<p>For half a year, there has been no thread in this forum. What happened? No one's interested in this school?</p>

<p>I have a feeling that most people interested in St. John's just aren't uber-tech-savvy, so they're less inclined to hope online and post on a college forum.</p>

<p>Well, I'm interested. :)
Here's a post for the new year.</p>

<p>I am interested too and I hope I get in</p>

<p>I got accepted...........anyone else??????? I had a few questions</p>

<p>My daughter is interested in SJC and we will bevisiting SantaFe in a few weeks. I would be interested in your impressions of the school.</p>

<p>S loved his visit. He loved the seminars, and got along well with the other geeky kids that were visiting (they had four of them in a room for the overnight). He said the interview with an admis. person was not scary at all. </p>

<p>They had great nerd t-shirts in the bookstore. S bought several.</p>

<p>For you, there is a great Mexican restaurant right in front of the train depot. I can't remember the name, but ask at your hotel. Also, we enjoyed the food at the coffee shop at the cultural museum. There is an Audobon Center near the campus that has some nice hikes, if you are into that kind of thing.</p>

<p>My son was thrilled to be accepted at St. John's Santa Fe, his first choice. We will be visiting for the accepted students' program the first weekend in April. GoldenMesa, is that when you are going? If so, send me a message and we can talk about our kids! My husband is upset that our son will not be at an Ivy. However, having spent a number of years at Harvard in graduate school, and teaching undergrads, I can tell you that it's a real sink or swim place; the undergraduate experience is not for those who want a lot of personal attention.</p>

<p>I'd be more than willing to answer any questions about the college. I am currently a student in Annapolis, but have some familiarity with Fe, and since I seem to be the only Johnnie on the board, I'll do the best I can.</p>

<p>Great to see St. John's College postings. My D was accepted and chose the Annapolis campus after her visit there; a visit is highly recommended to absorb the truly unique learning environment. Having paid college tuition for 4 children already (Tier 1 + Tier 2 schools), I can honestly say St. John's is an extraordinary school.
St. John's is the antithesis of the big college experience with it's close-knit small community yet delivering the same intellectual horsepower as top-rated schools.</p>

<p>Hey, eamon, how is St. John's financial aid? Would they be willing to finance someone with an EFC of zero (it's such a small school, so I am concerned)?</p>

<p>I replied in the Annapolis thread for you, but I'll elaborate a bit more. I can't say much about what it is like in Fe, but the best advice I can give you is to try for it. In Annapolis it varies a lot between years, sometimes people get great packages the first year, bad the second, or visa versa. </p>

<p>I think its going to depend a lot on your family. I looked in your post history and I know a couple of students who are in really similar situations and the school has found ways to make things work for them. And really, St. John's is in the same price range of other schools on your list (University of Chicago, for instance), so I don't think you should rule it out just based on price tag, because financial aid very well may come through for you. </p>

<p>I know you will be expected to contribute yourself, even if that contribution comes from a school-sponsored Federal Work Study program. So, I don't think anyone gets a completely free-ride, but I think the school tries to make things work for people if there are pretty bad conditions (as would any school). </p>

<p>The only advice I can give you is to try for it, and if you are accepted, get your financial aid paperwork in ASAP, as aid is first-come first serve. The school also has some great grants for students, but you have to apply for those once you are here. </p>

<p>Hope that helps some.</p>