Great Books, Great Doctors

These days, everyone knows the Chief Medical Advisor to the President, Dr. Anthony Fauci. But how cool is this? “America’s Doctor” has a liberal arts degree in classics and philosophy. Before St. John’s, when I imagined what future doctors study in college, the first subjects that came to mind were things like biology or chemistry….

Rolling Decision

For most colleges, the deadline to apply is already gone. But St. John’s has always been contrarian, and that applies to our application process. Our faculty reads applications. We care about the book essay more than just grades or test scores. And, if you’re still looking for that perfect college fit, good news—you can apply…

A January Start

 *Starting in January 2022, the January Freshmen Program is only available on the Santa Fe campus. Even among the amazing group of people that make up the polity of St. John’s College, there’s something special about January Freshmen. It’s probably not a surprise to hear that January Freshmen, often called just “JFs” (or “Febbies” in…

4+1: Adding an MA to your St. John’s education

The undergraduate Program here at St. John’s is in many ways just the beginning. It provides the forum for your first few encounters with so many texts, so many questions, and so many ways of looking at the world, and so it’s inevitable that things aren’t tied up with a neat little bow by the…

Training to better serve international students

At St. John’s, all classes are discussion classes, and in any discussion the voices around the table are of paramount importance in shaping the conversation. Having a wide variety of perspectives in class enriches the discussion in a very meaningful way, and at St. John’s we’re lucky to have students of varying backgrounds, life experiences,…

The First Annual Metioannathon

On April 2nd, 2020, battle was declared between the two campuses of St. John’s College. The field? Treadmills, hiking trails, sidewalks, and bike paths across the United States and around the world. The goal? To be the first campus to collectively walk, run, and bike 1,861 miles–the distance between Annapolis and Santa Fe. A name…

Food Trucks of Santa Fe

Santa Fe is a fantastic town for foodies, and food trucks can be found all over town. Most food trucks in Santa Fe tend to anchor themselves semi-permanently in a parking lot, or even partner with a local brewery to serve food to their patrons, but they still move around occasionally. For the right food…

Coffee (and Tea!) of Santa Fe

There are a lot of great things to do and see in Santa Fe, and for a Johnnie looking for a great place to hang out with friends, read, or work on an essay, Santa Fe’s many excellent coffee shops are top of the list! Here are a just a few of our favorite coffee…

Sunshine, Great Tunes, and Great Company

Santa Fe has perfect weather for outdoor activities most of the year but Spring and Summer are especially nice. Sunshine, relatively forgiving high temperatures, and long days make for great hiking, biking, picnicking, and sunset watching (sunset watching is great year round!). One of my favorite summer traditions on our campus is the Music on…

RMACAC Wild West Tour

We recently welcomed the Rocky Mountain Association for College Admission Counseling (RMACAC) Wild West Bus Tour to our Santa Fe campus! A mix of high school and independent counselors traveled from around the southwest and west coast to visit St. John’s College and four other colleges in the southwest. While on campus, they took a…