Why St. John’s

Students at St. John’s College read and discuss The Great Books of Western Civilization, the foundation of this rigorous liberal arts education.

St. John's College Facts

Facts About St. John's College
Students 818 total on both campuses
Founded 1696
Chartered 1784
Undergraduate Degree Bachelor of Liberal Arts
Graduate Degrees Master of Liberal Arts, Master of Eastern Classics (Santa Fe only)
Student-Faculty Ratio 8:1
All Class Sizes 14-19 students
Authors in Curriculum 150+
Range of Curriculum (years) At least 2,500 years
Range of Curriculum (disciplines) Including philosophy, literature, biology, physics, astronomy, mathematics, history, political science, law, chemistry, psychology, economics, music, ancient Greek, poetry, French, religion, theater, and more
Students on Campus 82%
International Students 10-15% (from 21 countries)
Students of Color 18%
Financial Aid 2014-15 $20.2 million (need-based and merit scholarships)
Average Financial Aid Award $38,219
Percent Receiving Pell Grants 20%
Student Groups 100+
Intercollegiate Sports Crew, croquet, fencing, sailing
Intramural Sports 30+
Nearest cities (Annapolis) Washington, DC (32 miles), and Baltimore, MD (27 miles)
Nearest cities (Santa Fe) Albuquerque, NM (57 miles)