St. John's University

country rank  317
world rank  940

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University Overview

Established in 1870, St. John's University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Queens (population range of 1,000,000-5,000,000 inhabitants), New York. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, Rome. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, St. John's University (STJ) is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution formally affiliated with the Christian-Catholic religion. St. John's University (STJ) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 148 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 60-70% making this US higher education organization a somewhat selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym STJ
Founded 1870
Motto Educatio Christiana Animae Perfectio
Christian Education Perfects the Soul
Colours Red and white

University Location

Address 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens (population range: 1,000,000-5,000,000)
11439 New York
United States
T +1 (718) 990 6161
F +1 (718) 990 2096
Other locations Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, Rome

Degree Levels & Study Areas

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)
Int'l student over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
15,000-17,500 US$
(11,000-12,900 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Admission Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Admission Selection Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate Admission Rate 60-70%
Admission Office 8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens 11439
+1 (718) 990 2000
888 978 5646

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment Total Enrolment Range 20,000-24,999
Academic Staff Total Faculty Range 3,000-3,499
Control Type Control Type Private
Entity Type Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation Christian-Catholic Christian-Catholic Vincentian -

Facilities and Services

Library University Library Yes Go to St. John's University's Library
Housing University Housing and Accommodation Yes
Sport Facilities University Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids University Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Study Abroad and International Exchange Programs Yes
Distance Learning Distance Learning and Online Courses Yes


Institutional Accreditation or Recognition
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Year of first Accreditation

Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Association for Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)


  • International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (ACCU)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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Site last updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2018