1,937
Students
Financial aid thermometer
36,390
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
90
90%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

College of Saint Benedict is a 4-year institution located in Saint Joseph, MN, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address 37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN  56374
United States
Contact Ms. Karen Backes
Dean of Admissions
Email: admissions@csbsju.edu
Phone: 320-363-5055
Fax: 320-363-5650

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Classics And Classical Languages Checkmark
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-chiropractic Checkmark
Pre-dentistry Studies Checkmark
Pre-occupational Therapy Checkmark
Pre-pharmacy Studies Checkmark
Pre-physical Therapy Checkmark
Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
Premedical Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biological And Physical Sciences Checkmark
Natural Sciences Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Pre-theology/pre-ministerial Studies Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

1,775
Applied
1,615
Accepted
1,937
Enrolled
91%
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Female Admissions

1,775
Females Applied
1,615
Females Accepted
91%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

0
Application Fee
3.7
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Other requirements exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: College preparatory program

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported October 1st
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 25 22 28

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,184
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Fees

1,080
Full-time student fees
10,904
Room & board
5,356
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

36,390
Avg. Financial Aid Package
35,942
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,672
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
5,083
Avg. Loan Aid
19,980
Avg. Grant Aid
30,353
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
89%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
31%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,937
Total undergrad students
4%
International Students
16%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 6.92%
Black or African American 2.89%
White or Caucasian 79.66%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.88%
Asian 5.68%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 0.05%

Gender

Male (0%)
Female (100%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Disabled housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 91%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Involvement Fair, Festival of Cultures and Pines Concert in Spring

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Joint Events Council, Hmong Americans Involving Students, Magis Ministries, Enactus and Archipelago Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
well-lit pathways

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton No No No
Basketball No No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball No No No
Rugby No No No
Skiing (cross-country) No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No No No
Track And Field No No No
Ultimate Frisbee No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee No Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

169
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 141
Part-time - 28
Male - 82
Female - 87