Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB), for women, and Saint John's University (SJU), for men, form a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top colleges – combining the abundant opportunities of a larger university with the small class sizes and personal attention of an exceptional liberal arts college. The 3,500 undergraduate students attend classes and participate in activities together. Students from both colleges share academic, athletic and dining facilities on both campuses.
The two campuses are set on 3,300 beautiful acres of central Minnesota woods, lakes and prairies – just west of Saint Cloud (150,000 area population) and an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The campuses include 22 miles of hiking and skiing trails, a private beach, and an arboretum.
The colleges offer a deeply engaging, highly residential, educational experience. Nearly all students are full-time, undergraduate and traditional age. With an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, classrooms are challenging and interactive.
Through our global focus, two-thirds of CSB/SJU students study abroad – ranking the colleges among the very top of undergraduate colleges for the number of students completing semester-long international study. CSB/SJU offer 18 semester-long programs on six continents and short-term programs around the world.
CSB/SJU are Catholic Benedictine colleges, founded and enriched by Saint Benedict's Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey. The CSB/SJU experience affirms the harmony of faith and reason, honors the full dignity of each person, and seeks to promote justice and the common good. Students of all faiths are welcome.
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Tuition Rewards News
Wheaton College Joins Tuition Rewards
posted November 5, 2020
Wheaton College, ranked as the nation's #1 Christian college, according to EdSmart, has become the 25th private college in Illinois to join the SAGE Tuition Rewards consortium. Ed Smart's rankings are based on academics; retention rate; average net cost; and, average salary 10 years after graduation. 80% of new freshman at Wheaton graduate in four years, 88% within five years and 89% within six years.
Located 25 miles west of Chicago,...
Illinois College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted October 27, 2020
Illinois College, which welcomed a record 419 new students to campus this fall despite the challenges of the pandemic, has joined the SAGE Tuition Rewards program. IC now boasts an enrollment of 1,150 students, the largest ever and a 33% increase since 2010.
Founded in 1829, Illinois College is thriving through expanded academic programs, including new nursing and agribusiness majors; expanded opportunities for internships, hands-on...
Villa Maria College Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted October 20, 2020
Villa Maria College, where learning real-world skills is so considered vital that off-campus internships are a graduation requirement, has joined SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards. The Villa curriculum gives students the ability to test the waters of their chosen field in a real-life work setting after a process where student talents are evaluated and then matched with The College's network of partners.
Villa's unusual 9:1...
Loyola University New Orleans Joins SAGE Tuition Rewards
posted October 19, 2020
Loyola University New Orleans, the 7th "most inclusive" university in the nation, according to The Princeton Review, has joined the SAGE Scholars Tuition Rewards private college consortium. LOYNO received five national "Top 20" rankings in The Princeton Review's The Best 386 Colleges 2021, with The Maroon selected as the 9th best U.S. student newspaper.
Loyola's extraordinarily diverse, national student body is attracted to New Orleans...