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St. John's College (Annapolis), Annapolis

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St. John's College is a private liberal arts college known for its distinctive curriculum centered on reading and discussing the Great Books of Western Civilization. It has two U.S. campuses: one in Annapolis, Maryland, and one in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The College traces its origins to King William's School, a preparatory school founded in 1696. It received a collegiate charter in 1784, making it one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the United States. In 1937, it adopted a Great Books curriculum known as the New Program, based on discussion of works from the Western canon of philosophical, religious, historical, mathematical, scientific, and literary works; it is probably for this program that the school is best known.The school grants only one bachelor's degree, in Liberal Arts. Two master's degrees are currently available through the college's Graduate Institute—one in Liberal Arts, which is a modified version of the undergraduate curriculum (differing mostly in that the graduate students are not restricted to a set sequence of courses), and one in Eastern Classics, which applies most of the features of the undergraduate curriculum (seminars, preceptorials, language study and a set sequence of courses) to a list of classic works from India, China and Japan. The Master of Arts in Eastern Classics is only available at the Santa Fe campus. Despite its name and the inclusion of selections from the Bible, as well as from some major Christian theologians and philosophers in the program, the College has no religious affiliation.
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  • The campus is smaller than an average college campus, but its open to the public and has the most beautiful and historic buildings and grounds! The main building, McDowell, is open to the public and h...  more »
  • We took a one hour +/- walk around this campus enjoying the atmosphere of the college kids, the historical buildings, and the attractive grounds. We stopped in the bookstore which is rather small. The...  more »
  • St. John's College is a great place to spend an hour walking around and taking in the interesting sights. It's America's third oldest college and is rich in history. They are very welcoming to visitor...  more »
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  • Greatest school on earth! Hobbes and Aristotle will teach you to shake off pusillanimity and small-souledness forever. Stop paying for a shrink and use the money for Graduate Institute tuition instead!
  • Great town, great books, and great opportunities. GI 2013
  • It's where the dream begins, where you can sink into, where you no more bothered by superficial thoughts
  • Changed my life.
  • St John's provided an amazing education as well as the best memories of my life. But don't expect to get a good job upon graduating without another degree!