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Colleges / St. John's University

St. John's University

Queens, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate85%

St John's Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into St. John's University. The acceptance rate at St. John's University is 85%. Out of 24,607 applications received in 2023, 20,834 students were offered admission.

Consult with St. John's University's admissions department to confirm any application fees and information.

St. John's University Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

St. John's University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 17%
Mean SAT Score 1205
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
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 1 January 1

Want to Apply Early to St. John's University?

St. John's University offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means 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 1. St. John's University will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at St. John's University is 63%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 85%.

St. John's University accepts around 93% of early action applicants and 85% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, St. John's University admitted 51 of the 81 students who applied early decision. In 2022, St. John's University admitted 8,458 of the 9,93 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to help their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it demonstrates that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept 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

It is not difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to St. John's University

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

What's Most Important for Getting Into St. John's University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at St. John's University

What does St. John's University consider 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
Standardized Test Scores Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered

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

St. John's University 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to St. John's University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with St. John's University'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 University?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 31% submitted a class rank. At St. John's University 17% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 72% 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 18%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 13%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
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 University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 30% of St. John's University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

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

To be competitive with other St. John's University applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1310 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St. John's University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1310 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a St. John's University student is 1205.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. John's University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. John's University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.

To be most competitive at St. John's University, you should strive to earn between 24 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. John's University'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 24 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. John's University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 24.

More Information on Transferring to St. John's University

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

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

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

St. John's University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. John's University?

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

Does St. John's University accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ St. John's University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

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

✅ St. John's University is not test optional.

What is St. John's University's acceptance rate?

✅ St. John's University's acceptance rate is 85%.

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

✅ St. John's University's early decision acceptance rate was 63% in 2021.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at St. John's University 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 84 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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1310


Math SAT Range

550 - 660


Reading SAT Range

560 - 650

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1310 and Above


1120 to 1310


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for St John's students is 1205. Applicants with SAT scores of 1310 and above have a good chance of being admitted to St John's, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1310 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 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.

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