St. John’s College
Member since: 2019
Student population: 542
Why We Value Being a Member of the Maryland Collaborative
Having a group of colleagues at other schools and experts to learn from when developing policies, surveys, and programmatic initiatives has been invaluable as we aim to reduce problematic drinking among our students.
Campus Council and Governance Council Members
About the School
St. John’s is the third oldest college in the United States. Students and faculty work together in small discussion classes without lecture courses, written finals, or emphasis on grades. A rigorous all-required curriculum is based on great books – covering literature, mathematics, philosophy, theology, sciences, political theory, music, history, and economics – from Homer to Freud, Euclid to Einstein. These works challenge our understanding, provoke our questioning, and move us to examine our intellectual heritage. Students are avid readers, excited by ideas and serious discussion. St. John’s has another campus in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The common curriculum enables students and faculty to move from one campus to the other.
The Graduate Institute offers graduate-level study and degree programs, based on the principles of the St. John’s undergraduate program, to a wide variety of students. Originally founded in 1967 as the Teachers Institute in Liberal Education, the Graduate Institute has a commitment to the education of teachers as a part of its mission and offers grants to educators.