Overwhelmingly, St. John’s alumni attest to the enduring value
of their education, citing not only the development of practical
skills necessary for successful careers but also the acquired
habits of inquiry and reflection that have profoundly shaped
their characters, leading to lifetimes of independent learning
and evolving self-knowledge. St. John’s engenders in its students
the ability to think critically and analytically, to assimilate new
and unfamiliar knowledge, and to make reasoned ethical
decisions. These abilities are invaluable in today’s marketplace.
Even if this were its only value, a St. John’s education would be
a sound investment. Beyond that, however, is the value of a life
replete with abiding curiosity and the courage and confidence
to ask difficult questions and seek the answers for oneself.
St. John’s prepares students for such a life.