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Saint Benedict Admission Requirements

Saint Joseph, Minnesota

Chances of getting into College of Saint Benedict

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
83.4%
Admission Difficulty for College of Saint Benedict
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery Low

How hard is it to get into Saint Benedict and can I get accepted? The school has a 83% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Minnesota for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,610 out of 1,931 applicants were admitted making College of Saint Benedict an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 48 percent. College of Saint Benedict typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 28% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Saint Benedict SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1000-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
10%
SAT Scores for College of Saint Benedict
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 510
SAT Math 25th 490
SAT Composite 25th 1000
SAT Scores for College of Saint Benedict
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 610
SAT Math 75th 590
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1100

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to College of Saint Benedict?

College of Saint Benedict typically requires applicants to be in the top 60 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1000 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 900. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1100 out of 1600. The school ranks #21 in Minnesota for highest average SAT composite score. 10 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

College of Saint Benedict admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >89%
1100 to 1200 Avg + 83%-89%
1000 to 1100 Avg - 74%-83%
900 to 1000 Reach 63%-74%
Less than 900 Low <63%
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Saint Benedict ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-27 
Applicants Submitting ACT
93%
ACT Scores for College of Saint Benedict
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 21
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for College of Saint Benedict
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 28
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 27
Average ACT Score 24

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Saint Benedict?

Admission data indicates that Saint Benedict regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 27 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #12 in Minnesota for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 93 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to College of Saint Benedict.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

College of Saint Benedict admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
27 and Above Good >90%
24 to 27 Avg + 83%-90%
22 to 24 Avg - 76%-83%
20 to 22 Reach 68%-76%
Less than 20 Low <68%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.67
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need very good grades in high school to get into College of Saint Benedict. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at College of Saint Benedict was 3.67 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #4 in Minnesota for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.67 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Saint Benedict accepts 83% of all applicants.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted College of Saint Benedict students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 49% Good
3.50 to 3.75 23% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 16% Avg -
3.00 to 3.25 8% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 4% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

70% of College of Saint Benedict freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted College of Saint Benedict students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 33%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

College of Saint Benedict admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,931 0 1,931
Accepted 1,610 0 1,610
Acceptance Rate 83% 83%
Enrolled 445 0 445
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 28% 28%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to College of Saint Benedict and what considerations affect admission decisions?

College of Saint Benedict Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at College of Saint Benedict
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=174747 IPEDS survey data for College of Saint Benedict.

Frequently Asked Questions

10% of students submit their SAT scores to Saint Benedict. 93% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

83% of those who apply are granted admission to Saint Benedict. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1000 and 1200. 10% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 22 and 27. 93% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.

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