Saint Johns University

Saint Johns University

The beginnings of Saint John's University, or SJU, can be traced back to a small boy's school which was established by Father Cornelius in 1856. It became a college in 1857, and was then located in St. Cloud. This men's college is now partnered with the women's College of Saint Benedict to offer undergraduate degrees in liberal arts. The two colleges share a 3,200 acre campus in Collegeville and St. Joseph, Minnesota. SJU's recent enrollments have been more than 4,000 students while including representatives from over 30 countries worldwide.

Saint John's University offers students more than 35 majors and over 30 minor programs to choose from. The courses lead to a Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Master of Arts degrees are offered by the Saint John's School of Theology & Seminary. The academic divisions of the institute include:

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

The sports teams of Saint John's University are nicknamed the Johnnies. The athletics department fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, hockey, Nordic skiing, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. The Johnnies are members of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and have won a number of national championships.

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Saint Johns University
Collegeville , MN 56321
General Phone: (320) 363-2011

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Saint Johns University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management131business management, accounting
Liberal Arts130German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, peace and conflict resolution, ...
Science66biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics, physics courses
Religion and Philosophy50philosophy, theology, ministry, theology and religious vocations
Therapy and Counseling19psychology
Mathematics15mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Computer Science and Engineering12computer science
Education and Teaching11elementary school teaching
Art Studies9art studies
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8nutrition sciences, dietetics and clinical nutrition
Nursing and Emergency Medicine5registered nursing
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Family and Social Work0social work
Fine Arts0art history and criticism

Number of programs and degrees for Saint Johns University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree44139
Master's degree352
First-professional degree11

Saint Johns University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint Johns University had a total enrollment of 2,080 students (1,993 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 91%
Graduate 9%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 6%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 42%
20-21 41%
22-24 10%
25-29 2%
30-34 1%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)4%
North Dakota2%
South Dakota1%
New Jersey1%

Saint Johns University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %

Saint Johns University Room and Board (2007)

Saint Johns University offers campus housing for 1,457 of its 1,993 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Saint Johns University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal480650
SAT Math540650
SAT Writing480590
ACT Verbal2228
ACT Math2429
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Recommendationsnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT13%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT96%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Saint Johns University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,668
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,668
Room and board $ 7,248
Room charge $ 3,908
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,612
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 900

Financial Aid:
Saint Johns University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 237900)

Saint Johns University Faculty

Saint Johns University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1213
Non-tenured and not on tenure track819

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year26$83,50814$77,369
Associate professoracademic year27$66,12618$66,806
Assistant professoracademic year17$56,15820$55,141
Instructoracademic year2*13$53,204
All faculty totalacademic year72$69,68865$62,772

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint Johns University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Saint Johns University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Elementary Education and Teaching

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Nutrition Sciences

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General
Physics, Other

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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