Whoa! Did St. John’s just lower tuition?

Yes, we did. This is no ordinary fall at St. John’s. Earlier in September, the college made a big announcement: we lowered tuition from $52,734 to just $35,000. $35,000. Why did we do it? Principally because $52,734 is too much for most families. In the past, St. John’s gave generous merit and need-based scholarships to…

Student Protests and Admission

At St. John’s, we read revolutionary books. From Socrates to Hamilton, the great thinkers in our curriculum challenged their societies to address the serious social problems of the day. Students who peacefully protest follow in this tradition. St. John’s Admissions does not penalize any applicant who peacefully protests, even if the student is disciplined by…

Regular Decision!

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…

We’re rolling!

Unlike many other colleges, St. John’s doesn’t have a “regular” time to apply. Most Johnnies submit applications in one of our two non-binding early action rounds on November 15th or January 15th, and those students already have admission decisions. Congrats to our recently admitted students! Starting February 15th, we began our “rolling” process. Submit your…

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…

The most unusual college in America?

St. John’s was just voted among the most unusual colleges in the country. What makes St. John’s so different? Here’s my short (incomplete) list: You get to major in everything. There are no lectures. Every class is a discussion with 20 students or fewer. While you get grades, most Johnnies don’t know or care. No one competes…

A busy April! Croquet, Sotomayor, and other happenings

There are exciting things happening in both Annapolis and Santa Fe during the month of April. I just wanted to mention a few: The Annapolis Cup. St. John’s hosts the most famous croquet match in the world every April against the United States Naval Academy. The Johnnies won last weekend on a beautiful spring day….

Happy Holidays from St. John’s College!

It’s an especially happy time for our admitted Early Action students. We just put a small gift in the mail. Keep your eyes peeled for the first book Johnnies read in seminar!  

Early Action!

Yesterday was our Early Action I deadline. You may get nervous completing your college application, but we in admissions also get nervous awaiting your application. A full 45% of you submitted the day before the deadline! Shakespeare apparently was wrong; “in delay there lies no plenty [of applications].” As recommendations and transcripts keep rolling into our office, we still…

St. John’s on the Road

Every fall, admissions officers spread out across the country (and world) to meet with high school students and talk about their colleges. St. John’s is no exception: thirteen of us have scattered the globe, from New York, New York to Dilijan, Armenia. What’s the point of a high school visit? Not everyone can come to…