St. John’s College: Annapolis, MD and Santa Fe, NM


At a great books college like St. John’s, our authors, from Austen to Einstein, do the talking.

St. John’s is the third oldest college in the United States, offering a curriculum that’s entirely different from what you will find at most other colleges. Not only do Johnnies read the great books of Western civilization, they read these books in small, discussion-based classes of 20 students or fewer. Johnnies don’t just read literature; the common curriculum includes philosophy, political science, chemistry, biology, mathematics, music, language, physics, history, economics, and more.


Johnnies choose from campuses in two of the very best college towns: Annapolis, Maryland, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. After graduation, our students become passionate filmmakers, journalists, lawyers, doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, professors, psychologists, and more. 70% of graduates receive an advanced degree; St. John’s is the top college in the country for the percentage of students who receive PhDs in the humanities and in top 4% for PhDs in the sciences.


If you would like to learn more about St. John’s, just reply to this email or complete this short form. We are still accepting applications and offering financial aid (both need and merit-based) for fall 2016.

Benjamin S. Baum
Director of Admissions, Annapolis


Yvette Sobky Shaffer
Director of Admissions, Santa Fe

The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity


                             The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize

Wesleyan is proud to announce The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity, a four-year full-tuition scholarship established in honor of Hamilton writer and star Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 and director Thomas Kail ’99.

The story of our country’s youngest founding father—a brash young immigrant who forever changed the course of history—Hamilton is an extraordinary artistic achievement: a multicultural hip-hop opera that offers a profoundly original look at the birth of our nation.

The Wesleyan University Hamilton Prize for Creativity will be awarded to the incoming student of Wesleyan’s Class of 2021 whose work of fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction or other creative written expression (lyrics, plays, scripts, etc.) best reflects the originality, artistry and dynamism embodied in Hamilton.

Full details coming this Summer

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Test Optional for Boston University’s College of Fine Arts

I would like to remind you of our standardized test policy for applicants to the College of Fine Arts. Boston University no longer requires either the SAT or ACT for applicants to the College of Fine Arts. This is common practice among arts colleges, as standardized test scores often do not paint a full picture of a student’s artistic talent and potential.

We first announced this change as a pilot for the last admission cycle and found it to be a great success. It provided access for many artistically gifted students, and our colleagues in the College of Fine Arts are impressed with both the academic caliber and talent of our incoming class.

Students may choose to submit their scores if they feel they accurately reflect their academic ability. All students are required to complete an audition or submit a portfolio, in addition to other required academic credentials.

Please note that the SAT or ACT is still required for admission to the College of Fine Arts/College of Arts & Sciences Double Degree Programs, the Kilachand Honors College, or for students who wish to be considered for any of BU’s full-tuition scholarships. Applicants to the College of Fine Arts will, however, be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, whether or not they submit SAT/ACT scores, provided they apply by the December 1 scholarship deadline. Additionally, the SAT/ACT is not required for College of Fine Arts artistic scholarships.

This is important information for students who are interested in our College of Fine Arts. Please feel free to contact my office at 617-353-2300 or if you have any questions.


Kelly A. Walter
Associate Vice President & Executive Director of Admissions