College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$48,444

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,550
Declined 295
Total Received 1,845
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Private

1,789

undergraduate students

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School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,789
Established in 1913
Coeducational Women Only
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic

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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not 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

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
630
25th
560
75th
570
25th
510
75th
28
25th
20
75th
27
25th
20
75th
28
25th
21

Admissions Facts

Application fee $0
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
School has early action program Yes
Early action program application deadline December 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Not used

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,550
Declined 295
Total Received 1,845

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$31,396

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $47,332
Housing $5,630
Food $5,716
Additional fees $1,112
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $60,790
Average Financial Aid - $31,396
Total with Avg. Aid $29,394

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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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Art/Art Studies, General. yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Biochemistry. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes
Chemistry, General. yes
Computational Mathematics. yes
Computer Science. yes
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General. yes
Economics, General. yes
Elementary Education and Teaching. yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes
Humanities/Humanistic Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes
Music, General. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN) yes yes yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. yes
Philosophy. yes
Physics, General. yes
Physics, Other. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Psychology, General. yes
Rhetoric and Composition. yes
Social Sciences, General. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Spanish Language and Literature. yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes
Theology/Theological Studies. yes
Women's Studies. yes

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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

1,789

total students

85%

in-state

15%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

1,789
students

Female
100%
1,789

Male
0%
0

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

1,751
students

Female
100%
1,751

Male
0%
0

2%

38
students

Female
100%
38

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

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 Deadline

Fall: August 15

Spring: January 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

79

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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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

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