Pi(e) Day

We all know that 3.14 is Pi Day, but have you ever wondered or learned about the man who had discovered the concept? According to many sources, it was a Greek Mathematician named Archimedes – somebody we read right here in our program! Mathematics is a part of academic life here at St. John’s – it’s…

4 Flights, 3 Days, 8 Meetings

Admissions counselors travel a lot! Part of our job is to visit high schools across the country to meet with students, counselors, even teachers. We also travel to conduct interviews with applicants. This past week I got to travel to Northern California’s South Bay area. My strategy was to focus a quick trip around a…

Coffee Shops of Annapolis

One of the advantages of having campuses in two fantastic college towns is great local coffee! Here are a few of our student’s favorites in Annapolis. All of these coffee shops are within a ten minute walk of campus (and most are closer to five). 49 West–A coffee shop and cafe with late hours and…

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…

Senior Essays are in!

  Senior essays have been turned in on both campuses! After a month hard and work  reading, writing, editing, re-writing, and more writing, the seniors were ecstatic to turn in the product of their hard work to the president’s office on each campus. You can read more about the senior essay, and why it’s so…

January Freshman Have Arrived!

  On January 15th we welcomed 20 January Freshman to the Santa Fe campus of St. John’s College! Here are a few stats about this year’s January Freshman Class: 75% of these students attended other colleges and universities before coming to St. John’s 20% legacy (4 out of 20 students had relatives who were Johnnies)…

The first members of the class of 2022 are here!

December 15th was Early Action Decision Day! We’re so excited to welcome the first members of the class of 2022 to St. John’s College. A record  351 potential Johnnies will receive their letters. And who are these potential Johnnies? Here are the (impressive) stats: 26% international (with students from Afghanistan Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, China, Egypt, Ethiopia,…

A Musical December

It was a musical December here at St. John’s College! This month featured an orchestra concert, the freshman chorus concert, and collegium. Collegium is a tradition on both campuses, and includes all kinds of musical performances from students, tutors, and staff. Acts range from dance troupes to audience participation rounds, from solo acts to performances…

Midnight Madness at the Bookstore

The College Bookstore is one of the focal points of campus life here at St. John’s, so midnight madness is one of the events of the season! During midnight madness, the bookstore is open from 10 PM through midnight after seminar, with discounts on almost everything in the store. One part sale, one part social…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Early Action Reading–I mean Happy Thanksgiving–from all of us in the St. John’s College admissions office! Both campuses celebrated with the annual dining hall feast, featuring plenty of Thanksgiving favorites.  Here are some pictures from the Annapolis feast. the menu included: roast turkey and gravy mashed potatoes green bean casserole cranberry sauce sausage and…

St. John’s Partners with Local High School

Every Thursday during the fall and spring terms, two or three current students volunteer in  in the college counseling center, called The College Plaza, at Santa Fe High. Last Thursday was the launch of the Junior Jump Start program.  All high school juniors were invited to attend this lunchtime meeting. To sweeten the deal, pizza…