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What are the top New York graphic design schools for 2023?
|1||School of Visual Arts||New York|
|3||The New School's Parsons School of Design||New York|
|4||The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art||New York|
|5||Fashion Institute of Technology||New York|
|6||Rochester Institute of Technology||Rochester|
|10||St. John’s University||Queens|
Our 2023 ranking of the top 10 graphic design school programs in New York. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.
The Design Program at School of Visual Arts (SVA) has several concentration options for undergraduate students who would like to study graphic design. Options include 3D Design, Motion Graphics, Interaction Design, and Graphic Design. Leading to a BFA, all options provide opportunities to engage with guest lecturers, participate in workshops and exhibitions, and enter competitions covered by CNN, NBC, and others. In addition, the SVA Design Program provides complimentary membership to The One Club for Creativity, which includes The Art Directors Club and Type Directors Club.
All SVA Design students have access to the Digital Imaging Center and internship opportunities at local and national companies, as well as the campus-based Visual Arts Press. Graduate students also have 24-hour access to individual, private studios.
The Design Program at School of Visual Arts allows BFA students to customize an additional area of focus within their chosen concentration. Examples include package design, editorial design, branding, environmental design, book jacket design, experiential design, or information graphics. Course examples for BFA students include Foundations of Visual Computing, Computers in Studio I-II, Information Graphics, Toys and Games, and Design for Social Change. During the final year of the program, students will complete a Senior Project course and Portfolio. Sample projects include Designing a Business, Creative Computing for Interaction Experiences, and Differentiate or Die: How to Get a Job When You Graduate.
At the end of every academic year the Design Department hosts an Industry Review Day for graduating seniors. Designers, creative directors, and editors are invited to meet and network with students. the event is held in-person and virtually.
For students seeking graduate degree, School of Visual Arts has an interesting option that leads to an MFA in Design/Design as Entrepreneur. Consisting of 60 credit hours, the curriculum for this program covers art book publishing, branding, new media directing, interaction, digital publishing, user experience, video, and motion graphics. Leadership and entrepreneurship are also emphasized, so students will explore other areas such as advertising, business, marketing, networking, research, intellectual property, and ethnography.
Course examples for the program include Type for Masters, Writing and Designing the Visual Book, Designing and Branding, Intellectual Property and the Law, and Design Conception: Developing Your Venture. During the final year of the MFA program, students will complete a several seminars and the Thesis, which consists of six courses.
Graduates of the Design Programs at School of Visual Arts hold positions at advertising agencies, marketing firms, publishing companies, design studios, nonprofit organizations, museums, and more. Some SVA alumni have even launched their own start-ups, studios, and design firms, while others have become partners in businesses and individual projects. To date, School of Visual Arts alumni have launched more than 50 design studios around the world.
School of Visual Arts opened in 1947 as the Cartoonists and Illustrators school. Classes began with just three teachers and 35 students. Today, School of Visual Arts serves approximately 4,110 students enrolled in dozens of BFA, MA, MFA, and MPS programs. SVA is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), with individual program accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
Pratt Institute (Pratt) houses the School of Design, home to the Communications Design Program, which has both BFA and MFA pathways. Established in 2014, the School of Design also houses the Associate of Occupational Studies (AOS) in Graphic Design Program, the Graphic Design/Illustration AAS, and the STEM-designated Packaging, Identities and Systems Design MS Program.
For students seeking a shorter program, Pratt Institute offers a number of certificate programs in the School of Continuing Studies. Options for designers include Graphic Design, Digital Design, Branding & Digital Marketing, Digital Product Design, UX/UI Mobile Design, Human-Centered Design, and Motion Graphics.
The Communications Design BFA at Pratt Institute has three emphasis areas: Graphic Design, Advertising Art Direction, and Illustration. Course examples across areas include Image as Communication, Sketchbook Warehouse, Process and Production, Advertising, Emerging Practices, Typography, Illustration, Package Design, Special Topics: Publications, Freelancing & Business Illustration and Graphic Design, Typeface Design, and Sequential Art and Graphic Novel. Students in all emphasis areas may complete an internship at a field related professional site. Successful completion of the Senior Project is required to graduate.
The Graphic Design AOS and Graphic Design/Illustration AAS Programs are 66 credit hours each. The AOS is an intensive, career-track program with an all art and design curriculum. Designed for high school graduates and adults with or without a degree, the AOS includes capstone courses and internship opportunities. Course examples include Graphic Design I-II, Digital Design, Packaging Design I-II, Digital Media, Typography I-III, UI/UX Interactive Media I-II, and Advertising Design I-II. In just two years, AAS students will graduate with a professional portfolio of their best work, along with the skills needed to pursue immediate employment in graphic design, interactive media, advertising, package design, web design, illustration, game design, and publishing.
The AAS in Graphic Design/Illustration at Pratt Institute prepares students for transfer into the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute, the Communications Design BFA, or other school or related program of their choice. The program combines advanced art and design coursework with liberal studies. Course examples for the program include History of Art and Design, Communication Design, UI/UX Interactive Media Pre-Press and Print Production, Illustration, Material and 3 Dimensional Form, Light, Color and Design, and Themes in Art and Culture.
The Communications Design MFA at Pratt Institute consists of 60 credit hours that may be completed in two years. Courses are taught by renowned professionals in the field and include titles such as Sustainability and Design, Visual Perception, Motion Design, Typographic + Information Design, Creative Coding Studio, Prototyping and Production, Design Management, and Packaging and the Retail Space.
Students in this graduate program will complete several studio courses, attend seminars, and complete a thesis project and exhibition. Graduates are prepared for academic careers, as well as leadership positions in identity systems and branding, user experience design, typography, design strategy, information design, environmental design, print and digital media, social media and interaction design, and data visualization.
First offered in 1966, the Packaging, Identities and Systems Design MS Program at Pratt University consists of 48 credit hours, completed over two years. Course examples include Structural Packaging, Visual Perception, Cross-Platform Design, Packaging and the Retail Space, Sustainability and Design, Prototyping and Production, Packaging Design I-II, and Design Management. The Capstone Project is an end-of-degree course that results in a professional body of work.
Students in all programs and schools at Pratt Institute have the opportunity to enroll in one of more than 20 study abroad programs and international exchange programs in over a dozen locations such at Tokyo, Florence, Copenhagen, London, and Milan.
Pratt graduates have been hired at a variety of major companies and organizations such as Apple, Penguin Random House, DreamWorks Animation, Hasbro, IBM, Warner Music Group, Peacock, Carhartt, Dior, HBO, Gensler, Perkins Eastman, Memorial Sloan Kettering, NYC Department of Transportation, and HOK Group.
Founded in 1887, Pratt Institute was one of the nation’s first colleges to welcome students without regard to color, gender, or class. The school serves approximately 5,140 students across campuses in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Utica, New York. Nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are offered across six schools and The Center for Interdisciplinary Studies. Pratt Institute is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The New School's Parsons School of Design (Parsons) is home to the School of Art, Media, and Technology (AMT), which has a Communication Design Program with several degree pathways including an AAS, BFA, and MPS. The Communication Design AAS is a campus-based, 60 credit hour program with full- and part-time schedules. Course examples for the program include Design History & Practice, Typography & Interaction, and Professional Practices & Portfolio. The Communication Design AAS program can be completed in just two years, full-time.
The Parsons Communication Design BFA is the oldest undergraduate program of its kind in the U.S. STEM-designated and consisting of 120 credits, the program is offered on-campus, full-time. Studio course examples include Drawing/Imaging, Space/Materiality, and Time. Other courses include Design Studies, Interaction Lab, Objects as History, and Typography Lab. The Parsons Communication Design BFA Design takes four years to complete.
Parsons has one option for graphic designers seeking an advanced degree. The Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Communication Design, with a Concentration in Digital Product Design, is a specialized program that emphasizes teamwork strategies and collaboration. This full-time, STEM-designated program consists of 30 credits taken over one year.
For students seeking a shorter program, the Division of Continuing & Professional Education at Parsons has a Graphic and Digital Design Certificate Program that consists of five courses plus three electives. Required courses include Introduction to Graphic Design, Color Theory, Graphic Design History, Digital Graphics with Illustrator, and Digital Imaging Workshop. Elective examples include Animation Fundamentals, Graphic Design 2, Print Production in a Digital World, 3D Modeling, Digital Layout: Adobe InDesign, and Graphic Design Portfolio. Students typically complete Graphic and Digital Design Certificate Program in just 18 months.
All Parsons School of Design students benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration, visiting artists and lecturers, AMT events, and access to Our Making Center, which consists of 600 workstations and facilities for animation, 3D prototyping, printmaking, and motion capture.
Graduates of the Parsons School of Design AAS and BFA programs work in brand and editorial design, type design, data visualization, digital product design, exhibition design, motion graphics, UX/UI design, and environmental and spatial graphics at creative agencies, tech companies, publishing houses, digital design firms, start-ups, and cultural institutions such as MoMA and the New York Times.
Graduates of the Parsons MPS Program have gone on to pursue advanced degrees in areas such as Human-Computer-Interaction (HCI). Others are Interaction Designers, Digital Product Designers, Product Managers, and Entrepreneurs.
The New School Parsons was founded in 1896 as The Chase School. The school serves approximately 10,815 students enrolled more than 120 degree and diploma programs across six colleges and schools, including Parsons Paris. The New School Parsons is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art (Cooper Union) is home to the School of Art, which houses the Art BFA Program. Students in this program have the opportunity to select courses from seven disciplines upon completion of the First Year Foundation Program. Disciplines include Graphic Design, Printmaking, Drawing, Photography, Audiovisual, Painting, and Sculpture. In the junior year of the Art BFA Program, students may take electives from the Schools of Architecture and Engineering to develop skills in other areas.
In the senior year of this flexible, 130 credit hour program, students will complete advanced coursework, a number of seminar and studio courses, and work on the Senior Presentation for public viewing. Course examples for the Graphic Design area include Graphic Design I-II, Typography, Computational Studio, Motion Graphics, Advanced Design, and Independent Study in Graphic Design.
All Cooper Union students have the opportunity to complete an internship and/or study abroad experience. Art BFA graduates are prepared to pursue careers in areas such as Advertising and Public Relations, Package Design, Motion Graphics, Publishing, Web Design, Marketing, and Entertainment.
The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art has been accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1946. Founded in 1859 by industrialist, inventor, and philanthropist Peter Cooper, Cooper Union is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education.
Serving nearly 900 students, this all-honor private college awards all admitted undergraduate students a half-tuition scholarship currently valued at $22,275 per academic year. Programs at Cooper Union are offered in the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture, Albert Nerken School of Engineering, the School of Art, and the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.
Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has two paths to study Graphic Design. For students seeking a four-year degree, FIT’s School of Art and Design has a Graphic Design BFA Program that consists of 32 credit hours in the major. In the Communication Design Pathways Department is a Communication Design AAS, which has one-year and two-year options. The one-year option can be completed on campus or entirely online.
Both programs provide hands-on learning, collaborative and experimental design projects, courses taught by experienced design professionals, and access to more than 30 minors. Examples that complement the degree programs include Design Thinking, Film and Media Studies, Creative Technology, English, 3D Design, Color Studies, International Trade and Marketing, Ethics and Sustainability, and Creative Entrepreneurship.
The FIT Communication Design AAS is an introductory program that explores concept development, visual communication, typography, digital design foundation, layout systems, design process, presentation skills, photography, web design, information systems, and research methods. Course examples for the program include Advanced The Convergence of Type and Image, Design Process Technology, Visual Language, Typography I-II, Digital Graphics Intensive, Computer Typesetting and Design, Vector Graphics, Presentation Graphics for Built Environments, and Basic Bookbinding.
Graduates of the FIT Communication Design AAS Program are prepared to pursue entry-level positions in Graphic Design or admission to an FIT BFA Program such as Graphic Design, Packaging Design, Advertising and Digital Design, or Spatial Experience Design.
The FIT Graphic Design BFA explores topics such as branding, motion graphics, editorial design, advanced typography, interactive web design, experiential design (exhibitions and wayfinding) and emerging design practices and approaches. Course examples include Core Studio I: Design and Methodology, Typeface Design, Print and Digital Production, Core Studio II: Design and Culture, Design for Web-based User Interface, Typography and Language, Core Studio III: Design and Innovation, Print and Digital Production, and Motion Graphics for Designers. All BFA students will complete the Professional Preparation course, the Senior Thesis Project, and an Internship.
Graduates of the Graphic Design BFA Program at Fashion Institute of Technology work for advertising agencies, nonprofit organizations, branding agencies, cultural institutions, design studios, interactive agencies, and music producers. FIT alumni have been hired at BBDO, MoMA, Atlantic Records, The Jewish Museum, Nike, Sony Music, R/GA, Think Brands, Landor & Fitch, the New York Public Library, and Hyperkat.
Part of the State University of New York (SUNY) System, Fashion Institute of Technology opened in 1944 inside the High School of Needles Trades. On the first day of class, the school had 100 students. Today, FIT spans an entire city block and serves 8,150 students, according to the most recent available figures. Programs are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in five academic divisions. Fashion Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).
The College of Art and Design at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) houses the School of Design, which has two pats to study Graphic Design. At the undergraduate level, the School has a Graphic Design BFA that provides opportunities to gain industry experience through cooperative education and internships with top companies in New York and across the country. Coursework for this 120 credit hour program provides additional opportunities to gain real-world experience through collaborative class projects with RIT partners such as Kraft, Starbucks, and Unilever.
BFA students will study everything from branding and identity systems to UI/UX. Senior electives allow students to choose advanced coursework in an area that interests them. Examples include Editorial Design, Packaging Systems Collaborative, Interactive Design III, Packing Systems Projects, Advertising Design, and Typography III. All BFA students will take four Graphic Design Studio courses, Design Systems I-II, Experiential Graphic Design, Interactive Design I-II, Motion Design I-II, and Professional Practices. The RIT Graphic Design BFA culminates with a Graphic Design Capstone and final public exhibition.
With a 94% outcome rate, graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology Graphic Design Program go on to pursue positions such as Product Designer, Associate Art Director, Junior Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Digital Product Designer, Motion Designer, UI/UX Designer, Promotions Marketing Coordinator, Presentation Designer, Social Media Director, Identity/Packaging Designer, and UI/UX Designer.
Program alumni have been hired at major corporations, advertising agencies, publications, and design firms such as Vogue Italia, Walt Disney Company, Adobe, Apple, Sesame Street, ESPN, the NHL, Sports Illustrated, and Fisher-Price.
At the graduate level, Rochester Institute of Technology offers a 60 credit hour, STEM-designated Visual Communication Design (VCD) MFA that explores graphic, motion, and interactive design, UI/UX design, 3D digital design, and design studies. The program is cross-disciplinary, allowing students customize the curriculum with coursework from other programs and departments. Like the BFA Program, the MFA program offers access to cooperative education and internship opportunities, as well as workshops, state-of-the art production facilities and studio spaces, and networking through RIT’s Creative Industry Day.
Course and elective examples for the program include Branding and Identity Design, UX Design Strategies, 3D Modeling and Motion, Real Time Design, Programming for Designers, Design Studies Seminar, Character Design and Rigging, Digital Media Integration, and Project Design and Implementation, 3D Particles and Dynamics, Design Praxis I-II, and Information Design.
With a 97% outcome rate, graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology VCD MFA Program go on to secure employment in positions such as Senior Visual Designer, Graphic and UI/UX Designer, Product Designer, Motion Graphic Designer, User Experience Researcher, Game Producer, and Cinematographer and Editor, among others.
Rochester Institute of Technology is a top research university that dates back to 1829. With global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo and serving more than 19,000 students from 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is also one of the largest private universities in the U.S. Students at RIT have access to more than 200 academic programs across 11 colleges and institutes. Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
Syracuse University (SU) houses the College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. Both provide degree options for students interested in pursuing a career in Graphic Design. The College of VPA (School of Design) has a Communications Design BFA Program. The Newhouse School (Visual Communications Department) has a Graphic Design Program that leads to a Bachelor’s degree.
BFA program benefits include hands-on projects covering everything from advertising and marketing to packaging and social media; individual and group collaborations; internship opportunities with local and national companies; and the opportunity to study in London, UK or Florence, Italy through the Syracuse Study Abroad Program. Course examples for this 120 credit hour program include Communication Design Problems, Digital Tools for Designers, Problem Solving Strategies, Communication Design I-II, Design, Cultural Traditions and the Environment, Design Skills & Processes, Design Project Management, and Analog Design Tools.
During the final year of the VPA Communications Design Program, students will complete the Portfolio & Practice course. Final portfolios will be displayed at the annual two-day Senior Portfolio Show in New York City. Graduates of the program work at top firms across the country as Designers, Creative Directors, and more.
The Graphic Design Program in the Newhouse School’s Visual Communication Department features a Fall Workshop. Established in 1999 and a major component of the program, the Workshop hosts industry professionals from around the world that serve as mentors for student projects. Students in this program can expect to take courses such as Typographic Design, User Interface and User Experience (UI/UX) Design, and Introduction to Graphic Design.
The Newhouse School Graphic Design Bachelor’s Degree Program prepares students for creative careers in advertising, branding, publishing, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), UI/UX, and web design.
Graduates of the Graphic Design Bachelor’s Program at Syracuse University have been recruited by major companies and publishers such as Amazon, Google, and The Washington Post. Some program alumni have gone on to launch their own creative agencies and studios.
Founded in 1870, Syracuse University serves approximately 21,320 students from all 50 states and 120 countries. More than 200 majors, 100 minors, and 200 advanced degree programs are offered across SU’s 13 colleges and schools. In addition to campuses in Syracuse, and Manhattan, New York, Washington DC, and Los Angeles, Syracuse University operates overseas centers in France, Italy, London, Poland, Chile, and Spain. Syracuse University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The School of the Arts at Purchase College, SUNY, houses the School of Art + Design, home to the Graphic Design BFA Program. Design students have the opportunity to learn and create in a hands-on studio environment with access to labs and studios for collaborating, working on projects, and developing portfolios.
Consisting of general education coursework and 84-86 credits in visual arts and graphic design, the Purchase College Graphic Design BFA includes courses such as Studio Assistant (Graphic Design), Letterpress Workshop, Digital Media for Designers, Book Structures, Interactive and Experience Design, Typographic Investigations, Motion Graphics for Designers, Word and Image I-IV, Experimental Book, Design for the Web and Screens, Community Design, History of Graphic Design Survey, and Artist/Writer Workshop.
In addition to a variety of courses, the Graphic Design Program at Purchase provides access to coursework from the Printmaking Program. This allows students to explore additional courses in book design and experimental publishing. During the Junior or Senior years of the BFA Program, students have the opportunity to complete an internship worth four credits. All students will complete the Junior Seminar and Senior Project I-II courses.
The Graphic Design BFA Program at Purchase College culminates with an Online Exhibition of student projects from the Graphic Design BFA and Visual Arts BS Programs.
Graduates of the Purchase College Graphic Design Program are Brand Identity Designers, Layout Artists, Magazine Designers, Corporate Identity Designers, Advertising Directors, Packaging Designers, Production Artists, Book Designers, Web Designers, Exhibit Designers, Television Graphic Designers, Art Directors, Multimedia Designers, Storyboard Artists,
Purchase College is a member of the State University of New York System (SUNY). Established by Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1967, the school serves approximately 3,225 students enrolled in BA, BS, BFA, and MusB degrees in more than 40 areas. Programs at Purchase are housed in the Schools of Art + Design, Liberal Arts and Sciences, The Arts, and Continuing Education. Purchase College has been continuously accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) since 1976. The school is also an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
The School of Arts & Humanities at Queens College (QC) houses the Art Department, which has a Design BFA Program with Concentrations in Communication Design, Interaction Design, Animation, and Illustration. Minors in Graphic Design, Photography and Imaging, Digital Graphics, Animation and Illustration, Interaction Design, Digital Moviemaking and Imagemaking, Studio Art, and Art History are also available for students who would like to enhance the Concentration and develop skills in other areas of art and design. Each Minor requires 21 credit hours.
In the Concentration, students may choose five courses from elective options and eight design elective courses. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an internship. Course examples include Typography I-2, Book Design and Production, Advertising Design, Information Design, Adobe Flash, Publication Design, Graphic Novel, VT: Pixel-based Imagery, App Design, Video Graphics and Compositing, Digital Imagemaking, Storyboarding and Storytelling, Digital Imagemaking, Physical Computing, and Design 1-3. An internship is also part of the program as well as the opportunity to study abroad for a summer, winter intersession, a semester, or even a year.
Graduates of the Design BFA Program at Queens College will enter the job market or a graduate program with a portfolio of their best work. Potential careers include Graphic Designer, Product Designer, Packaging Designer, Book Designer, Web Designer, Illustrator, Exhibit Designer, Brand Manager, Interaction Designer, Creative Director, and Storyboard Artist.
Founded in 1937, Queens College is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) System. QC serves approximately 18,770 students enrolled in over 170 areas of study leading to a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Programs at Queens College are housed in the Divisions of Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Mathematics & Natural Sciences; and Social Science. Queens College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at St. John’s University (St. John’s) houses the Department of Art and Design. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the Department has two paths to study Graphic Design including the Graphic Design BFA and the 18 credit hour Graphic Design Minor.
Within the Minor are two Concentrations: Digital Media Design and Print/Advertising Design. The Minor can be taken alone or added to Majors such as Communication Arts, Marketing, and English. Course examples for the program include Advanced Typography, Social Media for the Arts, Interaction Design, Book Arts, and Graphic Production.
The Graphic Design BFA at St. John’s University explores color, photography, text, print, electronic media, design, layout and production pipelines. Consisting of 132 credit hours, the program includes courses such as Digital Illustration, Motion Graphics, Printmaking I: Relief & Intaglio, Advanced Web Design, Graphic Production, Three-Dimensional Design, Advanced Typography, Graphic Design II, Book Arts, Mixed Media Concerns, History of Visual Communications. Students will also take Junior and Senior Design, and the Professional Portfolio course.
A major component of the Graphic Design BFA is the Professional Internship. St. John’s students have the unique opportunity to work with major advertising agencies, brands, designers, studios, organizations, design firms, and non-profits in New York and beyond. St. John’s students have interned at places such as Time Inc., SONY, Madison Square Garden, Estee Lauder, Morgan Stanley, The U.S. Secret Service, MTV, and with the New York Mets.
In addition to high-profile internships, students benefit from St. John’s Study Abroad Program, with experiences in France, Italy, Paris, Ireland, the West Indies, and many other places.
Graduates of the Graphic Design BFA Program at St. John’s University are routinely hired at major companies, studios, and organizations across New York. Examples include BBDO Advertising, Google, Fox News, Nickelodeon, the NBA and WNBA, Grey Advertising, Nike, NBC Universal, and Pentagram Design.
Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John’s University is a private roman Catholic institution that serves approximately 15,450 students across campuses in Queens, Staten Island, and Manhattan, NY; Rome, Italy; Paris, France; and Limerick, Ireland. More than 100 programs are provided four Colleges and the School of Education. St. John's University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.