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Colleges / St. John's College, Santa Fe

St. John's College, Santa Fe

Santa Fe, NM 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%

St Johns College Admissions

It is very difficult to get into St Johns College. The college admitted 54% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 452 applications received in 2023, 244 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to St Johns College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

St Johns College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of St Johns College's admissions stats.

St Johns College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 44%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

St Johns College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for St Johns College.

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

Applying Early to St Johns College?

St Johns 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 Johns College will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at St Johns College is 67%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 54%.

St Johns College accepts roughly 72% of early action applicants and 54% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, St Johns College admitted 10 of the 15 students who applied early decision. Last year, St Johns College admitted 12 of the 166 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to college to increase their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on St Johns College Admissions

Transferring to St Johns College

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

For Students Waitlisted to St Johns College

In 2022, St Johns College waitlisted 4 students and 4 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 1 eventually got off the waitlist.

What Does St Johns College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at St Johns College

Curious about the factors that are considered by St Johns College 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
Recommendation(s) Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered
Academic GPA Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with St Johns College for more information on admission factors.

St Johns College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to St Johns College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with St Johns 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 Johns College?

Students admitted to St Johns College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7. St Johns College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 28% submitted a class rank. At St Johns College 44% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 72% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

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

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 30%
3.75 and 3.99 29%
3.50 and 3.74 10%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 5%
2.50 and 2.9 10%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

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 Johns College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects 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 Johns College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to St Johns College

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

Transfer students can enroll in St Johns College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

St Johns College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to St Johns College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to St Johns College.

Does St Johns College accept transfer credits?

❌ St Johns College does not accept transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does St Johns College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ St Johns College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to St Johns College?

✅ St Johns College is not test optional.

What is St Johns College's acceptance rate?

✅ St Johns College has an acceptance rate of 54%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at St Johns College?

✅ St Johns College's early decision acceptance rate was 67% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at St Johns College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at St Johns College was 72% in 2021.

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St Johns College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into St Johns College? St Johns College is a very selective institution. The St Johns College acceptance rate is 54%. This means that the institution accepts 53 out of every 100 applicants.


St Johns 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 Johns College is Continuous processing.

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

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

St Johns College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

St Johns College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At St Johns College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.67. 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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