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Reviews 474 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school itself is great and there is a grand sense of community. Although the school is very small and does not offer a lot of majors. Giving each individual a small chance to explore their abilities.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The community and openness are amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The College of Saint Benedict is the definition of community. All of the students and faculty are willing to help each other out. I could not imagine attending another school for post-secondary education. The school offers a wide variety of FREE events. From experiencing different cultures at Festival of Cultures to the fantastic Johnnie games. If I could do it all over, I think College of Saint Benedict would still be my number one college pick.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy the strong community on campus, and I like my classes and all the activities that are going on pretty much all the time. And the campus is beautiful! I love walking on the trails on the school's grounds. However, the one downside is that it is located in a small town (though Saint Cloud is not too far away if you have a car). If you are used to the excitement and business of the city like I am, this college is not a great fit for you.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It can be hard for the minority groups as diversity is not clearly present though the school preaches the value of diversity, it doesn't follow through.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: So hard to live off campus, but fun if you can make it work

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Have to know the right people, or just make your own fun

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot in St. Joe, but most everything that is there is tasty. Can always go into St. Cloud for more options.

2 College Senior

Administration: Life Safety (SJU) often goes out of their way to get people in trouble, but Campus Security (CSB) isn't as strict.

5 College Senior

Campus Food: Great food. But CSB's dining services are definitely better than SJU's.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: CSBSJU makes it easy to apply for financial aid. Good about giving out scholarships and aid to those in need.

4 College Senior

Campus Housing: Clean, good buildings, A/C in most places, great social atmosphere and community. However it is expensive and a bummer CSB requires students to live on campus all four years (off-campus application process is tedious and very "hit or miss" as to whether or not you are accepted). CSB needs more housing for students, as they cannot fit all students and have to squeeze first years into dorm lounges.

4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: They're doing a great job!

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The food is good. I can't complain.

4 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: It's a very smooth process and they give you a lot of help.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Living on campus was great.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Student involvement is great, teams are good

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Can never get off campus

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its good when you can actually find a party

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options, but far to drive

3 College Freshman

Administration: Strict with visitation hours for guys at night

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Hard to find and actually receive them

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are average, condensed, not great

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: They dont let very many people off campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Laid back but usually really fun!

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Most students who attend CSB and SJU love it. Throughout the academic year, students experience so much culture, which allows them to grow not only intellectually, but also with a more global perspective. CSB/SJU impacts students' lives because the people are so nice, the education is great, and the professors are easily reachable and understanding. But most importantly are the friendships students develop along the way. What many students love the most is the school spirit and the fact that the faculty likes to get involved in events, as well. It gives students the impression of a community and family.

At first, campus can seem overwhelming, but as the year goes on and students get adjusted to life in college, they get the opportunity to learn and experience appreciating life more. CSB/SJU students are very intelligent and gifted in the academic field as well as on the sports field. Both schools push students every day, inside and outside of the classroom, to want something better in life and to excel in whatever path life guides them on. If students had the chance to pick another school, many wouldn’t because why risk something that is already excellent? CSB and SJU prepare students for life after college. Most students who graduate from CSB/SJU tend to go to grad or medical school. Also, most students who graduate tend to find jobs easily.

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