CSB/SJU attract students from around the world who are seeking an excellent education, and attract globally-minded U.S. students who welcome the opportunity to form friendships with students from other countries. The schools recently received national recognition (NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Award) for our efforts to internationalize our campuses.
CSB/SJU offer the programs, resources and staff to ensure that our international students feel at home in our community and have a rewarding academic experience. Our graduates are prepared to work and live in a global society. We hope you'll join us.
Through our one-of-a-kind partnership, CSB/SJU students share two campuses and one combined academic curriculum - students from both schools attend classes together and use the academic facilities, dining halls, fine arts facilities, libraries, and athletic centers on both campuses.
The colleges are set amid 3,500 acres (1,400 hectares) of lakes, woods, prairie and wetlands and have 15 miles (24 kilometers) of hiking trails. Campus buildings include beautifully restored historic structures and contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities. The CSB/SJU setting is ideal for outdoor activities. Running, biking, rowing and fishing are among the popular options. Students have easy access to the shopping, dining and entertainment of nearby St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Our beautiful campuses are located in central Minnesota - on the western edge of the St. Cloud metropolitan area (pop. 120,000). The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul (pop. 3.3 million) are an hour to the southeast via interstate 94.
Minnesota ranks among the top states in the U.S. for quality of life, health, business, employment, and safety. It is ranked second for the most Fortune 500 companies per capita.
CSB/SJU students experience the beauty and variety of four distinct seasons with warm summers, colorful falls, snowy winters, and refreshing springs.
Diverse Student Body
The Residential Facilities
The CSB/SJU community is enriched by students from countries around the world. The schools typically enroll 200 - 230 students from between 35 and 50 countries, and our admission team annually travels the globe in search of students. At CSB/SJU you will become friends with U.S. students and also students from many other countries. Whether your country is on the list or not, you will feel at home at CSB/SJU. Meet some of our international students.