I remember visiting Saint Ben's the summer before my senior year, and I honestly didn't feel like it was "love at first sight". I wasn't thinking that deeply into what college I wanted to go to because I felt as if I had so much more time before I had to make the big decision.
I came back in February of my senior year to visit my cousin who was a first year. I stayed for a night and my thoughts of Saint Ben's changed completely. I began to fall in love with the atmosphere (even though it was freezing the day I came). I thought that Gorecki and McGlynns served the best food, and I loved the fact that everybody was so friendly and personable. I remember visiting a class and I absolutely loved the way the professors interacted with the students. I could tell that the professors genuinely care about the well-being of the students. At Saint Ben's you aren't just a "number". As cliché as it may sound, I felt like this school had an awesome community vibe that I wanted to be part of.
The day that I got my acceptance letter I was so excited. I felt so blessed to receive scholarship that I got. The financial aid makes it possible for me to attend Saint Ben's. I will be forever grateful for the generosity of the donors who made it possible for me to attend this wonderful college. I love that everybody has the opportunity to receive some kind of financial aid and everybody has the chance to have the awesome experience here at College of Saint Benedict.
Isabelle D. '18 | Woodbury, Minn.