With over 100 fields of study that span six colleges, New York's St. John's University has so much to offer its 17,000 undergraduate and 4,600 graduate students. Students have the choice of pursuing degrees in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, Education, Law, Business, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, or Professional Studies. To add to the plethora of academic options, St John's has campuses throughout the New York Metro area, including in Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island. For students who desire to study abroad, St John's even has campuses in Rome, Paris, and Limerick, Ireland.
Overview of St. John’s University – New York
Though college is primarily about hitting the books, a well-rounded education includes a healthy dose of non-academic activities. On the Queens and Staten Island campuses, students can enjoy many of the same activities as their peers on suburban or rural campuses, with all that New York City has to offer just steps away.
St. John's campuses offer an abundance of recreational opportunities for students including a well-equipped Fitness Center where they can get a workout. The campus also offers a range of intramural sports league, E-sports, and club sports that include bowling, soccer, and basketball. If a student would like to start a new team, they can submit an application to the Director of Campus Recreation.
|School Type||Private not-for-profit|
|Campus Setting||City: Large|
|Student Faculty Ratio||16:1|
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|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Rank||Considered But not Required|
|High School Transcripts||Required|
|College Prep Courses||Considered But not Required|
|Recommendations||Considered But not Required|
|Formal demonstration of competencies||Required|
|SAT/ACT||Considered But not Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)||Required|
|Application Deadline||February 1|
|Common Application Accepted||Yes|
Tuition Cost & Financial Aid
Since St John's University is a private institution, they are bound to be a bit more expensive than their publicly funded cohorts. However, when one considers the high quality of education, the expense of a SJU education is certainly worthwhile.
Their price for tuition, books, fees, and supplies is just over $45,000 for a year. When room, board, and other living costs are factored, a full year at SJU is between $60,000 for off campus living and $65,000 for dorm living. However, these prices plummet once the financial aid office works its magic.
Once scholarships and grants are factored into the equation, the average net price for a year at SJU, including living expenses, comes to under $27,000. In fact, lower income households see a cost of under $24,000 and top-income households face an average net price of $31,000 for a year at SJU.
|Average net price||2018-2019|
|Average Total Aid||$27,312|
|Students Receiving Financial Aid||100%|
|Room & Board||$17,970|
- Tuition In-State - $44,760
- Tuition Out-of-State - $44,760
- Books and Supplies - $670
- Room & Board - $17,970
- Other - $2,213
St John's University is a private, non-profit school that operates in the Vincentian, Catholic tradition. They thus have a strong dedication to academics and the development of each student. This dedication is realized in the strength of their academics. To measure this strength, researchers evaluate St John's educational statistics. In particular, educational researchers reviewed St John's retention rate, graduation rate, and student-to-faculty ratio.
The retention rate is a measure of how many first-time, full-time students return to campus for a second year. When a high rate of students return to campus, many interpret this as a high rate of satisfaction with the school's faculty, curriculum, degree programs, and even campus resources. After all, no student would stay in a school if they weren't learning and having a bit of fun on the side.
St John's retention rate is rather strong. They report that 82% of their first-time, full-time students are retained for a second year. St John's also reports a 63% graduation rate. It should be noted that around 30% of students also enroll in other institutions. It seems clear that St John's helped all of these students solidify a strong academic foundation on which to capitalize either on the Queens campus or elsewhere.
Student Population Total
Most Popular Programs & Majors
(# of Diplomas Awarded by Subject)
|All Business Majors||673 Total Graduates / 26%|
|Finance, General||174 Graduates|
|Business Administration and Management, General||143 Graduates|
|Marketing/Marketing Management, General||103 Graduates|
|All Biological & Biomedical Majors||268 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Biology/Biological Sciences, General||256 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Programs||257 Total Graduates / 10%|
|Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist||95 Graduates|
|Physician Assistant||71 Graduates|
|Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other||53 Graduates|
|Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer||23 Graduates|
|Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs||238 Total Graduates / 9%|
|Speech Communication and Rhetoric||122 Graduates|
|Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other||50 Graduates|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services||210 Total Graduates / 8%|
|Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration||153 Graduates|
|Securities Services Administration/Management||57 Graduates|
|All Other Diplomas||37%|
Outcome & Salary
When it comes time to launch a career, SJU alumni have no problem. Their excellent educational credentials open doors all over the NYC area, and even elsewhere in the nation. When surveyed, SJU alumni reported on their income and the allied health students came out on top. These diagnostic, treatment, and intervention professionals report a median salary of $102,000. Meanwhile the finance professionals start their careers with a salary of $58,000, before bonus and benefits. Other high-performing SJU degree holders were from the management sciences, insurance, and information technology bachelor's degree programs.
|College Grads Early Career Salary||$49,800|
|College Grads Average Salary||$75,164|
|College Grads Mid Career Salary||$77,200|
|Return on Investment (ROI)|
|10 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$751,640|
|20 Year Salary Earnings Potential||$1,523,640|
|Cost of Education (Net Price) 4 Year||$107,972|
|10 Year Projected ROI||$643,668|
|20 Year Projected ROI||$1,415,668|
|No College Education Salary Comparison|
|National Average Salary||$38,792|
|10 Year Projected Income||$387,920|
|20 Year Projected Income||$775,840|
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