The St. John's College undergraduate and graduate programs are defined by the original sources studied and by the nature of the classroom experience—small, discussion-based seminars led by experienced faculty. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are similar in Annapolis and Santa Fe; an Eastern Classics masters' program is offered in Santa Fe only. The distinct campus environments further complement the college's academic excellence.
"It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity."
- W.E.B. Du Bois