St. John's College Annapolis Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

St. John's College Annapolis
St. John's College Annapolis. smi23le / Flickr

St. John's College in Annapolis, with test-optional admissions, does not require students to submit scores from the SAT or the ACT. The school has holistic admissions, meaning that it looks at various aspects of an applicant's application, not just grades and scores, but essays, academic history, extracurricular activities, etc. Students will need to submit high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay.

With an acceptance rate of 53 percent, St. John's admits the majority of those who apply. For more information about applying, including full requirements and important deadlines, be sure to visit the school's website, or contact the admissions office. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

St. John's College Annapolis Description

Founded in 1696 and chartered in 1784, St. John's College in Annapolis has a rich and distinct history. Despite what the college's name might suggest, St. John's has no religious affiliation. The college's 36-acre campus sits along the water in the center of historic Annapolis, Maryland. The United States Naval Academy abuts the campus.

St. John's College is not for everyone. All students have the same curriculum and all graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in the liberal arts and sciences. The heart of a St. John's education is reading and discussion focused on mathematics, languages, science and music. All students will graduate with an in-depth understanding of important works of Western civilization. The college has an impressive 8 to 1 student/faculty ratio. Seminars average about 20 students and are taught by two faculty members, and tutorials and labs have 12 to 16 students.

Grades are not emphasized at St. John's, and while students will read many books, they will never use a textbook. The great majority of St. John's graduates go on to law school, medical school, or graduate school. Students at the Annapolis campus have the opportunity to study at a second campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 484 (434 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 55 percent male / 45 percent female
  • 100 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,353
  • Books: $750
  • Room and Board: $11,888
  • Other Expenses: $750
  • Total Cost: $63,621

St. John's College Annapolis Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 64 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,502
    • Loans: $6,052

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Liberal Arts and Sciences (all students at St. John's College have the same curriculum)

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

Intercollegiate Athletics Programs

  • Men's Sports: Rowing
  • Women's Sports: Rowing

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics

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