37 S. College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374 (320) 363-2196
http://www.csbsju.edu admissions@csbsju.edu
About College of St. Benedict
  • Year of Foundation 1887
  • Size of Campus 315 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Roman Catholic (Benedictine)
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,045
  • App. Deadlines Rolling
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 24,924
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee N/A
The Catholic character of CSB and SJU is shaped by the Benedictine communities which founded the colleges in the 19th century and continues to foster Benedictine Catholic values in the academic, spiritual and social life of the colleges. Today, Benedictine women and men remain actively involved in teaching and administration, and their prayerful presence in community life provides the stable sense of home for which both CSB and SJU are so well known. CSB and SJU are located six miles apart in central Minnesota, surrounded by 3,200 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 Interstate 94.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Club Involvement Fair, Welcome Fest, Pinestock, Festival of Cultures, Battle of the Bands, Asian New Year, Little Sibs Weekend, Stella Maris Ball, Father-Daughter Dance.
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of honor societies Delta Epsilon Sigma, Sigma Theta Tau, Pi Mu Epsilon
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of sororities 0
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Companions on a Journey, VISTO, Knights of Columbus, MAGIS, Prepare Ministries, Alternative Spring Break Groups
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asia Club, Bahamian Club, Cultural Fusion Club, Cultural Affairs Board, French Club, German Club, Multicultural Student Programs, Spanish Club
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Distance to nearest train Saint Cloud (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Saint Joseph
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Minneapolis / Saint Paul (75), Saint Cloud (20)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 59%
  • Number of students using college housing 82%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 7%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 21%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (67%), apartment for single students (33%), special housing for disabled students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 21
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 95%
Campus Services
  • Number of e-books 382
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 0
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities College of Saint Benedict Archives. Alcuin Library, the Saint John's University Archives, and Hill Museum & Manuscript Library on the campus of Saint John's University.
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 673,477
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Benedicta Arts Center and Saint Benedict's Monastery Art and Heritage Place Museum. Saint John's Art Gallery, Arboretum, and Sommers Digital Film Studio (donated by director Stephen Sommers) on the campus of Saint John's University.
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,440
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 8
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 120,432
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help study skills, other
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 38,396
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 8
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Wells Fargo, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Target Corporation, St. Cloud Hospital, Americorps, Mayo Clinic, Deloitte and Touche, Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 29%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,640
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year 80%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Saint John's University)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A