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.


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

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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


CSB and SJU community mourn the passing of Tom McKeown '52

Tom McKeown was a member of the school’s Board of Regents from 1986 through 1992, including a lengthy stint as board chair. He remained a current member of the Saint John’s University Leadership Council and was the 1993 winner of the Fr. Walter Reger Distinguished Alumnus Award.


Community and togetherness highlight inauguration week festivities

Brian J. Bruess, Ph.D. was officially inaugurated as the first joint president of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University Friday, highlighting a week-long celebration on both campuses.


Saint Ben’s and Saint John’s seal installation of Brian Bruess as 1st joint president in schools’ history

Bruess highlights Strong Integration in his inaugural address but vows commitment to liberal arts, residential, Catholic and Benedictine foundational values and how CSB and SJU are uniquely suited to women and men.


CSB and SJU chief information officer named CIO of the Year at Minnesota ORBIE awards

Casey Gordon joins six other category honorees who received annual honor on Sept. 15 at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center.


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