St. John's College: Narrative Description

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1160 Camino Cruz Blanca
Santa Fe, NM 87505-4599
Tel: (505)984-6000
Free: 800-331-5232
Admissions: (505)984-6060
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Administratively affiliated with St. John's College (MD). Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1964. Setting: 250-acre small town campus. Endowment: $81.9 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $15,159 per student. Total enrollment: 518. Faculty: 68 (67 full-time, 1 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 8:1. 339 applied, 82% were admitted. 38% from top 10% of their high school class, 54% from top quarter, 86% from top half. 2 National Merit Scholars, 3 class presidents, 2 valedictorians. Full-time: 409 students, 46% women, 54% men. Part-time: 5 students, 100% women. Students come from 56 states and territories, 8 other countries, 90% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 7% Hispanic, 1% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 2% international, 5% 25 or older, 75% live on campus, 7% transferred in. Retention: 69% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic area with the most degrees conferred: liberal arts/general studies. Core. Calendar: semesters. Summer session for credit, internships. Off campus study at St. John's College (MD).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: essay, high school transcript, 2 recommendations. Recommended: 3 recommendations, interview. Required for some: interview, SAT or ACT. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: Rolling. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. Comprehensive fee: $38,380 includes full-time tuition ($30,570), mandatory fees ($200), and college room and board ($7610). Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 32 open to all. Most popular organizations: student government, film society, Search and Rescue Team, student newspaper, theatre group. Major annual events: Reality (graduation party), Fashing Ball, Halloween Dance and Costume Party. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, student patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing designed to accommodate 329 students; 335 undergraduates lived in college housing during 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Meem Library with 65,000 books, 140 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $390,000. 30 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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