St. John's University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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St. John's University Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 65%, St. John's admits the majority of applicants. Students with good grades and test scores have a good chance of being admitted to the school. Those interested in applying will need to submit, along with an application (which can be filled out and submitted online), high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or the ACT. For more information, be sure to visit the school's website, or get in touch with the admissions office.

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Admissions Data (2015):

St. John's University Description:

Located on a little over 100 acres in the Queens borough of New York City, St. John's University is one of the stronger Catholic universities in the United States. The school was founded by the Vincentian Community in 1870. The university has a diverse student population, and among undergraduates many of the pre-professional programs are quite popular (business, education, pre-law). St. John's has branch campuses in Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, Rome (Italy), and a new campus in Paris, France.

In athletics, the St. John's Red Storm competes in the NCAA Division I Big East Conference.

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 20,877 (16,206 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 68% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,680
  • Books: $610 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $16,090
  • Other Expenses: $2,047
  • Total Cost: $57,427

St. John's University Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 97%
    • Loans: 64%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,362
    • Loans: $7,569

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Finance, Legal Studies, Marketing, Psychology, Sport and Fitness Administration

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 80%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Lacrosse, Baseball, Tennis, Soccer, Track and Field, Fencing, Golf, Cross Country
  • Women's Sports: Fencing, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Basketball, Golf, Track and Field, Cross Country, Soccer

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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