Saint Johns University

Saint Johns University Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Saint Johns University Ranked?

2023 Rankings

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Saint Johns University was awarded 56 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

SJU is ranked #518 out of 2,241 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2023 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 55 colleges in Minnesota, SJU is ranked at #21.

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Is It Hard to Get Into SJU?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Saint Johns University is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 81%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Average Test Scores

About 9% of students accepted to SJU submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 465 and 615. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Johns University  ( 465 to 615 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Johns University  ( 480 to 580 )
SJU received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 22 and 27.

ACT Composite Scores for Saint Johns University  ( 22 to 27 )

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Saint Johns University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at SJU it is much better at 12 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Johns University is 87%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  87 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Johns University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 82% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Saint Johns University enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  82 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at SJU for first-time, full-time students is 68%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  68 out of 100

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Saint Johns University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,569 undergraduates at SJU with 1,546 being full-time and 23 being part-time.

How Much Does Saint Johns University Cost?

The overall average net price of SJU is $25,487. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for SJU

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$15,314 $16,058 $19,658 $25,639 $30,928

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of SJU, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At SJU, approximately 64% of students took out student loans averaging $9,099 a year. That adds up to $36,396 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SJU is 2.8%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do SJU Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from SJU make around $68,716 per year during the early years of their employment. This is good news for future SJU graduates since it is 62% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Saint Johns University make the most money.

Location of Saint Johns University

Located in Collegeville, Minnesota, Saint Johns University is a private not-for-profit institution. The rural area surrounding the school is great for students who prefer living in a country setting.

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Contact details for SJU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, MN 56321
Phone: 320-363-2011

Saint Johns University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 36 majors graduated from Saint Johns University. Of these students, 367 received undergraduate degrees and 26 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 65 $46,954
Accounting 52 $56,846
Computer Science 33 $67,462
General Biology 27 $31,115
Communication & Media Studies 25 NA
Political Science & Government 23 $39,348
General Psychology 23 $24,860
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 21 NA
Natural Resources Conservation 10 $27,613
Natural Sciences 7 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Saint Johns University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at SJU

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 49 students took at least one online class at Saint Johns University. This is an increase from the 15 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 49 26
2018-2019 15 8
2017-2018 3 0
2016-2017 17 8
2015-2016 16 11

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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