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St. John's University: a Catholic, Vincentian, Metropolitan, and Global University on a Mission to Ensure Student Success

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#1 Catholic Institution in the Nation on the List of "Colleges with the Highest Student-Mobility Rates"

St. John’s was number one among four-year Catholic colleges and universities on The Chronicle of Higher Education’s recent ranking of student-mobility rates—a measure of how effectively institutions of higher education enroll students from low-income backgrounds and graduate them into well-paying jobs. St. John’s was also ranked the number two private nonprofit university in the same report.  

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business: among the Best in Business Education 

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business is an established leader in business education and has been recognized at both the undergraduate and graduate level for excellence.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors Academic Relations Committee 
The Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program at St. John’s University has been named an IAEP Center for Internal Audit Excellence Program. St. John’s University is the ninth IAEP program university to become a Center-level program. Participation in the IAEP program identifies St. John's as a forward-thinking university that recognizes the importance of the internal audit profession as a career choice. 

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The Peter J. Tobin College of Business is ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of the “Best Part-time M.B.A. Programs” in the United States.

U.S. News employed a methodology that examines a broad range of factors, such as peer assessment; average GMAT and GRE scores of students; average student grade point average; and the number of years of work experience by students enrolled in the program.

The Tobin College is also featured by Poets&Quants in their ranking of “Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2021.” The methodology used by Poets&Quants places equal weight on admission standards, the full academic experience as judged by recent alumni, and employment outcomes.

According to Poets&Quants, schools on the list represent the very best accredited undergraduate business schools in the United States.

School of Law: Recognized for Results

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New York Law Journal reports that St. John’s University School of Law continues to rank in the top tier of New York law schools for bar exam success, with a July 2018 pass rate of 87 percent. In addition, the School outpaced the statewide bar passage rate of 83 percent.

St. John’s is one of only three schools in New York City to achieve over 90 percent overall employment and more than 80 percent FT/LT/Bar/JD employment for each of the past three years, according to the American Bar Association (ABA) Employment Summary.

The School of Law is also ranked 28th in the nation for placing graduates in full-time, long-term legal positions, according to the 2016 ABA Employment Summary.

Each year, more than 20 Law School graduates begin their careers in District Attorneys’ offices throughout New York State.

The School of Law was ranked #72 by U.S. News & World Report in their list of “2018 Best Law Schools.” Additionally, 92 percent of 2016 School of Law graduates were employed within 10 months of graduation.

Recognized as a top 50 "Go-To Law School"

St. John’s School of Law is ranked 40th nationwide for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms, making St. John’s a 2018 National Law Journal “Go-To Law School.”

St. John’s School of Law is recognized by as one of the top 50 “Go-To Law Schools.” The list features the schools that sent the highest percentage of 2018 graduates to associate jobs at the largest 100 firms.

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Number One on List of “Top Producers of Minority Degrees”

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The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences has claimed the top spot for two of its undergraduate programs—Radiologic Sciences and Physician Assistant—in a new ranking of institutions by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. Their report, “Top 100 Producers of Minority Degrees,” rated these two programs number one in the “Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions” category for graduating the most Asian-American students with bachelor’s degrees.

St. John’s Online Programs among the Best

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St. John’s University has been recognized by the editors of U.S. News & World Report for excellence in online learning. The Peter J. Tobin College of Business was ranked 45th by U.S. News on its 2019 list of the “Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA).” 

A Leader in Undergraduate Study Abroad Participation in Nationwide Study

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With more than 42 percent of St. John’s undergraduates participating in at least one study abroad opportunity, the University is ranked 30th among doctorate-granting American universities in the Institute of International Education’s 2018 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange.

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A Military Friendly School

St. John’s University has been honored as a Military Friendly® School for 2019–20 by VIQTORY, a Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise® that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational, and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

A Top School for Veterans 

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St. John’s is a “Top School” in the Military Advanced Education & Transition (MAE&T)’s 2018 Guide to Colleges & Universities research study. The MAE&T guide evaluates institutions on their military culture; financial aid; flexibility; and general, on-campus, and online support services.

School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (SRM) recognized for excellence

St. John's University is proud to be one of a very select group of US programs to earn the following designations:

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#1 for Risk Management Bachelor's Degrees
St. John’s University’s School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, part of The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, is number one in College Choice’s ranking of the Best Risk Management Bachelor's Degrees

Center of Actuarial Excellence
SRM is one of only 16 programs in the United States to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence (CAE) by the Society of Actuaries (SOA), and the sole CAE with the benefit of our New York metropolitan area location. The CAE designation acknowledges outstanding programs worldwide that meet rigorous criteria and specific requirements. These criteria involve the degree, curriculum, graduate count, faculty composition, graduate quality, appropriate integration, and connection to industry and research/scholarships. Schools with this designation are eligible for CAE-specific education and research grants from the SOA.

Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) 2017 University Award
The CAS University Award program annually recognizes schools doing exemplary work in preparing students for a career in the property and casualty insurance industry. SRM was named as one of only three universities honored in the past year.

Global Center for Insurance Excellence
Introduced in June 2017 by the International Insurance Society, the Global Center of Insurance Excellence designation recognizes outstanding risk management and insurance programs that play an integral role in promoting insurance knowledge and research. Bestowed on just 12 colleges and universities in the United States, 20 worldwide, this award’s recipient institutions must meet stringent criteria focused on course offerings, graduate and industry employment rates, as well as professional involvement.

Student-Athletes Shine On and Off the Field of Play

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St. John’s University student-athletes earned a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.57 during the 2020–21 academic year, with more than 90 percent of Johnnies achieving a 3.0 or better.

Thirteen of St. John’s 17 NCAA Division I teams earned a 3.5 GPA for the year, with women’s golf and men’s tennisposting the two highest team GPAs—3.84 and 3.78, respectively.
An impressive 110 Johnnies earned perfect 4.0 GPAs during the 2020–21 academic year.

In 2021, 59 Johnnies were inducted into the national college athlete honor society Chi Alpha Sigma, which requires student-athletes to possess a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and achieve at least junior academic standing.

The School of Education Named a Top Graduate Education School

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The School of Education’s graduate program advanced an impressive 19 spots in one year in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 list of the “Best Education Schools.”