Study in the US with scholarship opportunity up to $US 120,000 at College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) At a Glance
Together, the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) and Saint John’s University (SJU) form a one-of-a-kind partnership of two top colleges – combining the abundant opportunities of a larger university with the small class sizes and personal attention of an exceptional liberal arts college. The 3,300 undergraduate students attend classes and participate in activities together, and students from both colleges share academic, athletic and dining facilities on both campuses. The big difference between the two campuses is that the women live at CSB and the men live at SJU—otherwise, all classes and most programs co-educational.
CSB students (also known as a Bennies), will be empowered by an amazing and supportive community of strong women. CSB was founded in 1913 by a group of forward-thinking Benedictine Sisters who made it their mission to educate women and develop strong leaders. That legacy is still propelling women forward today.
SJU students (also known as Johnnies) will experience a unique brotherhood that makes their best times better and their more challenging times easier to handle. SJU alums say their fellow Johnnies taught them what it means to be a man in today’s world. These connections will stay with them for a lifetime.
The two campuses are only nine kilometers apart. Students travel between campuses on our free and frequent shuttle that runs on an easy-to-remember schedule every day of the week.
CSB and SJU are Catholic Benedictine colleges, founded and enriched by the Saint Benedict’s Monastery and Saint John’s Abbey. The CSB and SJU experience affirms the harmony of faith and reason, honors the full dignity of each person, and seeks to promote justice and the common good. Students of all faith traditions, cultures and backgrounds are welcomed.
A stunning location in Minnesota
CSB and SJU are set on 3,300 beautiful acres of central Minnesota woods, lakes and prairies – just west of Saint Cloud, Minnesota (150,000 area population) and an hour from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The safe and secure campuses include 22 miles of hiking trails, a natural arboretum and a private beach.
The powers of liberal arts education
The colleges offer a deeply engaging, highly residential, educational experience. Nearly all students are full-time, undergraduate and traditional age. With an average class size of 19 and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, classrooms are challenging and interactive. When CSB and SJU students head into the world they will be armed with the powers of a liberal arts graduate: the ability to think deeply, embrace difference, engage globally, serve graciously and live courageously.
Two-thirds of CSB and SJU students study abroad – ranking the colleges among the top undergraduate colleges for the number of students completing semester-long international study. CSB and SJU offer 18 semester-long programs on six continents and short-term programs around the world.
CSB and SJU provide many great opportunities to help students connect with successful CSB and SJU alums and potential employers for internships and possible jobs.
Some of our strongest majors and programs Include Business, Economics, Accounting, Sciences, Computer Science, Humanities, Social Sciences, Pre-Engineering, etc.
Ranking and recognition of CSB and SJU includes: “Money Magazine” Two of the top 50 liberal arts colleges in the U.S/ “U.S. News and World Report” Two of the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the U.S/ #5 in the nation among undergraduate colleges for semester-long study abroad/ 36 Fulbright Scholars in the last six years.
International student support and scholarship for Vietnamese/international students
While many students are from the state of Minnesota and throughout the U.S., a strong number of international students from around the world, including Vietnam, attend CSB/SJU. Generous scholarships are available for international students as well as opportunities to work on campus enable students to reduce the cost of attending. One hundred percent of international students will receive a partial scholarship to attend CSB and SJU. Scholarships normally range up to $30,000 per school year and we will work with each student to determine if CSB/SJU can be affordable to him or her.
During COVID-19, CSB and SJU have taken extraordinary steps in making adjustments to campus life to provide the safest environment possible for students and staff. For the 2020-2021 school year, CSB and SJU have a hybrid model of instruction with in-person classes as well as synchronous remote access for students who need to be in their resident halls or who are not able to make it to campus. Rigorous protocols recommended by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health are in place to give the best chance to have a safe and meaningful college experience. If a switch to all on-line instruction is needed, CSB and SJU are ready from a technical and student support perspective. CSB and SJU will assist international students with transportation if needed or will allow students to remain on campus with all necessities.
Testimonial from Truong An
“My life changed so much since joining CSB SJU. I love my college life because I meet so many awesome people here. I make lots of friends; I work as an International Student Mentor with so many talented co-worker, and they influence me a lot. I joined so many outdoor activities like hiking, canoeing, rock climbing and was able to discover many beautiful trails here on campus. The professors here are awesome; they are not only your teacher but they can be your friend when you need to. I felt that I become more independent, easily handle some of the hardest homework from Math class, and manage time efficiently”.
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