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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.

Website: www.csbsju.edu/

Private
1,782
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 1,782 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
83% of 1,931 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
May 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.70
SAT Math
490-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
560 average
500-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
25 average
22-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,288
Tuition and Fees
$46,820
Room and Board
$11,068
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Freshman Award
$39,195
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,336
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
141
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 21% of classes
10-19 students: 37% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Saint Joseph Population
6,656
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
93% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Blazer
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.7% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.6% Asian
2.6% Black/African-American
8.6% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
82.3% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
76.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
81%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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