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Tuition & Fees

$42,271

$42,271

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
39%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
53%
18-23
32%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,389
Declined + 469
Total Received 1,858
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Private (nonprofit)

1,943

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Communication
  3. Nutrition Science
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Codes

SAT 6104
ACT 2140

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School Facts

The College of Saint Benedict is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution for women. Founded in 1913, it is a coordinate with Saint John's University for men. Its 300-acre campus is located in St. Joseph, MN, 75 miles north of Minneapolis.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,943
Established in 1913
Coeducational Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

St. Joseph, MN

300-acre campus in St. Joseph (population: 6,656), 10 miles from St. Cloud and 75 miles from Minneapolis-St. Paul. Served by bus; major airport serves Minneapolis-St. Paul; train serves St. Cloud (five miles). School operates transportation to St. Cloud, St. John's U, and St. Joseph.

College of Saint Benedict
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
90%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
31%
Top 1/4
61%
Top 1/2
93%
Bottom 1/2
7%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
19%
500-599
50%
400-499
31%
300-399
0
700-800
4%
600-699
13%
500-599
44%
400-499
35%
300-399
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
48%
400-499
27%
300-399
6%
30-36
16%
24-29
39%
18-23
36%
12-17
9%
30-36
8%
24-29
53%
18-23
32%
12-17
7%
30-36
13%
24-29
45%
18-23
40%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15 and December 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

74%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,389
Declined + 469
Total Received 1,858

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Calvin Mosley
Vice President for Admission and Financial Aid
P: 800 544-1489
F: 320 363-5650
admissions@csbsju.edu

Cost

Tuition $41,245
Room $5,098
Board $5,437
Additional fees $1,026
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $53,806
Average Financial Aid - $34,374
Total with Avg. Aid $19,432

Financial Aid

90%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$34,374

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,439,430
State $2,773,623
Institutional $30,632,010
Other external $897,147
Total $36,742,210

Non-need-based

Federal $50,058
State $0
Institutional $9,598,062
Other external $793,221
Total $10,441,341

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
cross-country
diving
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Blazers
School colors
red and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classics
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
Fine Art
French
German
Hispanic Studies
History
Humanities
Liberal Studies
Mathematics
Multi-interdisciplinary Studies
Music
Natural Sciences
Numerical Computation
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Sciences
Sociology
Theatre
Theology
Women's/Gender Studies
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Undergraduate

100%

1,943
students

Female
100%
1,943

Male
0%
0

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

99%

1,927
students

Female
100%
1,927

Male
0%
0

undergraduatePart-time

1%

16
students

Female
100%
16

Male
0%
0

Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

66%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

79

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

76

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented China
Ethiopia
Japan
South Korea
Vietnam
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Alex Schleper
Director of International Admissions
320 363-2263
aschleper@csbsju.edu

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