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College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University offer you two nationally recognized liberal arts colleges for the price of one. Our unique partnership gives students the educational choices of a large university while enjoying the individual attention and community of a premier small college.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)



Saint John's University was founded by the monks of Saint John's Abbey. In addition to its undergraduate offerings, SJU includes Saint John's School of Theology and Seminary (SOT), a graduate school that confers Master of Divinity and master of arts degrees and also prepares seminarians for the priesthood.


Our learning experiences are enlivened by Catholic and Benedictine traditions of hospitality, stewardship and service. We embrace these timeless values while encouraging independent thinking and the lively engagement of faith and reason.


The Career Services office sponsors numerous programs, workshops and other services to help students — from their first year to their senior year — as they choose a major, explore careers, gain related experiences and plan for life after graduation.

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Housing services

Residential housing, based on year in school, emphasizes women's leadership with programming that nurtures the intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical well-being of young women.  Through a four-year residential program, nearly all students live on campus, enjoying a vibrant atmosphere for personal growth and discovery.

Library services

The CSB/SJU Libraries serve the combined student body with a joint staff and coordinated programs and services. We are pleased to be active partners in teaching, learning and scholarship for our students, faculty, and visitors. The CSB/SJU Libraries support the development of critical thinking, personal inquiry, creative expression, and lifelong learning. 

ICT services

Every residence hall has a computer cluster with access to the same applications as those in classrooms, labs and access areas. Computer access areas are available for student use seven days a week, with modern PCs and laser printers. Wireless access is available in all academic buildings including both libraries, most campus outdoor green spaces and all of the residence halls and apartments.

Medical services

The idea of a balanced, fulfilling life is not new toCSB/SJU. Under the overarching Benedictine values of our founders, CSB and SJU have historically focused on providing transformative experiences that enable students to develop their own intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical qualities to their fullest potential. A wide variety of approaches to wellness exist for students

Student Life

Campus life

The residential learning environment at CSB provides an intentional cohort model for housing, grounded in Catholic and Benedictine traditions, offering opportunities for women’s leadership and identity development in support of academic, personal, spiritual and professional growth.

Sports facilities

Each campus has a fitness center so you can work out when it's most convenient, as well as a pool, tennis courts and track. Personal trainers are available to create free individualized training programs. We also offer a full schedule of fitness classes, from yoga to Pilates and cardio kickboxing. 

Student clubs

Student Activities and Leadership Development (SALD) creates and sustains a vibrant campus life through social programming and leadership development. SALD oversees club processes, advises the Joint Events Council, and coordinates the Orientation program.


The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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