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St. John's College has a fixed great books curriculum. St. John's college has class sizes of under 25 students. St. John's college is the third oldest college in the nation. Academic rigor is accepted as one of the highest virtues, along with civility. Also, the students and tutors (professors) are working together to try and come to a greater understanding of truth and the human condition.


The program. It's a small community (aka "the polity") that all read the same books in the same order, take the same classes and learn the same things. You're really forced to think for yourself and to present and defend your own ideas. You are guided by some of the greatest minds in the history of the world - Euclid, Ptolemy, Plato, Sophocles, Machiavelli, Shakespeare, Hegel, Dante... these are our teachers.