About CSB & SJU

Rankings and Recognition

#1 and #2 Colleges in Minnesota for Getting a Job

Looking for a college that will help you find a great job after you graduate? The career experts at Zippia named Saint John’s and Saint Ben’s the best in Minnesota for the second year in a row.

Washington Monthly’s Top 100 Liberal Arts Colleges

Washington Monthly listed both CSB and SJU among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the nation. Schools are rated based on their contributions to the public good.

CSB is #1 among Minnesota colleges in the “Best Bang for the Buck” category.

A National Leader in Study Abroad

The Institute of International Education in its 2020 Open Doors Report ranked CSB/SJU #6 among baccalaureate schools for participation in mid-length (semester) study abroad. The report also found CSB/SJU #9 for overall study abroad participation among baccalaureate schools.

U.S. News and World Report

CSB and SJU are consistently ranked among the top national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. In its 2021 rankings, CSB ranked 96 th and SJU ranked 102 nd.

Both CSB (68 th) and SJU (73 rd) are listed among the best value schools.

#1 and #2 Catholic Colleges in Minnesota by College Consensus

College Consensus ranked CSB and SJU the best Catholic colleges in Minnesota. Nationally, CSB ranked 13 th and SJU 25 th.

Money Magazine’s Top 50 Small Colleges

Money Magazine ranks CSB and SJU among the Top 50 small colleges in the nation. Small colleges are defined as schools with less than 2,500 students. Schools are evaluated on affordability and earnings after graduation.

Top Fulbright Producer

The College of Saint Benedict has been named one of the top producers of 2019-20 Fulbright scholarship recipients for the fifth time in six years. CSB/SJU faculty work diligently to mentor students for these opportunities.

United Nations Observer Status

CSB/SJU have been granted non-governmental observer status to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. CSB/SJU are among a select few liberal arts schools to receive observer status.