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Application Essays

Essay Question 2018

Discuss a book that has particular significance for you. What makes this book great in your view? What effect does it have on what you think or how you think? (Minimum 400 words)

Great Essays From Past Years

Check out successful essays from current Johnnies. There’s no one right thing to say in an essay, but these Johnnies may be a source of inspiration.

Essay Question for the Class of 2021

The great books curriculum, two campuses, and lively, discussion-based classes make St. John’s College different. What about St. John’s interests you most? Which aspect of the curriculum or author in the curriculum intrigues you most?

Essay Question for Class of 2020

The great books curriculum, discussion-based classrooms, and vibrant campus community make St. John's distinct from other colleges. What about St. John's interests you the most? How might this education differ from your former educational experiences?

Essay Question for Class of 2019

Describe your reading habits and discuss an aspect of a particular book that has been important in shaping your thoughts.