Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN

Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN

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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 11:1. 

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



#1 and #2 Colleges in Minnesota for Getting a Job | Zippia


CSB was ranked #19 and SJU #54 among liberal arts schools | Washington Monthly 2022


CSB and SJU are consistently ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges, in 2023 rankings, CSB and SJU ranked #94 | U.S. News & World Report


SJU and CSB were ranked #10 and #13, out of 50 schools respectively, in the Best Colleges in the Midwest category | Money Magazine

At A Glance

Catholic Benedictine Sponsorship: Benedictine men and women are actively involved on both campuses as professors, administrators, and role models; approximately 50% of students are Catholic; students of all faiths are welcome.

Faculty: 280 full-time and 54 part-time; 85% of full-time faculty members have the highest degree in their field; 100% of classes are taught by faculty members.

Academic Programs: Liberal arts curriculum; more than 60 areas of study, with 37 majors and 40 minor programs; semester schedule with a Summer Term focusing on internships, research, and international study; offering Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees; student-faculty ratio of 11:1; average class size of 19.

• CSB and SJU students come from 41 different states and Puerto Rico and 14 countries
• 17.2% of students are US students of color
• 3.4% of students are international
• 17 semester-long and 20 short-term international study programs are offered every year.
• 62% of students participate in a semester-long study abroad program.
• CSB/SJU are consistently ranked among the top undergraduate colleges sending students abroad

Residential Life: 
• 100% of rooms have an in-room sink & mirror, along with individual closets, desks and desk chairs
• 90-95% of students live on campus through our four-year residency program
• More than 25 fulltime residential life staff on campus for safety, resources and social activity planning (split between CSB and SJU).
• Through a four-year residency program, nearly all students live on campus

Graduation: 78% of CSB/SJU students complete their degree; 90% of those graduates finish within four years.

Student Activities: 
• NCAA Division III athletics programs
• 23 varsity sports teams
• 16 club sports and 15 intramural sports.
• 19 music and vocal ensembles
• 100+ clubs and organizations

Placement: About 80% of graduates have found career-related positions or entered service work within one year of graduation.

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