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Saint John's University

Collegeville, MN 4-Year Private

About Saint John's University

Saint John's University is a private, religous school located in the rural setting of Collegeville, MN, less than an hour from Minneapolis-St. Paul.

Founded in 1857, Saint John's University currently enrolls around 1,668 students a year, including 1,569 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $205,997,332. For each full-time student, Saint John's University spends about $14,772.

2021 Admissions Facts About Saint John's University

Acceptance rate: 81%

Average GPA: 3.5

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: October 1

What is Saint John's University's acceptance rate?

It is moderately difficult to get into Saint John's University. The acceptance rate at Saint John's University is 81 percent.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.5 /4.0.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Saint John's University a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Saint John's University, around 82 percent return for their sophomore year. Out of the 450 students who started at Saint John's University as first-time freshman, 309 graduate within four years.

Saint John's University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 74 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 82 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $38,642 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Saint John's University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Saint John's University a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by October 1.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Saint John's University and get personalized recommendations for colleges and universities that offer what you're looking for in a school.

College Info

2850 Abbey Plaza PO Box 2000 Collegeville, MN 56321

Campus Setting: Rural

Saint John's University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Saint John's University is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Saint John's University is Aug 15.

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

Saint John's University ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


22 to 28


22 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Saint John's University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Saint John's University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Saint John's University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

520 - 650


Reading SAT Range

490 - 630

Saint John's University Tuition & Fees

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