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Find out more about how Saint Johns University ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Saint Johns University Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Saint Johns University was awarded 27 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is accounting.

Overall Quality

SJU is ranked #152 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when SJU held the #183 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 37 colleges in Minnesota, SJU is ranked at #7.

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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 80%, 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 11% 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 490 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 600.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Saint Johns University  ( 490 to 590 )

SAT Math Scores for Saint Johns University  ( 480 to 600 )
SJU received ACT scores from 90% 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

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Saint Johns University is 84%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  84 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Saint Johns University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 88% 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  88 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At SJU the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 66%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  66 out of 100

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Saint Johns University Is Not Very Diverse

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,720 undergraduates at SJU with 1,703 being full-time and 17 being part-time.

SJU Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

With an overall score of 9.65 out of 100, SJU is one of the least diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  9.65 out of 100
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How Much Does Saint Johns University Cost?

The overall average net price of SJU is $25,009. 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 +
$15,380 $17,198 $20,747 $25,143 $30,838

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 68% of students took out student loans averaging $9,449 a year. That adds up to $37,796 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SJU is 1.3%. 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?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from SJU with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $60,600 in their early years. This is good news for future SJU graduates since it is 52% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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

Location of Saint Johns University

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

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Location of Saint Johns University

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, 410 received undergraduate degrees and 16 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 68 $45,300
Accounting 58 $53,800
Economics 41 $49,500
General Biology 32 $25,200
Political Science & Government 23 $32,300
Mathematics 20 NA
Communication & Media Studies 19 NA
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 18 NA
Computer Science 16 $66,200
General Psychology 12 $30,100

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 2017-2018, 3 students took at least one online class at Saint Johns University. This is a decrease from the 17 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 3 0
2016-2017 17 8
2015-2016 16 11
2014-2015 41 35
2013-2014 28 15

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