#6 Best Private Colleges in Minnesota

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, Minnesota

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Student Population
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Location Saint Joseph, Minnesota
Online csbsju.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small Suburban
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
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Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Located in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, College of Saint Benedict is a small four year private college offering undergraduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Roman Catholic faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,052 prospective students applied, and 1,651 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 438 enrolled in the school.  1,764 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 18 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $45,370 plus fees of $1,090. Saint Benedict is ranked 236 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Saint Benedict is rated within the top 33% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1040/1255
ACT 22/28
GPA 3.67
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Apr 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for College of Saint Benedict
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,090
Room and Board $11,068
Budget for Other Expenses$1,500
Total One Year Cost$60,028

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$53,700 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
81% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by College of Saint Benedict students
Subject Percent of Class
English and Literature 16%
Business 12%
Psychology 11%
Biology 10%
General Studies 10%

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