Saint John’s University

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While located three and a half miles apart, the students of Saint John’s University (SJU) for men, and The College of Saint Benedict (CSB), for women, share basically the same academic program and attend the same classes at both campus locations. The two institutions are essentially the same, in that they are owned and operated by the same organization.

SJU and CSB are located on 3,200 scenic acres of forests, prairies, and lakes, stretching from Collegeville to St. Joseph, Minnesota. Together, about 4,000 students attend SJU and CSB, which are staffed by about 350, mostly full-time, permanent professors.

The university offers over 200 undergraduate courses and enrolls approximately 250 students from over50 countries. CSB/SJU is ranked by The Institution of International Education among the top baccalaureate institutions in America and the institution is well known for the large number of its students who participate in study abroad programs.

The Hill Museum and Manuscript Library of St. John’s University holds a collection of rare religious sculptures, paintings, prints and artifacts. More importantly, it is home to the original Saint John’s bible which was the first hand-scribed bible in over 500 years. The university is also home to St. John’s University School of Theology Seminary, a graduate school which confers Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees as well as preparing seminarians for the priesthood.

On the campus of The College of Saint Benedict resides the Benedicta Arts Center (BAC) – a performing arts center which has commissioned the works of Diavolo and Merce Cunningham Dance Company. The BAC also presents three performances each year by the Minnesota Orchestra.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 7155

Saint John’s University

Collegeville, MN 56321-7155

(320) 363-2196

(800) 544-1489

Fax: (320) 363-2750

Contact: Jon McGee

VP Enrollment, Planning & Public Affairs
Main Address

PO Box 7155

Collegeville, MN 56321

(800) 544-1816

Total undergrads: 1,938

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 461

Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,897

Graduate enrollment: 125


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 74%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 90%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $26,570 $28,668 $29,936 $31,576 +5.48%
Books and Supplies $800 $800 $800 $1,000 +25.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $6,870 $7,248 $7,714 $8,044 +4.28%
Other $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 $1,300 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $35,540 $38,016 $39,750 $41,920 +5.46%
In-state Off Campus $27,370 $29,468 $30,736 $32,576 +5.99%
In-state with Family $27,370 $29,468 $30,736 $32,576 +5.99%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $13,500
In-state Student Fees $125
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $13,500
Out-of-state Student Fees $125

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 460 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 459 100% $7,200,756 $15,688
• Federal grants 71 15% $453,012 $6,380
• Pell grants 67 15% $211,728 $3,160
• Other federal grants 68 15% $241,284 $3,548
Local and state government scholarships or grants 118 26% $462,210 $3,917
Institutional scholarships or grants 459 100% $6,285,534 $13,694
Student loan financial aid 268 58% $2,267,626 $8,461
• Federal student loans 268 58% $1,572,410 $5,867
• Other student loans 71 15% $695,216 $9,792

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 463 24
Biology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences 43
Biochemistry 5
Biology and Biological Sciences 38
Business, Management, Administration and Marketing Services 138
Accounting 52
Business Administration and Management 86
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 10
Computer Science 10
Education 6
Elementary Education, Teaching and Instruction 6
English Language and Literature/letters 33
English Language and Literature 14
Rhetoric and Composition 19
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature 4
Spanish Language and Literature 8
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences 3
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 2
History 12
History 12
Human Services 1
Social Work 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Humanities/humanistic Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics 21
Computational Mathematics 2
Mathematics 19
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 15
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Nutrition Sciences 2
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 5
Natural Resources and Conservation 10
Environmental Studies 10
Physical Sciences 18
Chemistry 4
Physics 10
Physics, Other 4
Psychology 27
Psychology 27
Social Sciences 91
Economics 46
Political Science and Government 29
Social Sciences 11
Sociology 5
Theology and Religious Vocations 3 24
Divinity/ministry 9
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other 4
Theology/theological Studies 3 11
Visual and Performing Arts 19
Art/art Studies 5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 5
Music 9
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business Administration/Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education – General B
Elementary Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Foreign Language & Literature

Classics B
French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Medical Dietetics B
Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities B
Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Mathematics/Computer Science B
Natural Sciences B
Nutrition Sciences B
Peace/Conflict Resolution Studies B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Social Work B

Social Sciences

Economics B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Pre-Ministerial Studies B
Theology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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