St. John's College is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college in the United States. It was founded in Annapolis in 1696 as King William's School and chartered in 1784 as St. John's College.

The campus in Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is a National Historic Landmark and lies within the Annapolis Historic District. The Graduate Institute in Liberal Education was established at St. John's College in 1967 on the Santa Fe campus. The Graduate Institute welcomes applications for admission from qualified candidates with a Bachelor's degree.

St. John's College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and by the American Academy for Liberal Education.

St. John's is one of the forty colleges featured in Pope's book "Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools You Should Know About Even If You're Not a Straight-A Student".

Princeton Review's list of the twenty colleges with the "happiest students" includes both St. John's campuses, the Santa Fe campus ranking 7th while the Annapolis campus ranking 17th. In the 2005 edition of the Princeton Review Guide entitled "The Best 357 Colleges", St. John's College (Santa Fe) received the following rankings:
- No. 1 in the nation for "accessibility of teachers".
- No. 1 in the nation for "best class discussion".
- No. 4 in the nation for "best overall quality of life".
- No. 4 in the nation for "best overall academic experience".
- No. 6 in the nation for "best teachers".
- No. 6 in the nation for "best dorms".

* Next: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

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