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St. John’s University upholds the Catholic and Vincentian traditions set forth at its founding in 1870. At the residential Queens, New York, campus, located in a suburban area (as well as at the two additional New York City campuses found in Staten Island and Manhattan), students receive “a well-nurtured education that can help one turn into a specialist in whatever field they desire.” A wide range of support systems, such as career services, campus ministry, the writing center, and a focus on mentoring ensure that “every student has a safe, healthy, and challenging academic career” while at St. John’s.

Most professors are generous “when it comes to providing help and any aids for you to succeed” and “are here to help you and prepare you for the rest of your life.” “Almost all my experiences with professors have been positive. If you are willing to put in the work they are willing to work with you,” says one actuarial science major. They are very helpful “in making sure you actually understand the information rather than memorize it and not use it outside the classroom,” and “provide guidance with classwork, finding jobs and internships, and more.” On top of faculty help, the career services office is “amazing.” “They help you with your résumé, cover letter, [telling] you when there are career fairs, picking graduate schools, [and] finding internships.”

Classes are “easy to follow and there are never any surprises from the professors,” and most are discussion-based. Students in all majors find that “the workload is not overwhelming and the assignments are helpful and relevant to the subjects.” For commuter and non-commuter students alike, the Monday and Thursday afternoon common hour provides a universal time for most social and academic clubs to meet.

Student Body

This “very diverse” group has students from all over the country and world (it “falls perfectly into place with the diversity of the New York City area as a whole”), which “exposes everyone to new ideas and helps us better define where we stand on our own views.” “There’s an atmosphere of the core staples of the University: Catholic, Vincentian, and metropolitan,” says a student. People speak of the sense of unity that comes from everyone being “more than happy to be here, excited to learn, and [willing to] participate in campus activities.” There is a lot of collaboration when it comes to student organizations, and students also “have great initiative when it comes to getting their voice heard.”

Campus Life

From athletics to coffeehouse shows and cultural events, there are “multiple things to do on campus every day.” Many people take advantage of the gym and the classes it offers, or “hang out on the Great Lawn and play frisbee and other similar games.” Students “sometimes have to wait a long time for their next class” so the school provides “too many extracurricular activities to count” to help time pass. There are clubs to represent “almost every racial, religious and interest group” and “there’s never a day where there isn’t anything to do.” Basketball season is a huge rally booster (the men’s team plays some games at Madison Square Garden), and St. John’s also hosts “many great events on off days such as family day, picnics, barbecues, and more.” There are a fair number of commuters, and those who live on campus often venture into the city to “enjoy the fast pace and vibrant life of New York City.” Between “the spring carnival, the free commuter breakfasts, and reduced prices on movie tickets, [and] Broadway shows, St. John’s wants their students’ experience to be unforgettable.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Corinne Gentile
Director of Enrollment Management Events

St. John's University
8000 Utopia Pkwy.
Queens, NY 11439



Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
The D'Angelo Center Living Room
The Great Lawn
Carnesecca Arena
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
Homeland Security Lab
1) The D'Angelo Center: A hub of campus activity, the five-story, 127,000-square-foot facility is where students relax, grab lunch or coffee, meet with friends, or quietly study. Reflecting the University's focus on ensuring student success by providing a complete academic and campus life experience, the center includes club space, classrooms, lecture halls, a full-service food court, a Starbucks Café, and a huge first-floor lounge featuring a fireplace, comfortable sofas, and floor-to-ceiling windows. 2) Taffner Field House and Carnesecca Arena: Home to New York City’s team—the Red Storm, comprising 17 Division I, BIG EAST men’s and women’s athletics squads—these facilities form a popular on-campus sports complex. In Taffner, students play pick-up basketball on six full-size courts; the building also includes weight rooms and other facilities designed for St. John’s athletes. At Carnesecca, students keep in shape in the Fitness Center, run on the indoor track, and play table tennis and air hockey. 3) The Great Lawn is St. John’s University’s "front yard", a tree-lined quadrangle at the center of the 96.5-acre Queens, NY, campus. Students sunbathe, play catch, toss Frisbees, and relax with friends. 4) The Strip: A flagstone walkway that serves as the “main street” of the Residence Village, a complex of six-story residence halls on the south side of the Queens campus. Lined with benches, the strip extends from the Montgoris Dining Hall, past several residences, to the Red Storm softball field. 5) The Dr. M.T. Geoffrey Yeh Art Gallery builds upon New York’s strength as a global center of the arts. The gallery, located on the Queens, NY, campus, holds several exhibitions a year displaying the work of established and emerging artists of diverse regional, national, and international artists. The space also is a popular site for exhibiting work by student and faculty artists.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
New York City (Manhattan)
Queens Museum
Cunningham Park, Queens
St. John's provides students with a global experience that begins in New York--one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. Through class work, service, and other activities, students immerse themselves in the city's cultural, educational, and professional resources. Professors hold classes at museums, places of worship, and historic neighborhoods throughout the city. Students see plays, visit galleries, and shop throughout the city.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
8:30AM-4:30PM, M -TH;8:30AM-3PM F.;10AM-1PM Sat.

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 AM & 1 PM Monday - Saturday
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews

Information Sessions

Prior to all tours

Faculty and Coach Visits

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Advance Notice
2 weeks

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Class Visits

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Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

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Types of Transportation Available to Campus
All three of St. John's University's New York City campuses enjoy ready access to major airports, highways and abundant public transportation. Kennedy and LaGuardia International Airports are a short drive from each campus. Amtrak and Metro North trains, along with Greyhound buses, serve the five boroughs of New York City. The Queens campus is close to the Grand Central Parkway, the Long Island Expressway, the Southern State Parkway, and other major highways. The Staten Island campus is near the Staten Island Expressway, the New Jersey Turnpike, ferry service from lower Manhattan and major bridges. The Manhattan campus is in the East Village, close to the FDR Drive; the Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Manhattan Bridges; and other major arteries such as the West Side Highway, Lincoln Tunnel, and Holland Tunnel.To get to the Queens campus via subway, take the E or F train to Kew Gardens; then take the Q-44A bus to Utopia Parkway and Long Island Expressway. Transfer to the Q-30 or 31 bus to 82nd Ave. and Utopia Parkway. From Long Island, take the Long Island Railroad to Jamaica Station; then take the Q-30 or 31 bus to 82nd Avenue and Utopia Parkway.

Driving Instructions to Campus
For detailed driving instructions to each of St. John's campuses, visit us on the Web at https://www.stjohns.edu/about/campuses-and-locations For general information about the University, visit www.stjohns.edu.

Local Accommodations
For detailed information about hotels and other lodgings near each of St. John's campuses, please visit us on the web at https://www.stjohns.edu/about/campuses-and-locations/queens-campus/directions-area-hotels For general information about the University, visit www.stjohns.edu.


Applicants: 27,276
Acceptance Rate: 73%
Average HS GPA: 3.50



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