What majors do you have?
Why do I
need a major?
At St. John’s, we don’t ask you to
choose a major—only to encounter
and contemplate the meaning of some
of the greatest books ever written. By
responding to such works, you’ll gain
tremendous insight into yourself and
the world around you—insight that
will enable you not only to specialize
later, but also to know something of
profound importance: why you choose
what you choose to do with your life.
Can I get in?
Is it the
No matter what college you get into,
it won’t do you much good if it’s not
right for you. St. John’s is not for
everyone, but for many students it
is exactly right. If you like to read,
to question ideas that others take for
granted, to pursue meaning tirelessly
without demanding final answers,
and to do this in a community of
other curious, hard-working students,
you will thrive at St. John’s.
Where are you located?
St. John’s happens to have two
campuses, but it is one college.
We have a single program of study
for all students—and, in nearly
every respect, that program is the
same on both campuses. Insofar as
St. John’s is a place of ideas, where
students read and discuss some
of the most enduring works of
Western civilization, our location
really doesn’t matter. Yet as it
happens, each of our campuses—
in Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe,
New Mexico—is located in a place
of history and beauty. And the
fact that we have two locations gives
you a choice, as well as the opportu-
nity to change campuses at the end
of any academic year—something
you won’t find at most other colleges.
you might not
think to ask