St. John’s College

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School Overview

St. John’s College is a privately owned and operated, four-year liberal arts college with two campuses; one located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the other in Annapolis, Maryland. St. John’s College was first established in 1696 as a college preparatory school, known at the time as King William’s School. It was chartered as a college in 1784, nearly two hundred and thirty years ago, making it one of the oldest colleges in the United States.

Since the early 20th century, St. John’s College has offered students a unique curriculum known as the Great Books Program, based on the study of approximately 50 to 100 books that constitute the foundation of Western literature. The books cover topics such as religion, mathematics, history, science and literature.

Unlike most other undergraduate colleges of its kind, St. John’s College offers just one bachelor’s degree program (in liberal arts). Students seeking a graduate degree have the opportunity of earning a master’s degree in liberal arts or Eastern Classics through the St. John Graduate Institute. The master’s degree program in liberal arts follows a similiar curriculum to that offered in the bachelor’s degree program, however, the master’s degree does not require students to fulfill a foreign language requirement and students have more autonomy to select their courses. The master’s degrees in Eastern Classics covers a list of classic literary works from China, Japan and India. It’s based a format similar to that employed in the undergraduate liberal arts program which follows a predetermined sequence of course, seminars and language study.

Even though St. John’s College offers study of the Bible and explores the teachings of various Christian philosophers, theologians and historical figures, the college is nonsectarian.

St. John's College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (505) 984-6000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, Santa Fe, NM 87505-4599
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 363
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 65%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 363 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $35,755
Out-of-state Tuition: $35,755
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $43,129

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

St. John's College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at St. John's College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Grand total 12

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at St. John's College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $35,755
Out-of-state $35,755
Books and supplies $650

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $28,482
Out-of-state $28,482

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 69 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 68 96% $43,129
Student loan aid 38 54% $6,293

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 314 98% $40,457
Federal student loans 94 29% $11,975

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for St. John's College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled St. John's College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 422 212 210
Percent admitted 100% 64% 69%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 18% 18%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

St. John's College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 363
Undergraduate enrollment 317
Graduate enrollment 46

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

St. John's College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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