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Staten Island Campus

St. John’s Staten Island campus offers students the best of a global university in a smaller, more personalized setting.

Make your St. John’s education your own.

Superb academics, focused career preparation, extracurricular campus leadership, and the Vincentian mission come together on the Staten Island campus, giving students an engaged, hands- on education that brings out their best. 

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Message from the Vice Provost

James O'Keefe

Welcome to St. John’s University’s Staten Island campus. As academic leader of the campus, I am proud to offer students the best of both worlds—a world-class university education in a small college setting.   

On this webpage, you will find information about our top-quality academic programs, our vibrant Student Life, our global programs, and our commitment to student success. Once you learn more, we know you’ll want to experience the campus in person.

I invite you to contact me directly to learn more about our beautiful campus and academic programs. Our campus’s commitment to personal attention starts with me.

James O’Keefe, Ph. D.
Vice Provost

Our Campus

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Campus Life

Our Campus Life activities ensure that there is never a dull moment on campus!

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The wooded Staten Island campus is located in the residential Grymes Hill section, overlooking New York Bay. The campus is just off the Staten Island Expressway, and is easily accessible by car, bus, and ferry.

The Vice Provost International Fellowship

The Vice Provost International Fellowship is a special study abroad program for Staten Island campus students. Vice Provost International Fellows take a two week portion of semester’s course on either the Rome or Paris campuses of St. John’s.  Staten Island faculty members design their course to take advantage of the cities’ rich history and their international professional connections. 

Students on the Staten Island campus also have a direct link to St. John’s campuses in Rome and Paris for portions of their classes or for a full semester of classes. The Office of Global Studies sponsors academic programs on these campus and working with faculty members, creates study abroad opportunities in every corner of the world.   

Personal Focus

Students get close, personal attention on the Staten Island campus.  Instead of large lecture halls and impersonal classrooms, students take small classes with a university professor who respects and recognizes their aspirations.  

A low student-faculty ratio creates deeper learning experiences and more opportunities for advanced undergraduate research.  St. John’s undergraduate students and professors present academic work jointly at professional conferences and win professional society awards. 

On St. John’s Staten Island campus, bureaucratic headaches and hurdles melt away.  Academic deans are always at the students’ side, helping them navigate their course schedules and plan a successful academic career.  Faculty members serve not only as instructors but as mentors, guiding students toward their academic and post-graduate goals.

The administrative leaders of the Office of Student Life, Campus Ministry, Residence Life, and Career Services get to know every St. John’s student who participates in their programs and give them confidence to reach their potential. 

On St. John’s Staten Island campus, students get all the guidance and personal attention they need to start them on their path to success. 

Find Your Future

On the Staten Island campus, St. John’s students don’t wait until senior year to plan for life after graduation.  With the help of e-portfolio, a web-based platform, freshman begin documenting their academic achievements and life-changing extracurricular experiences.  By the end of their four year academic career, St. John’s Staten Island campus students have a virtual resume of accomplishments to show the world. 

Throughout students’ four years, University Career Services helps students plan their careers, find internships, and refine resume writing and interviewing skills.  They provide programs and services for all undergraduate and graduate students that create opportunities for students, alumni, faculty and employers to engage in mutually beneficial partnerships that meet the needs of an evolving and global workforce. It all comes together in the Student Success Center, where students also receive academic tutoring and Writing Center assistance.

 St. John’s professors play a vital role in students’ career preparation, using their experience and extensive contacts to help students secure internships, gain acceptance to graduate schools, and maximize their academic talents.  They help connect St. John’s students to the vast network of St. John’s University alumni, which students with further opportunities for internships, mentorship, and guidance.

With all hands on deck, St. John’s Staten Island campus builds students’ careers from day one.  

Education in Action

St. John’s Staten Island campus students don’t get lost in the crowd or sit back and watch.  On the smaller campus, students gain the confidence and support they need to take their St. John’s education to the next level.  A St. John’s Staten Island campus education grows leaders who serve others, backed by professors and administrators who care about them.   

St. John’s students take the initiative on the Staten Island campus.  The Office of Student Life and Student Success Center are home to a vibrant student government and network of organizations that give students the responsibility to shape their campus and learning experience.  With faculty and administrator support, they also create new clubs and programs that can point the university in exciting new directions.  Just check out our student-made Instagram feed!  Students on the Staten Island campus turn ideas into reality, in the best spirit of St. John’s Vincentian Mission.

On campus and in the community, Catholic Scholars and members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society are ambassadors for St. John’s Vincentian Mission and its connection to the Diocese of New York.  Ozanam Scholars, guided by faculty and administrators of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA), pursue advanced undergraduate research in social justice that make a real difference to the community organizations they serve.

Classrooms are catalysts and springboards for students on St. John’s Staten Island campus.  The Academic Service Learning program of the Vincentian Institute for Social Action (VISA) assists faculty develop community partnerships and off-campus academic service learning projects that takes students’ learning beyond the classroom into the real world.  Thanks to St. John’s extensive network of alumni and civic engagement initiatives throughout Staten Island, students present their work to decision makers and future employers. 

St. John’s students combine engaged learning, campus leadership, and Vincentian service to bring out their best.  Put your education into action on the Staten Island campus.

Customize Your Curriculum

On St. John’s Staten Island campus, the academic traditions of the liberal arts and the practical applications of professional degrees go hand in hand. With four colleges united on a small campus, faculty and deans work together to make sure that barriers between colleges and majors are turned into pathways.

Academic flexibility is the hallmark of the Staten Island campus.  St. John’s students can connect and combine programs of study to suit their aspirations and career objectives.  Double majors and dual degrees make it easy for students to move between departments and even colleges. Minors in Social Justice, American Studies, New York Studies, and Women and Gender Studies give students an interdisciplinary education. 

The innovative Staten Island Alliance for Interdisciplinary Studies was founded in 2009 to bring together St. John’s faculty for collaborative teaching and research, often in concert with the campus’s civic engagement initiatives.  The Interdisciplinary Alliance also holds lectures and symposium that are designed to address pressing topics in social justice from multiple academic perspectives.

On the Staten Island campus, St. John’s students gain a distinctive, multi-disciplinary approach to learning that is the perfect recipe for success in the changing workplaces of tomorrow.