St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world. With three friendly, residential campuses in New York, St. John’s is the perfect choice for an affordable, high-quality private education. Our campus community is diverse and supportive. Our singular approach to education academic study, service opportunities and real-world experience with one of the most far-sighted global studies programs of its kind.