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College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate92%
Acceptance Rate92%

About College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict Overview

College of Saint Benedict is a private, religious school in the small town setting of Saint Joseph, Minnesota. College of Saint Benedict was founded in 1913 and currently enrolls around 1,557 students per year year, which includes 1,542 undergraduate students. College of Saint Benedict provides housing for up to 1,677 students. Most students live in off campus housing.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should hear from College of Saint Benedict by October 1.

There are many ways for students to get involved at College of Saint Benedict!

Are you interested in music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of College of Saint Benedict's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? College of Saint Benedict students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

College of Saint Benedict does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? College of Saint Benedict has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at College of Saint Benedict on the Student Life page.

2022 College of Saint Benedict Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 92%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 95%
Average GPA 3.7
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 95%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 5%
Tuition $50,950
Percent of Need Met 90%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $43,440

Is College of Saint Benedict a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" varies. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a look at these areas to get a better look at what College of Saint Benedict offers and if the school could be a good choice for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for College of Saint Benedict

College of Saint Benedict is moderately difficult to get into. College of Saint Benedict admitted 92% of all applicants in 2022. Out of 1,704 applications received in 2022, 1,565 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at College of Saint Benedict

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It guages how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Around 85% of students who start at College of Saint Benedict return the next year. 77% of College of Saint Benedict undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for College of Saint Benedict Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers.

Check with College of Saint Benedict directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

College of Saint Benedict's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of College of Saint Benedict's endowment was $111.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, College of Saint Benedict spends about $13,745 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Saint Benedict

Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

College of Saint Benedict meets 90% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend College of Saint Benedict full-time are awarded $43,440 a year in financial aid, on average.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $41,510 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at College of Saint Benedict.

Based on this information, is College of Saint Benedict the school for you? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is College of Saint Benedict a good school for you?

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Where is College of Saint Benedict?

College of Saint Benedict is located in the small town setting of Saint Joseph, Minnesota, in the suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul.

If you are interested in seeing College of Saint Benedict for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 94 to Saint Joseph, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Minneapolis-St. Paul International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what College of Saint Benedict and Saint Joseph are like without leaving home.

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College Info

37 South College Avenue Saint Joseph, MN 56374

Campus Setting: Small Town

College of Saint Benedict Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to College of Saint Benedict is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to College of Saint Benedict is Aug 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

College of Saint Benedict ACT Scores


ACT Range

20 - 27

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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27 and Above


20 to 27


20 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to College of Saint Benedict is 24. Students with an ACT score of 27 and above have a good chance of getting into College of Saint Benedict. Students with an ACT score that falls between 20 and 27 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 20 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

College of Saint Benedict SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1120 - 1230


Math SAT Range

550 - 590


Reading SAT Range

560 - 630

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1230 and Above


1120 to 1230


1120 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for College of Saint Benedict students is 1170. Applicants with SAT scores of 1230 and above have a good chance of being admitted to College of Saint Benedict, while applicants with SAT scores between 1120 to 1230 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1120 have a low chance of being offered a spot at College of Saint Benedict.

College of Saint Benedict Tuition & Fees

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