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University Partnership Programs

What Colleges Look for in Successful Applicants

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We engage our students not only as they are but in relation to all that they can become. Students at Saint John’s Prep courageously take intellectual and creative risks to discover their purpose and passions and to grow in mind, heart, and soul. Set on a spectacular 2,900-acre water and woodland campus with access to the tremendous resources of Saint John’s University and Saint John’s Abbey, our students have unparalleled opportunities to explore, discover, and create.

Saint John’s Prep partners with public and private colleges and universities to offer our students automatic admission and scholarship opportunities in higher education!

College of Saint Benedict & Saint John's University

Beyond the benefit of sharing a spacious campus and resources with a University, our graduates have the opportunity for auto-admission and scholarship with our partner school. The minimum scholarship associated with this program is $15,000/year ($60,000 total) for up to four years!

To be eligible, students must earn a Saint John’s Prep High School Diploma and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale.

Our Partner Contact:
Karen Backes, Dean of Admission

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Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the School of Law—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. The minimum scholarship associated with this program is $25,000/year ($100,000 total) for up to four years!

To be eligible, students must earn a Saint John’s Prep High School Diploma and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale.

Our Partner Contact:
Hollie Elliot, Associate Vice President for Admissions

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University of Minnesota Duluth

UMD perfectly blends the benefits of a great location, a personalized learning experience, and meaningful research on a medium-sized campus that is part of the University of Minnesota System.

To be eligible, students must be enrolled as an international student, earn a Saint John’s Prep High School Diploma and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (or higher) on a 4.0 scale.

Our Partner Contact:
International Student Admission Office
umdadmis@d.umn.edu

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St John's Prep has been a beautiful welcoming community for my child.

I have witnessed so many examples of how the teachers, staff, and students work together to encourage each other, build togetherness, and support curiosity. My son has had opportunities to try new things and experience the world around him in ways he would otherwise not have. He has grown much stronger in his learning, social-emotional skills, and physical fitness in just one academic year at Prep. We are eager for our other children to attend this incredible school!

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