CSB, SJU both ranked among nation’s top liberal arts schools

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April 27, 2021

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University have both been ranked among the top liberal arts schools in the nation by College Consensus.

CSB was ranked 85th and SJU 86th in the College Consensus rankings of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country. Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, was the top-ranked school in this category. 

Both schools were also ranked among the 25 best Catholic colleges in the nation – CSB was ranked No. 22 and SJU No. 23. The University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, was the top-ranked school in this category.

Finally, CSB was ranked No. 10 among the 25 best women’s colleges in the nation. Bryn Mawr (Pennsylvania) College was the top-ranked school in this category.

How did College Consensus compile these rankings?

According to its website, College Consensus is an aggregate ranking that brings together data from reputable college ranking sites like The Wall Street Journal, Wallethub and U.S. News & World Report, plus trustworthy student review sites like Cappex and Niche.

College Consensus gathers all of a school’s rankings for the Publisher Rating, and all of the student grades for the Student Review Rating. Averaged together, all of these numbers create the Consensus Rating, making up the College Consensus.

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