Energizing student section of Johnnie football game.

Discover Life as a Bennie or Johnnie

Discover Yourself at CSB+SJU

College is about a lot of things, but most of all, it’s about discovering who you are and who you want to become. At the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, we’re committed to helping you do just that.

As a college for women and a college for men, CSB and SJU have their own campuses, residence halls, athletic programs, and traditions. Each is committed to serving the unique needs of the gender it represents and, together, offering you a one-of-a-kind coed experience.

Saint Ben's and Saint John's students walking across a snowy campus.
Johnnie football player catches a game-changing pass against Carleton College.
Four students peacefully kayak across lake Sagatagan.

NCAA Excellence Meets Campus Adventures

CSB and SJU are proud NCAA Division III schools in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. In addition to the 23 varsity athletic programs, we offer club sports and intramurals for students looking to get involved, try something new, or continue a sport they love. You’ll also enjoy an impressive variety of outdoor and campus recreation opportunities to stay active and adventurous.

Saint John's Athletes volunteering at S A A C, the student athletics advisory committee for Kids fighting hunger

Grounded in Benedictine Values

The Catholic character of CSB+SJU is shaped by the Benedictine communities that founded the colleges over a century ago and continue to foster Benedictine Catholic values in the academic, spiritual, and social life of the colleges. Today, Benedictine women and men remain actively involved in teaching and administration, and their prayerful presence in community life provides the stable sense of home for which we are so well known.

Ignite Excellence

There’s so much to see and do, it’s no wonder nearly all students stay on campus over the weekends. With more than 100 student clubs and organizations, plus music ensembles, theater, volunteer opportunities, student government, and so much more, there’s something for everyone at CSB+SJU. And if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we’ll show you how to start your own group.

Students performing interpretive dance for Fine arts programing event.

Experience Campus

Get a glimpse of what life looks like as a Bennie or Johnnie and discover, in part, why 95% of CSB+SJU alums consistently rate their college experience as good or excellent.

Students dumping Koi into the CSB koi pond.
CSB SJU Campus, Summer 2023
Bennies hanging out in dorm laughing and talking.
Students quietly studying in SJU Alcuin Library during finals week.