Most of the faculty members who teach at the Rome campus are senior faculty from St. John’s New York campuses. These professors are dedicated to providing quality education and training and have extensive business and consulting experience. Small class sizes allow students to learn and interact with professors on an individual basis.
Computer and information technology are a fundamental part of the learning and research experience at St. John's. Computer applications are incorporated into the degree programs and all workstations are equipped with current business applications and software. The computer facilities give students access to online databases, library resources, email, and other internet services.
The University supports its international programs through on-site collections and a variety of online services. Commonly-used business periodicals and an extensive academic journal collection are housed on campus. In addition, the campus subscribes to a number of external databases and online services.
St. John's University is a Catholic university, and its religious heritage is a significant part of its distinctive character. Roman Catholic Mass is celebrated weekly in English and the campus chaplain is available during the week for confession and consultation.
The University has always welcomed students from all faiths and encouraged them to integrate their religious beliefs into their personal growth, academic development, and community service.
Students on the Rome campus receive preparation for the global marketplace that includes assistance with resume-writing skills, interview techniques, and networking. The Rome campus has relationships with several international organizations, and some multinational corporations and government agencies in Rome and in Italy to connect students with internship opportunities.
In order to help develop relationships between the students and the business and international community, the Rome campus organizes a Seminar Series. These seminars allow students to network with business and community leaders and provide an opportunity to learn about the challenges that businesses are facing today.
Queens Campus Career Center
Rome students are encouraged to contact the Career Center in Queens for resume review and to research New York area career opportunities. Through its Handshake (St. John’s Platform for Recruiting Students) job posting system, students and alumni can search for a variety of job postings and take advantage of other online tools. Other online services available to Rome students include Interfolio, Vault, and Going Global.
The St. John’s Rome campus features a residence hall, located on its top two floors. While the campus residences are occupied mostly by SJU undergraduates, it is a great first semester option for graduate students who are new to the city. They may choose a single or double room (depending on availability). Services include: 24/7 residence staff, 24/7 security guard at the entrance, cleaning of common areas, bed linens and towels, wireless internet and 24/7 access to the computer lab, community kitchens, and washers and dryers.
Many graduate students choose to live off campus, most within a bus ride or a short walk from the graduate center.
The average cost for monthly rent in a private apartment can range from $700 to share with roommates to $1,100 US dollars for a studio. When renting an apartment in Rome, you can also expect to incur other monthly expenses such as: electricity, heating, telephone, and condominium fees.
Students should expect to budget about $1,800 US dollars in total monthly living expenses.