College of St. Benedict Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in St. Joseph, MN, College of St. Benedict is one of the best universities in the state of Minnesota. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for College of St. Benedict in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is College of St. Benedict.

37 S. College Avenue St. Joseph, MN 56374
Phone: (320) 363-2196
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Rankings: College of St. Benedict

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 80
Score: 55
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 50
Average freshman retention rate: 89.5%
6-year graduation rate: 84.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 75%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 9
Faculty resources ranking: 142
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 49.0%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.1%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 12:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 93.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 77
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 23-28
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 75%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 75.1%
Financial resources rank: 166
Alumni giving rank: 68
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 32.5%

Essential Facts: College of St. Benedict

  • In recent years, the College of Saint Benedict has gained national recognition for its programming in international education and the fine arts.
  • In the most recent statistical year 2,003 prospective students applied, and 1,614 were granted admission.
  • The college opened in 1913, with six students enrolled, and grew out of St. Benedict’s Academy, which was founded by Saint Benedict’s Monastery in 1889.

College of St. Benedict History

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General Information
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 80%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 97%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? Yes
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 46%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? Yes
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, model UN, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra