Saint John's Seminary

Overview of Saint John's Seminary

Brighton, MA is home to Saint John's Seminary. Brighton is a large city. Students select the school partly because it is a Roman Catholic school. Saint John's Seminary is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school go up to the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students commonly pursue studies in religion and philosophy.

Saint John's Seminary Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants.


Saint John's Seminary maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

The school has 118 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Saint John's Seminary are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Saint John's Seminary offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Primary Mission of St. John's Seminary is to prepare and recommend candidates for ordination to the diocesan priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church. The Seminary enrolls candidates for the priesthood from institutes of consecrated life and societies of apostolic life in its several degree programs of priestly formation. The Seminary also offers a program for other students who desire to serve the mission of the Church. The Seminary further provides opportunities for continuing education and spiritual renewal for clergy and laity. St John's Seminary is sponsored by the Archdiocese of Boston. It observes the applicable norms of The Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in defining and realizing its mission."

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Contacting Saint John's Seminary

Saint John's Seminary
127 Lake St
Brighton , MA 02135
General Phone: (617) 254-2610

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Saint John's Seminary Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy25theology, ministry, pre-ministerial studies, theological and ministerial studies

Number of programs and degrees for Saint John's Seminary in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree193
Bachelor's degree61

Saint John's Seminary Student Body

In 2007-2008, Saint John's Seminary had a total enrollment of 118 students (99 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 55%
Graduate 45%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
(Foreign Students) 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
20-21 3%
22-24 8%
25-29 27%
30-34 12%
35-39 8%
40-49 14%
50-64 26%
65+ 2%

Saint John's Seminary Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year

Saint John's Seminary Room and Board (2007)

Saint John's Seminary offers campus housing for 92 of its 99 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 meals per week.

Saint John's Seminary Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

Saint John's Seminary Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Saint John's Seminary participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 221400)

Saint John's Seminary Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track82

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year3$32,5000*
Associate professorcalendar year2*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year3$33,2001*
All faculty totalcalendar year8$36,7502*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Saint John's Seminary Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

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Saint John's Seminary Highlights

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What Sets Saint John's Seminary Apart:

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