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St. John's University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


St. John's University

St. John's University

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St. John's University Description:

Located on a little over 100 acres in the Queens borough of New York City, St. John's University is one of the stronger Catholic universities in the United States. The school was founded by the Vincentian Community in 1870. The university has a diverse student population, and among undergraduates many of the pre-professional programs are quite popular (business, education, pre-law). St. John's has branch campuses in Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, Rome (Italy), and a new campus in Paris, France. In athletics, the St. John's Red Storm competes in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 21,087 (15,840 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 46% Male / 54% Female
  • 69% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,520
  • Books: $1,045 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,970
  • Other Expenses: $3,971
  • Total Cost: $55,506

St. John's University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 98%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,574
    • Loans: $7,177

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Legal Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Sport and Fitness Administration

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 76%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 37%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

St. John's University Mission Statement:

complete mission statement available at from http://www.stjohns.edu/about/general/mission

"As a university, we commit ourselves to academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom which flows from free inquiry, religious values and human experience. We strive to preserve and enhance an atmosphere in which scholarly research, imaginative methodology, global awareness and an enthusiastic quest for truth serve as the basis of a vital teaching-learning process and the development of lifelong learning. Our core curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences aims to enrich lives as well as professions and serves to unify the undergraduate experience. Graduate and professional schools express our commitment to research, rigorous standards, and innovative application of knowledge. We aim not only to be excellent professionals with an ability to analyze and articulate clearly what is, but also to develop the ethical and aesthetic values to imagine and help realize what might be.

St. John’s is a Catholic university, founded in 1870 in response to an invitation of the first Bishop of Brooklyn, John Loughlin, to provide the youth of the city with an intellectual and moral education. We embrace the Judeo-Christian ideals of respect for the rights and dignity of every person and each individual’s responsibility for the world in which we live. We commit ourselves to create a climate patterned on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ as embodied in the traditions and practices of the Roman Catholic Church. Our community which comprises members of many faiths, strives for an openness which is “wholly directed to all that is true, all that deserves respect, all that is honest, pure, admirable, decent, virtuous, or worthy of praise” (Philippians 4:8)..."

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