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St. John's College, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate63%
Acceptance Rate63%

About St Johns College

St. John’s distinctive liberal arts curriculum and educational practices have long given it a highly respected place among American colleges and universities. Its strong commitment to collaborative inquiry and to the study of original texts makes St. John’s College a particularly vibrant community of learning. Through close engagement with the works of some of the world’s greatest writers and thinkers—from Homer, Plato, and Euclid to Nietzsche, Einstein, and Woolf—undergraduate and graduate students at St. John’s College grapple with fundamental questions that confront us as human beings. As they participate in lively discussions and throw themselves into the activity of translating, writing, demonstrating, conducting experiments, and analyzing musical compositions, St. John’s students learn to speak articulately, read attentively, reason effectively, and think creatively.

St Johns College Overview

St Johns College is a private, nonprofit school in a small town setting in Santa Fe, New Mexico. St Johns College was founded in 1964 and the school presently has around 448 students a year, which includes 367 undergrads. St Johns College offers housing for up to 357 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus.

Student Activities at St Johns College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of St Johns College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? St Johns College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

St Johns College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? St Johns College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at St Johns College on the Student Life page.

2022 St Johns College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 63%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 70%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 8%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 27%
Tuition $36,040
Percent of Need Met 70.59%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $32,125

Is St Johns College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what St Johns College offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

St Johns College Acceptance Rate 2022

St Johns College is very difficult to get into. Around 63% of applicants get into St Johns College each year. Out of 456 applications received in 2022, 286 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at St Johns College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 66% of first-year, full-time undergrads who start at St Johns Collegeare still enrolled the next year. St Johns Collegehas a six year graduation rate of 72 for undergrads. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for St Johns College Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with St Johns College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at St Johns College

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

St Johns College meets 70.59% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $32,125 a year.

Graduates in the class of 2022 had an average of $33,399 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at St Johns College.

Based on this information, is St Johns College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is St Johns College a good school for you?

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Where is St Johns College Located?

St Johns College is located in the small town setting of Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the suburbs of Albuquerque.

If you would like to see St Johns College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 25 to Santa Fe, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Albuquerque International Sunport.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what St Johns College and Santa Fe are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1160 Camino Cruz Blanca Santa Fe, NM 87505

Campus Setting: Small Town

St Johns College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to St Johns College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to St Johns College is Continuous processing.

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St Johns College ACT Scores


ACT Range

25 - 30

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St Johns College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1303 - 1420


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

670 - 750

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Student Life

Wondering what life at St Johns College is like? There are approximately 448 students enrolled at St Johns College, including 367 undergraduate students and 81 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 14% percent are from NM and 86% percent of students are from other states.


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