St John's College, Oxford
St John's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford. Founded as a men's college in 1555, it has been coeducational since 1979. Its founder, Sir Thomas White, intended to provide a source of educated Roman Catholic clerics to support the Counter-Reformation under Queen Mary.
|St John's College|
|Location||St Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP, UK|
|Full name||Saint John Baptist College|
|Latin name||Collegium Sancti Johannis Baptistae|
|Founder||Sir Thomas White|
|Named for||John the Baptist|
|Sister college||Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge|
St John's is the wealthiest college in Oxford, with a financial endowment of £600 million as of 2020, largely due to nineteenth century suburban development of land in the city of Oxford of which it is the ground landlord.
The college occupies a central location on St Giles' and has a student body of approximately 390 undergraduates and 250 postgraduates. As well as over 100 academic staff, the college is supported by a similar number of other staff. It is amongst the most academic of all Oxford colleges; in 2018 St John's topped the Norrington Table, the annual ranking of Oxford colleges' final results.