Since 1870, St. John's University has been part of the life and legacy of New York. Founded in Brooklyn before New York City was consolidated, the proud and enduring mission of St. John's is to be an institution of higher education for immigrants and their children. That mission has endured for more than a century and a half. From a one-room schoolhouse in Brooklyn, NY, St. John's has grown to be a local, national, and global institution of higher education with an alumni network that totals 195,000+ members strong. St. John's is one of the nation's most diverse institutions of higher education, enriched by a tapestry of cultures that complement an internationalized curriculum. Its New York City roots also give deep connections to the companies and opportunities found in one of the world's most globally connected cities.