College of Saint Benedict Admissions

ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Tuition, Graduation Rate & More

College of Saint Benedict
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College of Saint Benedict Admissions Overview:

With an acceptance rate of 88%, the College of Saint Benedict is not highly selective. As part of the application process, interested students should submit scores from the SAT or ACT, high school transcripts, a resume of extracurricular activities, and a completed application form. Optional materials include a writing sample and teacher evaluation. Students interested in the College of Saint Benedict are encouraged to visit the campus, and should check out the school's website for information, and to contact the admissions office with any questions. 

Admissions Data (2016):

  • College of Saint Benedict Acceptance Rate: 88%
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
  • SAT Critical Reading: 450 / 570
  • SAT Math: 430 / 560
  • SAT Writing: - / -

What these SAT numbers mean

  • ACT Composite: 22 / 28
  • ACT English: 21 / 29
  • ACT Math: 22 / 27
  • ACT Writing: - / -

What these ACT numbers mean

Top Minnesota colleges ACT score comparison

College of Saint Benedict Description:

The College of Saint Benedict is a Catholic women's college located in St. Joseph, a small town in central Minnesota. The college has a strong partnership with the nearby Saint John's University, a men's college. The two schools share a single curriculum, and classes are co-educational. Saint Benedict students can expect a lot of personal attention from the faculty -- the college has a 12 to 1 student / faculty ratio and a median class size of 20. Saint John's and Saint Benedict have high retention and graduation rates, and the schools also have strong job and graduate school placement rates. On the athletic front, the College of Saint Benedict Blazers compete in the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Popular sports include basketball, rugby, golf, volleyball, and tennis.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,958 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 0% Male / 100% Female
  • 99% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $42,271
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,535
  • Other Expenses: $1,400
  • Total Cost: $55,206

College of Saint Benedict Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 75%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $26,521
    • Loans: $9,865

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Elementary Eduction, English, Nursing, Nutrition, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Tennis, Rugby

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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