Located on Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world, the city of DULUTH, MINNESOTA, is home to more than 86,000 people. The greater metropolitan area has roughly 279,000 residents and more than 20,000 university students. Duluth consistently ranks as one of America’s best college towns for academic and cultural environment and outdoor recreation. Cultural and shopping centers are only 10 minutes from campus.
AT A GLANCE
Type of School: Private college founded in 1912
Size of Campus: 186 acres
Number of Students: Total Duluth campus undergraduates: 1,667; total enrollment: 4,043
Number of Faculty: 207 full-time, 200 part-time; a majority of full-time faculty hold a doctorate or the highest degree in their field.
Colleges, programs, and degrees:
Six academic schools:
• School of Business and Technology
• School of Education
• School of Health Sciences
• School of Letters and Sciences
• School of Nursing
• School of Sciences
Popular programs: Accounting, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Finance, Marketing, Nursing, Psychology, Social Work
Geographic Diversity: 82% of students from Minnesota
International Student Services: Office for International Programs; learn more at international.css.edu.
International Student Budget: (2019–2020)
Tuition and Fees (12–18 credits per semester) $37,622
Health Insurance $2,088
Room and Board $10,088
Financial Aid: Merit-based scholarships ranging from $14,000–$26,000 per year are available to students based on evaluation of application and accompanying materials, cumulative GPA, and test scores.
Test Score Requirements: Official test scores must be sent directly to The College of St. Scholastica. Minimum test scores for undergraduate admission are:
• TOEFL: 79 (iBT)
• IELTS: 6.5
Application Deadlines and Fees: To submit an application, visit css.edu/applynow to apply for free. Application instructions can be found at international.css.edu.
In addition to our undergraduate and graduate programs for traditional and nontraditional students, The College of St. Scholastica boasts an impressive placement rate, with 98% of graduates finding jobs in their chosen fields or entering graduate school within six months of graduation. The College has more than 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs, with approximately 1,600 undergraduate students on our main campus in Duluth.
Serving a global community
The College of St. Scholastica offers more than 40 undergraduate programs spanning all disciplines to prepare students for the competitive global market. In addition, St. Scholastica has a longstanding reputation for quality health education, including Health Sciences, Nursing, and professional preparation for careers.
St. Scholastica professors and staff are dedicated to helping students find summer research opportunities, internships, and full-time employment after graduation. Students pursue individual interests and challenging research projects while developing critical-thinking and analysis skills in our state-of-the-art science center facilitates that focus on student-faculty research and lab coursework.
Find your community and get involved
Going to college is all about exploring your interests. No matter what you’re interested in, you’re likely to find people who share your interests and passions. A sense of community is at the heart of St. Scholastica campus life, which is why many of our students belong to one of more than 60 clubs and organizations that range from choir to beekeeping to intramural sports. Students live in recently renovated residence halls and apartments on campus. All our student housing is a short walk from academic and athletic facilities and student activities.
The College’s Office of International Programs (OIP) advocates for and serves the needs of international students, offering assistance with the visa application process and preparation for arrival in the country to make the transition as seamless as possible.
At many colleges, it may take up to six years to earn an undergraduate degree, which can cause problems with student visas and cost a lot more money. At St. Scholastica, students who follow our guidelines will graduate in four years—guaranteed—or any remaining courses are free.
• U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks The College of St. Scholastica among the best colleges and universities in the region for academic excellence.
• Forbes magazine included The College of St. Scholastica on its “America’s Top Colleges” list for 2018 based on outcomes measured by student satisfaction, post-graduate success, and academic success.
• Outside magazine named Duluth runner-up for “Best Adventure Hub” in a worldwide survey of destinations for outdoor activities, citing the abundance of hiking, skiing, biking, and climbing opportunities.
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