The College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University are two Catholic, Benedictine residential liberal arts colleges located four miles apart in central Minnesota. Saint Benedict's is a college for women and Saint John's is a college for men. The 4,000 students of these two colleges share a common academic program, including a joint library system, as well as coeducational social, cultural, and spiritual programs. The college library collections reflect the Catholic university tradition and the Benedictine principles of the colleges' founders and sponsoring religious communities. They are complemented by the special collections of the Hill Museum and Manuscript Library at Saint John's, which holds over 10,000 rare printed books and manuscripts.