St. John's University

St. John's University

New York, United States | Private


The John’s University, fondly called the SJU, is a private Roman Catholic and research Institution, that is located in New York City, United States, and was founded in 1870. The University was founded by the Congregation of the Mission and was originally located in Brooklyn but in 1950 was relocated to its actual location. The SJU offers more than 100 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs as well as professional certificate in its five undergraduate schools and six graduate schools in a semester-bases academic calendar. The SJU also has campuses in Manhattan, State Island and overseas in Rome, Italy. Additionally, the university has a Long Island Graduate Center in Hauppauge, New York.



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The St John’s University campus founded by Saint John the Baptist is located in Utopia Pkwy in Hillcrest, Queen. Its setting is urban, located minutes away from the NYC Health + Hospitals/ Queens and the Cunningham Park. Students can move around easily with the public transportation system since there are different routes that can take them anywhere in Queens like the Unit TP/166 St Route.


The SJU campus is 105 acres and is located in the residential Hillcrest section of the borough of Queens in New York City. The campus counts with about 30 buildings including academic buildings, residence halls, athletic facilities, and the main collections of its 1.7 million-volume St. Augustine Library. Most of the buildings are made of stone giving the campus some kind old-style vibes. A famous building from the campus would be the University Center, the 127,000 square feet, five-story building is by far the most popular hub of student life and it was named “The D’Angelo Center” after Peter and Peg D’Angelo who both serve as benefactors of St. John’s University, this center provides a much-needed gathering place for students, expands academic facilities and serves as beacon for the campus and surrounding community. Also, there is a Starbucks and Burger King on campus for students to enjoy.

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The Queen’s campus has many residences for students to choose from, they all offer a variety of living options, including traditional and suite-style halls as well as apartment style housing. Incoming freshmen are assigned to a traditional or suite-style freshman residence hall to enhance the first-year experience, the Halls that are available for them are DaSilva Hall, Donovan Hall and Hollis Hall. The sophomores have the opportunity to choose from the suite-style residences halls like St. Vincent Hall, Century Hall, Henley, Road Residence and O'Connor Hall. The Junior and Senior students are free to choose from all the living options, traditional, suites or apartments; the Halls available are Carey Hall, Founders Village Townhouses, Goethals Apartments, Henley Road Residence and Seton Complex. Now when it comes to Graduate students, DePaul Houses and the Henley Road Residence are available for them.


The St John’s University might not be the best in the state but it has very good degrees and more than a half of its faculty members possess a doctorate or other terminal degree in their field, in fact, five University faculty members were featured in The Princeton Review’s “Best 300 Professors”. As in every college out there, not all the professors are great but students claim that good majority are and that they enjoy their classes. Also, the staff is really helpful and bent-over-backwards to work with the students.

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The SJU believes that student employment provides the help needed to pay for college expenses, expand the educational experience and help prepare for life after college. Each year, the university employs more than 1000 student workers and all campuses. There are two types of student positions, Regular Student Worker and Federal College Work-Study in which international and graduate students are not eligible. To review job positions you only have to choose the campus where you are from and a list of positions available will appear. When it comes to life after college, the average salary would, of course, depend on your major; with less than 1 year of experience, the annual average salary would be about $45.000 a year. However, Bachelor of Sciences and Bachelor of Arts are the best paid degrees and could over $70.000 a year.

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