St. John's College

1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM


We are the third oldest college in the nation and we have locations in Santa Fe, NM and Annapolis, MD. Both campuses have fewer than 500 students each. What makes St. John's College so unique is that we have one major and all our students complete the same liberal arts courses. Students take Mathematics, Laboratory Sciences, French, Greek, Philosophy, Literature, Political Science, Music Theory, and more. Classes are taught in discussion-based method, allowing everyone to have a voice. Each class is taught with classic literature instead of textbooks, so students learn from the original designers of the topics. They will read Plato, Du Bois, Tocqueville, Milton, Austen, Shakespeare, Baldwin, and 200+ others. We reduced our tuition in 2018, plus we are dedicated to making this unique education affordable for everyone. We have been TEST OPTIONAL for more than 40 years!

Questions and Answers about St. John's College

Christine B.
1 year ago
Are St. John's College applicants automatically considered for your scholarships?
St. John's College
Hello! Yes - all students are automatically considered for merit scholarships during the admissions process. About 60% of our students receive merit scholarships. But 95% of our students have financial aid so you will also want to send in a FAFSA (domestic students) or CSS (international students).
Lauren S.
1 year ago
Are religion classes mandatory at St. John's College?
St. John's College
Good question! Despite the name, we are NOT a religious institution and open to students of all faith and non-faith. While there are some conversations and books tied to Christianity, they are not meant to teach ideals but instead to understand within the context of human thought and classic literature.
Taylor N.
1 year ago
What kind of scholarships does St. John's College offer?
St. John's College
Hello! We have merit scholarships considered at the point of admissions, plus scholarships if you attend our summer high school programs, or if you live in New Mexico, or a few other factors. And we have very generous financial aid that 95% of our students will qualify for to help reduce costs. Plus we dropped our tuition four years ago and have kept it lower.

Majors offered at St. John's College

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Academics at St. John's College

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Considered with application
ACT Score Range
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
7 to 1
Less Selective (67% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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