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Saint John's University Stats, Info and Facts

A Unique Partnership

Two amazing colleges - one priceless education

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.

We offer an extraordinary sense of place and belonging that shapes the undergraduate experience and creates a lifelong network of alum connections.

We're ranked among the top baccalaureate institutions nationally in the number of students who study abroad. These experiences prepare our students for leadership and service in a global society. We support a vibrant environment for the performing and visual arts that contributes to culture, community and creativity.

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.

Our campuses are located six miles apart in central Minnesota, surrounded by more than 3,000 acres of pristine forests, prairies and lakes. The colleges are minutes away from the St. Cloud metropolitan area, with a population of more than 100,000, while Minneapolis and St. Paul are 70 miles southeast on I-94.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
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  • K.
  • I am a current student here

    There are many strong friendships, no doubt. However, the school can also, at times, be filled with cliques. I have known several first-year students who are not all that eager to branch out from their high school friends, even after several months at school. Not being religious would be something of a blow to any possible friendships at the school. Not drinking alcohol would be worse, making it very difficult, but certainly not impossible to make friends. If you aren't religious and also don't drink alcohol, you will almost certainly have friends, but the group may be small. This is not always a bad thing, as many of these groups are very close. A final note–many students can be homophobic in my experience, so not an ideal destination for homosexuals.

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  • Jared from Saint Cloud, MN
  • I am a current student here

    I thoroughly enjoyed my time at SJU/CSB the first time around and not much has changed with the atmosphere this time either. It is a whole campus open-door policy with much more to learn outside of the classroom than other schools.

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  • 5
  • Ryan from Texas
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I have never lived in a winter state and am looking forward to new experiences!

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