Santa Fe, NM
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Reviews 17 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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2 College Freshman

Diversity: There is some diversity, but not a whole lot. Most students are white and upper-middle class or wealthy. Outside the classroom, international students may feel some alienation.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: When I was admitted, my financial aid did not sufficiently cover the costs and my expected parent contribution was too high for my low-income family. However, after I sent an email explaining my situation to the financial aid office, they increased my scholarship and reduced parental contribution by half. However, the loans are a lot.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Liberal Arts and Sciences is the only major offered by St. John's. Come here if you're into intense reading and discussion. The advantage offered by only one major is that you can discuss your classes with anyone on campus and get good advice from upperclassmen. The career services office is also very helpful in hooking students up with internship opportunities over the holidays.

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Santa Fe is a very cultural town, with a lot of history. A lot of local families have lived here for generations. It's generally quiet and safe. The local community is also very racially homogenous, so international students in the local community are likely to stand out.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Social Atmosphere: The college social atmosphere is very inclusive. All college events are open to everyone and some extra effort is put into making freshmen comfortable at these events. There are a lot of memorable parties throughout the year to which everyone is generally welcome.

Housing:The dorm options are great for freshmen, as single rooms are easy to obtain.

Convienience: As St. John's College (Santa Fe) is a small campus, it's pretty easy getting from one end of the school to another. The size can sometimes feel claustrophobic: by my first week I felt like I'd seen all there was to see. But there are ample opportunities to leave campus. Freshman students who do not own cars can take the shuttle around town, and those with cars are generally very willing to help out.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are small and mediocre. The only benefit is that it's easy to get a single room even as a freshman

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: On an aesthetic level people for the most part look every unwashed and unkempt.

1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: St. John's is set off a good ways away from the town, very little interaction

2 College Freshman

Diversity: All students are from pretty similar economic backgrounds also all students are pretty much from the same 10 states. There is some racial and ethnic diversity, though it is very little.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience, but as my friends say it's really good and cheap

5 College Student

Facilities: Best College in the Country – My School is very unique, in that there is only one major (Liberal Arts) and everybody studies the same classes. Everyone even tranferee's into St John's College (either Annapolis, MD or Santa Fe, NM), have to begin as Freshmen. We study the best of the Great Books. St John's promotes Free Thinking. Visit the College website for more info. www.sjcsf.edu
P.S. College population is less than 500 on either campus.

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4 College Student

Campus Dining: Best Food in Santa Fe – Food choices and quality are great. Lots of fresh produce and fruits and grains. Dining hall great place for eating and socializing and discussions.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: The Program – The program is the most unique and best part of the school. Reading the classics is a total joy.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms at St. John's College – Living on campus is comfortable and spacious. Most students live in single rooms with lots of space and terrific views of Santa Fe sunsets. Because of the small size of campus however, living can get claustrophobic. This is exacerbated by the difficulty of getting into town and public transportation. Similarly there are very few good study spots on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: The computers at St. John's College are confined to the computer lab in the basement of the Evan's Science Building. These computers are decent and the printers are free to use. The internet around campus is fast and readily available in rooms, though its availability in the library is non-existant.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: If You're Into It – You will either love or hate St. Johns. By Junior Year, all the people that hate it will be gone and all the people that love it will love it more.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Not for Everyone – This is hard. If you can read Kant, Maxwell, and Newton in one night you should be good. Anyone else should stay away. However, the people that are capable of doing the work and have good classes will learn their ass off.

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