Powerful, Relevant, Alive: At St. John’s we read books whose value never diminishes.

Flexible, Adaptable, Prepared: Our students are well equipped to pursue any path in life they choose.

Affordable, Accessible, Equitable: St. John’s is committed to supporting students with financial resources to make this education possible.

Diverse, Global, Entrepreneurial: Our students come from all 50 states and several countries, empowered to create a vibrant learning and living community.

Beautiful, Classic, Energized: The Annapolis campus is in the heart of a historic seaport, with a lively arts and cultural scene.

Timeless, Celebrated, Inspiring: The Santa Fe campus is located in a historic state capital known for rich multi-cultural markets, a cosmopolitan foodie scene, and endless outdoor activities.

Brilliant, Accessible, Involved: St. John’s faculty engage our compelling curriculum alongside students in a ratio that is 1:8, which means that you are never just a number.

Dynamic, Experimental, Interactive: From seminars to scientific lab and field experiments to translations, collaborative learning is a cornerstone of the St. John's academic experience.

Engaging, Democratic, Lively: Classroom participation matters at St. John’s as much as ideas, driving intellectual and personal growth.

Welcome to St. John’s College


At St. John’s College, students think boldly, collaborate effectively, and explore fearlessly. This education is focused on original thinking and original ideas. By studying the most challenging books and wholeheartedly engaging in thoughtful, lively, and participant-driven discussions, students develop excellence of intellect and imagination. They confront for themselves the ideas that have been, and continue to be, fundamental to shaping the world they will navigate and are ready for any path they choose in life.

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Saving Wholeness

Nicholas Kristof recently opined at the New York Times that the current barrage of criticism against the so-called humanities is wrongheaded. “What use,” he asks, “could the humanities be in a digital age?” And he answers, &ld…

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