Points of Pride

The College of Saint Benedict is a nationally ranked Catholic residential liberal arts college for women. It shares one academic program with its educational partner, Saint John’s University, a nationally ranked Catholic residential liberal arts college for men, with students attending classes together on both campuses. The College of Saint Benedict is nationally recognized for its programming in international education and the fine arts. In addition to its emphasis on women’s development as leaders, professionals and scholars, the college also in known for its promotion of character and values development.


Founded in 1913, the College of Saint Benedict embraces the rich heritage of bold leadership and pioneering spirit of its Benedictine founders, the Sisters of Saint Benedict's Monastery. The college’s dedication to the power of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the Benedictine wisdom tradition. In addition, the college expresses its Benedictine character through the practice of enduring Benedictine values, including community living, hospitality and respect for persons.

Location & Contact

College of Saint Benedict

37 South College Avenue

St. Joseph, MN 56374

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Accounting
  • Art Education
  • Art/Studio
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classical Languages and Literature
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Economics
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise and Health Science
  • French
  • Gender Studies
  • German
  • Global Business Leadership
  • Hispanic Studies
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Numerical Computation
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Peace Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Theater
  • Theology