#1 and #2 Colleges
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The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University form a welcoming community built on 1,500 years of Benedictine hospitality. Bennies and Johnnies embrace an academically rigorous collaboration between two of the nation’s highest rated liberal arts schools. Whatever’s drawn you here … you have
come to succeed.


College of Saint Benedict

Founded in 1913 by the Sisters of the Order of Saint Benedict.

Saint John's University

Founded in 1857 by the Benedictine Monks of Saint John's Abbey.


Come for a visit, take a tour and begin to discover what being a Bennie or Johnnie is all about!

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Student Life

Research shows students living on campus are happier, healthier, more involved and more academically successful.

  • 100+ student clubs and organizations
  • 17 club sports
  • 22 intramural sports
  • 12 music ensembles (for all majors)

Learning with Impact

Every Bennie and Johnnie engages in high-impact learning experiences like internships, undergraduate research and study abroad.

  • Experience & Professional Development
  • Internships & Experiental Learning
  • Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholars
  • Center for Global Education
  • The Study - developing skills for academic success


Discover majors and minors in fields with interest and impact to prepare you for a lifetime of success.

  • 37 majors
  • 40 minors
  • 19 Pre-professional tracks
  • Graduate – nursing
  • Graduate – theology


We equip our alums for successful careers and lives of meaning.

  • What’s the return on your college investment?
  • You really can afford private college.
  • Nearly every Bennie and Johnnie receives scholarship help.

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News & Events

NEH grant will widen reach of research uncovering history of racial covenants in Central Minnesota

The nearly $60,000 grant will support more student research, as well as providing for the development of five different teaching modules or lesson plans based on the research that can be incorporated into a wide variety of courses.

Four students honored for excellence with CSB, SJU and team employment awards

Winners were announced as part of National Student Employee Appreciation Week April 7-13.

Former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan Page to speak at CSB and SJU April 18

The event is only open to members of the CSB and SJU campus community. There is no admission charge, but those planning to attend are asked to fill out a registration form so event organizers can gather an accurate attendance estimate.

Graduates return to share experiences with students at Tri-Alpha Induction Ceremony, Multicultural Graduation

It’s been less-than-a-decade since Zoua Pa Vang ’18 and Yasin Williams ’15 graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. Yet, in that time, both have gone on to compile an impressive record of accomplishment and contribution toward improving the world around them.


Read the latest news stories, see announcements and other noteworthy information.