Admitted Students Visit St. John’s College

Orange and Black, the SJC colors

We welcomed over 100 admitted students to our campuses in March and April. Students came from 34 different states and 5 countries, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WV, WY, and China, Jamaica, Mexico, South Korea,  and Turkey.

Admitted Student Selfie

62% of the accepted students were female and 38% were male. Most of the students opted to stay on campus for one or two nights and were able to observe classes and participate in their own seminar with current faculty members.

The Seminar Table
The admitted students were serenaded with a surprise rendition of Palestrina’s “Sicut Cervus”—something of an unofficial school anthem—by a group of current students.

Both campuses also hosted alumni and career panels, plus many small group opportunities to speak with the dean, president, admissions counselors, director of admissions, and lots and lots of current students.

The alumni enthusiastically welcomed questions from accepted students and their parents. Panelists included an intelligence analyst , film maker, author, lawyer, teacher, NASA engineer, managing editor, economist, and small business owner.

The Great Hall
Alumni Panel

Not only was this a time to explore our distinctive campuses, but it was also a chance to meet potential class-mates.  Some friendships began during our Summer Academy Program while others just happened on the spot in the dining hall or dorms.

On both campuses, admitted students events ended with a stop at the bookstore to pick up some books and school apparel before saying one last “goodbye” or “see you in the fall!” to newfound friends.

Freshman Registration

We loved having all of these amazing students visit and we can’t wait to welcome them back to the college in August!

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