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College of Saint Benedict Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to College of Saint Benedict, the fee for the application costs $0. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.

Considering Applying Early to College of Saint Benedict?

College of Saint Benedict does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark your calendar! The Early Action deadline is December 15, which is coming up fast! College of Saint Benedict will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15. College of Saint Benedict accepts about 86% of early action applicants* and 80% all applicants for all deadlines.. In 2021, College of Saint Benedict admitted 1,432 of the 1,656 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.

See a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

How To Get Into College of Saint Benedict

Getting into College of Saint Benedict is moderately difficult. College of Saint Benedict evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, College of Saint Benedict **accepted 80% of students, around 1,651 of the 2,052 students who applied.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like College of Saint Benedict, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

What Does College of Saint Benedict Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at College of Saint Benedict

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Important
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Not Considered
Work Experience Considered
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Not Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Religious Affiliation/Commitment Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
State Residency Not Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Very Important
Volunteer Work Considered

College of Saint Benedict Application Requirements

To apply, all applicants to College of Saint Benedict must submit the following items. Double check with College of Saint Benedict's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements college preparatory program
Transcript of High School Record

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into College of Saint Benedict?

Students admitted to College of Saint Benedict have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 54% submitted a class rank. At College of Saint Benedict 26% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 55% were in the top 25% and 84% were in the top 50%.

Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.

At College of Saint Benedict, students GPAs fall in the following ranges
4.0 GPA 54%

College of Saint Benedict has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2021, 11% of College of Saint Benedict's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 92% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of College of Saint Benedict students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 520 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of College of Saint Benedict students scored 625 or higher, and 75% scored a 520 or higher.

To be most competitive at College of Saint Benedict, you should strive to earn between 22 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for College of Saint Benedict's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for College of Saint Benedict students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Transferring to College of Saint Benedict

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to College of Saint Benedict.

For transfer students wishing to start in the Fall, the deadline to apply is August 15.

Transfer students can enroll in College of Saint Benedict during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term

College of Saint Benedict Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to College of Saint Benedict?

Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to College of Saint Benedict.

Does College of Saint Benedict accept transfer credits?

College of Saint Benedict accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. College of Saint Benedict accepts:

ACE recommendations for credit

Does College of Saint Benedict accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

College of Saint Benedict accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to College of Saint Benedict?

No, College of Saint Benedict is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your ACT or SAT scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..

What is College of Saint Benedict's acceptance rate?

College of Saint Benedict's acceptance rate is [rate]%.

What is the early action acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict?

The early action acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict was 86% in 2021.

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College of Saint Benedict Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective

80%

How hard is it to get into College of Saint Benedict? College of Saint Benedict is a somewhat selective institution. The College of Saint Benedict acceptance rate is 80%. This means that the institution accepts 80 out of every 100 applicants.

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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

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ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above

Good

22 to 28

Avg

22 and Less

Low

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College of Saint Benedict SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

520 - 630

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Reading SAT Range

520 - 625

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College of Saint Benedict GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

3.57

GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At College of Saint Benedict, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

© 2021 College Confidential / Concentrical LLC, Data provided by IPEDs and Peterson's Databases, © 2020 Peterson's LLC.

Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

1,748

Campus Setting

Small Town

Acceptance Rate

80%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$50,126

Out-of-State

$50,126

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Continuous processing
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