College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

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.

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College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

Tuition & Fees

$48,164

$48,164

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,651
Declined + 401
Total Received 2,052
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Private (nonprofit)

1,748

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology
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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 1,748
Established in 1913
Coeducational Women's College
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Accredited by •  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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St. Joseph, MN

300-acre campus in St. Joseph (population: 7,126), 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
34%
Top 1/4
62%
Top 1/2
91%
Bottom 1/2
9%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
3%
500-599
51%
400-499
41%
300-399
0
200-299
0

Admissions Facts

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

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,651
Declined + 401
Total Received 2,052

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship

Considered

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

Not Considered

Class rank
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Nathan Dehne
Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
P: 800 544-1489
F: 320 363-5650
admissions@csbsju.edu

Financial Aid

89%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$38,360.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,330
Room $5,464
Board $5,604
Additional fees $834
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $60,232
Average Financial Aid - $38,360
Total with Avg. Aid $21,872

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,305,921
State $3,102,960
Institutional $34,705,624
Other external $1,054,036
Total $41,168,541

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $10,038,730
Other external $701,200
Total $10,739,930
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 544-1489
F: 320 363-6090
finaid@csbsju.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Stuart Perry
Executive Director of Financial Aid
csbfinaid@csbsju.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

crew, dance team, figure skating, lacrosse, Nordic skiing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, bowling, climbing, cycling, dance (ballroom/element/Irish), disc golf, fishing, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, running, skiing, snowboarding, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, trapshooting, volleyball (indoor/sand), water polo

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Athletic Directors

Glennis Werner (men's)
Athletic Director

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Bennies
School colors
red and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Applied Physics
Art
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classics
Communication
Computer Science
Economics
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Studies
European Studies
French
German
Hispanic Studies
History
Integrative Sciences
Mathematics
Music
Numerical Computation
Nursing
Nutrition Science
Peace Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology
Theatre
Theology
Women's/Gender Studies
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Double majors
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,748

total students

84%

in-state

16%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,748
students

Female
100%
1,748

Male
0%
0

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

1,731
students

Female
100%
1,731

Male
0%
0

1%

17
students

Female
100%
17

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

56%

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
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

79

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented China
Japan
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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