: 2,599 full- and part-time faculty members, with a 17:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: College of Liberal Arts and Science, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Peter J. Tobin College of Business, School of Education, and School of Law; please visit for a list of programs and degrees.

Geographic Diversity: 119 countries and 46 states represented 

International Student Services: English as a Second Language; international orientation; International Student and Scholar Services Office, offering guidance on immigration, employment, on-campus living, etc.

International Student Budget: $63,500 for one academic year (nine months)—includes tuition, room and board, fees, books, personal items, health insurance, and travel within the United States

Financial Aid: St. John’s students can be awarded academic scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. Additional application scholarships are also available for international students. Contact the Office of International Admission for more information on all scholarship opportunities. 

Test Score Requirements: Minimum TOEFL iBT 61; IELTS 6.0; or SAT EBRW (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing) 440+, Math 530; conditional admission available for students with scores below the minimum requirements; SAT/TOEFL code: 2799; ACT code: 2888

Application Deadlines and Fees: Early Decision: November 15; Early Action: December 1; rolling admission thereafter; priority given to those applying by February 1; Doctor of Pharmacy regular deadline: February 1; other program-specific deadlines may apply.

St. John’s by the numbers
100+ undergraduate programs

94.3% of students employed or enrolled in an advanced degree program within six months of graduation* 

Apple, Goldman Sachs, FBI, PwC, Madison Square Garden, New York Mets

$417 million+ in UG financial aid received in 2019–2020

17 Division I Big East athletic teams

Data representative of three graduating classes (September 2018, January 2019, and May 2019) from the three main campuses (Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan), pertaining only to the 73% of undergraduates who responded to the survey 

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