Saint Johns University in Collegeville

Collegeville, MN

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Saint Johns University offers 120-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 79%. The most popular test is SAT - 13% of students submitted it in comparison to 92% of students who submitted ACT. 95.8% are women, and 4.2% are men. 6% percents of international students. Saint Johns University is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Saint Johns University is 22450$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $41104 and $50384 per year. 80% of full-time Saint Johns University students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $56,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Saint Johns University is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Saint Johns University students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$12,254
$30,001 - $48,000$16,275
$48,001 - $75,000$19,726
$75,001 - $110,000$23,902

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



  • Typical room charge for academic year: 4802

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: -


Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


1773 of Saint Johns University undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 99 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Saint Johns University number 12 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Minnesota.

Students at Saint Johns University awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Saint Johns University.


ROTC - Army

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program offering scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Athletic associations

  • Member of National Athletic Association
  • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
  • NCAA/NAIA member for football
  • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
  • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

Graduation Rate


Saint Johns University graduation rate is above the national average.

80% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Saint Johns University completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This index doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading picture. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare educational institutions.

Applying information

Average number of admissions to one applicant

1 : 1

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

4 : 1

Admission considerations


  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)


  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.


In comparison to National Average

Saint Johns University acceptance rate is above national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 71%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.


In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so Saint Johns University acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 8%.


Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.



Full time


Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate


Part-time retention rate


The Saint Johns University full-time retention rate is 85% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, pleasant student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

SAT/ACT scores

SAT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Johns University students submitting SAT scores


Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
1380 - 1681

SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
Critical Reading: 470 - 560
Math: 450 - 581
Writing: 460 - 540

SAT Test Score Range


ACT scores

Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Saint Johns University students submitting ACT scores


Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
23 - 28

ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
English: 21 - 28
Math: 23 - 28
Writing: 7 - 8

ACT Test Score Range


SAT Score Converter

The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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For the High School Class of 2016:
Most students in the Class of 2016 will take the old SAT, and most colleges will convert new SAT scores to old SAT scores.

For the High School Class of 2017:
Most students in the Class of 2017 will take the new SAT, and most colleges will convert old SAT scores to new SAT scores.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Saint Johns University is 12:1, that means that for every 12 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio



Number of international students


Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown


Students enrollment in distance education


In Saint Johns University the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Saint Johns University and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Minnesota.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

The campus located by Box 2000 address in Collegeville, Minnesota.


Main Campus in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Saint Johns University with 0.79% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are burglary, arson, and forcible sex offense.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Saint Johns University offers 120 programs in total: 111 are for Bachelor's degree and 9 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 141 universities in Minnesota state. Saint Johns University is one of the few institutions in Minnesota that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Minnesota state average data to help you compare.


Saint Johns University provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 1724 students with 51727 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 69 with 1649 credit hours.


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Student Reviews and Ratings for Saint Johns University

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great Weight Watchers program, run by a great motivator, Jeanette. If you work the program, it works. Good meetings with good people.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

It may be good for undergrad, I don't know, I didn't do undergrad at the school, but it is horrendous for graduate school. At orientation, which was the day before classes started, I was showing other students how to access their email because the school doesn't notify you that you have one or how to access it even though professors were emailing out assignments to be completed before the first day.Communication between the school and students is very poor, they expect their students to get their information about events and school closures through their social media pages. Pages on their website haven't been updated in years or have incorrect/incomplete information. They also like to wait as long as possible to give information which if you have students who have to buy plane tickets is extremely inconvenient, and if you try and call to get the information sooner they give you the wrong information, which again, when you have to buy a plane ticket is extremely inconvenient.The apartments for graduate students are basically dorms with a kitchen, you have to share a room and half the time the bedrooms are so small you have no choice but to keep the beds bunked. You can pay extra to get a single but then you're still living with other people and sharing a bathroom. Facilities has to constantly be called for repairs. The internet in the apartments is even worse than it is on campus.You're even worse for wear if you're unable to get an assistantship because they offer no scholarships for the majority of the programs and 99% of campus jobs require the student to qualify for work study, and even the jobs that regular students can apply for work study students can also apply for.The school, despite being called a university, doesn't have an actual library (besides the law library, which unless you're a law student you can't even use) There's two floors of a building that's considered a library but is really just two floors of a building of several other thing that has some books and a librarian. They also have way less books and articles available than other schools, including schools that are a fraction of the size. They claim budget cuts for the lack of a library.Depending on your program you'll be told you get "electives" but they offer so few classes you have no choice but to take whatever there is, even if you choose a certain track to avoid specific classes you don't want to take. Just know you'll be taking those classes. They may even cancel classes that are required for you to graduate.Overall, don't go here. It's probably great if you're a student athlete though since all they really care about is sports and getting as much money as they can from their students.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

They're still disorganized. They were disorganized upon visiting and after being accepted.They're not friendly or helpful at all.You'd think that it would be different once you make a commitment.They sent an email telling you to go once place and when you get here it's somewhere totally different.The security guard at the booth told us where to go.Then they have people standing that's supposed to guide you where you should be going. Those are students.They're just standing around.You'd think they'd be friendly and nice.I know when we came here my daughter was turned off. She shadowed a student in a physics class and the professor was talking to himself. The students were using social media and streaming music and movies.Mind you, she had already gotten in the school and was trying to decide if she wanted to come here.Being a Catholic school, you'd think they'd be more outgoing but they're just like Fordham. They don't give a damn and want your money.When I took my daughter to orientation at Saint Joseph's in Philadelphia, they had a bunch of students at the parking garage and they offered to help take Marché's stuff for her to the dorm where she stayed.They shut down Reading Terminal for every orientation session.They even had two subway cars designated just for them to ride to Center City.The school had all of this setup before we even got there.If you know that you're going to have people going upstairs tell the people which floor you're going to so that people have the option to use the stairs or elevators.Don't just say follow me we're going upstairs and there's the elevator. I guess the magic crystal ball will tell you where to go.I wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy.If you're considering St. John's, do yourself a favor and look elsewhere. You'll thank me later unless you want to be at a disheveled, unorganized place.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

The name of this University carries some weight with prestige. Academics are fairly decent if not competitive with other colleges in the area. Strong in faith formation and community service. There is a decent amount of faculty/professors that care about their students and are actually good at the job that they do. I have had a rather negative experience with the university unfortunately. I will share this with you now so that you know that the Public Safety and Student Conduct Offices are less than par in performing their duties, and are shoddy overall. It was my freshman year. I had just gone to bed; it was around ten thirty. Perhaps about a half hour later one of my roommates entered the room and woke me. I could tell he was drunk. He accused me of stealing his belongings, damaging his property, and anything for that matter that went wrong with his life. He left the room and took his mattress with him. Residence staff and Public Safety arrived at my room to see if everything was alright. They kept asking me if I was going to kill myself. Still never figured out why they asked that. One of the officers gave me his card. After they left I returned to bed. My other roommate, who was also drunk, returned to the room, and told me that he never wanted to see me and threw me out of the room. I called the officer’s number on the card. I told him what just transpired. He responded that there was nothing that he could do. I then spent a portion of the night uncomfortably on a University Park bench. A friend who was returning from a midnight run – around 1:30 AM – found me and took me to her room. She happened to have a spare bed. After receiving collectively maybe two hours of sleep I went to the public safety to file a report. The officers I met with said I was guilty of stealing and damaging the property of my former roommate. No matter what I told them they refused to believe me. I was coerced into a false confession with no proof at all to incriminate me. My meeting with the Student Conduct Officer was no better. I had the same hard time convincing them of the fact I was a victim and assaulted verbally by my roommates and caught in the middle of something. I was not given a fair trial at St. John’s University and am thoroughly disappointed. A University that prides itself on Catholic Values has failed to deliver on their mission statement several times.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Overall Rating:

Great place to go to school, we have so many great majors, course and professors. The services around the school is very poor in my opinion I have never had a easy or pleasant time with anyone who works for the school. Much of the schools workers are very unwelcoming and extremely unhelpful, after three years I can say I have only come in contact with less then a handful of helpful people at this establishment. Other then that the professors are excellent, the courses are great and diverse, the opportunities are endless,the campus is fantastic for a city kind of feel. Although the campus, especially the student guides, often exaggerate aspects of the school itself. I do not regret my experiences here or my education but I would advise all to keep other schools in mind before deciding here.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 2850 Abbey Plaza


Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +3203632011

Institution is active in current year: 1

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