The first Johnnies of the Class of 2021 are here!

On December 15th the Admissions Office released decisions for those who applied Early Action I. We set a record with 235 potential Johnnies getting the magic letter, and they have until May 1st to make their decision.

Who did we admit? Here are the (impressive) stats:

  • 17% international (with students from Australia, Canada, China, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Georgia, India, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, South Korea, Turkey, and Vietnam)
  • 39 states
  • 35% students of color (25% domestic students of color)
  • 13% first generation to college
  • 123 women
  • 108 men
  • 4 have another gender identity
  • Average age: 18 (range of 16-29)
  • 51 attended Summer Academy
  • Average ACT: 30
  • Average Old SAT CR: 659
  • Average Old SAT M: 661
  • Average New SAT EBRW: 679
  • Average New SAT M: 641

More important than the numbers, though, the newly admitted Johnnies are deeply committed to the intellectual discussion we prize at St. John’s. They wrote about their favorite books, from The Book Thief and the Harry Potter series to those read at St. John’s like Pride and Prejudice, The Catcher in the Rye, The Republic, The Prince, The Odyssey, QED, and many more. They asked questions in their applications that Johnnies ponder in seminar: What is love? Is there truth in science? What can we learn from the past? And they aspire to use a St. John’s degree to pursue just about every career imaginable, from future doctors and lawyers to artists, politicians, writers, journalists, actors, scientists, businessmen, and many, many more.

We’re still expecting quite a few applications by the next deadline on January 15th, but we are thrilled with those who applied Early Action I this year. Congratulations to the first members of the Class of 2021!

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