St. John's University

College Profile

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality.


Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.


With three friendly, residential campuses in Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island and locations in Paris, France and Rome, Italy, St. John's is the perfect choice for an affordable, high-quality private education. Our campus community is diverse and supportive. Our singular approach to education, academic study, service opportunities, and real-world experience, with one of the most far-sighted global studies programs, are one of a kind.


St. John's University offers a wide selection of undergraduate and graduate programs, comprising more than 100 majors and concentrations. Our varied programs, prepare students for the challenges of the future while addressing the realities of today's dynamic, global society. Our faculty includes noted educators, as well as researchers and authors at the top of their fields. Special degree programs, internships and Honors courses are also available for qualified students. The University's commitment to academic excellence, moral purpose and professional development is evident in the success of our 140,000 alumni, who continue to reflect the value of a St. John's education.

Institution Demographics

  • Total enrollment: 20,35
  • Undergraduate enrollment: 14,808
  • Graduate enrollment: 5,544
  • International Student Enrollment: 1,295
  • Male 42%, Female 58 %
  • Faculty-student ratio: 1:17
  • Faculty: Full-Time 690, Part-Time 776
  • Number of countries represented on campus: 111
  • Top five countries represented on campus: China, India, S Korea, Taiwan, Trinidad

English as a Second Language Program and Services

Does your institution have an Intensive English Program?
Yes, You can choose from a selection of full-time and part-time programs. Five 7-week sessions are offered throughout the year. You can also take private lessons or request customized courses. We're part of St. John's University and we offer quality ESL programs that embody the University's tradition of excellence..


Can your institution issue an I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F-1 Student Status to a student who has been admitted only to the Intensive English Program?


Does your institution provide courses of English as a Second Language to admitted students?


Does your institution conditionally admit students to degree programs if they have not met the English proficiency requirement?
Yes, St. John's offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) for international students who are academically qualified but have lower TOEFL scores than the University requires. After successfully completing the IEP program, international students may begin the degree program of their choice.

International Student Housing Options

On the Queens campus, Residence Village offers students six residence halls and apartment complexes located both on and near campus. On the Staten Island campus, student apartments are available. On the Manhattan campus, dormitory style housing is comprised of doubles, triples, and quads.

Collaborative Programs

  • Australian Catholic University, Australia
  • The University of the West Indies, Barbados
  • Universidade de São Paulo (USP), Brazil
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais (PUC-Minas), Brazil
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC-Chile), Chile
  • Dauphine University, France
  • St. John's University, Paris, France
  • All Hallows College, Ireland
  • National University of Ireland, Ireland
  • University College Cork (NUI Cork), Ireland
  • Maynooth Trinity College, Ireland
  • St. John's University, Rome, Italy
  • The Rome University Institute of Movement Sciences, Italy
  • The University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  • Sophia University, Japan
  • Kokushikan University, Japan
  • Yengnam University: College of Commerce and Economics, South Korea
  • Uppsala University, Sweden
  • The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Moscow State University (faculty of Journalism), Russian Federation
  • University of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • Foreign Trade University, Vietnam

Admission Requirements for First Year and Transfer Students

International students seeking to enroll as first-time undergraduates:


International students seeking to transfer into one of your institution's undergraduate programs:


Graduate admission requirements for international students:

Visa Information

Does your institution issue I-20 for F-1 visa status and/or DS-2019 for J-1 visa status?

Cost of Attendance and Financial Assistance for International Students

Tuition: Full-Time $31,250
Per credit charge: $1,042
Room and Board: $12,205 - $15,800
Fees: $540

Financial Aid

Is financial aid available for international students?
No, Scholarships are available to international students.

Student Activities and Campus Life

  • 17 NCAA Division I programs
  • A wide-ranging Academic Lecture series that provides students with thoughtful and stimulating intellectual discourse in a setting outside of the classroom
  • Signature campus events including an Activities Fair, a Winter Carnival, Homecoming, and the Spring Week programs, which on the Queens Campus features the famous "Spring Fling" Carnival and Concert
  • Students will have the opportunity to plan and celebrate our diverse student body with themed monthly programs such as an Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Celebration, an African Heritage Celebration, a Latino Heritage Celebration, an Italian Heritage Celebration, International
  • Education, a Celtic/Gaelic Heritage Celebration and a Women's History Celebration
  • Students may join a variety of exceptional student clubs: academic groups, honor societies, cultural and religious groups, media organizations, performing arts groups, service groups, fraternities and sororities, and political organizations. They are also encouraged to participate in one of the student governments located on each of the three NYC campuses
  • Resident and Commuter students can quickly enhance their social and academic networks on campus by participating in the many Learning Communities (LCs).
  • Wellness and Recreational programs developing their mind, body and spirit while encouraging them to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  • The student experience is not limited to the physical campus. St. John's University provides a variety of opportunities to experience New York City. A convenient shuttle bus transports students between the three campuses and to many cultural and entertainment opportunities in the heart of Manhattan. Special buses are also provided to attend major sporting events, museums, Broadway shows and concerts. Students often receive substantial discounts for tickets to these events as well through our Campus Concierge.

Contact Info

Erica Padilla
Phone: (718) 990-8034
Fax: (718) 990-8220


Campus Location

St John's University
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
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Application Deadlines

We have a "Rolling Admission" policy, where we process & notify as the applications are received, except for the six year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program.


The Priority Deadline for the six year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is December 1st. The regular deadline for the six year Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) program is February 1st.


Students seeking admission to a BFA program in fine arts, graphic design, creative photography, or illustration are required to submit an appropriate art portfolio by February 15. International students seeking fall admission are asked to submit their applications by May 1. International students seeking spring admission are asked to submit their application by November 1.