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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    A-
  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 1,916 undergraduate students. The Saint Benedict acceptance rate is 81%. Popular majors include Biology, Rhetoric and Composition, and Psychology. Graduating 82% of students, Saint Benedict alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $41,200.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
37 South College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

College of Saint Benedict Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
81%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1010-1220
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$26,912/ 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
$28,210/ 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
1,916Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
21
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 24 responses
Report
  • Minnesota nice
    63%
  • Generic
    17%
  • Open
    13%
  • Diverse
    4%
  • Pretty open
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
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
Report
  • Community
    68%
  • Conventional
    14%
  • Network
    9%
  • Unique
    9%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$52,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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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.
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Being an upcoming sophomore at the College of Saint Benedict, my experience so far has not been the best. When I first accepted to attend the school I was very excited and ready for the new journey that I was about to embark upon. During my second semester, I found myself being worried over how to pay for the school I was attending. Even though I get a good financial aid package, the work study program they have is not the best. The college counselor spoke to me and reassured me that my work study would be payed off by my job, but it did not turn out to be that way and I am having to pay my work study out of pocket which is a lot more than I thought it would have been. Not only is the work study program the worst, this school also does not have diversity. If you are looking for a school that is diverse, this school does not have diversity at all. Being a Hispanic student, I sometimes feel out of place and feel like I do not belong because of the low number of Hispanic students.
The atmosphere at College of Saint Benedict is very friendly and welcoming. Everyone is willing to help and answer questions. If someone cannot answer a question you may have, they help you find someone who can and then even follow up with you afterwards. They go out of their way to help students feel welcome. It's not hard for it to feel like a second home. There's always someone willing to help with anything you need whether it be writing a paper or finding a campus job.