150 Reasons to Love St. John’s: Fun Facts

GOSPEL in mosaic tile

Walk around St. John’s Queens, NY, campus, and you find a wide range of icons and oddities that make the University so unique.

Reason 122

Fore! The Queens campus sits on the site of the former Hillcrest Golf Club. 

Fitness Trail with campus map and markers of the trail

Reason 123

The campus also features two fitness trails for walkers and runners—the red trail, which is one mile in length, and the blue trail, which is 1.5 miles.

Reasons 124 - 126

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Trees on campus, including a native species arboretum that surrounds the softball field.

2.5 million

tiles on the stunning mosaic in the Narthex of St. Thomas More Church, which was created by more than two dozen artisans in Florence, Italy.

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sets of twins enrolled at St. John’s.

Reason 127

Sr. M. Lumena Price became the first woman to earn a bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University in 1913.

Citi Field at Night

Reason 128

The St. John’s Red Storm Baseball team played the first-ever game at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, on March 29, 2009.

Reason 129

Students who want to focus on the sunny side of life enroll in PSY 2260: Positive Psychology, just one of the many innovative and exciting classes St. John’ offers in its Schools and Colleges.