458
Students
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Overview

Liberal Arts Education at St. John's College - Annapolis, Maryland

Founded in 1696 in Annapolis, Maryland (MD), St. John's College - Annapolis, MD offers students a unique education in the liberal arts. Its sole undergraduate program, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, is based on the great books of western civilization. The college, which has no religious affiliation, provides a vibrant and congenial learning community for students from all 50 states and 20 countries. Small (12 to 19 students), seminar-style classes allow students to formulate questions and deepen their knowledge through in-depth discussions. A faculty-to-student ratio of 1 to 8 ensures that every student receives personalized attention and mentoring. In addition, students have the ability to further expand their intellect and viewpoints by studying at the college's campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. St. John's College - Annapolis, MD has accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. It is one of forty colleges profiled in Loren Pope's book, "Colleges that Change Lives," in which he described the college as "intellectual" and "indispensable." It is also a member of the non-profit organization of the same name inspired by the book. The organization encourages students, families, and guidance counselors to base college selection on students' needs rather than on the "name and prestige" of schools.

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Liberal Arts

The BA in Liberal Arts program uses the works of great thinkers and writers like Einstein, Homer, Plato, and Woolf to aid students in tackling fundamental questions that confront humanity. The program's rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum consists of four years of seminars, mathematics tutorials, and language tutorials; three years of natural science laboratories; and two years of music tutorials. It covers the following subjects: Seminar: - Classics - Economics - English/Literature - History - Philosophy - Political Science - Psychology - Religion/Theology Math Tutorial: - Algebra - Astronomy - Calculus - Geometry - Number Theory - Relativity Science Laboratory: - Astronomy/Astrophysics - Biology - Chemistry - Genetics - Physics Music Tutorial: - Chorus - Music Theory Language Tutorial: - Ancient Greek - French - Poetry This extensive curriculum enables students to immerse themselves in reading, writing, critical thinking, translating, demonstrating, conducting experiments, and analyzing music.

Graduate Programs in the Liberal Arts

St. John's College - Annapolis, MD has a Master of Arts (MA) in Liberal Arts program that allows students including executives, professionals, teachers, and writers to expand their understanding of themselves and the world. They achieve this goal by reading, contemplating, and discussing great texts like Euripides's "Electra," Shakespeare's "King Lear," Tocqueville's "Democracy in America," and Kierkegaard's "Philosophical Fragments." The college also offers the MA in Liberal Arts as well as an MA in Eastern Classics program at its Santa Fe campus.

Financial Assistance

St. John's College - Annapolis, MD is committed to making college affordable for all students. To this end, it provides need-based and merit-based financial aid. Approximately, 92% of its students receive some form of assistance. About 89% of them are awarded institutional grants in addition to federal grants, loans, and work study jobs.

Career Opportunities

Nearly 70% of graduates pursue advanced degrees. St. John??s College is in the top 2% of all colleges and universities in the nation for percent of alumni who go on to earn Ph.D.??s; in the top 1% for degrees in the humanities, and the top 4% for those in science and engineering. St. John's students graduate with the analytical, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills to succeed in a variety of fields. In fact, a recent survey revealed the following career paths of some alumni: - Business, 20% - Communication and the Arts, 15% - Computers/Sciences, Mathematics, 8% - Education, 19% - Health/Medicine, 9% - Law, 10% - Social Sciences, 2%

Faculty Members

St. John's faculty members are life-long learners, teachers, and scholars known as tutors. Instead or explaining doctrines in their areas of expertise, they create a cooperative learning environment where participants (students and tutors) learn and grow together. They also provide guidance through demonstrations, experimentation, explanations, and translations. Their primary role, however, is to support students in understanding concepts and developing their intellect and skills. Faculty members include Dr. Pamela Kraus, Dr. Jeffrey Black

Location & Contact

Address 60 College Avenue
Annapolis, MD  21401
United States
Contact Mr. Benjamin Baum
Director of Admissions
Email: annapolis.admissions@sjc.edu
Phone: 410-626-2522
Fax: 410-269-7916

Majors & Degrees

Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

753
Applied
411
Accepted
458
Enrolled
55%
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Female Admissions

406
Females Applied
233
Females Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

347
Males Applied
178
Males Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.52
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Outline of curriculum for home-schooled applicants

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 640 730
SAT Math 650 580 720
ACT Composite 30 26 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

35,000
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Fees

635
Full-time student fees
13,625
Room & board
7,000
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan Yes
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

41,116
Avg. Financial Aid Package
42,027
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
37,800
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,734
Avg. Loan Aid
19,170
Avg. Grant Aid
36,575
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
87%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
25%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

458
Total undergrad students
22%
International Students
62%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.68%
Black or African American 1.75%
White or Caucasian 63.76%
Asian 4.15%
Two or more races 2.62%

Gender

Male (53.06%)
Female (46.94%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 70%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Convocation, Annual Croquet Match Against the USNA (Annapolis Cup) and Reality (year-end festival)

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
King William's Players (drama), Reality (social), Delegate Council (student government), Waltz (social) and Student Committee on Instruction (advisory)

Campus Security & Safety

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Other Campus Security & Safety:
Personal Whistle Safety Program, Operation ID (identification of valuables), LiveSafe App

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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Basketball Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Crew Checkmark Checkmark No
Fencing Checkmark Checkmark No
Sailing Checkmark Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

72
Total Faculty
7:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 65
Part-time - 7
Male - 53
Female - 19
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