#9 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

Saint Johns University

Collegeville, Minnesota

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Saint Johns University overview
Location Collegeville, Minnesota
Online csbsju.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Saint Johns University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Saint John's University, located in Collegeville, Minnesota, is a private liberal arts college situated approximately 75 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Founded in 1857 by the Benedictine monks of Saint John's Abbey, the university resides on a 2,740-acre campus characterized by its wooded landscape and notable examples of Marcel Breuer architecture. Saint John's University offers a range of undergraduate programs, with a notable emphasis on the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The university operates on a unique partnership with the College of Saint Benedict, a women's college in nearby St. Joseph, which allows students from both institutions to take classes at either campus. Though moderately selective, Saint John's University maintains a holistic application review process. Residential life is a significant aspect of the student experience, with on-campus housing options available. Known for its commitment to sustainability, the campus includes the Saint John?s Arboretum, encompassing over 2,500 acres of lakes, prairie, oak savannah, and forest. Saint John's University does not stand out primarily for athletics, focusing instead on its academic and community environment.

In the most recent statistical year 1,592 prospective students applied, and 1,373 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 383 enrolled in the school.  1,534 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 111 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $50,950 plus fees of $1,214. Saint John's is ranked 297 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Saint John's is rated within the top 36% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

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SAT 915/1185
ACT 21/26
GPA 3.51

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Saint Johns University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,214
Room and Board $11,890
Budget for Other Expenses$1,900
Total One Year Cost$66,954

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$64,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

80% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Saint Johns University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 28%
Social Sciences 16%
Biology 11%
English and Literature 8%
Psychology 6%

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