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• CSB and SJU combine the opportunities of large, research universities with the individual faculty attention, engaging classrooms and academic challenges of smaller, selective schools.


Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU), form a partnership of two of the top undergraduate liberal arts schools in the United States.

CSB+SJU Twin Cities

• The campuses are located approximately nine kilometers (nine minutes) apart and are connected by The LINK, a free, convenient and frequent shuttle bus service.

• Women live at CSB and men live at SJU.

• Through our one-of-a-kind partnership, CSB and SJU students share two campuses and one combined academic curriculum. Students from both schools attend classes together and use the academic facilities, four dining halls, three fine arts facilities, two libraries and two athletic centers on both campuses.


• CSB and SJU are committed to the development of the whole person, meeting the unique needs of both women and men in single-gender and coeducational experiences.

QUICK FACTS STUDENTS98% COLLEGETRADITIONALOFAGE(18-22) MINNESOTA Ranked second best state in the US by US News and World Report 2 FULL-TIME 97%STUDENTS 70+AREASOFSTUDY 100% ALL CSB AND SJU STUDENTS complete independent research, an internship or other engaged learning experiences. AVERAGE CLASS 19SIZE100%CLASSESTAUGHTBYFACULTY (Not graduate students) COMPLETINGGRADUATESDEGREEINFOURYEARS90%11STUDENT-TO-FACULTYRATIOto1 GREAT AGRADUATEGRADUATESRESULTSAREEMPLOYED,INSCHOOLORENGAGEDINFULL-TIMEVOLUNTEERPROGRAM within one year of graduating from CSB and SJU. Explore an interactive data base of recent graduates at csbsjuresults.comYEARCSBCOMPANIES10099%+VISITINGANDSJUEACHTOINTERVIEW our students for internships and permanent positions RECENT EMPLOYERS Recent CSB and SJU graduates are working at these and many other companies: CAREER SERVICES • Job-search assistance including a strong, extensive and successful Johnnie and Bennie network of graduates. • On-campus interviews with many companies and a career resource center –Experience & Professional Development (XPD) –offering ongoing programs. • Internship opportunities with corporations, government agencies and nonprofit organizations in Minnesota, throughout the U.S. and around the world.

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THE LINK The two campuses are connected by The Link, a free, convenient and frequent shuttle bus service.

• CSB and SJU students experience the beauty and variety of four distinct seasons with warm summers, colorful falls, snowy winters and refreshing springs.


•STUDENTSINTERNATIONALFOR Unique Mentor Program ensures all new international students receive high-quality support for cultural adjustment and classroom success.

• Minnesota ranks among the top states in the U.S. for quality of life, health, business, employment and safety. It is ranked highly for the most Fortune 500 companies.

HEALTHY FOOD Excellent and healthy food with wide variety of options for many tastes at four dining centers.

ACTIVITIESSTUDENT athletic and fitness including two fitness many fields and spaces for basketball, volleyball, (futbol), baseball, badminton, wall etc. 100 special interest, and


24-HOUR SAFETY Safety – 24-hour fully staffed security and escort services enhance an already very safe environment and community.

HEALTH SERVICES Health services available on both campuses. A major regional hospital is located close by.



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• Multicultural Student Orientation – visa advising, programming, services and personal support.


• Extensive residential life programming and staff support building community, creating friendships, fostering growth, enhancing character and developing social and leadership skills.

• The campuses, among the most beautiful in the U.S., are set amidst 3,000 acres (1,200 hectares) of lakes, woods, prairie and wetlands and have 35 kilometers of hiking trails.

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International Student Academic Adviser. • Special global events such as Festival of Cultures, Asian/Chinese New Year andCaribbeancelebrations,Week,culturalfoodevents. • English as a Second Language courses and support. OTHER RESOURCES • Top-ranked, universitysponsored, semesterlong instudyinternationalopportunities17countries. • Extensive opportunities for volunteer service locally, nationally and internationally.

• Students have easy access to the shopping, dining and entertainment of nearby St. Cloud and the larger metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the famous Mall of America.

• Nearly all students live on campus in residence halls and high-quality apartments and townhomes, and almost all are full-time students between 18-22 years old.


• CSB and SJU setting is ideal for outdoor activities. Running, biking, rowing and fishing are among the popular options.

CSB AND SJU RANK CSB and SJU rank among the top colleges in the U.S. for the number of students completing semester-long study abroad.


• Washington Monthly listed both CSB and SJU among the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S.

• Institute of International Education (IIE) ranks CSB and SJU among the top undergraduate colleges in the U.S. for international study. More than half of CSB and SJU students study internationally.

• Zippa #1 and #2 in Minnesota for getting a job after graduation.

• U.S. News & World Report ranks CSB and SJU among the top collegesundergraduateintheU.S.

• A top Fulbright producer

• Two of Money Magazine’s top 13 colleges in the Midwest.

A top Catholic college according to College Consensus

ASSISTANCEFINANCIALPROCESSAPPLICATIONAND Information about application process and links to forms: CATHOLIC BENEDICTINEANDTRADITION Our centuries-old Benedictine tradition – hospitality, community, stewardship and service to the common good are values expressed inside and outside the classroom. • Students from all backgrounds, cultures and faith/religious traditions are welcome. • A Catholic intellectual tradition committed to openness, intellectual inquiry and a lively engagement of faith and reason. •COSTS Costs and scholarships at U.S. universities change each year. Current costs for tuition, fees, room and board are available online at FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE • 100% international students receive an International Student renewablecircumstancesonScholarshipsScholarship.arebasedmeritandfinancialandareeachschool year. More information is available at student-scholarshipscosts-and-international-international-students/ . • On-campus andduringemploymentstudentisavailabletheschoolyearsummer. APPLICATION PROCESS • The Common Application or the CSB and SJU Application • Writing sample/essay • Official records/transcriptsacademic • TOEFL (80), IELTS (6.5), DET (105) • ACT/SAT exam results (optional) • Teacher evaluation • International Student Financial Aid Application • The typical grades (marks) for admitted international students are the equivalent of A's and B's in the U.S. grading system. APPLICATION DATE • Regular application date is April 1 for fall semester applicants. • “Rolling admission” process – admission decisions are made within 2-4 weeks after application process is completed.

AREAS OF STUDY Accounting-FinancePublicAccounting - Traditional ArtAnthropology*Art Education - Studio Art Art AthleticAsianHistory*StudiesTraining (See Exercise Science and Sports Studies) BusinessBookBiologyBiochemistryArts* (See Global Business Leadership) Chemistry American Chemical Society - Chemical Biology - Environmental Chemistry - Industrial/Materials Chemistry EnglishEngineeringLanguageEducation:Education:Education:Education:EconomicsDentistryDataDataComputerCommunicationClassicalChiropracticChinese***LanguagesScienceScienceAnalytics***ElementarySecondary*TeachingEnglishasanInternationalLanguage*EnglishasaSecond***English Secondary Education - Creative Writing Environmental Studies European Studies - Classical Studies - Medieval RenaissanceandStudies - Modern European Studies Exercise Science and Sports Studies* Finance (See Accounting) GlobalGermanGenderFrenchForestry**StudiesStudiesStudiesBusiness Leadership Global Health* HispanicGreek* Studies IndividualizedHistory Major Integrated Science Latino/LatinLatinJapanese** American Studies* MusicMedicineMathematicsLaw****Liturgical Music - Music Composition Music Education - Music Studies - Performance Numerical Computation - Discrete Computation - Over the Continuum NutritionNursing FoodDieteticsand Business - Nutrition Science Occupational Therapy** Optometry** Peace PhysicsPhysicianPhysicalPhilosophyPharmacyStudies**Therapy**Assistant**Applied Physics Political SociologySocialPsychologyMinistryPriesthoodScienceStudies/Lay**ScienceAnthropology Spanish (See Hispanic Studies) Sports Medicine* (See Exercise Science and Sports Studies) TheologyTheater-Pastoral Ministry Veterinary Medicine** Women’s Studies (See Gender Studies) OtherWriting*Courses Coaching/Exercise Science - Dance - Military Science/ROTC - Language in Translation * Minor ** Pre-professional program - Areas of concentration • Bachelor of Arts for most majors. Bachelor of Science in Nursing • CSB and SJU are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a Member of the North Association. CONTACT US ALEX SCHLEPER Director Internationalof Admission Email: Phone: 1-320-363-2263 WeChat ID csbsju WeChat page CSBSJUinternational Web Virtual Tour Aerial Tour WhatsApp and Zalo 1-320-250-3828 CSB, 37 S. College Ave., St. Joseph, MN, 56374, USA | SJU, 2850 Abbey Plaza, Collegeville, Minnesota, 56321, USA

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