St John's College Santa Fe

St John's College Santa Fe

St. John's College traces its roots to the King William's School which was founded in 1696. It came to be known as the St. John's College in 1784. The Santa Fe campus in New Mexico, which was established in 1964, is spread across 250 acres. St. John's College also operates another campus in Annapolis, Maryland.

St. John's College-Santa Fe Campus grants the Bachelor of Arts degree in liberal arts. Graduate programs in liberal arts and eastern classics are offered through the Graduate Institute. The college is particularly popular for The Great Books program.

Students of St. John's College-Santa Fe Campus participate in a variety of sports like basketball, boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, volleyball, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, croquet, golf, handball, and fencing. Among the student publications of the Santa Fe campus are "The Grout", "GIANNI", and "The Moon".

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Contacting St John's College

St John's College
1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe , NM 87505-4599
General Phone: (505) 984-6000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts153Classical languages and literature, liberal arts and humanities

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree642
Bachelor's degree891

St John's College Student Body

In 2007-2008, St John's College had a total enrollment of 535 students (605 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 57%
Women 43%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 76%
Graduate 24%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 85%
Black 0%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 3%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 31%
22-24 19%
25-29 8%
30-34 4%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 2%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Mexico9%
(International Students)7%
New York2%
New Jersey2%
North Carolina1%
New Hampshire1%

St John's College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 69 %

St John's College Room and Board (2007)

St John's College offers campus housing for 325 of its 605 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Fe, New Mexico for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New Mexico Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 20 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

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

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 39,604
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 39,604
Room and board $ 9,284
Books and supplies $ 275
Other expenses $ 1,350

Financial Aid:
St John's College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 209300)

St John's College Faculty

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

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track184

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year41$77,59513$76,135
All faculty totalacademic year41$77,59513$76,135

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

St John's College Degree Programs (2007)

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other

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