There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!
School Spotlight: St. John’s University
With three campuses in New York City, as well as overseas locations in Italy, France, and Ireland, St. John’s University offers a diverse array of programs to an even more diverse student body. At the University’s Staten Island location, students can pursue accelerated 3-year bachelor’s degrees in fields such as criminal justice, psychology, and sport management; the Manhattan campus is home to the majors of actuarial science and risk management; while one of the University’s most popular undergraduate programs – leading to a 6-year pharmaceutical degree – is available on the Queens campus. Don’t let the urban location fool you. The leafy 100-acre Queens campus is set in a residential neighborhood, providing its 14,500 undergraduates a traditional college feel with easy access to Manhattan. While the majority of students come from NY, a significant number hail from NJ, CA, MD, and overseas. Students of color represent approximately 45 percent of the undergraduate population, while 45 percent identify as Catholic. As a Catholic university, St. John’s places a strong emphasis on service to others. Between University Service Day (held this month on September 22!) and the countless volunteer and service-learning opportunities, St. John’s is committed to building a better world.
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