St John's College Annapolis

St John's College Annapolis

St. John's College, which was originally established in 1696 as the King William's School, was granted a collegiate charter in 1784. It is one of the oldest higher education institutes in the United States. The 36 acre main campus is in Annapolis, Maryland, but the school also operates a branch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

St. John's College-Annapolis awards the bachelor's degree in liberal arts. Master's degrees are offered through the Graduate Institute. The college is particularly well known for its Great Books Program. Students at the Annapolis campus can also opt for dual degree programs that are offered in collaboration with the University of Maryland School of Law.

St. John's College-Annapolis supports various student publications like "The Gadfly", "The Collegian", "The St. John's Review", "The Epoch", and "Energeia". Students are also involved in a variety of clubs and organizations. The King William Players is the Annapolis campus' theater group. Students also participate in volunteer activities through the Project Politae.

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Contacting St John's College

St John's College
60 College Ave
Annapolis , MD 21401
General Phone: (410) 263-2371

St John's College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts148liberal arts and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for St John's College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1061
Master's degree421

St John's College Student Body

In 2007-2008, St John's College had a total enrollment of 563 students (581 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 53%
Women 47%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 80%
Graduate 20%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 35%
20-21 33%
22-24 15%
25-29 8%
30-34 2%
35-39 0%
40-49 2%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

St John's College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

St John's College Room and Board (2007)

St John's College offers campus housing for 375 of its 581 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

St John's College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

St John's College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 39,154
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 39,154
Room and board $ 9,284
Room charge $ 4,698
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,586
Books and supplies $ 280
Other expenses $ 1,100

Financial Aid:
St John's College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 209200)

St John's College Faculty

St John's College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year49$82,73112$86,416
All faculty totalacademic year49$82,73112$86,416

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

St John's College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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What Sets St John's College Apart:

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