1870, by the Vincentian Community
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, C.M. 15th President
A private, coeducational Roman Catholic university (Vincentian Community)
Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan, Oakdale, N.Y.; Rome, Italy; Paris, France
Total Student Population
21,067 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students at the University’s six locations. Students come from 46 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and 110 countries. Learn more about our students.
As a Big East university with a proud athletic tradition, St. John's has 17 Division 1 NCAA teams.
Established in 1908, the St. John’s University School of Education was the second school in New York State to award graduate degrees to teachers. Today, the School has three departments: Department of Curriculum and Instruction; the Department of Administrative and Instructional Leadership; and the Department of Human Services and Counseling. In 2002, U.S. News and World Report featured the School in its list of "America’s Best Graduate Schools."
The School of Education has four major goals, consistent with the mission and distinctive purposes of St. John's University: to foster a culture of academic excellence and commitment to moral values; to provide for the professional development of faculty and students; to support and encourage excellence in teaching and scholarly research; and to serve as a partner and resource to the larger educational community. Specifically, the School’s purpose is to: