College Freshman 2013-11-08T21:53:50Z
Athletics are good, but not the most important events that take place on campus. Fan support is big for the football and hockey games as well as volleyball and basketball. School spirit is a big deal, the community aspect is big here.
College Junior 2013-10-19T15:27:16Z
For the English major, it is very easy to be accepted into the program. I think the majority of programs at CSB/SJU are, so no matter what you pursue it shouldn't cause too many difficulties for you. Pretty much all you have to do is fill out a really short form online and you're set! If you haven't taken enough classes in the area of study they might give you a conditional acceptance. For English this just means that you have to get a certain GPA within the major. Not hard.
College Sophomore 2013-09-23T21:41:24Z
Guys & Girls:
Some people are really nerdy or geeky and just sit around on the weekends. The kids that go out think everyone here parties so hard, and we don't. SCSU is a town away, they are crazy. Everyone is really nice and holds doors for each other and stuff like that though. There's almost no need to lock your dorm because essentially no one steals stuff.
College Sophomore 2013-09-23T21:39:00Z
There are tons of computers available and printing doesn't cost much unless you print tons of pages. If you're a female computer science major, there aren't many Linux computers on the CSB campus. Otherwise I think our school has plenty of computers.
College Sophomore 2013-09-23T21:37:01Z
Because of the busing system between CSB and SJU if it gets icy, they'l cancel class. Also, a decent amount of profs live in the cities so classes get canceled a lot by individual teachers in the winter too.
College Senior 2013-08-24T20:07:24Z
Most of our facilities are very eco-friendly and modern OR historic. There are over 23 buildings named after the Order of the Saint Benedict, some members of which founded the school in 1913. If you know the buildings you'll know the history of the school!
College Senior 2013-08-24T20:04:47Z
CSB has a 4-year residency plan, which means people do need to stay on campus unless they have permission to live off-campus. We do have more students than beds available, so every year, a handful of people (typically upper class women) get an opportunity to live off campus. It's very selective. The pros are that it's cheaper, there are fewer rules (no guest hours or curfews) and it's a unique experience. Cons include living farther away from campus, the hassle to take care of the maintenance of the apartment, it's somewhat less safer than on-campus housing.
College Senior 2013-08-24T20:00:10Z
The weather is drastic and unpredictable no matter what the internet says! However, the upside to that is that it is always gorgeous.
College Senior 2013-08-24T19:58:10Z
The small town community feel at CSB is unmatched by any other school of its kind. Everyone cares about each other and knows about each other. You will never be alone. The administration, staff and faculty genuinely want the students to succeed. The quality of education, living experience and off-campus opportunities available is tremendous. It's secluded but SJU is down the road and SCSU is 10 minutes away as well, so there's plenty of chances to interact with other students and get away. The twin cities is only an hour and half away! I truly couldn't have asked for a better college experience!
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T18:51:53Z
Other students think we at CSB/SJU party hard. That's a lie. You want a raging fun party? Go to St. Cloud State, 10 minutes away.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T18:50:23Z
Some of the lots are really far away from anything. There isn't really a need for a car though. Buses take you back and forth from CSB to SJU and a bus goes into St. Cloud on the weekend. My advice is become friends with someone who has a car on campus.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T18:48:33Z
The food here is delicious, and there are always many options. Since St. Johns is our brother school our meal plan also works there so you have twice the food options.
College Freshman 2013-07-28T19:37:17Z
You would not get this quality of education at a university. I feel like we have the best education. The small class sizes are amazing.
College Freshman 2013-07-28T19:35:34Z
Guys & Girls:
Oh my the men (: (: they are not bad to look at whatsoever! you will not be disappointed
College Freshman 2013-07-28T19:31:45Z
Everyone is so welcoming and willing to help anyone who asks for help. Everyone seems genuine and kind!
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-26T17:36:36Z
There are variety of sports at the school, and they encourage every student to take an interest in a sport, develop it, and even take part in contests.
Recent Alumnus 2013-07-26T17:30:21Z
I applied for a scholarship, the process wasn't so easy but I managed to complete all my documents with the help of the office. I managed to take a high position on the waiting list.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T05:26:47Z
I have a good scholarship and everything seems to be moving smoothly. Everything is working for me so far.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T05:24:11Z
Health & Safety:
Keep your drinking quiet, and you'll be fine. I feel safe around campus, so there's nothing to worry about there.
College Sophomore 2013-07-26T05:22:07Z
Guys & Girls:
Not bad overall. Wide range in attractiveness. Sweatshirts and jeans/yoga pants are very prevalent.
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T01:20:56Z
This is one of the biggest complaints on campus, since we're no longer allowed to live off campus. But some students are still able to if they apply to do it. The reason the administration does this is because tests scores and grades are higher if students stay on campus. Most of the junior and senior dorms are all apartments/town homes anyways so that's good. All the dorms have sinks in them too which is really nice.
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T01:17:59Z
St. Bens and St. Johns are very good schools academically. You have to be fairly smart to get in. Profs always have their doors open and are willing to help. It's a great school.
College Sophomore 2013-07-09T01:13:40Z
Health & Safety:
I feel 100% safe at CSB/SJU. I would walk back from working out at night at around midnight and still feel completely safe.
College Junior 2013-07-03T02:59:31Z
The parking is probably one of the college's biggest flaws. The lots were not very well designed, and they force students to walk almost all the way across campus just to return to their dorm from their cars. Additionally, despite being a fully enrolled student of College of Saint Benedict, and therefore Saint John's University, my parking permit does not work on their campus. Why does a school that has so much pride in their "two-in-one" system not grant me the same benefits the opposites school's students? I pay enough to go to this school to be able to park at Saint John's for an hour to go to the library without getting a $50 ticket.
College Junior 2013-07-03T02:54:46Z
Health & Safety:
Though the health facilities are very accessible at the College of Saint Benedict, I feel like there should be more awareness about what students can really take advantage of. Students are provided with free counseling, wellness check-ups, and affordable testing for illnesses such as the flu. But many students do not realize that they have these resources unless they find themselves pushed to the edge and desperate for medical attention as a result of being uninformed. Additionally, the rise in sexual assault charges this past year has been worrisome, especially when I work a job that often keeps me out until late and walking to my dorm alone at night.
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