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Rank: 92

College of Saint Benedict

Saint Joseph, MNwww.csbsju.edu
The College of Saint Benedict, in central Minnesota, is the only Benedictine college for women in the U.S. It partners with a nearby men's school, Saint John's University, to share academic programs and provide access to resources on both campuses. (Its students are known as "Bennies," while Saint John's students are called "Johnnies.") About 84% of women at Saint Benedict graduate within six years, 11% higher than similar schools. The school admits students of all religions, although about 55% are Catholic. Popular academic programs among the school's about 35 majors and 40 minors include elementary education, nursing, and psychology, and Saint Benedict also has a noted fine-arts program. Cheering on the Division III football team of Saint John's is a highlight of the campus experience. Other traditions include a polar bear plunge during the frigid Minnesota winter and an annual maple syrup festival. With a campus surrounded by forests and lakes, outdoor recreational activities are also popular.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$58,200
% of students who get any grants
100%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$28,800
Average price for low-income students
$15,600
admissions
Acceptance rate
88%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1010/25
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
2,022
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
96%
% of need met
90%
% of students who get merit* grants
22%
Average merit grant
$17,814
student success
Graduation rate
84%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$26,300
Average salary within 3 years
$46,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
48%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 15
Regular application
N/A

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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