The College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) share a partnership of two top colleges – combining the abundant opportunities of a larger university with the small classes and personal attention of an exceptional liberal arts college. The 3,000 undergraduate students attend classes and participate in activities together, and students from both colleges share academic, athletic and dining facilities on both campuses. CSB and SJU offer a deeply engaging, highly residential, educational experience set on 3,300 acres of central Minnesota woods, lakes and prairies – just an hour from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Half of CSB and SJU students study abroad, consistently ranking the colleges in the top ten nationally for the number of students completing a semester-long international experience. The intentional career development and strong alum network also help CSB and SJU rank #1 and #2 in Minnesota for getting a job.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Performing Arts
  • Research
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Religious Affiliation
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Seniors in high school or students who have completed high school but not completed any college coursework after graduating from high school are considered first year applicants. First year applicants are required to submit an official high school transcript. Standardized test scores, a writing sample and recommendations are optional but encouraged. International students can find a link to application information under Additional Information.


Students are considered transfer students if they have completed any college coursework from a post-secondary institution after graduating from high school. High school students who have credits earned through Post Secondary Enrollment Option should apply as first year applicants. Transfer applicants are required to submit a high school transcript along with transcripts from any colleges attended. International students can find a link to application information under Additional Information.

Additional Information

Visit us

CSB and SJU welcome your visit to campus. The colleges offer both individualized, personal visits and larger group programs. We recommend visitors tour both campuses. See Additional Information for a link to schedule a visit.

Together, the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University form a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top liberal arts colleges.

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Admissions office

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P.O. Box 7155
Collegeville, MN 56321, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 544-1489