The College of Saint Benedict (for women) and Saint John's University (for men) are nationally recognized liberal arts colleges distinguished by a singular, undergraduate experience. This partnership gives students the opportunities of a large university while retaining the close personal attention of a premier liberal arts college. The colleges are committed to global learning and connection — a commitment that extends to experiences inside and outside of the classroom. All students complete at least one experiential learning activity such as undergraduate research, internships, study abroad or community service. The campuses are located on 3,300 acres of woods, lakes and prairie — providing students with unique opportunities for education and recreation. Through a four-year residential program, nearly all students live on campus.

Religious affiliation: Catholic Benedictine

Student body profile

 I love having co-ed classes and activities, but then returning to all-female residence halls and forming really close relationships with the Bennies. All the resources available on campus are helping me reach my career goals. My professors and classmates have helped shape me into an overall better, more well-rounded, and culturally-aware person.

Kelsi Nusbaum

Cost & financial aid

More than 90 percent of the students at CSB/SJU receive some form of financial aid. The average need-based award, including a student's merit scholarship, loan, and student employment, is $27,000. Scholarships range up to $26,500 a year based on academic, leadership, artistic and service abilities.

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Tuition and fees

First-time, full-time students receiving grants and scholarships

Financial aid application deadline
March 15 priority deadline 

FAFSA code
002341 CSB
002379 SJU

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Student activities

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Fine arts offerings

I love CSB/SJU because of the small class sizes, the collaboration and interaction that occur inside and outside of the classroom, the helpful and enthusiastic professors, and the close-knit campus community that the institutions have to offer. 

David Johnson '19

Athletic programs

Conference membership
NCAA Division III - Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, Midwest Women’s Lacrosse Conference (beginning 2022-23)

After graduation

Disciplines with largest number of graduates

1. Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
2. Biological and biomedical sciences
3. Health professions and related programs

1. Business, management, marketing and related support services
2. Biological and biomedical sciences
3. Psychology

Alumni majors
Use LinkedIn’s alumni tool* to explore what Saint Benedict graduates or Saint John's graduates majored in and the types of careers they have and with which companies.

*based only on those who have accounts on LinkedIn

Contact information

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Office of Admission
P.O. Box 7155
Collegeville, MN56321
United States

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