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College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN
The College of Saint Benedict is a church-affiliated, liberal arts institution for women. Founded in 1887, it is a coordinate with Saint John's University. Its 315-acre campus is located in St. Joseph, 75 miles from Minneapolis.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 1,958
   Women 1,958 (100.0%)
   Men Not reported
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 88% of 1,859 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.67
SAT Math 490 average
430-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 530 average
450-570 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 25 average
22-28 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $55,206
  Tuition and Fees $42,271
  Room and Board $10,535
Average Percent of Need Met 92%
Average Freshman Award $36,984
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 144
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Saint Joseph Population 6,656
Nearest Metropolitan Area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 90% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Blazer
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
3.2% Black/African-American
7.2% Hispanic/Latino
0.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.0% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students 4.4% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 79.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 82%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 20.0%