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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    A-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B
Saint Benedict is an above-average private, Catholic college located in St. Joseph, Minnesota. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,764 undergraduate students. The Saint Benedict acceptance rate is 83%. Popular majors include Psychology, Rhetoric and Composition, and Biology. Graduating 80% of students, Saint Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.
37 S. College Ave.
Saint Joseph, MN 56374
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

College of Saint Benedict Rankings

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CSBSJU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
83%
Application Deadline
January 15
SAT Range
1000-1200
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$27,961/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$29,397/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
95%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.41 responses
80%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.45 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.46 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,764Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
  • Minnesota nice
    65%
  • Generic
    17%
  • Open
    13%
  • Pretty open
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
69%
of students say they don't have Greek life.35 responses
Poll
59%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.63 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
  • Community
    68%
  • Conventional
    14%
  • Network
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
70%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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College of Saint Benedict did hybrid learning, like many other colleges. However they adopted a block schedule rather than a typical semester schedule we are used to seeing. A block schedule allows students to take a single four-credit course in an intensive, 4-week block. The block schedule will give students the opportunity to dive deeply into a topic and build strong community with peers and a professor. Every four weeks or so, students will move to a new block with a new four-credit course. By the end of the semester, students will have completed the same number of credits they would within our typical academic system (four classes for 16 weeks). Four-credit classes will meet Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
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Overall, my experience at this school has been very good. The professors care about what they teach and are willing to provide help, so long as you ask. The food is stellar. The community is unparalleled as it is joint with St. John's University, providing both a separation and a larger community when wanted.

I gave this college a four stars instead of five because I can say with certainty that it isn't easy to make friends, especially if you are introverted like myself. Orientation does a good job of exposure to new people, but if you aren't outgoing, turning those acquaintances into friends is nearly impossible. However, if you join groups and clubs with high involvement you should be alright.
I love the professors here! They are very dedicated to their students and are willing to give in their time to help students outside of class. There are also many great opportunities available for personal growth such as joining clubs, studying aboard, and fellowships. The career service here is amazing as well. They help critique your resume for you and help you find internships during the summer. As for academic advising, they help you set up a 4-year plan of what classes you will be taking each semester and will adjust if you plan to study abroad. One thing I would like to see improvements on is racial diversity within the staff/faculty and nonfaculty members. I think it is important that there is diversity within professors and nonfaculty members because some students may feel more comfortable with a professor or staff of color.