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Study at College of Saint Benedict

The College of Saint Benedict, also known as CSB, was established in 1913. It is a private institution of liberal arts and is situated in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Major degrees are awarded in more than 200 academic programs. Other programs offered by the college include courses in Chinese, Coaching/Physical Education, Japanese, and Modern and Classical Literature in Translation among others. There are also several interdisciplinary and pre-professional programs available in CSB. The Student Enrolment of the college includes international Enrolments representing more than 35 countries worldwide.

CSB's athletics department sponsors a number of varsity sports teams. They are nicknamed as Johnnies. The teams compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They participate in sports like basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, and track and field.

Profile of College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict can be found in Saint Joseph, MN (a small suburb). One of the defining characteristics of the school is its status as a Roman Catholic school. College of Saint Benedict is a private, not-for-profit institution. The Bachelor's degree is the highest degree at the school.

Course Topics

The most common majors at College of Saint Benedict are in science, art studies, and therapy and Counselling.

College of Saint Benedict Selectivity

The school does not have an open admissions system. Not everyone who applies is accepted. Only 25% of students scored 505 or lower in 2007 on the verbal SAT test. Math SAT scores at College of Saint Benedict centered around 540 to 660, but ranged both higher and lower.


Classes at the school are less crowded than at many schools. A tenure system is one way College of Saint Benedict works to keep a high-quality staff. Instructors at the school are well-paid.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, 2, 086 students were enrolled in College of Saint Benedict. A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

College of Saint Benedict has a residential or campus feel. Student dorms or apartments are common at the school. College of Saint Benedict student athletes compete in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference competitions.

College of Saint Benedict Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts153speech and rhetoric, English, political science, sociology, liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, social services, peace and conflict resolution, . . .
Therapy and Counselling60psychology
Science60biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, physics, physics courses
Nursing and Emergency Medicine45registered nursing
Business and Management37business management, accounting
Education and Teaching25elementary school teaching
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18dietetics and clinical nutrition, nutrition sciences
Art Studies13art studies
Family and Social Work7social work
Religion and Philosophy5theology, philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental studies
Mathematics4mathematics, mathematics and computer science
Drama and Performing Arts3drama
Fine Arts0art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering0computer science

Contact: College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict

37 S. College Ave.

Saint Joseph, MN 56374

General Phone: (320) 363-5011


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