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College of Saint Benedict

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1887
Affiliation: Roman Catholic (Benedictine)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,059
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $33,406,674
Admissions Address

37 S. College Avenue
St. Joseph, MN 56374

Website

http://www.csbsju.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@csbsju.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: Rolling
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Michael Thorp
Admissions office telephone: (320) 363-2196
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: Rolling
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Not offered Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.csbsju.edu/admission/ Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 3 0
Science 2 0
Lab 2 0
Foreign language 0 2
Social studies 2 0
History 0 0
Academic electives 4 0
Total academic units 15 2

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: N/A
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Important
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 84%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 84%
Total applicants: 1,479
Total acceptances: 1,238
Total freshman enrollment: 540
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 1,479
Female acceptances: 1,238
Female freshman enrollment: 540
Out-of-state freshmen: 15%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 100
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 100
Students enrolled from waiting list: 20

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 42%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 73%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 96%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 83%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 18%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 500 – 640
Math: 490 – 630
Combined: 990 – 1270

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 13.0% 10.0%
600-699 23.0% 29.0%
500-599 43.0% 35.0%
400-499 16.0% 24.0%
300-399 5.0% 2.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 91%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 29
Math: 22 – 27
Composite: 23 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 11.0% 19.0% 8.0%
24-29 56.0% 44.0% 53.0%
18-23 32.0% 35.0% 36.0%
12-17 1.0% 2.0% 3.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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