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St. John's College Santa Fe - Admissions Data and Other College Information


St. John's College Santa Fe

St. John's College Santa Fe

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St. John's College Santa Fe Description:

Located on a 250-acre campus in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Santa Fe, New Mexico, St. John's College in Santa Fe has a spectacular location. The Santa Fe college was opened in 1964 as a second campus to St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. Students have the opportunity to study on either campus. St. John's College is not for everyone -- all students have the same curriculum, and all graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in the liberal arts and sciences. The heart of a St. John's education is reading and discussion focused on mathematics, languages, science and music. All students will graduate with an in-depth understanding of important works of Western civilization. The college has an impressive 8 to 1 student / faculty ratio. Seminars average about 20 students and are taught by two faculty members, and tutorials and labs have 12 to 16 students. Grades are not emphasized at St. John's, and while students will read many books, they will never use a textbook. The great majority of St. John's graduates go on to law school, medical school, or graduate school. Despite what the college's name might suggest, St. John's has no religious affiliation.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 429 (349 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 57% Male / 43% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $45,004
  • Books: $630
  • Room and Board: $9,994
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $56,628

St. John's College Santa Fe Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 82%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 82%
    • Loans: 82%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,148
    • Loans: $6,133

Most Popular Majors:

Liberal Arts and Sciences (all students at St. John's College have the same curriculum)

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 72%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 49%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 58%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

St. John's College Santa Fe Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.stjohnscollege.edu/about/resources/strategic_plan08.pdf

"St. John's College is a community dedicated to liberal education. Such education seeks to free human beings from prejudice and unexamined opinion, to help them reflect on the nature of things and on the ends and means of human endeavors, and to enable them to make thoughtful choices in public and private life.

Students at St. John's pursue such an education by participating in the activities of its community of learning. The central activity is the reading and discussion, in small classes, of the great works of the West. This study is supported by and intertwined with the study of the elements of languages, mathematics, science, and music. In Santa Fe there is also a program that focuses on the great works of the East.

At St. John's College, we seek to develop in our students an awareness of fundamental alternatives for understanding the human condition, a desire and capacity for lifelong learning, and an ability to deal with complex issues through both cooperative inquiry and independent thinking."

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