#1 and #2 Colleges in Minnesota for Getting a Job
Looking for a college that will help you find a great job after you graduate? The career experts at Zippia named Saint John’s and Saint Ben’s the best in Minnesota for the third year in a row in 2021.
Washington Monthly’s Top 70 Liberal Arts Colleges
CSB was ranked No. 44 and SJU No. 66 among liberal arts schools in 2023 by Washington Monthly. Schools are rated based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: social mobility, research and providing opportunities for public service.
A National Leader in Study Abroad
The Institute of International Education in its 2023 Open Doors Report ranked CSB and SJU No. 5 among baccalaureate schools for participation in mid-length (semester) study abroad.
The report also found CSB and SJU No. 7 for overall study abroad participation among baccalaureate schools.
Money Magazine’s Best Colleges in America
CSB and SJU were included among America’s best colleges by Money Magazine in 2023, with a ranking of four-and-a-half out of five stars for each school. Money Magazine revamped its college ranking system into a star-tier list, based on quality of education, affordability and student outcomes.
CSB and SJU were also included in the Best Colleges in the Midwest category.
U.S. News and World Report's Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges
CSB and SJU are consistently ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. In its 2024 rankings, CSB was No. 73 and SJU was No. 82.
Both CSB (No. 43) and SJU (No. 49) are listed among the best value schools.
Top Fulbright Producer
The College of Saint Benedict was named one of the top producers of 2022-23 Fulbright scholarship recipients for the seventh time in nine years. CSB and SJU faculty work diligently to mentor students for these opportunities.
United Nations Observer Status
CSB and SJU have been granted non-governmental observer status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. CSB and SJU are among a select few liberal arts schools to receive observer status.
American Talent Initiative
CSB and SJU are members of the American Talent Initiative, a collective of 137 high-graduation-rate colleges and universities across the country devoted to access and success.