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3 College Sophomore

Academics: You learn what you sign up to learn.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The school provides students with great professors who are willing to help the students with anything and everything. The school also provides the students with various connections to different organizations and internships.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Definitely manageable, just go to class and you'll be fine.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Its very good and very diverse. Even within a certain subject there are multiple courses

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: The professors know their stuff. Grading isn't that rough, but that depends on your professors anyway.

2 people found this useful Report
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St. John’s University’s mission is to implant a rewarding education into individuals wishing to succeed in all aspects of their lives. Many areas of study, which include more than 100 majors, are designed to prepare students for the future, while focusing on a highly dynamic, increasingly global society. There are several options, such as combined degree programs, that make it easier to graduate earlier.

Many of the teachers are very helpful and genuinely want the students to learn the material. Then, there are the teachers that make the courses and tests extremely hard, without giving the students adequate assistance to comprehend the lessons. There are also teachers that don’t teach or even show up for classes but give out easy A's; in the end, the students are not learning. Students should ask everyone they know about professors prior to enrolling in their classes. It may help to eliminate some of the not-so-good teachers. Sometimes, it’s better to have a strict teacher who will take the required steps for students to learn the curriculum than an easy teacher who just wants students to coast through his or her class. Even if you are falling behind on the work, the good thing about St. John’s is the abundance of coursework assistance, such as tutoring or time management workshops, that help students adjust to college.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
18:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
629
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
861
Total FT Faculty
629
Faculty with Terminal Degree
91%
Average Faculty Salary
$107,859
Full-Time Retention Rate
76%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
59%
Programs/Majors Offered
106
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 30%
  • 20 to 49 students: 63%
  • 50 or more students: 7%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: Yes
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: Yes
Recreational/Avocational: Yes
Adult Basic Remedial: Yes
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Undergraduate Schools/Divisions
  • College of Pharmacy
  • College of Professional Studies
  • The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
  • The School of Education
  • St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Doctorate - Professional practice
  • Doctorate - Research/scholarship
  • Master's degree
  • Post-master's certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Accounting: 4%
  • Business Administration and Management: 3%
  • Law: 3%
  • Pharmacy Studies: 3%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • Discover New York
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross-registration
  • Double major
  • Dual enrollment
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Liberal arts/career combination
  • Weekend college
Online Courses
In addition to the associate degrees it offers, St. John's has online programs for a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies and bachelor of science degrees in administrative studies and criminal justice.
Best Places to Study
  • The 24-hour library (which is only 24-hours during midterm and finals weeks)
  • D'Angelo Center classrooms
  • Lounges
  • Your dorm room
Tips to Succeed
  • Go to class; missing class will affect your grade considerably.
  • Investigate teachers before signing up for their class.
  • Make sure the professor knows who you are.
  • Pay attention, and if you don't understand something, ask the professor.
  • Pick classes you actually like.
  • Stop the procrastination cycle. You will fall so far behind.
Did You Know?
St. John's offers help for writers of all skill sets at the Institute for Writing Studies.

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 179 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How often do you:    Based on 118 responses

Never
Always
  • Attend class (lectures and recitation)
  • Do all of your homework
  • Do all of your assigned reading
  • Adequately study
  • Take advantage of office hours/study sessions
  • Take notes

Where did this school rank in your list of potential schools when applying?    Based on 118 responses

  • 16% This was my dream school.
  • 59% This was one of my top choices.
  • 25% This was a school I settled for (safety school).

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