The College of St. Scholastica, founded in 1912, is a private, church-affiliated college. Its 160-acre campus is located in a residential area of Duluth.

Website: www.css.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,719
Undergraduate
Students
(71.3%) 1,938 Women
(28.7%) 781 Men
1,606
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 3,232 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.46
SAT Math
554 average
510-630 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
571 average
510-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
23 average
19-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,352
Tuition and Fees
$37,212
Room and Board
$9,710
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Freshman Award
$31,038
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,133
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
220
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Duluth Population
86,128
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Saints
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.3% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students
2.5% from 32 countries
First-Year Students Returning
80.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   2
Science   3
Foreign Language   3
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required September 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Kenwood Avenue
City, State, Zip
Duluth, MN 55811-4199
Phone
(218) 723-6046
Fax
(218) 723-6290
E-mail
admissions@css.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
64% of 3,232 applicants were admitted
Women
64% of 2,192 applicants were admitted
Men
63% of 1,040 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
482 (23%) of 2,059 admitted students enrolled
Women
322 (23%) of 1,409 admitted students enrolled
Men
160 (25%) of 650 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.46
3.75 and Above
30%
3.50 - 3.74
27%
3.25 - 3.49
18%
3.00 - 3.24
13%
2.50 - 2.99
10%
2.00 - 2.49
2%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
554 average
510-630 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
32%
Score of 400 - 500
58%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
571 average
510-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
0%
Score of 600 - 700
11%
Score of 500 - 600
42%
Score of 400 - 500
32%
Score of 300 - 400
16%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
23 average
19-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
7%
Score of 24 - 29
39%
Score of 18 - 23
48%
Score of 12 - 17
5%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 25%
Top quarter: 55%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
4%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$50,352
Tuition and Fees
$37,212
Room and Board
$9,710
Books and Supplies
$1,150
Other Expenses
$2,280
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002343
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
457 (94.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
416 (91.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
416 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
111 (26.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
83%
Average Award
$31,038
Need-Based Gift
Received by 326 (78.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,503
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 292 (70.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,527
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 416 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
41 (8.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,621

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,900 (87.5%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,746 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,734 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
372 (21.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$26,120
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,309 (75.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,595
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,300 (75.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,479
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,467 (84.6%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
131 (6.0%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $18,068

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
77%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$41,133
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Faculty/Staff, Handicapped Students, International Students, Local/State Students, Previous College Experience, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Spouses of Current Students
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Applied Economics
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Christian Studies
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Finance, General
  • Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • Indian/Native American Education
  • International/Global Studies
  • Journalism
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music Performance, General
  • Natural Sciences
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Sciences, Other
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist
  • Social Sciences, General
  • Social Work
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Occupational therapy
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
220
Part-Time Faculty
199
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 14% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 39% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 27% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 1% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
120,129
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
614
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts

Master's Programs of Study

  • Athletic Training and Sports Medicine
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Education--General
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Health Informatics
  • Management Information Systems
  • Nursing--General
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Physical Therapy

Location and Setting


Duluth Population
86,128
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
186 acres

Weather

Temperature
-2.2 average low in January, 71 average high in September
Rain
134 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
8 mile(s) from campus in Duluth
Nearest Train Station
150 mile(s) from campus in Minneapolis

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
51% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
49%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
student door monitor at night

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Saints
School Colors
Royal and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Ice Hockey x   x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x   x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Ice Hockey x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Ice Hockey x  
Skiing (Cross-Country) x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, student newspaper, television station, campus activity board, inter-varsity, habitat for humanity, shima, volunteers involved through action
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,719
Women
1,938 (71.3%)
Men
781 (28.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
2,179
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
2.9% Black/African-American
3.8% Hispanic/Latino
3.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
86.3% White
0.3% Unknown
International Students.
2.5% from 32 countries
Average Age
25
All Graduate Students
1,606

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
80.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
58.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
65.9%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
67.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
72%
Average Starting Salary
72%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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