#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!

Our Students Come to Succeed

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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

As team orthopedic surgeon, SJU graduate has front row seat for Timberwolves' playoff run

Dr. Aaron Krych '01, an orthopedic surgeon who serves as chair of the Orthopedic Surgery Department and Division of Sports Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, has been the team's orthopedic surgeon the past five years.

CSB, SJU and OSB employees honored at year-end recognition event

A total of 153 OSB, CSB and SJU employees were honored for an astounding 2,584 years of service.

Retired General Paul Nakasone '86 staying busy with new position at Vanderbilt, posthumous Purple Heart presentation

He is also one of two new trustees whose election was approved by the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University boards on May 10.

Alums pitch in to make Benedictine Day of Service a success

A total of 236 alums participated in the annual Benedictine Day of Service on April 14, taking part in organized service projects at numerous locations across the country.


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