Living on the Annapolis Campus

The Annapolis campus is nestled between College Creek and the Naval Academy in the heart of the state capital, just off the Chesapeake Bay. It has been home to St. John’s College since 1784. Before then, it was known as King William’s School, a preparatory school founded in 1696. The college’s intentionally small student body and interdisciplinary curriculum cultivate a close-knit community––conversations started in the classroom often spill onto the quad, into the dorms or the coffee shop, or wherever students and tutors gather. Of course, the scope of student life includes more than the great books––the campus is also rich with opportunities to unwind and play.

Learn why St. John’s College in Annapolis is a top liberal arts college.


The campus is designed to support ongoing conversations and learning to foster a robust academic and social community.

Discover the Dorms at St. John's

Randall Dining Hall isn’t an average college cafeteria.

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