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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The Joy of Struggle: Commencement 2014

On Sunday, May 11, St. John’s College held its two hundred twenty-second commencement ceremony in Annapolis. The commencement speaker was Andrew J. Krivak, an alumnus of the Annapolis Class of 1986, and a National Book Award Finalist for his first n…



"No man, who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives, is left long without proper reward."
- Booker T. Washington