I am so happy at CSB/SJU. The small size and Benedictine background makes for two schools with a strong sense of community and awesome culture all its own. Ever since my first day as a freshman, I have felt welcomed and at home on both campuses. I truly cannot say enough about these schools! My two favorite experiences so far have been being an elementary education major, and studying abroad for a semester in Greece and Italy. Being a part of the elementary education major is truly like belonging to a family on campus. Everyone is actively working toward the same goal. It's so rewarding to attend classes and spend time with people of a shared passion, and I'm sure other majors have simialr experiences. Because of the small class sizes, you really bond with people in the same field as you. Also, CSB/SJU has award winning study abroad programs, with opportunities in 17 different countries around the world. I had the amazing experience of going on the Greco-Roman trip, which was truly life changing.
Overall, I would not want to go to school anywhere else! The campuses are gorgeous, the people are friendly, and the academics and extracurriculars are wide-spread.