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Colleges / St. John's College, Santa Fe

St. John's College, Santa Fe

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

St Johns College Admissions

If you are planning on 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 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.7
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 37%
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 27%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 8%
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

Want to Apply 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 70%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 63%.

St Johns College accepts approximately 8% of early action applicants and 63% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, St Johns College admitted 7 of the 10 students who applied early decision. Last year, St Johns College admitted 13 of the 163 who applied early action.

Some students apply early to increase their chances of being offering admission. 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 that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Discover 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

How To Get Into St Johns College

St Johns College is a very difficult school to get into. St Johns College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, St Johns College accepted 63% of students, about 286 from the 456 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like St Johns 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

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

For Students Waitlisted to St Johns College

St Johns College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

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 has a different way of determining 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 areas 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
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 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 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, 23% submitted a class rank. At St Johns College 37% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74% were in the top 25% and 89% 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 32%
3.75 and 3.99 27%
3.50 and 3.74 18%
3.25 and 3.49 9%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
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 Johns 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 Johns College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

St Johns College is test optional. 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 Johns College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 8% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for St Johns College?

To be competitive with other St Johns College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1303 and 1420 (or higher!) on the SAT. At St Johns College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1420 and 25% of scored lower than 1303, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of St Johns College students scored 720 or higher and 75% of students scored 670 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of St Johns College students scored 750 or higher, and 75% scored a 670 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for St Johns College?

To be most competitive at St Johns College, you should strive to earn between 25 and 30 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 30 means you fall in the 75th percentile for St Johns 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 25 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for St Johns College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 25.

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

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

• Spring 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.

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

❌ No, St Johns College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is St Johns College's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for St Johns College is 63%.

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

✅ St Johns College's early decision acceptance rate was 70% in 2021.

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

✅ The early action acceptance rate at St Johns College was 8% 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 63%. This means that the institution accepts 62 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

1303 - 1420


Math SAT Range

610 - 720


Reading SAT Range

670 - 750

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 3.74. 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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