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private, coeducational institution of higher learning in Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S. It is sponsored by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian) order of the Roman Catholic church. The university includes St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Notre Dame College, St. Vincent's College, the College of Business Administration, the College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions, and the Metropolitan College (for adult students). It also includes schools of law and of education and human services. In addition to undergraduate studies, the university offers a selection of graduate and professional degree programs. The branch campus in Staten Island is the site of Notre Dame College. The university also has a branch campus (graduate) in Rome, Italy. Total enrollment is approximately 19,000.