College of Saint Benedict (CSB SJU)

Saint Joseph, MN

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College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict Student Essentials

College of Saint Benedict Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Roman Catholic
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Blazers
Nickname: CSB
Website: www.csbsju.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $36,218
Out-of-State Tuition: $36,218
Retention Rate: 89%
Enrollment: 2,138
Year Established: 1887

About CSB SJU

The College of Saint Benedict in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, is a small, Benedictine Catholic college that emphasizes both spiritual practice and academic rigor. In addition to a full range of academics, Saint Benedict also offers cultural and creative arts activities and a comprehensive study abroad program.

Programs of study include pre-professional fields:

  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Ministry
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physical Therapy

Majors are also offered in the arts and sciences and professional disciplines, such as:

  • Art
  • Business Management
  • Classics
  • Literature
  • Social Science
  • Theatre Arts

Academics are challenging and admissions are competitive: College of Saint Benedict students generally excelled academically in high school, with the middle 50% having had between a 3.4 and 3.9 high school grade point average and an SAT score of at least 1500.

In addition to rigorous academics, Saint Benedict also offers a spiritually strong community, which includes a campus liturgy, faith-based student groups and a ministry committed to spirituality and social justice.

Other college life activities include theatre and music performances, art exhibits, literary readings and academic lectures.

Saint Benedict also gives students the opportunity to have experiences in such countries as Australia, Chile, France, Guatemala, and Japan through its study abroad program.

When filling out an online application and submitting transcripts and a writing sample, prospective students may also apply for financial aid. Aid awards include need-based sources such as grants, work-study and student loans.

There are also talent scholarships for art, music and theatre students and grants for those who plan to go into the teaching field.

CSB SJU Map & Location

College of Saint Benedict
37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374


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Getting Around CSB SJU

Walkability

Good walkability. We think you’ll enjoy walking in this area.

6/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Saint Joseph, MN

Winter
Dec
26
10
Jan
23
5
Feb
29
10
Spring
Mar
40
22
Apr
58
35
May
70
47
Summer
Jun
78
57
Jul
83
62
Aug
80
60
Fall
Sep
71
51
Oct
58
39
Nov
40
25

CSB SJU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,138
Freshman Class 567
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 2,138

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 3%
  • African American: 1%
  • Caucasian: 90%
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1%
  • Asian: 5%
Latino 3%
African American 1%
Caucasian 90%
American Indian or Alaska native 1%
Asian 5%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 86%
Part-Time 14%
Women 100%
Men 0%
International 7%
Domestic 93%

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