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College of Saint Benedict

37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph, Minnesota 56374

Level Four or more years
Undergraduate Enrollment 1,655
Setting Suburb
Links Financial Aid Office
Admissions Office
Online Application (Fee: $0)
Total 2020 Full-Time Undergraduate Enrollment 1,655
Total 2020 Full-Time First-Year Enrollment 400
Total 2020 Total Enrollment 1,668
Middle 50% Range of HS GPA for Freshmen 3.47-3.97
Middle 50% Range of ACT/SAT for Freshmen ACT 21-28
Test Optional Yes
Accept Transfer Students Yes
Middle 50% Range of College GPA for Transfer Students N/A
Total 2020 Full-Time Transfer Student Enrollment 77
Catholic Order Affiliation Benedictine
3 Most Popular Majors Business, Biology, Psychology
Unique Academic Programs Environmental Studies, Nursing, Peace Studies
School Mascot Bennies

Interesting Facts:
  • Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University form a one-of-a-kind partnership of two colleges. Students from both colleges attend classes and participate in events together on both campuses.
  • The two campuses are tucked among 3,300 acres of woods, lakes and prairie and have more than 20 miles of hiking trails.
  • The career experts at Zippia rank CSB and SJU as the two top colleges in Minnesota for employment after graduation.

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About the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University:
Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) form a unique partnership of two of the leading liberal arts institutions in the United States. With an undergraduate enrollment of 3,300 students, CSB/SJU combine the opportunities of large, research universities with the faculty attention, engaging classrooms and academic challenges of smaller, selective schools.

Nearly all students live on campus in order to experience our excellent residential life programming, facilities, activities and community—thereby creating a lifelong network of friendships, connections and opportunities. Women live at CSB and men live at SJU The campuses are located about nine kilometers apart and are connected by a free, convenient and frequent shuttle bus service.

Enriched by a Catholic and Benedictine tradition, CSB/SJU share the two campuses and one combined academic curriculum—students from both campuses attend classes together and use the academic facilities, dining halls, fine arts facilities, worship spaces, libraries and athletic centers on both campuses.

CSB/SJU attract students from around the world who are seeking an excellent education, and attract globally-minded U.S. students who welcome the opportunity to form friendships with students from other countries. Our graduates are prepared to work and live in a global society.

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