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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 for excellence at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The Institute of Internal Auditors Academic Relations Committee 
The Internal Auditing Education Partnership (IAEP) program at St. John’s University is an IAEP Center for Internal Audit Excellence Program. St. John’s University is the ninth IAEP program university to receive this designation. Participation 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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U.S. News & World Report
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.

Tobin’s BS in Risk Management and Insurance was ranked #7 by U.S. News & World Report.

Tobin College is #38 in Poets&Quants’ ranking of “Best Undergraduate Business Schools of 2021.”


  • U.S. News & World Report
    The Tobin College was ranked 45th by U.S. News on its 2019 list of the “Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA)” and the online M.S. in Accounting and online M.S. in Tax were both ranked #19 by U.S. News & World Report in 2020.
  • Fortune
    The College is ranked #34 in Fortune’s 2021 list of the “Best Online MBA Programs” in the United States.


School of Law: Recognized for Results

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St. John’s University School of Law continues to rank in the top tier of New York law schools for the outcomes that matter most to law students: passing the bar and securing employment in the legal field.

St. John’s Law once again exceeded the statewide bar passage rate in 2020, with a pass rate of 91 percent (, and ranks #30 nationwide for American Bar Association (ABA)ultimate” bar passage, with a pass rate of 97 percent.

The School of Law has exceptional placement outcomes, as reported in the ABA Employment Data for “gold-standard” employment (i.e., full-time, long-term, bar-required jobs) and overall employment. In fact, the law school ranks fourth in both categories, behind only Columbia University, New York University, and Fordham University.

The School of Law continues to be recognized as a leading law school and is ranked #72 by U.S. News & World Report in their list of “2022 Best Law Schools.”

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.

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 Greenberg 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
GSRM is one of only 17 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. 

2020 U.S. News & World Reportranked St. John’s University Greenberg School’s risk management and insurance program #7 among all undergraduate insurance programs in the country. 

2020 Business Insurance magazine ranked the Greenberg School’s graduate programs as #1 in terms of the number of master’s level graduates in risk management and insurance in the U.S. for 2019-20.

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. GSRM was named as one of only three universities honored in 2017 and one of only 17 recognized since the award’s inception in 2016.

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. This designation is bestowed on just 19 colleges and universities in the United States and 33 worldwide.

Katherine Ross ’20GSRM, a 2020 graduate of the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science, was named one of 2020’s Best and Brightest undergraduates in the US by Poets&Quants.

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 tennis posting 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.”