562 reviews
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College of Saint Benedict is ...
Private not-for-profit, Catholic
Athletic Division
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Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374
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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.
Saint Benedict is definitely the college to go to if you want a small classroom environment, involved professors, and comfortable dorms. While I would not necessarily call it diverse, Saint Ben's takes pride in its community. Also, the President (Mary Hinton) is the bomb.com. Everybody loves her and she makes all of the politics going on locally and nationally a lot easier to swallow.
I would not recommend going in as a Nursing major, as that is a very competitive department here and you don't have much room to breathe. However, most of the other sciences (except Physics, the department is both underfunded and small.) Saint Ben's more "liberal" majors are much better and students rarely have negative things to say about them. Saint Ben's pre-law and pre-physical assistant programs are also very well managed, and there are many resources for students who are looking to pursue such programs to get more information.
The campus is great! It has a small town feel, but has everything I need. Everything is only a walk away. The RA's help make everyone feel comfortable and answer all of my questions. There is great food options for whatever mood I'm in. My dorm is full of fun and nice ladies. I feel very safe wherever I am at on the campus. There is tons of fun stuff to do and lots of places to just relax or study, too. I would totally recommend this college to anyone.