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Colleges / St. John's University

St. John's University

Queens, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%
Acceptance Rate85%

About St John's

St. John's University Overview

St. John's University is a private, religious school in an urban setting in Queens, New York. St John's was founded in 1870 and the school currently enrolls around 19,658 students a year, including 15,452 undergrad students. St John's ensures on-campus housing for up to 3,191 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 50% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at St John's

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of St John's's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? St John's students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Interested in joining a fraternity or sorority? St John's has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? St John's has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at St John's on the Student Life page.

2022 St John's Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 85%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 100%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 93%
Average GPA 3.5
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 93%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 34%
Tuition $46,230
Percent of Need Met 68%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $30,971

Is St John's a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can all provide a sense of how competitive a school is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a clearer view of what St John's offers and if it could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for St. John's University

It is moderately difficult to get into St John's. Around 85% of applicants get into St John's each year. Last year, 23,658 students applied to St John's and 20,143 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St John's

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at St John's, around 82% come back the next year. Around 68% of students who started at St John's earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for St John's Grads

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from St John's by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 40% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent St John's grads have an average starting salary of $60,166 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

St John's's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of St. John's University's endowment was $968.9 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $12,630 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at St John's

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

St John's meets 68% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend St John's full-time are awarded $30,971 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $31,237 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at St John's.

Based on this information, how does St John's sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is St John's a good school for you?

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Where is St John's?

St John's is located in the city of Queens, New York, less than an hour from New York City.

If you want to see St John's for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Grand Central Parkway to Queens, or book a flight to the nearest airport, LaGuardia.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what St John's and Queens are like without leaving home.

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College Info

8000 Utopia Parkway Queens, NY 11439

Campus Setting: Urban

St John's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St John's is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St John's is Continuous processing.

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St John's ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to St John's is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into St John's. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

St John's SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1100 - 1300


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

550 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1300 and Above


1100 to 1300


1100 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for St John's students is 1205. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to St John's, while applicants with SAT scores between 1100 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1100 have a low chance of being offered a spot at St John's.

St John's Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at St John's is like? There are approximately 19,658 students enrolled at St John's, including 15,452 undergraduate students and 4,206 graduate students. 64% percent of students attend school full-time, 81% percent are from NY and 19% percent of students are from other states.


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