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

#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: One of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2017

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business is featured by Poets&Quants in their ranking of “Best Undergraduate Business Programs of 2017.” The methodology used by Poets&Quants places equal weight on admission standards, the full academic experience as judged by recent alumni, and employment outcomes.

School of Law: Largest Increase in Bar Passage Rate



New York Law Journal reported St. John’s University School of Law saw a dramatic improvement in bar passage rates, from 76.5 percent in July 2016 to 89.2 percent in July 2017—the largest increase of any law school in the state. In addition, the School outpaced the statewide bar passage rate of 86 percent. 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. 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 American Bar Association Employment Summary. Further, St. John’s School of Law is ranked 38th nationwide for placing graduates in the 100 biggest law firms, making St. John’s a 2017 National Law Journal “Go-To Law School.”

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


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.

The School of Education’s Online Graduate Programs Among the Best


St. John’s University has been recognized once again by the editors of U.S. News & World Report for excellence in online learning. The School of Education’s online graduate program placed 31st in the 2017 “Best Online Graduate Education Programs” rankings.

St. John’s Study Abroad Participation Ranks Number 27 in Nationwide Study


With a 10% increase of St. John’s undergraduates participating in at least one study abroad opportunity between the 2014-15 and 2015-16  academic year, the University has risen to 27th place nationwide among doctorate-granting American universities in the Institute of International Education’s 2017 Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange

A Top School for Veterans 


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.