Come to Succeed

#1 and #2 Colleges
in Minnesota for Getting Jobs

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University form a welcoming community built on 1,500 years of Benedictine hospitality. Bennies and Johnnies embrace an academically rigorous collaboration between two of the nation’s highest rated liberal arts schools. Whatever’s drawn you here … you have
come to succeed.


College of Saint Benedict

Founded in 1913 by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Saint John's University

Founded in 1857 by the Benedictine Monks of Saint John's Abbey.


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Student Life

Research shows students living on campus are happier, healthier, more involved and more academically successful.

  • 100+ student clubs and organizations
  • 17 club sports
  • 22 intramural sports
  • 19 music ensembles (for all majors)

Learning with Impact

Every Bennie and Johnnie engages in high-impact learning experiences like internships, undergraduate research and study abroad.

  • Experience & Professional Development
  • Internships & Experiental Learning
  • Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars
  • Center for Global Education
  • The Study - developing skills for academic success


Discover majors and minors in fields with interest and impact to prepare you for a lifetime of success.

  • 37 majors
  • 40 minors
  • 19 Pre-professional tracks
  • Graduate – nursing
  • Graduate – theology


We equip our alums for successful careers and lives of meaning.

  • What’s the return on your college investment?
  • You really can afford private college.
  • Nearly every Bennie and Johnnie receives scholarship help.

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News & Events

Students dine first-class at annual CSB Holiday Dinner

The event and the annual Thanksgiving Dinner at SJU are longstanding traditions for students at the two schools.

First of two student groups from CSB and SJU in Dubai for UN climate conference [UPDATED Dec. 6]

Twenty undergraduates will represent the schools with official observer status for COP 28, offering rare access historic event, which opened Thursday (Nov. 30).

Bahamian PM expected to address climate change, witness deep connection with CSB and SJU during visit to deliver McCarthy Lecture on Monday

Philip Davis will lead an entourage of about a dozen dignitaries to visit Saint Ben’s in the morning and Saint John’s in the afternoon, culminating with his appearance as the speaker for the 17th annual Eugene J. McCarthy Lecture on Monday night in the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater.

Jervon Sands ’23 becomes 2nd Rhodes Scholar in Saint John’s University history [Updated]

Native of Nassau, The Bahamas, joins Steven Michaud ’67 as only Johnnies invited to study at the University of Oxford in the UK in 120 years of the scholarship.


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