If you are applying to College of Saint Benedict, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.
Students who apply to College of Saint Benedict for fall should anticipate a decision by October 1.
The following is an overiew of some of College of Saint Benedict's admissions stats.
|College of Saint Benedict 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.7|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||28%|
|Mean SAT Score||1170|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||5%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||53%|
These are the application deadlines for College of Saint Benedict.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||December 15||January 15|
College of Saint Benedict does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is December 15. College of Saint Benedict will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 15.
College of Saint Benedict accepts roughly 95% of early action applicants and 92% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, College of Saint Benedict admitted 1,59 of the 1,115 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.
College of Saint Benedict has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.
Curious about the factors that are considered by College of Saint Benedict during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with College of Saint Benedict for more information on admission factors.
To apply to College of Saint Benedict, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in 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||√|
Students admitted to College of Saint Benedict have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 47% submitted a class rank. At College of Saint Benedict 28% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.
At College of Saint Benedict, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||34%|
|3.50 and 3.74||23%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||5%|
|2.50 and 2.9||2%|
|2.00 and 2.49||1%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to College of Saint Benedict directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
College of Saint Benedict considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
College of Saint Benedict is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 5% of College of Saint Benedict's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 53% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other College of Saint Benedict applicants, you should strive to score between 1120 and 1230 (or higher!) on the SAT. At College of Saint Benedict 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1230 and 25% of scored lower than 1120, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a College of Saint Benedict student is 1170.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of College of Saint Benedict students scored 590 or higher and 75% of students scored 560 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of College of Saint Benedict students scored 630 or higher, and 75% scored a 560 or higher.
To be most competitive at College of Saint Benedict, you should strive to earn between 20 and 27 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 27 means you fall in the 75th percentile for College of Saint Benedict's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 27, and three out of four students scored lower than 27 on the ACT.
A 20 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for College of Saint Benedict students. Only one out of every four students scored below 20.
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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
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:
• CLEP subject tests
Does College of Saint Benedict accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ College of Saint Benedict accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and 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 make the call whether or not to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is College of Saint Benedict's acceptance rate?
✅ College of Saint Benedict's acceptance rate is 92%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict?
❌ College of Saint Benedict does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at College of Saint Benedict was 95% in 2021.
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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 92%. This means that the institution accepts 91 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
27 and Above
20 to 27
20 and Less
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.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1230 and Above
1120 to 1230
1120 and Less
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.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At College of Saint Benedict, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.72. 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.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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