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St. John's Journey, Annapolis
On the Annapolis campus, 500 students experience a historic college town along the Chesapeake Bay. Annapolis is close to Washington, DC, with dozens of nearby museums and cultural offerings. The college was founded here in 1696, making it the third oldest college in the United States, and students embrace long-held traditions such as waltz parties, intramural sports, and the famous annual croquet match against the Naval Academy. Popular student groups include musical ensembles, community service organizations, and the college’s theatrical troupe, King William Players.
St. John’s Journey, Santa Fe
The Santa Fe campus, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, is a one-minute walk from some of the best hiking and biking trails in the United States, and a short drive to Ski Santa Fe and the world-renowned Taos Ski Valley. Santa Fe is also home to more than 250 art galleries, great food, and live music. Nearly 500 Johnnies embrace the stunning natural environment and rich cultural heritage of New Mexico while reading great books on the placita, hiking 12,000-foot mountains, sculpting in the pottery studio, acting with the theater group Chrysostomos, competing in archery tournaments, or socializing in the coffee shop.
What is the mission of St. John’s College?
SJC is a community dedicated to liberal education through the pursuit of fundamental knowledge and to the search of unifying ideas most notably through the study of great books, the renowned St. John’s seminar, and the Dean’s Seminar Series.
What makes St. John’s so special? Hear from the president who chats with the Assistant Vice President of Enrollment and Director of Admissions and the admitted students and parents preparing to enroll in Fall 2023.
What does academics look like at a school with no tests or textbooks? Current students share and discuss the 4-year academic journey at St. John’s as well as the heart of the curriculum, the Seminar—a discussion of assigned readings.
Listen as tutors talk about their fondness for seminar class, a cornerstone of the St. John’s experience where students gather twice a week for two hours to discuss great ideas from great books.
From Austen to Darwin, our tutors discuss their favorite program books, and the gripping, transformative power of each.
Curious about St. John’s College but can’t make it to campus for a visit? This hour-long session with Admission staff and current students will focus on an insider’s view of the SJC experience and applying to St. John’s.
Hear from our VP of Enrollment about our holistic admissions process.