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Provost's Welcome

Welcome to St. John’s University! A visit to our campus will quickly reveal that we are very proud of our 144-year-old academic heritage. St. John’s celebrates a rich history. However, we also enthusiastically embrace our role as one of today’s leading institutions of higher education with a clear vision that will ensure an extraordinary future. Our faculties provide an outstanding education that prepares our graduates to be leaders in an evolving global community. The academic leadership continues to enhance the University by focusing on our centers of excellence, degree programs and departments whose cutting edge research and engaging teaching define a St. John’s education. The University’s strong culture of assessment identifies ways to strengthen our outstanding programs of study and enhance the teaching and learning experiences.

Leading Undergraduate, Graduate and Professional Education
Undergraduate education is the heartbeat of St. John’s University – a humanistic tradition alive with the questions, resources, and diverse experiences of contemporary society. From their first year, students are plunged into the rich culture of New York City through our Discover New York course, a centerpiece of the core curriculum.

St. John’s graduate programs provide wonderful opportunities for our students to enhance their skills, embrace new areas of interest, and foster scholarly inquiry. Our commitment to research, results in faculty and students working closely together to create new knowledge that will answer significant questions and address important societal needs. The University’s many professional programs of study continue to produce leaders in a wide array of professions that include law, education, business, psychology, pharmacy, networking and telecommunications, and many other challenging and important disciplines.  

Education in the Vincentian Spirit
St. John’s founding community, the Vincentian Fathers, inspire the University’s mission and activities with their charism of concern for the poor. Faculty and students in every school have connected their academic investigations with service to those in need, through the service-learning program. Special support for research into the causes of poverty from the Vincentian Center for Church and Society brings many of the faculty together to lecture and publish on social justice, as well as host the biannual Poverty Conference.

Catholic Education for a Pluralistic World
As one of the nation’s largest Catholic universities with five campuses-including campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France-St. John’s has a strong commitment to its identity within the Catholic tradition and also as an academic institution where free inquiry into ideas flourishes. The privilege of sharing this identity with a truly multicultural and international student body is both a responsibility and a source of great dynamism for University life.

Robert A. Mangione, Ed.D., R.Ph.