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St. John's University & College of St. Benedict

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The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are two closely related private, Roman Catholic higher education institutions in Minnesota. The College of Saint Benedict is in St. Joseph and is a women's college; Saint John's University is in Collegeville and is a men's college. Students at both institutions have a shared curriculum and access to the resources of both campuses.

Ninety percent of CSB/SJU graduates finish in four years, 95% of CSB/SJU students receive financial aid, and 95% of CSB/SJU alums rate their college experience as good or excellent. CSB and SJU have produced two Rhodes Scholars;[10] six Truman Scholars; and at least two Goldwater Scholars. CSB/SJU is also a consistent producer of Fulbright scholarship winners. From 2013 to 2020, 39 students from CSB/SJU received Fulbright Scholarships. CSB/SJU has also been recently recognized as a top producer of Peace Corps volunteers.

85% of CSB and SJU professors are full-time, the student-to-faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 19.