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Office of International Admission
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Discover St. John’s
DISCOVER ST. JOHN’S UNIVERSITY
A leading Catholic university, St. John’s offers world-class academics and a friendly residential campus in exciting New York City. We offer over 100 programs of study, access to exciting internship opportunities and we attract highly motivated international students from 123 countries.
At St. John’s University, you’re near all the excitement of New York City. Subway, bus or train to NYC and just a drive away from other major cities in the Northeast. Easy access to John F. Kennedy International and LaGuardia Airports. In July, summer temperatures average 76.5 °F (24.7 °C), and the average temperature in January, our coldest month, is 32.1 °F (0.1 °C). Spring and autumn are usually moderate and pleasant.
St. John’s students take advantage of the University’s locations and experience New York City’s famous sights and attractions, like Times Square, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park.
St. John’s vibrant campuseshave many options to get involved with a sense of community, and seemingly limitless opportunities.
A borough of New York City, our 96.5 acre Queens campus features
beautiful lawns, modern residence halls, state-of-the
art facilities and the finest academic resources.
An intimate, tree-lined campus with modern facilities and apartment-
style student residences overlooking scenic New York Harbor.
This 71,000-squarefoot campus in a vibrant Manhattan neighborhood boasts state-of-the-art connectivity, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library, and a location that is easily accessible by mass transit.
Located at the heart of the Eternal City, our Rome campus offers immediate access to amazing cultural and artistic treasures and features a new, ultramodern facility.
Situated in a six story structure in the St.-Germain district, our Paris location is across the street from the Metro. With a bilingual staff to assist you, you’ll feel right at home in the City of Lights.
Staten Island, NY
St. John’s has a global reputation for excellence and celebrates diversity in all its forms.
More than 1,000 international students pursue their goals at St. John’s, which offers over 100 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in six distinguished divisions:
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, an elite collegiate school of business with double accreditation by the prestigious AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, offers outstanding connections to New York’s business community.
St. John’s is committed to our students’ success, so we offer an extensive support system, which also includes The Language Connection. The Language Connection offers English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, ranging from beginner’s to University preparatory level as well as:
Experience a deep English language immersion in our 18 hours/week full-time program.
for teens, business people, and TESOL professionals.
Choose between an exciting campus in the heart of Manhattan or a more traditional college setting at our Queens campus.
Qualified applicants may receive conditional admission to St. John’s, which could lead to a degree in our undergraduate programs.
TheOffice of International Student & Scholar Serviceshelps international students with every aspect of life and learning in the U.S. Applying for visas, getting your I-20 , obtaining your driver’s license and more. Our staff is always on hand to answer all the questions you have while completing your application process. Let us help you.
Two New York City Locations
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSSO)
Network with over 100 companies at one of our campus career fairs each semester Strong internship opportunities in NYC.
Meet with alumni working at the U.S. Capitol and the New York Yankees through our “Alumni Insider’s View”.
St. John’s matches you with top New York area employers like Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, New York Mets, United Nations, Madison Square Garden, The White House, Have “Career Conversations” with top-notch organizations like Random House, NBC Universal, the NFL and the EPA.
Increase your marketability and lay the foundation for your career.
International Student and Scholar Services (ISSSO)
What makes St. John’s
student life so incredible is
the sense of community.
Share interests and make lifelong friends by joining one of the 180 student clubs on our distinctive campuses in Queens, Manhattan and Staten Island. At St. John’s you’ll feel at home with an exciting array of residence life options to fit your lifestyle needs.
The minimum TOEFL Internet score for admission is 61 and the minimum IELTS score for regular admission is 6.5. If applicants are educated in the U.S. or at an American institution abroad, the same procedures are followed as American students in terms of credentials needed. Our online application is free. Apply early as some programs will fill!
You can find everything you need to know about gaining admission to St. John’s by visiting:
Advanced credit standing is offered for IB, AP and A- level examinations. For information, visit:
St. John’s University is ded-
icated to making a quality higher education affordable for all students. International students may qualify for scholarships ranging from $5,000 to full tuition. Graduate assistantships and fellowships are also available. Please contact Student Financial Services for tuition rates and assistance eligibility:
International students need a FORM I-20 Certificate of Eligibility for F1 Student Status in order to obtain an F1 Student visa, or retain lawful F1 status when changing schools within the U.S. To receive your Form I-20 (or Form DS-2019 for J1 Visa), you must be accepted to a full-time program of study at St. John’s and prove you can fully meet the costs of living and studying in the U.S.
I am the first in my family to go to school in the United States. I am a sophomore and a dual major in Philosophy and French. Adjusting to College is a very complex situation, but it becomes easier when you get involved and stay focused with school work. One of my biggest passions is giving back to the community, so I have gotten involved with community service events that not only help those around me, but mold me into a person of the world.
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That notion has left an impression on me and allowed me to see that everyone has the opportunity to be a great example, but it’s our choice to be that. My advice to applicants is to become involved in what you can and figure out a balance because that truly makes college life more interesting. My future goals are to study abroad in Paris, go to law school and become a involved with international law, so I can return to my home country and become involved in politics to help those that are in great need. Coming to St. John’s has really helped me become aware of my future goals and how to accomplish them.
I am a graduate student from the Tobin College of Business. I just have one semester left before I receive my M.B.A degree. I worked as an intern for the Office of Admission, which is a great opportunity for international students, especially those who speak English as a second language. Both of my spoken English and working experience have been improved. My major is Finance since I have sensitivity in numbers. My goal after graduation is to find a related internship or job opportunity in U.S, for example, investment banking or venture capital. Long-term, my life plan is to go back to my country - China, after all, both the study and working experience will enhance my competitiveness.
During my freshman year, I decided to join a Fraternity. I was the first in my family to become affiliated with social fraternity; therefore, what stood out from them was their concept of being leaders by choice.
Some students travel across the country to come to St. John’s. JasielMartin-Odoom, a criminal justice major with a concentration in forensic psychology, traveled halfway around the world. Martin-Odoom, who hails from Tema, Ghana, chose the University in part because of its New York City location. “This is the center of the world, so St. John’s has an extremely diverse student body,” he said. Enhancing this cosmopolitan experience, Martin-Odoom has taken advantage of the opportunity to study abroad in places like Ecuador. As he described it, “I’ve encountered so many different people, so many perspectives.”
A player on our women’s volleyball team since 2011, Aleksandra Wachowicz has excelled both on the court and in the classroom. In addition to her athletic contributions, the native of Legionowo, Poland, also served as a member of the President’s Society, St. John’s most distinguished honor society. “Being a student-athlete comes with a lot of benefits, rewards, and moments that I will always remember and treasure,” she said. “It’s given me the opportunity to meet people from diverse backgrounds, make career connections, and travel around the world while doing what I truly love.”