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Colleges / St. John's University

St. John's University

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

St John's Admissions

If you are applying to St John's, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

St John's Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of St John's's admissions stats.

St John's 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 19%
Mean SAT Score 1205
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist Yes

St. John's University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St. John's University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 December 15
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes December 15 January 1

Want to Apply Early to St John's?

St John's offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 15.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. St John's will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at St John's is 100%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 85%.

St John's accepts about 93% of early action applicants and 85% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, St John's admitted 43 of the 43 students who applied early decision. In 2021, St John's admitted 8,458 of the 9,93 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college in hopes that it will help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of admission, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St. John's University Admissions

For applicants who are non-residents, getting into St. John's University is moderately difficult.

Transferring to St. John's University

Transfer student admissions is not difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to St John's

St John's has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St John's Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at St John's

Wondering what factors are considered by St John's during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
Application Essay Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with St John's for more information on admission factors.

St John's 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to St John's, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with St John's's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2 2
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3.0
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St John's?

Students admitted to St John's have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 33% submitted a class rank. At St John's 19% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 43% were in the top 25% and 73% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St. John's University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 31%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 14%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to St John's directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

St John's considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

St John's is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 34% of St John's's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for St John's?

To be competitive with other St John's applicants, you should strive to score between 1100 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St John's 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1100, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St John's student is 1205.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St John's students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St John's students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for St John's?

To be most competitive at St John's, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St John's's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St John's students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to St. John's University

For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to St John's. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in St John's during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

St John's Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St John's?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St John's.

Does St John's accept transfer credits?

✅ St John's accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. St John's accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does St John's accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St John's accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St John's?

✅ St John's is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is St John's's acceptance rate?

✅ St John's's acceptance rate is 85%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St John's?

✅ St John's's early decision acceptance rate was 100% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at St John's?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at St John's was 93% in 2021.

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St John's Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into St John's? St John's is a somewhat selective institution. The St John's acceptance rate is 85%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


St John's Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

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.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

St John's ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


23 to 29


23 and Less


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St John's, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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