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St John's College

A "New Curriculum" adopted in the 1930's is hardly new, but St. John's College remains ardently committed to it, whether on the original campus in Annapolis, or its younger sibling found in Santa Fe. Whether Chesapeake Bay east or Sangre de Cristo foothills west, about 400 undergraduates read the same great texts of Western Civilization, working from the ancient Greeks toward, barely reaching, the 20th Century, and reading Latin or Greek, French or German. The conversation of the ages continues in seminars in which tutors ask opening questions and guide discussion. The signature sport? Croquet.

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

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Overview

Overview

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A "New Curriculum" adopted in the 1930's is hardly new, but St. John's College remains ardently committed to it, whether on the original campus in Annapolis, or its younger sibling found in Santa Fe. Whether Chesapeake Bay east or Sangre de Cristo foothills west, about 400 undergraduates read the same great texts of Western Civilization, working from the ancient Greeks toward, barely reaching, the 20th Century, and reading Latin or Greek, French or German. The conversation of the ages continues in seminars in which tutors ask opening questions and guide discussion. The signature sport? Croquet.

Reviews

Attracts smart, intellectual, and nonconformist students who like to talk (and argue) about books.

The Fiske Guide to Colleges

The college believes that there is no greater teacher than the books themselves.

The Insider's Guide to Colleges

Only the intellectually curious and highly motivated need apply.

The Princeton Review

Student Life

Student Life

Student Body

Total Undergraduates 339
Gender 54% Male / 46% Female
Geography 9% In State / 91% Out of State / 13% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 39% 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
Percentage
White 62%
Multi-racial 7%
International 13%
Hispanic/Latino 11%
Ethnicity Unknown 3%
Black or African American 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

73% of students live on-campus.

98% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Theme Housing
  • Wellness Housing

Activities

Student Publications: The Moon

  • Dance
  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates alcohol/substance abuse counseling women's services
  • Facilities: search and rescue, ptolemy stone, forest with hiking trails
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): accelerated program internships
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities, Other (100%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

Any single instructional program in liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities not listed above.

Administration & Faculty

President Michael Peters
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 45
Student : Faculty Ratio 8 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 75 : 24
Percentage of Faculty Members
Tenured Faculty 82
Tenure Track Faculty 17

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 40/100
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Selectivity

Acceptance Rate: 82.4% accepted of 205 applications

70% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
41% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
16% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite25 - 29
 
SATMath550 - 680
Reading580 - 740
Writing560 - 670

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Application Essay

Important: Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Recommendations, Level Of Applicants Interest, Character Personal Qualities

Also Considered: Work Experience, Volunteer Work, Talent Ability, Standardized Test Scores, Racial Ethnic Status, Interview, First Generation College Student, Extracurricular Activities, Class Rank, Alumni Relation, Academic GPA

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
History 0 2
Math 3 4
Science 0 3
Science Lab 0 3
Foreign Language 2 4
Social Studies 0 0

Other Application Information: SAT ACT

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,292 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $20,548
$30K-$48K $23,326
$48K-$75K $18,788
$75K-$110K $27,458
$110K+ $36,169

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 $11,816 $11,816
Books $630 $630
Total (before financial aid) $58,742 $58,742

Students Receiving Aid

82% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 56% $5,746
Federal Scholarships/Grants 40% $4,847
Institutional Grants 81% $30,066
Other Federal Grants 33% $1,190
Other Loans 13% $8,443
Pell Grants 39% $3,965
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 5% $1,900
Student Loans 67% $6,451

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/finaid/main.shtml.

Estimate the net price for you at http://npc.collegeboard.org/student/app/sjca.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

44% of students graduated on time.

55% of students graduated in six years.

79% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Rankings

The Princeton Review

#2 Colleges: Is It Food?
#3 Colleges: Most Accessible Professors
#6 Colleges: Easiest Campus to Get Around
#6 Colleges: Professors Get High Marks
#7 Colleges: There's a Game?
#14 Colleges: Lots of Race/Class Interaction
N/A Best Colleges (Western)

U.S. News & World Report

#89 National Liberal Arts

WalletHub

#1 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#25 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#45 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#77 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall 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
#154 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#186 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#199 Affordable Elite Colleges - Overall Rank
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