College of Saint Benedict
Saint Joseph, MN, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Women’s College

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
0
100
83%
Acceptance Rate
1,931
Students Applied
41%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
16
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 15, 2020
Test Optional
Yes
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
84%
Out-Of-State Students
16%
US States Represented
31
Countries Represented
10
93%
Submitting ACT
10%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 25
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1195
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
490
75th
590
Reading
25th
510
75th
610
3.60
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
52%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
5%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
26
Top 25%
55
Top 50%
84

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-544-1489
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.23 Average Rating
Don't turn away just because it seems expensive or had a religious affiliation. I myself am only paying half of my education costs with the school's help, so financial aid is great. And as for this being a Catholic school, there's nothing really to worry about; no one is ever forced into being baptized or even going to church. EVERYTHING here is optional.
Concerning the harsher climate, all you really need is a good pair of boots and a winter coat that can double for rain protection, and you're set. Trust me, your body gets used to the weather change very quickly (this from a southern Californian)!
Also, if you're thinking of applying, get to know Matt Beirne, who works with prospective students and is a wonderful contact to have. He can get you any information you need and is good just to talk to if you're stressed or homesick, so definitely get in touch with him! You can find him through the school's A to Z Index.
Victoria from San Pedro, CA
Go to a class you may be interested in. Do an overnight stay with a current student in the dorm. Ask plenty of questions.
Samantha from St. Cloud, MN
embrace everything there is to offer at this school. there are countless groups and clubs that would love for you to be a part of their group, as well as so many volunteer and work opportunities to build your resume and experience. don't worry about finding a major that's perfect for you right away; most students here take a while to figure it out and explore everything there is to offer.
Lindsey from Brooklyn Center, MN
Try not to go home for the first few (try 6!) weeks of school, or until our first fall break. The first weeks of school are the ones in which no one has any friends that are set in stone and everyone is willing to get to know everyone, and who knows--they might just be your best friend! It's important to stay on campus for that.
Try to become involved right away--go to Involvement, the club fair, and find something, or a couple of things, that you can be involved in (and love!) from the very start.
Jenny from St. Joseph, MN
Apply as soon as possible if you are for sure of coming to this school. Aslo apply for as many scholarships as you can!
Nkaozoua from Saint Paul, MN
As tuition is always an issue, make yourself as eligible for a scholarship as possible; the Board likes to see good grades, an active extracurricular life, and VOLUNTEERING! At CSB, you will here about the Benedictine Values a lot, so if your application reflects these, you're golden. Read about them here: http://www.csbsju.edu/benedictines/values.htm

If you're even considering studying abroad, make CSB/SJU a top college choice, as our study abroad program is EXCELLENT! Here, we don't ask you IF you're going to study abroad; we ask WHEN you're going to study abroad. I'm leaving for my France program in two weeks!
Trish from Mankato
One of the best tip is to have fun and study hard. I'll advice anyone who is having trouble in class, should immediately seek help from their professor. As you may already have heard from other college students' saying that don't be afraid to speak to your professor. Also if you need more time on tests or need a tutor to help you on any course subject, all you need to do is ask. Asking others to help you is very supportive and makes life a lot easier if you need help just ask. Also when you are at College of Saint Benedict take all the adventure you have and just remember to balance your time. College is all about time management, too. If you are heading to college, too, hope you will choose the school that you feel it is right for you.
Jenny from Minneapolis, MN
Stay on an overnight visit, specially if you will be far away from home.
Lesly from Saint Paul, MN
if you plan on attending csbsju i strongly recommend it. there are a lot of great resources here, such as, career resource center, academic advising, and pretty much everyone one of your profs, and you should definitely take advantage of them. and try courses you're interested in, even if they don't go with your major.
steven from rogers, mn

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