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St. John’s University Peter J. Tobin College of Business


Contact our general manager with any questions. Profile updated: May 10, 2022.

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8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
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Tuition & Fees In-State: $247,494*

Tuition & Fees Out-of-State: $247,494*

Average Debt: 27,437

International: 3%

Minority: 31%

First generation college students: 21%

When do students declare their majors: Freshman Year

Acceptance Rate: 39%

Acceptance Rate Transfers: 28 (as of 2020)%

Average SAT: 1,238

Average ACT: 27

Average GPA: 3.68

National Merit Scholars: 2%

HS Class Top Ten: 31%**

*The total cost of the degree over four years for the most recent graduating class inclusive of school fees, room, board, or living expenses.

** HS Class Top Ten is the percent of the student population that graduated high school in the top ten percent of their class.

*** Please note that these statics are provided for the business school major only whenever possible. If a school does not track these statistics separately, then the university-wide statistics are provided.

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University ranked No. 38 this year, up several places from last year’s No. 54 and trending upward overall, having placed No. 50 in 2020 and No. 77 in 2019.

Tobin had a very selective acceptance rate this year at 38.51%, up from last year’s rate of 56.68%, and an average SAT score of 1238, up a bit from last year’s average of 1230.

The B-school’s employment outcomes improved this year. Some 83.05% of the Class of 2021 were employed full-time within three months of graduation, up from last year’s 75.23% for the Class of 2020, back near its 2019 rate of around 86%. Internship outcomes dropped only slightly, with 78% of the Class of 2021 having at least one internship before graduation as compared to last year’s 81%.

Despite ranking lower this year, Tobin’s undergraduate program still offers quality opportunities for students to learn in a hands-on environment, including through its unique residence program and community-driven microloan program. 


Tobin undergraduates can choose from 10 different majors including Accounting, Actuarial Science, Business, Business Analytics, Economics, Finance, International Management, Management, Marketing, and Risk Management and Insurance. 

Alumni view their education relatively well. When asked if they would recommend the Tobin program to a close friend or colleague interested in an undergraduate business degree, surveyed 2019 alumni gave an 8.7 average rating. Alumni also gave the B-school an 8.5 average rating in how well it prepared them for the world of work and an 8.7 rating in terms of faculty availability for informal discussions and mentorship. 


Tobin’s Risk Management and Insurance Program is repeatedly ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News. This program offers an undergraduate major and Tobin is the only bachelor of science in business program in the U.S. to require that all undergraduates take a risk management course.

Risk management and insurance is a central part of any organization’s strategic management. It is the methodical process used to address the risks to their activities with the goal of achieving sustained benefit. Risk managers and insurance professionals help identify, evaluate and manage key risks, including natural disasters and man-made catastrophes. The globalization of economic enterprise and the complexities of our multinational corporate environment are creating an increasing demand for highly skilled risk managers.

Leveraging St. John’s metropolitan location, students have access to the University’s longstanding relationships with leading New York-area financial and insurance organizations as well as to mentoring support from local alumni – who are leading professionals in the field of risk management. We also offer apprenticeship and apprenticeship opportunities, scholarships, job placement services, and student discounts for exam preparation courses offered by the Center for Professional Education. Upon completing the program, students will have acquired basic quantitative analysis skills and gained knowledge in the field of risk management and insurance.

Along with outstanding courses and renowned professors, students majoring in Risk Management and Insurance at St. John’s benefit from the world-class academic, professional and technological resources of Tobin College — as well as the Maurice R. Greenberg School of Risk Management, Insurance and Actuarial Science (GSRM), Insurance and Actuarial Science, a unit of the Tobin College that is one of the nation’s leading collegiate schools of its kind.


One of the main characteristics of the Tobin education is its focus on experiential learning. The B-school offers a number of opportunities for students to learn through engaging in real-world environments. 

The Executive-in-Residence Program (EIRP) is one of many hands-on learning opportunities.  EIRP allows selected students to work with partnered organizations as “consultants” to offer them fresh solutions, new product ideas, and more. A maximum of 18 students are admitted to each EIRP class and admitted students receive academic credit for their work. 

One of the unique aspects of Tobin’s EIRP is that students can work with a variety of companies as consultants, as compared to one in many other B-school consulting programs. Many Tobin alumni highlighted the relevant skills and valuable experience they gained through EIRP. 

“The Executive in Residence program was crucial in providing the experience of the consulting industry,” one 2018 alumni told us. “We worked with four companies in various industries throughout the year to tackle real problems through research and innovation, and presented our findings in front of the boards for all firms. Some teams’ suggestions were actually implemented by the businesses to reduce internal costs, enter a new industry, reach a new market, or reshape the employee training program. This experience was crucial in getting me my first job as a consultant.”

“[EIRP] helped to shape my ability to problem solve and develop fleshed out business cases/recommendations,” another 2018 alumni said. “This also helped introduce me to more professionals in the industry and improved my ability to present to them confidently.”

For aspiring consultants, Tobin’s strong EIRP program offers a unique opportunity to get a head start on their consulting career with valuable, real-world experience.


Another cornerstone experiential learning experience at Tobin is the Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs (GLOBE) program. As a student-run microloan program, GLOBE allows students to work in task teams to manage the microloan fund, vet loan applications, maintain the website, market the program, communicate with stakeholders, and raise funds. 

What makes GLOBE unique from other microfinance programs is the social responsibility aspect. GLOBE runs much like a nonprofit organization and works in 72 developing countries in Central America and Africa to boost the earning capacity of local entrepreneurs and serve the needs of the communities. GLOBE’s program field partner, The Daughters of Charity, coordinates the distribution and collection of funds. The social good aspect of GLOBE reflects the university’s Catholic and Vincentrian mission of helping the underserved and marginalized. 

GLOBE offers students a unique opportunity to gain valuable, hands-on experience in a breadth of business roles from finance to marketing. On top of that, students can make a real positive impact in the world. 

“I worked with GLOBE (Global Loan Opportunities for Budding Entrepreneurs), a volunteer program through Tobin, and that was honestly the best class I took in all of undergrad,” one 2018 alumni said. “The broad perspectives of the world that it provided (not focusing solely on people’s worth as their fiscal output) and the social responsibility it promoted truly changed my outlook on life and helped me to pursue what I truly wanted.”

“[GLOBE] helped me to understand the world of microfinance and also taught me more about entrepreneurship,” said another. 

Overall, the Tobin undergraduate program is perfect for students who prefer hands-on learning. Whether it’s gaining valuable consulting exposure through EIRP or building socially responsible finance skills in GLOBE, Tobin students have a variety of opportunities to experience the real world of business.  

Alumni say: 

“The Executive-in-Residence Program offered at The Peter J Tobin College of Business was instrumental in my last year of college in helping me discover the industry I wanted to work in and in helping solidify the presentation, creative thinking, and networking skills I used to get my first job out of college and still use in my everyday career.”

“We were required to write a paper as part of the senior fellowship opportunity based on our experience at the job. This helped me explore my career and the hot topics of the industry I was interested in. This prepped me for interviews and feeling as if I was ready to start my first job out of college.”

“I had a seminar course in Economics in which we traveled into studying the effects of how variables such as Household income and values affect inequality within the top 50 richest cities within the United States. From that project, it has taught me to approach problems holistically and to see the big picture rather than purely focusing on smaller details. Also through writing the paper with former classmates, it taught me the importance of wording.”

“I participated in service learning in various courses throughout my time at St. John’s. This experience allowed students to complete coursework while helping local community organizations. It not only sharpened my skills and enhanced the topics taught in class, but it also provided invaluable experience working with local organizations to help them achieve their goals in serving the community.”

“I was part of two great experiences – GLOBE and EIRP. GLOBE is a student-managed microfinance program where I actively created change in the global setting, which made it to be a truly rare and unique experience. Dr. Sama also allowed for this program to truly succeed under her great guidance – she is instrumental to the program with her years of experience in microfinance. EIRP allowed me to do student-consulting for top companies in the tri-state area, exposing me to a more high-paced, realistic work setting. To handle both programs on top of a school workload allowed me to build a great work ethic and most importantly, teamwork and people skills.”

Top employers for 2020 grads and number of students hired:

  • PwC – 12
  • EY – 10
  • American International Group – 6
  • Deloitte – 5
  • JPMorgan Chase – 5
  • Synchrony Financial – 3
  • GEICO – 3
  • KPMG – 3
  • AON – 2
  • Protiviti – 2