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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    A-
  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
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
88%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
880-1130
ACT Range
22-28
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$26,867/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,605/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,694/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,673/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,242/ year
  • $110k+
    $30,838/ year
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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
1,939Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
28%
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
$50,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
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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The College of Saint Benedict not only provides excellent academics but it allows you to grow as an individual through the clubs and organizations on campus. The small, liberal arts campus has helped me excel in my academics through one on one professor contact and the opportunities provided. Not to mention the people you will meet at CSB are some of the most passionate and down to earth individuals, and they want to help you with every aspect of your life!
I’m a freshman here and so far it’s okay. The professors, staff, and people are all incredibly nice. The classes are challenging, especially chemistry, but there are many resources. There’s a lot to be involved in on campus, but not that many places to party. The St. Joe Police Department is incredibly strict, they live to hand out minors in a college town... But if you don’t mind a more mellow party scene it’s fine. The location itself isn’t great, highly recommend having a car on campus and the two campuses/busing is a kind of a pain but manageable. Overall my time here has been fine, but if the people sucked I wouldn’t be here.