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Colleges / St. John's College, Annapolis

St. John's College, Annapolis

Annapolis, MD 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate53%
Acceptance Rate53%

St. John's College Admissions

If you are considering submitting an application to St. John's College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

St. John's College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of St. John's College's admissions stats.

St. John's College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 49%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 6%
Waitlist Yes

St Johns College Annapolis Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St Johns College Annapolis.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 1 December 1
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action Yes November 15 December 15

Want to Apply Early to St. John's College?

St. John's College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 1 EDI applicants should receive a decision by December 1.

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. St. John's College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at St. John's College is 86%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 53%.

St. John's College accepts about 69% of early action applicants and 53% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, St. John's College admitted 18 of the 21 students who applied early decision. In 2021, St. John's College admitted 233 of the 338 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ See a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St Johns College Annapolis Admissions

How Difficult Is It To Get Admitted to St. John's College?

Getting into St. John's College is very difficult. St. John's College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, St. John's College accepted 53% of students, about 514 from 967 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like St. John's College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to St Johns College Annapolis

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to St. John's College

St. John's College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does St. John's College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the admissions factors where you shine.

Admissions Factors at St. John's College

What does St. John's College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Academic GPA Considered
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
First Generation Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with St. John's College for more information on admission factors.

St. John's College Application Requirements

To apply to St. John's College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with St. John's College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements outline of curriculum for home-schooled applicants
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into St. John's College?

Students admitted to St. John's College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 29% submitted a class rank. At St. John's College 49% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 66% were in the top 25% and 85% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At St Johns College Annapolis, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 37%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 11%
3.00 and 3.24 4%
2.50 and 2.9 8%
2.00 and 2.49 1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to St. John's College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

St. John's College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

St. John's College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 27% of St. John's College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for St. John's College?

To be competitive with other St. John's College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1315 and 1470 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St. John's College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1470 and 25% of scored lower than 1315, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St. John's College students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 660 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St. John's College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 660 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for St. John's College?

To be most competitive at St. John's College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St. John's College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 30, and three out of four students scored lower than 30 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St. John's College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to St Johns College Annapolis

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to St. John's College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in St. John's College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

St. John's College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St. John's College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St. John's College.

Does St. John's College accept transfer credits?

❌ St. John's College does not accept transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Do I have to submit test scores to St. John's College?

❌ No, St. John's College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is St. John's College's acceptance rate?

✅ St. John's College's acceptance rate is 53%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St. John's College?

✅ St. John's College's early decision acceptance rate was 86% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at St. John's College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at St. John's College was 69% in 2021.

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St. John's College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into St. John's College? St. John's College is a very selective institution. The St. John's College acceptance rate is 53%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


St. John's College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St. John's College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St. John's College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

St. John's College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1315 - 1470


Math SAT Range

630 - 730


Reading SAT Range

660 - 750

St. John's College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St. John's College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.81. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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