On Friday, over 300 students got great news: they are admitted to St. John’s!
When combined with the other admitted students who applied early action, these potential future Johnnies are pretty stellar. They come from 49 countries including Afghanistan, China, Ghana, Greece, Mauritius, Mongolia, Sweden, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. They attend over 500 different high schools. At least 20 are home schooled and 30 are transfer students from other colleges. 43% identify as students of color.
While our admissions process doesn’t focus on test scores, these admitted students rocked the SAT and ACT, too. The average SAT score is a 1356 and the average ACT score a 30.
The best part about reading all of these applications is the essay. We ask every student to write about a great book that has influenced their life, so I’ve read hundreds of essays about hundreds of different books. Just a small sample includes Game of Thrones, Lord of the Rings, Titus Andronicus, On the Road, The Little Prince, The Republic, The Brothers Karamazov, All the King’s Men, Outliers, Fahrenheit 451, Their Eyes Were Watching God, A Wrinkle in Time, Surreal Numbers, The Catcher in the Rye, The Iliad, Harry Potter, Wuthering Heights, The Bible, The Sorrows of War, The Hardy Boys, Moby Dick, The Bhagavad Gita, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Prince, Lolita, The Phantom Tollbooth, The Bluest Eye, Sophie’s World, The Greatest: Muhammad Ali, Gone with the Wind, Walden, Antigone, Tao Te Ching, The Alchemist, Our Town, Les Miserables, The Handmaid’s Tale, and even one essay about a cookbook.
More essays are still coming. While regular decision has come and gone, we now accept applications for rolling admission, where students receive a decision within 2-3 weeks.
Congratulations Class of 2022!