Study at St John's CollegeProfile of St John's College
St John's College is in a large suburb, in Annapolis, MD. The school is classified as a private, not-for-profit college. Students at St John's College earn degrees up to the Master's degree.
Students and faculty are generally focused on one of the school's main fields of study. The most common major fields study at St John's College include liberal arts.
St John's College Selectivity
The school does not admit all applicants. St John's College attracts a fair number of students from out of state.
One indicator of school quality is the number of students per professor, and here the school does well in comparison to most schools. Some professors at St John's College are awarded tenure, allowing the school to retain good faculty members. Faculty salaries at the school are higher than most.
St John's College, in 2007, had 563 students (557 full-time equivalent).
Most students at the school attend full-time. St John's College is not thought of as a commuter school, and many students live on campus or nearby. Dorm living is common. St John's College makes available student meal plans.
The school reports its educational mission is:
"St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland was chartered in 1784 upon a most liberal plan for the benefit of youth of every religious denomination. In 1937 the New Program, under which the college still operates, was instituted. Under it, we help our students learn to ask fundamental questions and practice thoughtfulness in public. We introduce them to the textual tradition of reason that illuminates such central features of modern life as democracy and technology, as well as to the literary and musical tradition of the West. We are committed to the use of a list of great books that is both fairly stable and under continual review. These are books agreed to be excellent, to form a coherent sequence, and to raise most cogently questions we want our students to consider. We foster literacy in three kinds of texts: verbal, mathematical, and musical. We want our students to develop the intellectual virtues of courage in inquiry, caution in forming opinions, candor about their ignorance, open attentiveness to the words of their colleagues, industry in preparation, and meticulousness in verbal translations as well as in mathematical demonstrations. We give our students the experience of living in a community of learning imbued with attitudes of consideration and respect that foster moral virtues appropriate to their future lives as citizens. We think that the college has a wider mission in contributing to the invigoration of American education by giving help to other institutions that ask for it, by encouraging our students to become teachers, and by providing to a wide constituency occasions for actual learning in the spirit and through the materials of our program. "
St John's College Programs and Degrees
Contact: St John's College
St John's College
60 College Ave
Annapolis, MD 21401
General Phone: (410) 263-2371