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What Awaits at St. John’s?

The St. John’s 148-year legacy is Catholic, Vincentian, metropolitan, and global. Graduates are not only employable, but, when they leave campus, they take with them all of the hope, compassion, awareness, and courage that can only come from knowing what it means to be a global citizen.

A New Major

It is often the case that a student enters college unsure of what program he or she wants to pursue. St. John’s supports this journey by offering more than 100 programs of study built on an “options-oriented” core curriculum that prepares students for success in a challenging academic environment.

A New Passport

Nearly 40 percent of St. John’s students study abroad at some point during their undergraduate career, and countless others see the world through St. John’s-sponsored service plunges. In addition to three New York City campuses — Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan — St. John’s has a campus in Rome, Italy, as well as study locations in Paris, France and Limerick, Ireland.

Students have the opportunity to spend a semester in Rome or Paris, or they can opt for the Discover the World program, which allows them to spend five weeks each in Rome, Paris, and Limerick over the course of one semester.

A New Reason

At St. John’s University, service isn’t simply an extracurricular activity – it is engrained in every facet of the college experience. Keeping true to the University’s Vincentian mission, students choose to serve those in need at home and around the globe.

Through unique programs such as Academic Service-Learning and the GLOBE microloan initiative, students take learning to the next level while fulfilling the mission. Outside of the classroom, students logged an astonishing 139,710 service hours in one year alone through programs such as the Campus Ministry Plunge Program, St. John’s Bread & Life soup kitchen, tending to the University’s organic garden, and so much more.

A New Network

St. John’s students know that leadership is not just about a grade point average or a BIG EAST championship. A St. John’s-educated leader finds career inspiration from wanting to make the world a better place. This is proven over and over again by the 184,000 alumni who help create a network of opportunity that has helped current students land internships in places like The White House, Major League Baseball, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, the New York Yankees, and so many others.

A New Classroom

Experiences outside of the classroom are essential to overall development — and what better place to be for those experiences than New York City. Students cheer on the men’s basketball team from Madison Square Garden, and the Campus Concierge provides students with discounted tickets to professional sporting events, Broadway shows, and countless other cultural events.

Your Legacy Awaits

Learn more about how the St. John’s legacy will propel you forward at Open House this fall. Access registration at The Queens and Staten Island campuses also offer daily information sessions and tours. See schedules and how to register at

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