SJU

St. John's University

8000 Utopia Pkwy, New York City, United States
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  • Total Documents
    1,260
  • Class Notes
    965
  • Textbook Notes
    152
  • Study Guides
    143
  • Currently Enrolled
    971
  • Previously Enrolled
    534

Overview of St. John's University (SJU)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:16,766
    • Men:7,114 Men (42.4%)
    • Women:9,652 Women (57.6%)

Location

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Admission Information (SJU)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to St. John's University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
2
-
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
8000 Utopia Parkway
City, State, Zip
Queens, NY 11439
Phone
(718) 990-2000
Fax
-
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 27,179 applicants were admitted
Women
69% of 16,100 applicants were admitted
Men
66% of 11,079 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,241 (18%) of 18,408 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,826 (16%) of 11,081 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,415 (19%) of 7,327 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.50
375 And Above
26%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
12%
2.00 - 2.49
6%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
578 average |520-630 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
9%
• Score 600 - 700
28%
• Score 500 - 600
51%
• Score 400 - 500
12%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
5%
• Score 600 - 700
34%
• Score 500 - 600
52%
• Score 400 - 500
9%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
19%
• Score 24 - 29
48%
• Score 18 - 23
32%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (SJU)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,520 (67.26%)
  • Room & Board: - $17,020 (28.25%)
  • Other Expenses: - $626 (1.04%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,079 (3.45%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


St. John's University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline December 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002823
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,904 (89.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
2,610 (89.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,610 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
416 (15.9%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$30,684
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,930 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,770
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,930 (73.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,728
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 2,609 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
294 (9.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,761

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
9,639 (84.0%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
8,924 (92.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
8,919 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,077 (12.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
66%
Average Award
$28,656
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 6,809 (76.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,725
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 7,058 (79.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $505
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 8,544 (95.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
696 (6.1%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,098

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
68%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,831
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
14.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
19.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, English, Foreign Languages, Health Fields, Humanities, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Creative Writing, Dance, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Community Service, Hobbies/Interests, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Public Servants, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,484

Academics & Instruction (SJU)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


638

Part-Time Faculty


822

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


41%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 8% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 15% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 54% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 10% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 11% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 1% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,299,927
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
12702
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


St. John's University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


84.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


46.5%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


58.0%

Programs & Majors (SJU)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (67)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Advertising
  • Anthropology
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • History, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Illustration
  • Insurance
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Journalism
  • Legal Professions and Studies, Other
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
  • Photography
  • Photojournalism
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • Securities Services Administration/Management
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Theology/Theological Studies
  • Toxicology

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Communication/journalism, Health professions and related sciences

Online Degrees


Business administration

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Education, Doctor of Arts, Doctor of Psychology, Doctor of Audiology, Juris Doctor

Master's Programs of Study (56)


  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Asian Studies
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Communication Disorders
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Database Systems
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education of the Gifted
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Finance and Banking
  • History
  • Information Studies
  • Insurance
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Liberal Studies
  • Library Science
  • Management Information Systems
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marketing
  • Middle School Education
  • Multilingual and Multicultural Education
  • Museum Studies
  • Pharmaceutical Administration
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Political Science
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public Health--General
  • Public History
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Reading Education
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Taxation
  • Theology
  • Toxicology

Campus Life (SJU)

Location & Geography

Population


2,273,000

Nearest Metropolitan Area


New York City

Campus Size


102 acres

Weather


Temperature
24.9 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
119 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in New York City
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in New York City

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


26% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are not guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


74%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Thunder
School Colors
Red and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Fencing
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, football, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


St. John's University offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, incorporated, haraya (pan-african students coalition), american pharmaceutical association, muslim students, pare- philippine- americans reaching everyone

Sororities


9% of women participate

Fraternities


10% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


11,531

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
16,766
Women
9,652
Men
7,114

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.5% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 14.3% Asian
  • 13.8% Black/African-American
  • 9.8% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 48.8% White
  • 8.1% Unknown

International Students


3.7% from 101 countries

Average Age


19

Number of Graduate Students


4,580

Student Resources (SJU)