On behalf of our entire campus community, I thank you and your
child for choosing St. John’s University.
Since its founding in 1870, St. John's has prepared young men
and women for personal and professional success. Today, St. John’s
is one of America’s most respected institutions of higher learning,
a Catholic university that draws upon the values of our Vincentian
heritage. Students of all backgrounds and faith traditions flourish
in the nurturing, challenging, rewarding environment that St.
John’s provides. We are confident your child will flourish as
St. John’s has earned wide recognition and respect for promoting
academic excellence within the context of a diverse and
humanitarian community. The achievements of more than 140,000
alumni point to our success in preparing students for meaningful
For example, Standard and Poor's consistently ranks St. John's
among the top universities in the nation with alumni who hold
executive positions at Fortune 500 companies. Equally significant
are the thousands of other St. John’s graduates who serve their
communities, their cities, their states and their nation in fields
that include academia, health, the law and public service.
As you read through this Web site, you’ll see what sets St.
John's apart: our vibrant Vincentian Tradition; world-class
faculty; superior academic programs; high-tech resources; active
campus life; local, national and international service projects;
and abundant financial aid opportunities. You’ll also learn how St.
John’s successfully and uniquely combines the ambiance of a local
community with the resources and perspective of New York City.
I welcome you to read about the many services that distinguish
the St. John’s experience. I thank you once again for entrusting
your new student to St. John’s University.
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M.