College of Saint Benedict is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Saint Joseph, Minnesota, which is a predominantly suburban area. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Over two thousand students enroll at College of Saint Benedict yearly.
Here is a list of some of the popular programs College of Saint Benedict offers:
- English Language And Literature
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- Health And Clinical Professions
- Interdisciplinary Studies
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. The most common scores among applicants accepted to College of Saint Benedict are between 23 to 28 for the ACT exam, or 1535 to 1930 on the SAT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of around 73 percent of which only 36 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found at csbsju.edu.
Undergraduate tuition is approximately $38,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may visit the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is about $4,700. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally provided as scholarships, grants, and loans.
The mascot for Saint Benedict is the "Blazers", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NCAA.
For a complete list of areas of study, programs, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.csbsju.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the students Saint Benedict accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at College of Saint Benedict is around 1,900 students, where graduate students make up roughly 25% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $40,000-$48,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $1,700 to $2,000 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$25,519|
|Receiving Student Loans||64%||$9,898|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and alumni, College of Saint Benedict may offer services like:
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
College of Saint Benedict has a very high graduation rate when compared to similar schools nearby.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||75%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||0.7%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dietetics Program
- Coordinated Dietetics Program
- Music Program
- Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
- Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by College of Saint Benedict by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Theology and Religious Vocations
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to College of Saint Benedict.
- University of Minnesota - Morris in Morris, MN (78 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - River Falls in River Falls, WI (96 miles away)
- Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN (104 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Superior in Superior, WI (133 miles away)
- Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN (135 miles away)
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- Browse our detailed list of Bible & Christian Colleges in Minnesota
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact College of Saint Benedict for official up-to-date information.