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Shared Humanity

St. John’s College is a welcoming place for all students. Because of the common curriculum, the small size, and the commitment to learning on the part of everyone on the campuses, students find a community that embraces diversity of background and thought. In fact, diversity is a vital component of what makes classroom discussion so enriching. By reading great books and struggling together with the fundamental questions that they raise, students and faculty learn from their differences and discover more deeply their shared humanity.

Who We Are

The Class of 2021 totals 225 students across two campuses in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Annapolis, Maryland. In this year’s freshman class:

  • Geographic diversity: 49 states and territories are represented; international students comprise 26% of the student body from 27 countries
  • Racial and ethnic diversity: 18% identify as domestic students of color
  • Socioeconomic diversity: 68% receive need-based financial aid and more than 20% receive Pell grants

See freshman class profile.

Clubs and Organizations

The diversity of the student body is reflected in all clubs and organizations but many groups embrace differences of culture, background, sexual orientation, and religion. If there’s an activity or organization that doesn’t yet exist at the college, students may launch their own by finding a group of other interested students to start a club.