College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

College of Saint Benedict

St. Joseph, MN

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Undergrad Catholic

Tuition & Fees

$48,442

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

NA%

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

1,748

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,748
Established in 1913
Coeducational Women Only

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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.

  • Metropolitan area: Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Minneapolis-St. Paul International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
93%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through senior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Joint Events Council
  • Outdoor Leadership Center
  • Magis Ministries
  • Enactus
  • Archipelago Caribbean Association

Top Events

  • Involvement Fair
  • Festival of Cultures
  • Pines Concert in Spring
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
55%
Top 1/2
84%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
24%
500-599
57%
400-499
12%
200-299
7%
700-800
2%
600-699
19%
500-599
44%
400-499
23%
300-399
2%
200-299
9%
30-36
16%
24-29
44%
18-23
38%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.57

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,651
Declined 401
Total Received 2,052

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

alumni/ae relation

Considered

character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

level of applicant's interest
racial/ethnic status
class rank
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 10
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $47,330
Room & board $11,346
Additional fees $1,112
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,500
Total $62,288
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Football, Racquetball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 3

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computational Mathematics
Computer Science
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Studies
European Studies/Civilization
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Mathematics, General
Music, General
Natural Sciences
Nutrition Sciences
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Theology/Theological Studies
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

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 Facts

Freshman retention rate 85%
Student 4 year graduation rate 74%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
80%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

16

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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