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St John's College

St John's College is college with 443 students located in Annapolis, MD.

Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College


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St. John's College is a co-educational, four year liberal arts college known for its distinctive "great books" curriculum.

St. John's is a single college located on two campuses, one in Annapolis, Maryland, and another in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The campuses share an identical curriculum (changes must be approved by both halves of the faculty) and a single governing board. Each campus is limited to well under 500 students, and the faculty-student ratio is 1 to 8.

The all-required course of study is based on the reading, study, and discussion of the most important books of the Western tradition. There are no majors and no departments; all students follow the same program.

Students study from the classics of literature, philosophy, theology, psychology, political science, economics, history, mathematics, laboratory sciences, and music. No textbooks are used. The books are read in roughly chronological order, beginning with ancient Greece and continuing to modern times.

All classes are discussion-based. There are no class lectures; instead, the students meet together with faculty members (called tutors) to explore the books being read.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 443
Gender 55% Male / 45% Female
Geography 9% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 21% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
White 76%
Multi-racial 4%
International 9%
Hispanic/Latino 4%
Ethnicity Unknown 2%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%

Student Services

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Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (100%)

Majors Offered


A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

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Administration & Faculty

President Christopher Nelson
Accredited by American Academy for Liberal Education
Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 55
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 74 : 25
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 76
Tenure Track Faculty 23




Selectivity Score: 60/100

Acceptance Rate: 81.0% accepted of 342 applications

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $29,481 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $22,041
$30K-$48K $26,667
$48K-$75K $24,235
$75K-$110K $27,614
$110K+ $41,808

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $45,846, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $45,846 Same as On-Campus
Fees $450 Same as On-Campus
Housing $10,954 $10,954
Books $630 $630
Total (before financial aid) $57,880 $57,880

Students Receiving Aid

72% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 55% $5,845
Federal Scholarships/Grants 21% $5,464
Institutional Grants 72% $25,680
Other Federal Grants 14% $1,938
Other Loans 19% $6,674
Pell Grants 21% $4,224
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 5% $1,902
Student Loans 69% $6,585

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Graduation Rates

55% of students graduated on time.

63% of students graduated in six years.

89% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.



#437 America's Top Colleges

The Princeton Review

N/A Best Colleges (Northeastern)

U.S. News & World Report

#35 Regional Universities Overall Score
#55 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings
#57 Regional Universities
#123 National Liberal Arts

Washington Monthly

#13 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#23 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#27 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#116 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#139 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#157 Affordable Elite Colleges - Overall Rank
#229 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
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