About St. John’s University
St. John’s University provides an education that broadens your mind, the opportunity to serve those less fortunate, and the inspiration and support you need for career success.
Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares all students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The University is committed to serving those in need as St. Vincent de Paul did, and is committed to combating the root causes of injustice while helping to create a more equitable world.
St. John’s is also a metropolitan and global university. On-campus and online students alike benefit from the university’s New York City roots, which connect students to significant cultural diversity, intellectual and artistic resources, and professional educational opportunities.
As a global university, we are one of our nation’s most diverse institutions of higher education, enriched by a mixture of cultures, which complements an internationalized curriculum. Through collaboration with other institutions around the world, study abroad opportunities, and online courses and degrees, our outreach spans the globe. In educating students, we pledge to foster the qualities our alumni need to become effective leaders and responsible citizens in a vibrant and dynamic world.
Our world-class scholar-teachers are another reason students from around the globe select St. John’s to acquire the knowledge and skills to excel in their careers. Much of our faculty have received top academic honors, which include Fulbright Guggenheim awards and inclusion among The Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Professors” in America. With their guidance, students gain important connections, earn prestigious awards and fellowships, and hone their skills. Together, professors and students create a supportive, close-knit scholarly community energized by lectures, campus organizations, and academic societies at St. John’s.
St. John’s University offers abundant networking opportunities bolstered by the school’s strong New York City connections. The university has an alumni network of more than 166,000, 81 percent of whom reside in the greater New York region. Get guidance and advice from St. John’s alumni through our highly successful Alumni Insiders View program. Visit and learn from graduates who appreciate the difference a St. John’s degree can make.
St. John’s provides all online students career services that include outstanding career advising, job readiness skill training, internship placement and employment services. Take advantage of résumé and cover letter writing workshops. Get interview tips. Improve your job and internship search. Get professional assistance with your graduate school search and application. Invaluable online job resources, including Career Link, COACH and Vault, provide access to 1,000+ job listings.
St. John’s University Fast Facts
- Queens, NY
- Staten Island, NY
- Manhattan, NY
- Oakdale, NY
- Rome, Italy
- Paris, France
Schools and Colleges
- St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
- The School of Education
- The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
- College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
- College of Professional Studies
- School of Law
1,471 full- and part-time faculty
92% of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or other terminal degree
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