Come to Succeed

#1 and #2 Colleges
in Minnesota for Getting Jobs

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.


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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
  • 19 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

First of two student groups from CSB and SJU in Dubai for UN climate conference [UPDATED Nov. 30]

Twenty undergraduates will represent the schools with official observer status for COP 28, offering rare access historic event, which opened Thursday (Nov. 30).

Jervon Sands ’23 becomes 2nd Rhodes Scholar in Saint John’s University history [Updated]

Native of Nassau, The Bahamas, joins Steven Michaud ’67 as only Johnnies invited to study at the University of Oxford in the UK in 120 years of the scholarship.

RESCHEDULED: Prime Minister of The Bahamas to deliver 2023 McCarthy Lecture on Dec. 11

The Hon. Philip Davis KC, MP the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is scheduled to speak.

Patty Wetterling and co-author Joy Baker to speak Dec. 5 at CSB's Benedicta Arts Center

Longtime St. Joseph resident will delve into the decades-long struggle to unravel the mystery of the disappearance of her son, Jacob Wetterling. She and Baker, a local investigative blogger, will participate in an enlightening discussion with the public at an open event.


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