About St. John's

Founded in 1870, St. John’s is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and exciting study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and close to 120 foreign countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in the arts, business, education, law, pharmacy, and the sciences. The Red Storm is another big draw, embodying our 107-year-old tradition of men’s and women’s athletics. St. John’s has three residential New York City campuses; an academic center in Oakdale, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations in Seville, Spain, and around the world. We invite you to learn more about the advantages of the St. John’s experience.

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Academic Excellence

Whatever their major, students at St. John’s earn wide recognition as emerging authors, educators, and researchers. Pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in more than 100 programs and concentrations, they receive many of the academic world’s top honors. This past year, 10 St. John’s students earned Fulbright awards to teach and study in such varied locations as Andorra, Brazil, Indonesia, Malaysia, and South Korea.

A Global Education

A global perspective means success in today’s competitive workplace. St. John’s provides students with extensive study abroad opportunities at our campuses in New York, Rome, and Paris, along with locations in Seville and around the world. Live and learn in amazing new places through our Freshman Passport, Discover the World, and other programs that give our students a truly international education. 

What makes us special

97,000
Student Service Hours
17
Division I Big East Sports Teams
170K
SJU Alumni Total

Our Campuses

One University, five exciting locations – welcome to St. John’s.

Queens
Staten Island
Manhattan
Rome, Italy
Oakdale