Saint John’s University and College of Saint Benedict are both located in Minnesota and are both nationally recognized liberal arts colleges. In fact, they rank as two of the top three Catholic colleges in the United States. The other nice thing about these schools is that they have partnered with one another and share the same academic program with students attending classes and participating in activities together on both campuses.

The only difference between these two learning institutions, if it can be considered a difference, is that Saint John’s University is a school primarily for boys while the College of Saint Benedict is a college primarily for girls. This has not prevented students, however, from cross-enrolling in either of the colleges.

Saint John’s University located in Collegeville, was established in 1857; while the College of Saint Benedict, located in St. Joseph, was founded in 1913. The two campuses stand six miles apart. As regards their academic programs, both schools together offer a total of 60 areas of study with 36 majors and 32 minor programs. There are five academic divisions through which students can choose their majors and these include the Division of Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary and Pre-Professional Programs.

Cost of attendance for academic year 2010-2011 includes tuition and fees of US$31,576; double room and meal plan of US$8,044; estimated cost for books of US$1,000; and estimated cost of personal expense of US$75 to US$100 a month. Financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to ensure that students are able to pay for their cost of tuition and fees.

For more information on admissions, college majors, degrees offered, online programs, athletics, school rankings, tuition, scholarships and financial aid options, please contact Saint John’s University & College of Saint Benedict.