#40 Best Private Colleges in New York

St John's University New York

Queens, New York

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St John's University New York overview
Location Queens, New York
Online stjohns.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
St John's University New York overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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St. John's University-New York, located in the suburban setting of Queens, New York, is a short distance from the urban opportunities of New York City. Established in 1870, this private institution has since grown into a comprehensive university known for its diverse range of undergraduate and graduate programs, including notable strengths in pharmacy, business, and law. The campus features a mix of modern and Gothic architecture and offers on-campus housing options to accommodate its predominantly undergraduate population. While St. John's maintains a moderately selective admissions process, it attracts a sizable number of applicants each year. Academically, the university supports a robust core curriculum grounded in the liberal arts and sciences. Additionally, it participates in collegiate athletics as a member of the NCAA Division I Big East Conference, with the Red Storm teams contributing to its reputation in sports such as basketball and soccer.

In the most recent statistical year 24,607 prospective students applied, and 20,834 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,905 enrolled in the school.  12,616 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 7,047 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,230 plus fees of $1,600. St John's is ranked 398 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












St John's is rated within the top 41% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

St John's University New York overview
SAT 1110/1310
ACT 24/29
GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for St John's University New York
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$720
Other Fees$1,600
Room and Board $18,790
Budget for Other Expenses$2,838
Total One Year Cost$70,178

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$61,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

58% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by St John's University New York students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 27%
Health Professions 9%
Communication 8%
Education 7%
Biology 6%

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