St John’s University-New York is a private, 4-year Roman Catholic school located in Queens, NY. The school was founded in 1870 by the Congregation of the Mission in Brooklyn as the College of St John the Baptist. It reached University status in 1933. In the 1950’s, the school was relocated to its present location in Hillcrest, Queens. The school also maintains campuses in Staten Island and Manhattan, as well as Rome, Italy. The 100+ acre campus features a blend of collegiate Gothic and contemporary architecture. The campus is centered around “The Great Lawn” which serves as a central quad for several academic buildings. The campus has a surprising spacious “feel” despite its urban location. Notable alumni include former NY Governor Mario Cuomo and ESPN sportscaster Brian Kenny.