St. John’s University-New York

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St. John's University-New York can be found in Queens, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. St. John's University-New York enrolls approximately 22,000 students each year.

Many of the students accepted into this school got an SAT score in the range of 1090 - 1300, or got accepted with an ACT composite score between 23 - 29. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the St. John's University-New York average GPA ranges from 3.28 to 3.57 for accepted students. Approximately 70 percent of all applicant were admitted at St. John's University-New York, and from those that were granted acceptance about 15 percent continued on to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the St. John's University-New York acceptance rate 2021 will be around 66%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall St. John's University-New York Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for St. John's University-New York was reported as 72.3% in Fall 2020 with over 29,100 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into St. John's University-New York?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to St. John's University-New York is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for St. John's University-New York has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.4%
  • 2017-2018: 67.7%
  • 2018-2019: 73.1%
  • 2019-2020: 72.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 65.6%

How Does St. John's University-New York Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for St. John's University-New York is twenty-eight percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
CUNY Queens College48.8%
CUNY Hunter College35.2%
CUNY Bernard M Baruch College43.5%
CUNY New York City College of Technology87.7%
CUNY Brooklyn College45.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to St. John's University-New York (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading550 - 640
Math540 - 660
Total Score1090 - 1300
ACT®Score Range
English22 - 30
Math22 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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