English Department

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are two of the nation's best colleges for students seeking great academics, outstanding career preparation, and generous financial aid, according to  The Princeton Review. The College of Saint Benedict is also among the top institutions for producing the most undergraduate  Fulbright Students for 2014-15, according to a ranking released Thursday, Feb. 12, by the Institute of International Education for  The Chronicle of Higher Education. Our alumni become global citizens, influencing the world as teachers, advocates, writers, doctors, attorneys, editors, publishers, NGO workers, and business leaders.

Our students gain field-specific experience through service learning, internships, independent learning projects, and practicums. Faculty work closely with students to design a course of study suited to their goals, and our small classes foster an energetic environment where students and faculty discuss literature as it relates to contemporary issues, ideas, and our lives.

The colleges are situated on over 3,200 acres of lakes, prairie, oak savanna, and forest. Our campuses not only create community, but also provide an inspiring location for exploration of the book and the written word with faculty and students from around the world.    

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Recent Student Profiles 

Elena Lozano

Caitlyn Shipp '21 (she/her/hers)

"I decided to major in English because of my love for creative writing."

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Jack Doyle '23 (he/him/his)

" English curriculum has challenged me to think about the world around me in radically different ways.

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Katelyn Barclay '22

Amelia Kahlhamer '24 (she/her/hers)

" I think English is very helpful in learning how to express yourself and your knowledge.

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