Two Colleges. Together.
The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) are ranked as two of the top three Catholic liberal arts colleges in the country. Through a unique partnership, CSB/SJU provide students the educational choices of a large university and the individual attention and community of a premier small college. Together, the schools offer more than 60 areas of study while retaining a low student-faculty ratio of 12:1.
A Catholic and Benedictine tradition
As Catholic colleges, CSB/SJU encourage students to put their values into practice through volunteer service in the local community and around the world. As Benedictine colleges, CSB/SJU are committed to ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, welcoming students from all of the world’s major religions.
A unique partnership
CSB/SJU share one combined curriculum. Students attend classes and activities together on both campuses, which are connected by a free shuttle service. Students from either school have access to the libraries, dining centers, and athletic facilities on both campuses. All students complete an independent research project, internship, or other engaged learning experience.
A sense of place
Amid woods and lakes, CSB/SJU are located on 3,300 acres in central Minnesota on the western edge of the Saint Cloud metropolitan area (population over 120,000), an hour from Minneapolis/St. Paul. With 20 miles of hiking trails, a private beach, and a paved bike path between campuses, the schools are the perfect place for an active student. Through a four-year residency program, nearly all students live on campus. An extraordinary sense of place and community shapes the undergraduate experience and creates a lifelong network of global connections. Take an interactive tour at csbsjutour.com.
A global perspective
Ranked among the top undergraduate colleges for the number of students who study abroad, CSB/SJU are committed to global learning and connection. The Colleges enroll more than 160 international students from 18 countries and offer more than 200 courses that have a global focus.