#1 and #2 Colleges
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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.


Come for a visit, take a tour and begin to discover what being a Bennie or Johnnie is all about!

Our Students Come to Succeed

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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
  • 12 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.

Learn more about Student Life at Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s

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CSB Athletics

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News & Events

CSB and SJU announce Dean’s List for 2024 spring semester

Students must have grade-point averages greater than or equal to 3.80 for that semester.

Rain can't dampen the fun at Reunion 2024

In all, around 1,300 alums took part in the festivities as members of graduating classes in years ending in 4’s and 9’s and others returned to connect with their classmates.

CSB and SJU team up with Minnesota United

The two schools have entered into a three-year agreement to become the official higher education partner of the Major League Soccer franchise, which averaged 19,568 fans per home game during the 2023 season.

Prospective students invited to explore CSB and SJU during Minnesota Private Colleges Week

The two schools will host campus visit programs each day from June 24-28, allowing participants the chance to take student-led tours and learn more about the Bennie and Johnnie experience.


Read the latest news stories, see announcements and other noteworthy information.