Quick Facts

Outstanding Learning Communities

Our campuses are located in St. Joseph and Collegeville, Minnesota, each with unique personalities. The College of St. Benedict is an idealic community with a food co-op, boutique shops, and nationally recognized restaurants at the ready. St. Joseph University is just a stone’s throw away, placed in nature on 3,300 acres of woods, prairies, and even a private beach. 

When you need to escape to city life, St. Cloud and the Twin Cities aren’t too far away. Our students find that our location offers a perfect mix of geography, making for a truly unique college experience.

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Your Liberal Arts Education Awaits

Our liberal arts curriculum encourages students to think differently, embrace differences, engage globally, serve graciously, and live courageously. Not only our students likely to find a job quickly, we are the national leaders for schools yielding the highest salaries for former students. Money isn’t everything, but it’s just another notch in our value proposition. 

Programs include:

  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in nursing programs
  • Graduate theology and nursing programs

Get Involved

Ever heard of a campus where you can take an afternoon break to go fishing? It’s one of the special things to do around here! This, in addition to competitive athletics, clubs, music ensembles, and more, helps students become well-rounded, more confident leaders.

  • NCAA Division III athletics programs
  • CSB and SJU each sponsor 12 NCAA varsity sports
  • A combined 30+ club and intramural sport opportunities between the two campuses
  • 19 music and vocal ensembles
  • 100+ clubs and organizations
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All The Support

Bennies and Johnnies have opportunities to learn in a world-class school and do so on a unique campus. But, if we had to choose, our most important offering is our people. It’s well known that our students don’t get lost in the shuffle, and you’re going to find a life-long network of incredible people to lift you up well after college is over. 

  • 252 full-time and 54 part-time faculty members
  • 85% of full-time faculty have the highest degree in their field
  • 100% of classes taught by faculty members, as opposed to graduate assistants
  • Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1
  • The average class size is 19 students

Go Beyond

We deliver a premier, inclusive, global educational experience to every student.

  • CSB and SJU students come from 41 different states and Puerto Rico and 14 countries
  • 17.6% of students are U.S. students of color
  • 3.7% of students are international
  • 15 semester-long and 15 short-term international study programs are offered every year
  • More than 50% of students participate in a semester-long study abroad program
  • CSB+SJU are consistently ranked among the top undergraduate colleges sending students abroad
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Programs & Curriculum

Community living, hospitality, peace, and respect for all persons are just a few of the Benedictine Values at the heart of the CSB+SJU experience. This tradition sets its sights on transforming the human mind and heart. It encourages an active sense of belonging to our campuses and to the larger world.

  • Students of all faith backgrounds are welcome
  • Benedictine men and women serve both campuses as teachers, administrators and mentors
  • 47% of students are Catholic

Go Beyond

Residential living is an integral part of the college experience. We provide students with their home-away-from-home and ensure they have the opportunity to live on campus all four years. It’s an experience that goes well beyond a dorm room.

  • 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)
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