Though it has two campuses on near opposite ends of the United States--one in Annapolis, Maryland, the other in Santa Fe, New Mexico--St. John's College enrolls well under 500 students each year. Even more surprising, given the small number of students, the Santa Fe campus has landed on NEWSWEEK's list of most diverse schools, at No. 22. (The larger number of Pell Grant recipients insures the school's economic diversity.)
The private liberal arts college is distinct for its "great books" curriculum, where students learn by reading the classics in areas like literature, philosophy and history; the books are read in chronological order from Ancient Greece through current day.
St. John's College offers a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition for the 2010-2011 school year is $41,792, and the school says about 65 percent of all students receive some form of aid. Within the student population, the ratio of men to women is 10 to 9.
To rank colleges and universities by diversity, we took a broad view of related issues, including ethnicity, geographic origin, economic status, gender, and sexual orientation. Read more about our methodology here.