A College Like No Other
Deep thinkers deserve a deep education.
At St. John’s, great books—and great discussions—are the heart of the college’s distinctive liberal arts program. Students are part of an intellectual community and investors in their own education, from conversations around the seminar table to those that take place beyond classroom walls. Inspired by some of history’s most brilliant philosophers, scientists, musicians and thinkers, students push themselves to consider deeply, discuss intensely, and live boldly. They leave St. John’s with a passion that ignites distinctive career paths—and their world.
In addition to our singular undergraduate program, St. John’s also features graduate programs. Whether you are pursuing the Master of Arts in Liberal Arts, the Master of Arts in Eastern Classics, or the Liberal Arts Education Certificate, our radical vision of education is simple: the study of great books and the discussion of those books in a singular intellectual environment.
Students now have the choice to complete each of our graduate degree programs online* or in-person. You will experience a deeply personal education rooted in the St. John’s tradition of great books and thoughtful exploration alongside your fellow students and our experienced tutors, from anywhere in the world. There are no prerecorded lessons, no lectures, and no overenrolled classes.
To begin your St. John’s journey, contact our admissions office or fill out the form on this page.
*Online Program has been submitted for review and is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission; pending approval by Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Higher Learning Commission expected by March 2021.
St. John's By the Numbers
Our one major will take you anywhere. Credits are equivalent to a double major in philosophy and the history of math and science; and a double minor in literature and the classics.Learn more about the curriculum
The low student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1 contributes to our Number 8 ranking for “Best Classroom Experience” by the Princeton Review.See more rankings and ratings
Johnnies’ chronological study of more than 200 great books and scientific experiments, which span 3000 years, is often considered the most rigorous education in America.The St. John’s College Reading List
St. John’s undergraduate tuition of $35,000 is among the most affordable of top-ranked liberal arts colleges in the country.Learn about the St. John’s Financial Model
The Graduate Institute offers two master’s degrees: one in Liberal Arts and one in the Eastern Classics of Asia.Learn more about Graduate Institute
Half of all Johnnies do at least one internship, many of which are fully-funded through the Hodson and Ariel internship programs.
The Princeton Review ranks St. John’s as fifth best in the country for top professors. Of course, at St. John’s we call them “tutors.”Check out our rankings
Most Johnnies live on campus in Annapolis or Santa Fe, including all freshmen and sophomores.
Santa Fe sits at a rarified 7,000 feet with access to 478 miles of hiking and biking trails. 79 ski trails are 15 miles uphill from campus.Join the outdoor adventure
The Annapolis campus is just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., making it one of the best colleges for politically engaged students.Read about subjects in politics
St. John’s has two campuses in two state capitals: Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland.Visit our beautiful campuses
Johnnies hold the national collegiate croquet championship title and last year beat the US Naval Academy 3-2 at the world-famous Annapolis Cup.Explore St. John’s Traditions
Johnnies have been reading great books since 1696 (when we were called “King William School”), making St. John’s the third oldest college in the United States.Learn more about our history
Ranked as the college sending the highest number of students to PhD programs in the humanities, St. John’s sends students to pursue advanced degrees and directly into dozens of fascinating careers.Read more about careers and grad school
St. John’s is in the top 4% for the number of students receiving PhDs in science and engineering. The curriculum includes four years of advanced mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology.Read more about the sciences at St. John’s
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