St. John’s seems to have everything I want in an education. However, the price tag is big, I haven’t been able to find much info about acceptance into top-tier law schools, and in my opinion the degree is limiting. Here are my main questions:
- I've read some places that the financial aid is only need-based, is this true?
- On that note, will I be able to receive need-based aid even if I report the income of a non-involved parent?
- Realistically, how much of the tuition/room and board does Financial aid cover?
- I enjoy reading, and discussion based classes, but feel I might have a hard time keeping up with the reading load. I would say I'm an average speed reader, but for me to come up with truly insightful takes on literature it takes a bit longer.
- I want to go into politics, but since that can be tricky, my main plan is law school. I want to go to a top ten law school after I graduate, but am worried that I will not be competitive and that St. John's will not prepare me for the requirements or rigor of such a law school.
- Does a St. John's education hold much value as far as return in investment? As in, for the amount of money put in, will it get me where I want to go and eventually return my money?
- If I decide not to go to law school, am I totally screwed with a Liberal Arts degree?
- I like the city of Annapolis, but mostly the Annapolis appeal factor for me is its proximity to Washington, D.C. Does this actually come in handy for internships and networking?
- Aside from the Naval Academy and St. John's, are there many young people in Annapolis? As in, will I be able to comfortably make friends off campus?
- Is the school personal in its approach to financial aid? Will they take personal/family situations into account with financial aid?
- Is it easy to move off campus? Is that a more economic decision?
If anyone can answer even one of these questions, thank you in advance!