St. John's University (www.stjohns.edu), founded in 1870, is a Catholic and Vincentian university that prepares students for personal and professional success in today’s global society. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. Our quality springs from an institutional vision of excellence and service. Students come from nearly 50 states and 127 countries to pursue more than 100 associate, bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees in the arts, humanities, business, education, law, pharmacy, the sciences, and specialized professional programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations. St. John’s has three New York City campuses; a Graduate Center in Hauppauge, NY; international campuses in Rome, Italy, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The University's Division I athletic program offers 17 men's and women's programs in the Big East Conference.